Choice Music Prize: album shortlist announced and Song of the Year public vote opens this Friday

THE RTÉ Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2023 was announced on Monday January 8. 

Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly;

CMAT – Crazymad, For Me;

John Francis Flynn – Look Over The Wall, See The Sky;


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Lankum – False Lankum;

Rachael Lavelle – Big Dreams;

Soda Blonde – Dream Big;

The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery;

The Scratch – Mind Yourself;

Ezra Williams – Supernumeraries;

Included in the longlist are some fine releases from Limerick, unfortunately they didn’t make the final ten this year. 

Anna’s Anchor – The Merries; Paddy Dennehy – Love and Be Brave; Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets – how are you feeling today?; jaYne – Pass The Test; Fergal Nash – On A Constant Roll; Whenyoung – Paragon Songs.

Limerick artists Denise Chaila (2021) and Rusangano Family (2017) have previously won the Album of the Year accolade and Windings were also in the shortlist in 2013.

The prize event will be back in Vicar St on Thursday March 7 broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM, along with a TV-special on RTÉ2 later that month. 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show will broadcast a week of Choice Music Prize announcements and activities, including further details on the additional prizes and Irish Song of the Year.

The public vote for Irish Song of the Year 2023  will open on this Friday 12.