RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of The Year list is out...(10 shortlist included)

January 12, 2017


Huge congratulations to all 10 acts that made the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year 2016 shortlist. The 10 shortlisted albums are:

1) All Tvvins - IIVV (Warner Music)

2) BANTUM - Move (Self Released)

3) Wallis BIRD - Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)

4) The Divine Comedy - Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)

5) Lisa Hannigan - At Swim (Hoop Recordings)

6) katie kim - Salt (Art For Blind Records)

7) James Vincent McMorrow - We Move (Faction Records)

8) Overhead, The Albatross - Learning to Growl (Self Released)

9) Rusangano Family - Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)

10) We Cut Corners - The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)


Listen to all 10 albums here: CLICK HERE


The 4 of US – Sugar Island
Aborist – Home Burial
All Tvvins – IIVV
The Answer – Solas
The Altered Hours – In Heat Not Sorry
Anna’s Anchor – Nautical Miles
Arum – Arum
Atlas – Affinity
August Wells – Madness Is The Mercy
Bantum – Move
Dermot Barrett – Dawns eras Tides
Bell X1 – Arms
Henry Benagh, John Carty, Noel O’Grady & Marcus Hernon – The Good Mixer
Black Bank Folk – Rising
Eric Bell – Exile
The Bionic Rats – *T​.​B​.​R​.​*
Wallis Bird – Home
Bleeding Heart Pigeons – IS
John Blek – Cut the Light
Luka Bloom – Frugalisto
Booka Brass – Chilled Milk
Mike Brookfield – Love Breaks The Fall
Bry – Bry
Buille – Beo
Keith Burke and the Little Black Book – These Boys
CC Brez – The Nightfall
Checkpoint – Thorn Among The Roses
Cinema – A Night Train To Budapest
Circuit3 – Siliconchipsuperstar
Changing Gears – Communicate
Fr. Charlie, Tony and Margaret Coen – Around The Turf Fire at Coens
The Citizens – The Autumn House
Clann Mhic Ruairi – Suile
Cobra Truth – Mindfulmess
Connla – River Waiting
Aidan Coffey – The Corner House Set
Count Vaseline – Yo No Soy Marinero
J Cowhie – Veil
Kevin Crehan – An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg
Kathy Crinion – Lovin’ What I Do
Cronin – The First Kiss Of Love
Cult Called Man – Cult Fiction
PA Curran – Poor Man’s Clothes (Ocean West)
Cuig – New Landscapes
Darktown – Ruralette
James Darkin – Go No Matter What
Cathy Davey – New Forest
dBize – Storm Party
Ed Deane – Wireless Set
Mike Denver – Cut Loose
Eoin Dillon – Pondelorum
Divan – Modern Knowledge
Divil A’ Bit – Blackberries & Juniper Twigs
Mark Donnellan, John Canny and Michael Landers – Wednesday Night in Peppers
The Divine Comedy – Foreverland
Eoin Dolan – Eoin Dolan
Miriam Donohue – Paperscapes
Hugh Doolan – A Promised Land
Robert Doyle – Lig Amach
The Driftwood Manor – For The Moon
Marieann Dwyer – Stolen Hearts
Thomas Duffy – Awake-Asleep
Eden – Outbound to Wonderland
Claire Egan – Turning Tides
Embrace The Crisis – Black Heart
Enemies – Valuables
Ensemble Éiru – Imbas
Everything Shook – Drinking About You
Exit: Pursued By A Bear – Exit: Pursued By A Bear 2
Exmagican – Scan The Blue
Extreme Rhythm – Saturn’s Shadow
Pete Fagan – Many Suits
BP Fallon – Hot Tongue
February & Mars – February & Mars
Cian Finn – This Applies
Fixity – FIXITY
Fixity – The Things In The Room
Mick Flannery – I Own You
FLOATINGHOME – Dreams for Dreamers
Dylan Foley and Dan Gurney – Music From The Hudson Valley
The Frank And Walters – Songs For The Walking Wounded
Four Men and A Dog – And The Band Played On
Fovea Hex – The Salt Garden I
Fullset – Notes Between The Lines
Funeral Suits – Islands Apart
Davie Furey – Easy Come Easy Go
Fuzzy Hell – Hex Songs
Bronagh Gallagher – Gather Your Greatness
Games Violet – Tragic Milkshake
Gatehouse – Tús New
Sheila Garry and Elaine Hogan – The Shores of Lough Breda
Frankie Gavin, Paddy Keenan &apm; Junji Shirota – Éire Japan
Glimmermen – Breaking Out
The Gloaming – 2
Ben Glover – The Emigrant
Eileen Gogan – Spirit Of Oberlin
Susan Grace Bates – Skorsa: The Riddle of the Earth
Greenshine – Girl in the Lavender Dress
Grouse – Oslo
Goitse – Inspired By Chance
Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen – Life Is All Checkered
Nathan Gourley & Joey Abarta – Copley Street
The Grunts – Cult Before Country
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim
Keith Harkin – Nollaig
Cathal Hayden – Hooked on Banjo
Hedfuzy – Hedfuzy
Hermitage Green – Save Your Soul
Heroes In Hiding – Curtains
The High Kings – Grace and Glory
Hotel On Mars – Don’t Feel Like Daylight
Paul Hourican – Sea Change
The Hydes – Green And Blue
I Have A Tribe – Beneath A Yellow Moon
Irish Concertina Ensemble – Zero
Jealous of The Birds – Parma Violets
Karrie – Perpetual Motion
Pete Kennedy- The Voyage
King Kong Company – King Kong Company
Laoise Kelly – Failte Ui Cheallaigh
Ann Kiranne – Behind Yon Mountain
Kern – False Deceiver
Tommy Keyes – An Irish Life
Tommy Keyes – The Sad Pursuit
Tommy Keyes – Some of These Stories Are True
Katie Kim – Salt
Barry Kinane – The Hills Above The Valley
Padraig Lalor – Light Up
The Lazy Band – In My Garden
Land Lovers – The Rooks Have Returned
Late City Edition – A Classic Case of…
Ciaran Lavery – Let Bad In
Jinx Lennon – Magic Bullets Of Madness To Uplift The Grey Magnets
Jinx Lennon – Past Pupil Stay Sane
LF83 – Folk Science
Little Green Cars – Ephemera
Will Lyons – Raven Haired Angel
Oisín Mac Diarmada And Samantha Harvey – The Green Branch
Magic Pockets – Volcano of the Bleeding Skies
Mary and the Pigeons – Into Air
Michael Maclennan – Roaming Soul
Nicole Maguire – Wishing Well
Malojian – This Is Nowhere
Roísín McGrory – The Brae Road
Barry McCormack – The Tilt of The Earth
Chrisy McCullagh – Secret Animals
Paul McDonnell – A Sweeter Confusion
Eleanor McEvoy – Naked Music
Lieselle McMahon – Blood & Bone
James Vincent McMorrow – We Move
Mary McNamara and Sorcha Costello – The Lady’s Cup of Tea
John McSherry – The Seven Suns
MINDRIOTmt – Brothers
Mmoths – Luneworks
Patsy Moloney – The Temple in the Glen
Brendan Monaghan – Today Is A Good Day
Mongrel State – Mestizo
Christy Moore – Lily (Sony)
Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing
Fiach Moriarty – The Revolution
Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy – The Reel Note
Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto
The Murphys – Breaking Ground
The Natural History Museum – Attenborough
The New 52 – Let Me Sleep
New Road – Stone Walls & Street Lights
No Monster Club – I Feel Magic
Nocturnes – The Soft Animal
Donie Nolan – The Banks of the Abha Bhán
Cian Nugent – Night Fiction
Josie Nugent – Modal Citizen
Kate O’Callaghan -The Girl With The Beret
Keith O’Connell – Genetic Lottery
Oddsocks – The Sound Of The City
Peter O’Loughlin – A Musical Life
Lisa O’Neill – Pothole In The Sky
Ciara O’Neill – The Ebony Trail
Katie O’Neill – Within
Padraig O’Neill & Ian Kinsella – When the Prescription Runs Out
Marc O’ Reilly – Mortality Mortality
Simon O’Reilly – Evolve
Peadar Ó Riada – On Piano
Declan O’ Rourke – In Full Colour
Jack O’ Rourke – Dreamcatcher
Dympna O’ Sullivan – Enriched
Overhead, The Albatross – Learning To Growl
Parliament Square – Parliament Square
Hannah Peel – Awake But Always Dreaming
Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington – The New Road
David Power and Willie Kelly – Apples in Winter
Plutonic Dust – Grand Delusions
Ports – The Devil is a Songbird
Brigid Mae Power – Brigid Mae Power
Gavin Prior – Clusters
Gavin Prior – All Who Wander
Protobaby – Cosmic Heart
Propeller Palms – Old Dog New Tricks
Realta – Clear Skies
Red Empire – Inhale (Independent)
The Riptide Movement – Ghosts
Robocobra Quartet – Music For All Occasions
Rollers / Sparkers – Interior Ministry
Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead
Paula Ryan – Let Me Fly
Kevin Ryan and Fu Akamine – Díséad
Ben Sands – Troubadour
Clare Sands – Join Me At The Table
Pauline Scanlon – Gossamer
Aoife Scott – Carry The Day
Selk – Beasts
Seána – Harpophelia
September Girls – Age of Indignation
Sea Pinks – Soft Days
The Shaker Hymn – Do You Think You’re Clever?
Laurie Shaw – Not A Dry Eye In The House
Laurie Shaw – Felted Fruit
The Shoos – The Shoos
Sky, Horse and Death – Music For Karla Turner
Slow Motion Heroes – Hinterland
Jesse Smith, John Blake & Seán Gavin feat Johnny McDonagh – Music From The Lost Continent
So Cow – Lisa Marie Airplane Tour
Solar Bears – Advancement
Ciarán Somers with Nicolas Queménér – Now
Sons of Southern Ulster – Foundry Folk Songs
Stano – In Between Silence Where We Really Exist
Roslyn Steer – You’ll Know
Stop The Wheel – Basta
Strung – Strung
Super Hyper Giant – Retro/Futuristic
Swords – Tidal Waves
Tau – Tau, Tau, Tau
Tenro – One
This Side Up – Full Fat
Those Black Marks – Darwinian
Brendan Tiernan – Morning Lights Vol 1
Dylan Tighe – Wabi-Sabi Soul
Tomorrows – Another Life
Track Dogs – Serenity Sessions
Trada – Going Back To Ireland
Truly DiVine & Josh Johnston – Close Your Eyes
Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow
The Urges – Time Will Pass
Foy Vance – The wild Swan
Ryan Vail – For Every Silence
Cillian Vallely – The Raven’s Rock
Edel Vaughan – Spreagtha
Peter Vogelaar – The Science of Summer
Walking On Cars – Everything This Way
We Banjo 3 – String Theory
We Cut Corners – The Cadence Of Others
Hank Wedel – Living in the Land of Love
Ian Whitty & The Exchange – Cash Crop
Windings – Be Honest And Fear Not
Anne Wylie – Songs From The Seas
Yawning Chasm – Skylights
The Young Folk – First Sign of Morning
Zombie Picnic – A Suburb Of Earth


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