by / January 30th, 2008 /

Choice Music Prize Live Event details

Choice Music Prize
State is getting excited about the upcoming Choice Music Prize and we have been throwing our life savings (well a few quid) on the winner of Irish Album of the Year 2007.

The details of the live event taking place on February 27th have been been announced and it has been confirmed that 9 of the 10 shortlisted acts will play in Vicar Street that night. That line-up looks like this: (in alphabetical order): Adrian Crowley, Cathy Davey, Delorentos, Dry County, The Flaws, David Geraghty, Kila, Stanley Super 800 and Super Extra Bonus Party. Unfortunately, Roísín Murphy will be washing her hair that night..

David -Rigsy’ O’Reilly (BBC Northern Ireland’s Across the Line) and Michelle Doherty (Channel 6’s Night Shift) will host live event which will be also broadcast on Today FM.
Tickets for the event are now on sale from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets price €27 including booking fee.

The winner of the Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2007 will be decided at the live event by a judging panel locked in a room with no water, bread or beer until they reach a decision. The winning act will receive a cheque for €10,000 (courtesy of IMRO and IRMA) and a special commemorative Trophy (courtesy of RAAP).

The full shortlist (in alphabetical order) is:

Adrian Crowley ‘Long Distance Swimmer’ (Tin Angel)
Cathy Davey ‘Tales Of Silversleeve’ (EMI)
Delorentos ‘In Love With Detail’ (Cottage)
Dry County ‘Unexpected Falls’ (Lazybird)
The Flaws ‘Achieving Vagueness’ (Arrivals)
David Geraghty ‘Kill Your Darlings’ (Decal)
Kila ‘Gambler’s Ballet’ (Kila Records)
Roisin Murphy ‘Overpowered’ (EMI)
Stanley Super 800 ‘Louder & Clearer’ (Sofa)
Super Extra Bonus Party ‘Super Extra Bonus Party’ (Alphabet Set)


Who do you think will win?

The inaugural Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year (2005) was awarded to Julie Feeney’s album ’13 Songs’ with last year’s prize going to The Divine Comedy’s ‘Victory For The Comic Muse’. Full information on the Choice Music Prize, the event and the judging panel are available at: http://www.choicemusicprize.com

  • Adrian – it’s gotta be! I’ve also shuffled down to Paddy Power and put a few quid on. Wish I’d thought of it last year. When the judges met up before heading up to Vicar Street, someone mentioned that Neil Hannon was 50-1 and joked that it’d be worth putting some money on him. Cue much guffawing from everyone (including me). Needless to say, there was much sobbing into beer later on…

  • LOL! Dubious morally-questionable opportunity wasted!

    Yeh, Adrian is a good bet. I stuck a tenner on him and an outside bet on the Bonus Party.

  • Nay

    This ‘who do you think will win?’ is cruel, cruel I sez…

  • sod it, i’m game for a bet or two

  • Cecilia Connolly

    Phil and all the gang.
    All the very best for your launch tonight, it should be a long and lively party. I think the website is brilliant keep up the good work.
    From a dropout of the sixties.

  • Kowley

    I’d love to see Dry County win it for Unexpected Falls, but I suspect that Cathy Davey will probably bag the award.

  • Pinky

    SEBP all the way