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RTE Choice Music

Voting for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2020 has now closed.

Join 2FM’s Tracy Clifford 12-3 on Thursday March 4th as she reveals the Album of the Year and Irish Song of the Year. You can experience it all live on RTÉ 2FM and watch the event on RTÉ Player, featuring exclusive performances from all of the Album of the year nominees.

Irish Album of the Year

2020 ALBUM OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST Bitch Falcon – Staring At Clocks Denise Chaila – Go Bravely Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death JyellowL – 2020 DIvision Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine Nealo – All The Leaves Are Falling Pillow Queens – In Waiting Ailbhe Reddy – Personal History Niamh Regan – Hemet Silverbacks – Fad

The 16th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate the best in Irish recorded music. The Prize has become one of the music-industry highlights of the year since its inception in 2005. The Irish Album of the Year award is chosen from a shortlist of ten albums by a panel of eleven Irish music media professionals and industry experts. The full list of judges is listed on

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.

RAAP and Minding Creative Minds are also official project partners of the RTE Choice Music Prize as are Culture Ireland and First Music Contact (FMC).

Through its funding of FMC’s Music From Ireland programme, Culture Ireland support of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize will be directed towards participant artists, as well as assisting the online RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations”.