Choice Music Prize

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize took place last night with some big names in Irish music turning out to Vicar Street.

The nominations for album of the year include:

All Tvvins –  IIVV (Warner Music)

Bantum – Move (Self Released)

Wallis Bird – Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)

The Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Divine Comedy Record)

Lisa Hannigan – At Swim (Play It Again Sam)

Katie Kim – Salt (Art For Blind Records)

James Vincent McMorrow – We Move (Faction Records)

Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl (Self Released)

We Cut Corners – The Cadences of Others (Delphi)

Rusangano Family ultimately won out, taking home the award and the €10,000 prize money for their self released album “Let The Dead Bury The Dead”.

Here’s their acceptance speech:

Rusangano Family accepting the Choice Music Prize 2016

Check out the album below:

The nominees for song of the year included

The Coronas – What a love (Island)
Hare Squead – If I Ask (Sony)
Heroes in Hiding – Hospital (Self Released)
Niall Horan – This Town (Capitol)
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water (Faction)
Picture This – Take my Hand (Warner Music)
Raglans – Who Knows (Self Released)
Saint Sister – Tin Man (Communion)
Soulé – Love No More (Diffusion Labs)
Walking on Cars – Ship Goes Down (Virgin/EMI)

Picture This took home the prize for “Take my Hand”. Check out the video below. It’s been a great year for the Athy natives, selling out 8 shows around Ireland and they’ll play the Saturday of Longitude 2017.

Picture This - Take My Hand