James Vincent McMorrow, All Tvvins up for Irish Album of the Year at Choice Music Prize

Lisa Hannigan, We Cut Corners and Wallis Bird have also received nominations

James Vincent McMorrow, All Tvvins up for Irish Album of the Year at Choice Music Prize

James Vincent McMorrow. | Image: PA Images

James Vincent McMorrow, All Tvvins and Lisa Hannigan have all been shortlisted for Irish Album of the Year at this year's RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

The shortlist was announced on RTÉ 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton Lea, chairman of the judging panel.

The shortlist is as follows:

  • All Tvvins - IIVV (Warner Music)
  • Bantum - Move (Self Released)
  • Wallis Bird - Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)
  • The Divine Comedy - Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)
  • Lisa Hannigan - At Swim (Hoop Recordings)
  • Katie Kim - Salt (Art For Blind Records)
  • James Vincent McMorrow - We Move (Faction Records)
  • Overhead, The Albatross - Learning to Growl (Self Released)
  • Rusangano Family - Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)
  • We Cut Corners - The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)

 In a statement, RTÉ said: "The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of twelve Irish music media professionals and industry experts."

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 of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award. 

Last year's winners included SOAK, who won Irish Album of the Year for Before We Forgot How To Dream, and Gavin James, whose track Bitter Pill won Song of the Year.