The shortlist for the RTE Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2020 has been announced.
The shortlist is as follows:
Bitch Falcon – Staring at Clocks (Small Pond Recordings)
Denise Chaila – Go Bravely (narolane)
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death (Partisan Records)
JyellowL – 2020 DIvision (JyellowL Records)
Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine (Loaded Records)
Nealo – All The Leaves Are Falling (2020 Nealo)
Pillow Queens – In Waiting (Pillow Queens Records)
Ailbhe Reddy – Personal History (Friends of the Family)
Niamh Regan – Hemet (The Black Gate Label)
Silverbacks – Fad (Central Tones)
The shortlist for this year’s award, in association with IMRO and IRMA, was announced today on RTE 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Jim Carroll, chairman of the judging panel.
Adam Fogarty, Head of Music, RTE 2FM said: “Irish music is such an important part of 2fm and what we do. There’s so much incredible talent in Ireland right now and we believe Irish music is in the best place it’s ever been.
“As part of our RTÉ Choice Music prize announcement, 2fm will be going ‘all Irish, all day’ once again to support the amazing artists we have here.”
The winner will be announced live on RTE 2FM on the Tracy Clifford Show from 12-3pm on Thursday, March 4.
It will also be broadcast live on RTE Player.
This is the 16th year the prize been awarded after being established 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 http://www.choicemusicprize.ie
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.