The Choice Music Prize have announced the shortlist for Irish Song of the Year 2015. Ten Irish songs are set to go to a public vote, with the overall winner being revealed at the Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar Street on Thursday 3 March 2016.
At an event in The Workman’s Club, Dublin last night, shortlisted acts Otherkin, Daithi, The Academic, and Gavin James performed for an audience in the venue and live on Today FM.
The Choice Music Prize is encouraging people to get involved by casting their vote through the Choice Music Prize website www.choicemusicprize.ie/song where a full list of the nominees is also available.
The Shortlist for 2015
The Irish Song of the Year shortlist is compiled by combining selected songs from the Choice Music Prize Judging Panel, Today FM, and the Irish Airplay charts as compiled by Radio Monitor is:
The Academic – ‘Different’ (Room 6 Records)
All Tvvins – ‘Thank You’ (Warner Music)
The Coronas – ‘How This Goes’ (Universal Music)
Daithi – ‘Mary Keane’s Introduction’ (Self Released)
Fight Like Apes – ‘Pretty Keen On Centrefolds’ (Alcopop! Records)
Hozier – ‘Someone New’ (Universal Music)
Gavin James – ‘Bitter Pill’ (Warner Music)
Kodaline – ‘Ready’ (Sony Music)
Otherkin – ‘Ay Ay’ (Rubyworks)
Pleasure Beach – ‘Go’ (Faction)
How to Vote & Win Tickets to the Event
The public will decide the winner by voting online at www.choicemusicprize.ie/song All voters are in with a chance to win tickets to the Choice Music Prize Live Event on 3 March at Vicar Street and people can vote once a day until voting closes at midnight on 28 February.
The winning entry will be announced at the Live Event and awarded the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year trophy.
Tickets for the Choice Music Prize Live Event are on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie, priced at €25.50 including booking fee.