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The Gloaming take Choice Music Prize

By | Published on Monday 9 March 2015

Choice Music Prize

So, album of the year prize of the week goes to the Meteor Choice Music Prize, which was actually presented last week, but last week’s album of the year prize of the week went to the Nordic Music Prize. Anyone would think there were far too many of these album of the year prize junkets.

Anyway, well done to folk-style supergroup The Gloaming for taking the Choice Music Prize – sort of an Irish version of the Mercury Prize – for their eponymous album from last year. Taking the ten grand in prize money, The Gloaming beat new LPs from other Irish artists like U2, Sinead O’Connor, Damien Rice, James Vincent McMorrow and Aphex Twin, who you might have even forgotten is Irish, but not me, I recite the names of all Limerick-born musicians daily.

A Song Of The Year prize was also presented, and that went to The Script for their track ‘Superheroes’ from the long player ‘No Sound Without Silence’. Though they’re from Dublin, so Song Of The Year or not, I ain’t reciting their name every morning.