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09th Jan 2023

RTÉ Choice Prize Irish Album of the Year 2022 nominees revealed

Rory Cashin

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Ten finalists have been named as delivering the best albums of 2022.

The ten finalists for the RTÉ Choice Prize Irish Album of the Year 2022 were revealed today (Monday, 7 January), revealing a wide selection of genres and performers up for the title, all celebrating the very best music created by Irish musicians throughout 2022.

Previous winners of the award include For Those I Love, Denise Chaila, O Emperor, The Gloaming and Villagers, and this year’s ten nominees are as follows:

CMAT | If My Wife Knew, I’d Be Dead

Fontaines D.C. | Skinty Fia

Aoife Nessa Frances | Protector

Just Mustard | Heart Under

Dermot Kennedy | Sonder

The Mary Wollopers | The Mary Wallopers

Anna Mieke | Theatre

Pillow Queens | Leave The Light On

Sorcha Richardson | Smiling Like An Idiot

THUMPER | Delusions Of Grandeur

RTÉ have announced that this is “Shortlist Announcement Week”, so expect to see more nominees – including those up for RTÉ Choice Music Prize Song of the Year – in the coming days, including:

  • Irish Artist of the Year – shortlist Tuesday 10 January
  • Irish Breakthrough Artist – shortlist Wednesday 11 January
  • Classic Irish Album – further details Thursday 12 January
  • Irish Song of the Year – shortlist Friday 13 January

The Irish Album of the Year 2022, along with the four prizes above, will be announced live from Vicar St on RTÉ 2FM in a special show 7-11pm on Thursday 9 March.

The winning AOTY 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.

So… any predictions on who might win from that list above?

Main image via Pillow Queens Twitter

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