Athenry vocalist/ composer Julie Feeney, Barna’s Adrian Crowley, and Dark Room Notes, two of whose members come from Galway, will perform at the fifth annual Choice Music Prize awards next month.
As well as performing at the prestigious event in Vicar Street, Dublin, on Wednesday March 3, all three are also nominated to receive the award on the night.
The Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of the Year - was established to celebrate and acknowledge the work of Irish musicians. The prize aims to simply highlight those albums which deserve some extra time in the spotlight and, ultimately, to select the album which best represents Irish musical releases from the previous year.
Ten albums have been nominated, among them pages by Julie Feeney, Season Of Sparks by Adrian Crowley, and Dark Room Notes’ We Love You Dark Matter. The Galway albums face competition from releases by And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Valerie Francis, The Swell Season, Bell X1, and Laura Izibor.
The winning act will receive a cheque for €10,000 and a special commemorative trophy. Julie Feeney could be in line for her second Choice award as she won the inaugural 2005 Choice award.
Tickets for the event are on sale from Ticketmaster and usual outlets at €27 each, including booking fee.