Villagers to play Choice Music Prize Galway show

Villagers' Conor J O'Brien.

Villagers' Conor J O'Brien.

THE METEOR Choice Music Prize celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and to mark that prestigious milestone, special concerts featuring past winners take place around Ireland, including the Róisín Dubh on Monday November 24 at 8pm.

Taking to the stage that night will be the 2013 Choice winners Villagers and the 2008 and 2011 recipient Jape. A third act for the night will be revealed soon.

Villagers won the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2013 with {Awayland}. Band leader, singer, and songwriter Conor O’Brien also won an Ivor Novello Award and was the first Irish artist to be nominated for the Mercury Prize for two consecutive albums. He is currently working on Villagers’ third album.

Jape (Richie Egan ) is the only artist to have won the Meteor Choice Music Prize twice - Ritual in 2008 and Ocean Of Frequency in 2011. Currently living in Sweden, Richie, a founding member of The Redneck Manifesto, is also renowned for his production work and remixes of other bands.

The shortlist for this year’s Choice prize will be announced on Wednesday January 7. The winning album will be announced in Vicar Street, Dublin, on Thursday March 5. The inaugural prize was won by Athenry-born singer Julie Feeney for her debut 13 Songs.

Tickets for the Róisín Dubh show are free and will be available to Meteor customers via and also via competitions on and


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