The Choice Music Prize ceremony took place in Dublin's Vicar Street last night.

Two acts were missing from the live line-up as they're currently on tour - Girl Band and Lankum - and as it happens, Lankum ended up winning the main event.

The folk-trad quartet's album 'The Livelong Day' was critically acclaimed upon its release last year. It beat off stiff competition from the likes of Fontaines DC, Mick Flannery and Sorcha Richardson to be named Irish Album of the Year 2019.

The band's manager Cian Lawless accepted the award on their behalf. The band - who are currently on tour in the US - said that they were "gutted we can't be home to go on the lash with him and all the other phenomenal nominated musicians tonight."

They also said that they were enjoying a quiet celebratory tipple.

Earlier in the night, Westlife's manager Louis Walsh had accepted the award for 'Irish Song of the Year 2019' for the boyband's track 'Hello My Love'. It seems that he ruffled a few feathers when asked who he wanted to win the Album accolade:

In general, Lankum's win has been well-received by most.