Blathnaid Treacy presents highlights from the annual Choice Music Awards which took place on Thursday, March 9th in Dublin. For those that don't know it, it's pretty much the Irish equivalent to the UK's Mercury Prize in that it rewards the best album of the year. There was some tough competition this year too with those battling it out for the top prize including All Tvvins, Bantum, Wallis Bird, The Divine Comedy, Lisa Hannigan, Katie Kim, James Vincent McMorrow, Rusangano Family, We Cut Corners and Overhead, the Albatross (we won't spoil who won, but it definitely went to a worthy winner). The night also featured performances from the nominees as well as the announcement of Irish Song of the Year.