The shortlist for the Choice Music Prize, awarded to the Irish Album of the Year during 2015, has been announced.

The ceremony will take place at Dublin's Vicar Street on Thursday, March 3rd and will be broadcast live on Paul McLoone's Today FM show that night.

Battling it out for the €10,000 prize are the following ten albums:

Girl Band - 'Holding Hands with Jamie'
Gavin James - 'Bitter Pill'
Ham Sandwich - 'Stories from the Surface'
Jape - 'This Chemical Sea'
Le Galaxie - 'Le Club'
Colm Mac Con Iomaire - 'Agus Anois an Aimsir (And Now the Weather)'
Roisin Murphy - 'Hairless Toys'
SOAK - 'Before We Forgot How to Dream'
Villagers - 'Darling Arithmetic'
Young Wonder - 'Birth'

This year's judging panel will gather on the night to decide the winner, and are as below:

Emily Brown (Spin Southwest)
Roddie Cleere (KCLR)
Tom Dunne (Newstalk)
Sinead Gleeson (The Irish Times/RTE Radio One)
Joe Harrington (
James Hendicott (Golden Plec)
Edwin MacFee (Hot Press)
Louise McSharry (2FM)
Sinead Ni Mhorda (Radio Nova)
Ed Smith (Today FM)
Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1)
Mike Walsh (Radio X)

The shortlist for Irish Song of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, January 27th.


Album of the Year
2005: Julie Feeney - 13 Songs (Julie Feeney)
2006: The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse (Parlophone)
2007: Super Extra Bonus Party - Super Extra Bonus Party (Alphabet Set)
2008: Jape - Ritual (Co-op Records)
2009: Adrian Crowley - Season of the Sparks (Chemikal Underground)
2010: Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History (Kitsune)
2011: Jape – Ocean of Frequency (Music Is For Losers)
2012: Delorentos – Little Sparks (Delo Records)
2013: Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino)
2014: The Gloaming - The Gloaming (Real World)

Song of the Year
2011: Royseven – We Should Be Lovers (Warner)
2012: Gavin James – Say Hello (Believe)
2013: The Original Rudeboys – Never Gonna Walk Away (Rubyworks)
2014: The Script – Superheroes (Sony Music)