RTÉ Choice Music Prize
In association with IMRO and IRMA
RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2022
CMAT – If My Wife New I’d Be Dead
RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2022
Moncrieff – Warm
Irish Artist of the Year 2022
Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2022
Classic Irish Album
I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got by Sinéad O’ Connor
TV Highlights Programme – Thursday 16th March at 22.30 on RTÉ2
CMAT has been announced as the winner of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2022 for the album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead. Last year’s winner Dave Balfe (For Those I Love), made the announcement in Vicar St after the judging panel, made up of Irish music media professionals and chaired by Jim Carroll, met up this evening to decide on the winning album.
CMAT received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), as well as a specially-commissioned award. Irish Drag Queen Lavender collected the award on her behalf as CMAT is away on tour.
The event, hosted by RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford, took place live in Vicar St and was broadcast live on 2FM with Jenny Greene, including exclusive performances from five of the nominated artists.
Moncrieff has been voted the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year for his song ‘Warm’. The song was selected from a shortlist of 10 songs by public vote (Ireland only), via the RTÉ 2FM and Choice Music Prize websites. Fans were given the chance to get behind their favourite Irish song of 2022 until midnight last Sunday.
Conor Curley from Fontaines D.C. picked up their Irish Artist of the Year prize. Dave Fanning presented Sinéad O’ Connor with her award for the Classic Irish Album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. And Cian Ducrot won the Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
RTÉ2 will broadcast a one-hour TV programme of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, featuring performances from the five acts, along with interviews by Bláthnaid Treacy on Thursday 16th March at 22.30
The 18th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize, once again, celebrated the best in Irish recorded music. The Prize has become one of the music-industry highlights of the year since its inception in 2005.
The winning Album of the Year act receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All shortlisted acts received a specially commissioned award.
Through its funding of the Music From Ireland programme, Culture Ireland’s support of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize will be directed towards shortlisted artists, as well as assisting the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Conversations.