News - March 6, 2015

The Gloaming win Choice Music Prize
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by John hmv Dublin, Bio established in 1981... Editor, Ireland & Northern Ireland

The Gloaming win Choice Music Prize

Traditional act The Gloaming have won the top honour at this year's Choice Music Prize.

The Gloaming fought off competition from Hozier, U2, Damien Rice and James Vincent McMorrow to win the Choice Music Prize - the award for the best Irish album of the year - in an event held inside Dublin's Vicar Street.

The band's self-titled album is a contemporary retelling of some of Irish traditional music's most time-honoured elements and, rather unusually, also features the work of an American musician (Thomas 'Doveman' Bartlett) alongside celebrated players Martin Hayes, Iarla O'Lionaird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill.

The Gloaming were announced as the winners after a private deliberation by a team of judges at the Morgan Hotel. The band were unable to collect their award in person as they're currently on tour in Australia.

Meanwhile The Script won the public vote for Irish Song of the Year for their song 'Superheroes'. They too were on tour but accepted the award via video link on stage in Manchester.

The event featured live performances from James Vincent McMorrow, We Cut Corners, The Riptide Movement, The Minutes, Kormac and more.

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