The RTÉ Choice Music Prize took place last night with some big names in Irish music turning out to Vicar Street.

The nominations for album of the year include:

All Tvvins -  IIVV (Warner Music)

Bantum - Move (Self Released)

Wallis Bird - Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)

The Divine Comedy - Foreverland (Divine Comedy Record)

Lisa Hannigan - At Swim (Play It Again Sam)

Katie Kim - Salt (Art For Blind Records)

James Vincent McMorrow - We Move (Faction Records)

Overhead, The Albatross - Learning to Growl (Self Released)

We Cut Corners - The Cadences of Others (Delphi)

Rusangano Family ultimately won out, taking home the award and the €10,000 prize money for their self released album "Let The Dead Bury The Dead".

Here's their acceptance speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDQgm9T1Yuo

Check out the album below:

https://play.spotify.com/album/1jPELYE35kOWVEneKRAupw

The nominees for song of the year included

The Coronas – What a love (Island)
Hare Squead – If I Ask (Sony)
Heroes in Hiding – Hospital (Self Released)
Niall Horan – This Town (Capitol)
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water (Faction)
Picture This – Take my Hand (Warner Music)
Raglans – Who Knows (Self Released)
Saint Sister – Tin Man (Communion)
Soulé – Love No More (Diffusion Labs)
Walking on Cars – Ship Goes Down (Virgin/EMI)

Picture This took home the prize for "Take my Hand". Check out the video below. It's been a great year for the Athy natives, selling out 8 shows around Ireland and they'll play the Saturday of Longitude 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T72qlb4SVeg

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