Jazzy, Lankum, and Cian Ducrot win big at RTÉ Choice Music Prize awards

Here are the nominees and winners of last night’s RTÉ Choice Music Prizes in Dublin.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 8th Mar 2024

Last night, the 19th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize Awards went down at Dublin’s Vicar Street to celebrate some of the best music and artists Ireland has produced. 

The Album of the Year winner, chosen by a panel of eleven industry experts and Irish media professionals, received a €10,000 prize provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).

As well as dishing out awards to the best Irish artists around right now, the show saw live performances from nominees. Stellar performances were given by rock band The Murder Capital, contemporary Irish folk group Lankum, indie’s Ezra Williams, rapper Kojaque, alternative artist Rachael Lavelle, Irish folk singer John Francis Flynn, country-pop singer-songwriter CMAT, and indie-pop band Soda Blonde.

Below is the full list of RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominees and winners. 


RTÉ Choice Music Prize Classic Irish Album

WINNER: U2 - Achtung Baby


2023 Irish Song of the Year: 


WINNER: Cian Ducrot – 'Heaven'

Chubby Cat – 'Big Dog Barking'

CMAT – 'Stay For Something'

Hozier – 'Eat Your Young'

Jazzy – 'Giving Me'

John Francis Flynn – 'Mole In The Ground'

Kojaque – 'Woof'

Lankum – 'Go Dig My Grave'

Niall Horan – 'Heaven'

Soda Blonde – 'Bad Machine'


2023 Irish Album of the Year:


WINNER: Lankum – False Lankum

Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly

CMAT – Crazymad For Me

John Francis Flynn – Look Over The Wall, See The Sky

Kojaque – Phantom of the Afters

Rachael Lavelle – Big Dreams

The Murder CapitalGigi’s Recovery

The Scratch – Mind Yourself

Soda Blonde – Dream Big

Ezra Williams – Supernumeraries


2023 Irish Artist of the Year:




Cian Ducrot




2023 Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year:


49th & Main

John Francis Flynn


The Scratch



And there you have this year’s winners of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize awards! We put Lankum’s False Lankum at number six on our best albums of 2023 list, so we'd have to agree their Irish Album of the Year award was well-deserved!

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Image credit: RTÉ Choice Music Prize