CMAT Wins RTÉ Choice Music Prize


CMAT has won the Best Album prize at this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

Following on from recent winners like For Those I Love, Denise Chaila, Lankum and O Emperor, the Dublin singer-songwriter – real name Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson – scooped the main prize for her debut album, If I My Wife New I Would Be Dead, at the annual awards at Dublin’s Vicar Street tonight.

CMAT fought off competition from the likes of The Mary Wallopers, Aoife Nessa Frances, and Fontaines D.C. to scoop the Best Album prize and walk away with €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA).

Revisit If I My Wife New I Would Be Dead in full below.

In other awards, Moncrieff took home the Irish Song of the Year prize for ‘Warm,’ Fontaines D.C. won Irish Artist of the Year, Cian Ducrot scooped the Irish Breakthrough Artist and Sinéad O’Connor made an appearance to be awarded the inaugural Irish Classic Album for I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.

Photo by Sean McMahon

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