Have you voted yet? Have you?
I'm nomming (in order of category)
- best national dj - Rick
- best regional dj - Dublin's 98's Dermot, Dave and Siobhan
- best Irish band - FLApes
- best Irish male - Duke Special
- best Irish female - Camille O Sullivan (tho 'twas a close one with Lisa Hannigan)
- best Irish album - Messiah J & The Expert (again, narrowly beating Sea Sew)
In further news, I've just received (and edited for you) a letter from the PR company to tell me:
The 2009 Meteor Ireland Music Awards will take place at the Simmonscourt Pavillion in the RDS on St. Patrick’s Day 2009. The awards will be broadcast on Wednesday March 18th on RTE2.I see also that Niall Stokes from Hot Press is due to get the Industry award.
The star-studded music spectacular,will be hosted by Amanda Byram.
The glamour event of the year will see the cream of the crop turn out in force. The breathtaking line up for the night will see James Morrison, Duke Special, Elbow, Boyzone, The Blizzards, Stereophonics, Imelda May, and Enrique Iglesias take to the limelight and entertain like never before.
This year will also see a long awaited special collaboration from Sharon Shannon and Mundy. Sharon Shannon will also be presented with The Life Time Achievement Award for her contribution to Irish music.
Fr. Shay Cullen from the Preda foundation will be presented with the 2009 Humanitarian Award for his phenomenal work in the Philippines. The award will be accompanied by a €100,000 donation to aid the continuation of his life changing work.
Should be a good night. I was there last year. Mr Tayto was the biggest celebrity I met... until I met Rick O Shea of course. Jesus, a year already...
G'wan and vote, why don't ya?