2011 in Irish music

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This is a summary of the year 2011 in the Irish music industry.

Summary[edit]

  • On Wednesday 12 January, the Choice Music Prize nominations for Best Irish Album of 2010 were announced.[1]
  • On Thursday 3 February, the inaugural Digital Socket Awards were held at the Grand Social, Dublin.[2]
  • In February, the nominations for the 2011 Meteor Awards were scheduled to be announced, with the main event to take place in March 2011, but the entire event was cancelled completely when Meteor cancelled its sponsorship.[9][10]

Albums & EPs[edit]

Below is a list of notable albums & EPs released by Irish artists in Ireland in 2011.
Issue date Album title Artist Source Sales Notes
March You Say, We Say Royseven [28]
April No Is Not An Answer Mike Got Spiked [29]
Leaving My Empire Fred [30]
May Marcata The Minutes [31]
Indian Summer Zombie Computer [32]
Let It Break Gemma Hayes [33]
December Frozen Bones Window Seats [34]

Singles[edit]

Below is a list of notable singles released by Irish artists in Ireland in 2011.
Issue date Single title Artist Source Sales Notes
January 16, 2011 "Inside Out" Imelda May
January 24, 2011 "What You Know" Two Door Cinema Club
February 11, 2011 "We Should Be Lovers" Royseven
February 25, 2011 "I Wanna Fight Your Father" The Rubberbandits
March 25, 2011 "Light Shape Sound" Miracle Bell
"Black Keys" The Minutes

Festivals[edit]

Oxegen 2011[edit]

Main article: Oxegen 2011

Slane 2011[edit]

Awards[edit]

IMTV Awards 2011[edit]

The 2011 Irish Music Television Awards took place at The Sugar Club in Dublin on 28 November 2011. Below are the winners:[21]

Award Artist(s) Video Director(s)
Best Group The Minutes "Black Keys" Biba Logan
Most Original Concept Ham Sandwich "ANTS" Marc Corrigan
Best Male Video James Vincent McMorrow "Sparrow and the Wolf" John Phillipson, Elton Mullally, Rob Davis
Best Female Video Lisa Hannigan "Knots" Myles O’Reilly
Best Live Video The Minutes "IMTOD" Simon Eustace
Best Styled Video I Draw Slow "Goldmine" Rory Bresnihan
Sexiest Video Echogram "Conspiracy" Shaun O’Connor
Best Production Effects Funeral Suits "Florida" Jonathan Irwin
Best Director Vincent Gallagher
Viewers' Choice King Kong Company "Acetate" John Loftus
Video of the Year Lisa Hannigan "Little Bird" Myles O’Reilly

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.choicemusicprize.com/
  2. ^ http://www.digitalsocketawards.com/
  3. ^ "Bangor band wins top music prize". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ "Choice Music Prize is won by Two Door Cinema Club".
  5. ^ "Two Door Cinema Club Choice winners". Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
  6. ^ "Two Door Cinema Club win the Choice Music Prize". State.
  7. ^ Sweeney, Ken (4 March 2011). "Winners of Choice award keep Door open for charity". Irish Independent. 
  8. ^ http://www.choicemusicprize.com/
  9. ^ O'Connell, Siobhán (24 February 2011). "Loyalty to Irish newspapers still evident". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011. "There are no Meteor Music Awards this year after the mobile phone operator decided to cease sponsoring the event. [...] The televised awards were Meteor’s most visible sponsorship and tied in with the company’s strategy of recruiting younger customers." 
  10. ^ "Meteor Awards cancelled for 2011". RTÉ. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  11. ^ "Slane sells out in just 40 minutes this morning". Hot Press. 5 November 2010. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  12. ^ Carbery, Genevieve (29 October 2010). "Kings of Leon confirmed for Slane". The Irish Times. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  13. ^ O'Connell, Edel (30 October 2010). "Rock royalty to headline Slane: Kings of Leon will crown 30th anniversary". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  14. ^ "Kings Of Leon to headline Slane 2011". Hot Press. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  15. ^ "The Script announce Aviva show". Hot Press. 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  16. ^ McBride, Caitlin (14 December 2010). "Oxegen to blow away competition as Arctic Monkeys join Foo Fighters". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "Blink-182 to headline Oxegen festival 2011: Reunited trio to join Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys at Irish event". NME. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  18. ^ McGreevy, Ronan (13 December 2010). "Foo Fighters set to rock Oxegen". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  19. ^ Coleman, Maureen (3 March 2011). "MTV Europe Music Awards: Why Belfast was chosen for 2011 event". The Belfast Telegraph (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  20. ^ "IMTV Video Music Awards 2011: Nominees Announced!!!!!!". irishmusictelevision.com. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "IMTV Winners 2011". irishmusictelevision.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "Oxegen 2012 cancelled". RTÉ Ten (Raidió Teilifís Éireann). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  23. ^ McGreevy, Ronan; Holland, Kitty (21 December 2011). "Oxegen festival cancelled for 2012". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  24. ^ "Oxegen 2012 festival cancelled: The Irish festival promises to be back in 2013". NME. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  25. ^ "The day the music died - Oxegen taking a breather for a year". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  26. ^ "Ireland's largest music festival cancelled for 2012". BBC News (BBC). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  27. ^ "Royseven top airplay poll". RTÉ Ten (Raidió Teilifís Éireann). 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  28. ^ http://www.hotpress.com/news/7258181.html
  29. ^ http://www.facebook.com/mikegotspiked?v=info
  30. ^ http://www.facebook.com/fredtheband/posts/10150429977790437
  31. ^ http://theminutesmusic.com/
  32. ^ http://psychonavigation.com/home.html
  33. ^ http://www.gemmahayes.com/
  34. ^ "Window Seats – 'Frozen Bones'". imro.ie. Dublin: Irish Mechanical Rights Organisation. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 

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