2003 in Irish music

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This is a summary of the year 2003 in the Irish music industry.


Bands formed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Bands reformed[edit]

Albums & EPs[edit]

Below is a list of notable albums & EPs released by Irish artists in Ireland in 2003.



Below is a list of notable singles released by Irish artists in Ireland in 2003.
Issue date Song title Artist Source Sales Notes
__ February "Always and Forever" JJ72
7 March "Family Tree" Paddy Casey
25 April "White Water Song" Bell X1 [3]
11 July "Tongue" Bell X1
12 September "Fake" The Frames
3 October "Saints and Sinners" Paddy Casey
6 October "Snakes and Snakes" Bell X1 [4]
5 December "The Lucky One" Paddy Casey

Date unknown


Witnness 2003[edit]

Heineken Green Energy[edit]

Slane 2003[edit]

Music awards[edit]

2003 Meteor Awards[edit]

The 2003 Meteor Awards were hosted by comedian Dara Ó Briain on February ?, 2003.[8] Below are the winners:[9]

Award Winner(s)
Best Irish Male Mundy
Best Irish Female Carly Hennessy
Best Irish Band U2
Best Irish Album Skylarkin' (Mic Christopher)
Best New Irish Act The Thrills
Best Irish Pop Act Westlife
Best Irish Dance Act Luke Thomas
Best Live Performance Red Hot Chili Peppers (Lansdowne Road 2002)
Best Irish DJ Ian Dempsey
Hope for 2003 Rubyhorse
Best Folk/Traditional John Spillane
Best Country/Roots Artist Jerry Fish
Best International Male Eminem
Best International Female Avril Lavigne
Best International Band Coldplay
Best International Album By the Way (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Industry Award Phil Coulter
Lifetime Achievement Award Bob Geldof
Humanitarian Award Bono


  1. ^ Myrem.com.
  2. ^ "Blur will play two Dublin concerts". RTÉ. 2003-09-01. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Blur are back and they're coming to Oxegen". The Belfast Telegraph. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Reformed Britpop stars Blur to play Oxegen 2009". Evening Herald. 2009-02-05. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Reformed Blur to headline Oxegen". RTÉ. 2009-02-05. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  6. ^ "David Kitt's album set to blast charts". Hot Press. 2003-09-12. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  7. ^ Thumped
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Meteor Ireland Music Awards Past Winners" Archived February 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Meteor. Accessed 1 February 2009.

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