The Divine Comedy's 'Victory for the Comic Muse' has been named the 2006 Irish album of the year.

The band was presented with the Choice Music Prize at the award ceremony at Vicar Street in Dublin. This was the second year of the event.

10 acts in all were nominated for the prize which honours the best Irish album of 2006.

Organisers say that the competition is not based on airplay or sales, but rather on the quality of the music.

The Divine Comedy beat off strong competition from nine other acts to take the prize.

 
BAND ALBUM LABEL

The Divine Comedy

WINNER

Victory for the Comic Muse

EMI

Director

We Thrive on Big Cities

Atlantic 

Duke Special

Songs from the Deep Forest

V2 

The Immediate

In Towers and Clouds

Fantastic Plastic 

David Kitt

 Not Fade Away

Dublin Discs

Messiah J & The Expert

Now This I Have To Hear

inaudible 

Fionn Regan

The End of History

Heffa 

Republic of Loose

Aaagh!

Loaded Dice

Si Schroeder

Coping Mechanisms

Trust Me I’m A Thief

Snow Patrol

Eyes Open

Polydor 


An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 February 2007. The reporter is Sineád Crowley.