Delorentos and Gavin James were announced as the winners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2012 and Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2012 respectively in Dublin's Vicar Street on Thursday night.

Delorentos won the Irish Album of the Year award for their third album, Little Sparks.

James won the Irish Song of the Year award, as voted for by the public, for his song Say Hello.

Delorentos received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which was provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) - as well as a specially-commissioned award for winning Album of the Year.

James also received a specially-commissioned award for his Song of the Year win.

Nine of the 10 shortlisted acts – Delorentos, Wallis Bird, The Cast of Cheers, Adrian Crowley, Damien Dempsey, Julie Feeney, Heathers, Mumblin Deaf Ro and Windings – performed at the awards show on Thursday night.

Former winners Two Door Cinema Club, who were also nominated, were unable to play the event because of touring commitments.

Delorentos

Delorentos won Irish Album of the Year for Little Sparks

Gavin James

Gavin James Irish Song of the Year for Say Hello