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2008 Meteor Awards

The 2008 Meteor Music Awards ceremony was held in the RDS, Dublin on Friday, 15 February 2008.[1] Nineteen awards were presented.[2] It was the eighth edition of Ireland's national music awards. The event was later broadcast on RTÉ Two on Saturday, 16 February at 21:00. The comedian Dara Ó Briain hosted the awards for the first time since 2004[3][4] Duke Special and Cathy Davey won the Best Irish Male and Best Irish Female Awards respectively, whilst veteran rockers Aslan won the Best Irish Band Award[5] and Paddy Casey's Addicted to Company won Best Irish Album. For the eighth consecutive year Westlife won the Best Irish Pop Act accolade. Ham Sandwich were presented with the Hope for 2008 Meteor Award by RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea. The Blizzards won Best Irish Live Performance for their Main Stage appearance at Oxegen 2007, whilst Muse picked up the award for Best International Live Performance, which also occurred at Oxegen the previous year. The award for the Most Downloaded Song was given to Mundy and Sharon Shannon's chart hit "Galway Girl".[6] The Saw Doctors were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and were also amongst the performers at the event.[7]

2008 Meteor Awards
Meteor 2008 Logo.jpg
Meteor Awards 2008 logo
Presented byDara Ó Briain



There were performances at the event from The Saw Doctors, Boyzone,[8] The Coronas, Cathy Davey, Westlife, Shayne Ward, Tom Baxter, Paddy Casey and Scouting for Girls, as well as exclusive duets between Sinéad O'Connor and Mick Pyro of Republic of Loose,[9][10] who performed the Curtis Mayfield song, "We People Who Are Darker Than Blue" and Gary Lightbody and Lisa Hannigan who performed, live for the first time, "Some Surprise" from The Cake Sale charity album.[11][12]


Public voting categoriesEdit

Best Irish MaleEdit

Best Irish FemaleEdit

Best Irish BandEdit

Best Irish AlbumEdit

Best Irish Live PerformanceEdit

Best Irish Pop ActEdit

Best National DJEdit

Best Regional DJEdit

Hope for 2008Edit

Non-public voting categoriesEdit

Best Traditional/FolkEdit

Best International MaleEdit

Best International FemaleEdit

Best International BandEdit

Best International AlbumEdit

Best International Live PerformanceEdit

Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

Most Downloaded SongEdit


  1. ^ "The Meteors are on the way…". 2007-12-14. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
  2. ^ "Stars out for the Meteors". RTÉ. 2008-02-16. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  3. ^ "Dara Ó Briain to host MIMA '08…". 2007-12-05. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
  4. ^ "LOADED: At the Meteor Awards". Irish Independent. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  5. ^ "Old and new stars dazzle at Meteor awards". The Irish Times. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  6. ^ "Meteor eight in a row for Westlife…". Breaking 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  7. ^ "Saw Doctors to be honoured at Meteors". RTÉ. 2008-01-11. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
  8. ^ "Sinead cuts Loose with new band…". Irish Independent. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  9. ^ "Loose to Duet with Sinead". BBC Northern Ireland. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  10. ^ "O'Connor duet to light up Meteor Awards". Irish Examiner. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  11. ^ "Gary Lightbody Surprise". BBC Northern Ireland. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  12. ^ "Watch Meteor Ireland Music Awards on RTÉ.ie". RTÉ. 2008-02-19. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-14.

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