NI Music Prize 2018

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Ulster Hall,
Belfast, November 15.

Performances from:

Brand New Friend

Ciaran Lavery

Hannah Peel


Ryan Vail featuring Arco String Quartet.

The Wood Burning Savages

7PM, £10 + booking fee

Ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/NIMusicPrize2018

The Northern Ireland Music Prize honours and celebrates the very best of Northern Irish albums, and this year includes three additional categories for Best Single, Best Live Act and The Oh Yeah Contender Award.

The evening will feature performances from six of the nominees across the four categories. Hannah Peel will perform music from her shortlisted album Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, live with colliery brass and synths, an exclusive for NI. Best Album, Live and Single nominees The Wood Burning Savages will bring the pulsating riffs and rebellious spirit and Brand New Friend will bring their unending positivity and joyful harmonies. Best Single and Oh Yeah Contender nominee Roe will own the stage with those electro pop sounds, and former NI Music Prize winner and third time album nominee Ciaran Lavery returns with full band. Best Live and Album nominee Ryan Vail is promising lasers and will be accompanied by the Arco String Quartet, a collaboration that made its debut at Moira Calling earlier this year.

The event host is Rigsy (BBC Radio Ulster), with the winners of all four categories to be announced by special guests on the night. The evening will end with an after party at Limelight 2.

Charlotte Dryden of Oh Yeah said: “After five fantastic years at the wonderful Mandela Hall we are moving to the Ulster Hall. It’s an iconic and beautiful stage and it’s going to be exciting to see some of the nominees up there and doing what they do best. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to introduce a cash prize for each of the winners, and the addition of three categories indicates just how strong things are in Northern Irish music right now. It is fantastic to see completely fresh talent like Cherym sit alongside international names like Snow Patrol. We have always had the biggest faith in our music community, and we want to celebrate, support and promote it beyond Belfast and Northern Ireland. We hope to see as many people come out to support the nominees on the night. It promises to be special.”

The NI Music Prize event is supported by Belfast City Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, PRS, PPL, Help Musicians NI and Tourism Ireland.

For more info and full list of nominees go to www.nimusicprize.com

The night is scheduled to take place during the Sound of Belfast 2018 festival, which runs 8th – 15th November. The full programme for this will be announced on the 4th October. It is a week of live performances, industry workshops with national and international music professionals, talent development sessions for aspiring artists, showcases and community music initiatives to support the city’s music scene.

For more information please contact:


Tel. 028 9031 0845

The shortlist...

Album of the Year

And So I Watch You From Afar - The Endless Shimmering

Ash - Islands

Bicep - Bicep

Brand New Friend - Seatbelts For Aeroplanes

Ciaran Lavery - Sweet Decay

Girls Names - Stains on Silence

Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia

Malojian - Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

Robocobra Quartet - Plays Hard To Get

Ryan Vail - Distorted Shadows

Snow Patrol - Wildness

The Wood Burning Savages - Stability

Best Single

Arvo Party - Liberté

Ash - Buzzkill

Brand New Friend - Girl

Cherym - Take It Back

Hot Cops - Decay

Joshua Burnside - A Man of High Renown

Kitt Philippa - Human

Robocobra Quartet - You’ll Wade

ROE - Hey Thomas

Rosborough - Burn Blue

Snow Patrol - Life on Earth

The Wood Burning Savages - I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself

Oh Yeah Contender Award


Hand Models


Rebekah Fitch


Best Live Act

And So I Watch You From Afar

Brand New Friend

Robocobra Quartet

Ryan Vail

The Wood Burning Savages

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