The shortlist for the Northern Ireland Music Prize has just been announced with twelve artists showcasing the wealth of talent our wee country has to offer. Now in its fourth year, the NI Music Prize winner will be announced at the awards night on 11th November in Belfast’s Mandela Hall, following a second round of voting.
The twelve albums shortlisted are:
The Bonnevilles – Arrow Pierce My Heart
Ciaran Lavery – Let Bad In
David C Clements – The Longest Day In History
Documenta – Drone Pop #1
exmagician – Scan The Blue
Foy Vance – The Wild Swan
Girls Names – Arms Around A Vision
Jealous of the Birds – Parma Violets
Michael Mormecha – LOFi LiFE
Ports – The Devil Is A Songbird
Ryan Vail – For Every Silence
Sea Pinks – Soft Days
The shortlist was voted for by more than 70 judges from the NI music industry and media. Another round of voting will take place before the winner is announced at the awards night. Downpatrick luminaries Ash will be presented with the Oh Yeah Legend Award on the night, playing their ‘1977’ album in full at the end of the evening. Also playing will be nominees Jealous of the Birds, Ports and Girls Names.
Previous winners of the NI Music Prize include SOAK, Robyn G Shiels and Foy Vance, who is the running yet again this year.
Tickets for the show are still available at the below link.