2017

 

Twelve albums were shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize In Association With Blue Moon 2017. Performances on the night came from Robocobra Quartet, Joshua Burnside and Arborist.

Joshua Burnside, is the winner of the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017. He was presented with the award at a special event on Saturday, November 11th at the Mandela Hall, Belfast. The singer songwriter’s debut album, ‘Ephrata’ was selected as the best release by a selection of music industry and media figures.

The NI Music Prize In Association With Blue Moon is produced by the Oh Yeah music centre, Belfast’s dedicated music hub, and is also supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and PPL. The event is the culmination of a ten-day celebration of gigs, showcases, workshops and community events called Sound of Belfast.

Charlotte Dryden, CEO of Oh Yeah said: “ It’s brilliant that a debut record can pick up the award. Joshua’s rise over the last year has been astounding and this album is an inspired piece of work full of influences from as far as Columbia, Eastern Europe and North America. Massive congratulations to Joshua on winning, and to his manager Lyndon Stephens and Champion Sound on two successful years in a row. Well done also to all the nominees, it was a brilliant shortlist. It makes you proud to be from Northern Ireland.”

Joshua Burnside has had a busy year clocking up two million plays on Spotify, with two sell out London shows, appearances at International festivals including Reeperbahn and The Great Escape. He has also had extensive radio play and support from the likes of Guy Garvey, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart. He releases a deluxe edition of his album this coming Friday.

 

 

           

The NI Music Prize In Association With Blue Moon is produced by the Oh Yeah music centre
and is also supported by PPL and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The Shortlist


Arborist
Home Burial


Arvo Party
Arvo Party


Bap Kennedy
Reckless Heart


The Divine Comedy
Foreverland


Gross Net
Quantitative Easing


Hannah Peel
Awake But Always Dreaming


Invaderband
Invaderband


Joshua Burnside
Ephrata


Malojian
This Is Nowhere


Our Krypton Son
Fleas & Diamonds


Robocobra Quartet
Music For All Occasions


Sea Pinks
Watercourse

The Longlist

Aaron Shanley
Metal Alligator

Anthony Toner
Ink

Arborist
Home Burial

Arvo Party
Arvo Party

Baleful Creed
Seismic Shifter

Bap Kennedy
Reckless Heart

BASORK
Balkan Alien Sound Orchestra

Blackwater Conspiracy
Shootin’ The Breeze

Chris Keys
Life In Motion

Citizen Nobody
Citizen Nobody

Civil Simian
Ouroboric

Disconnect
The Sum of Our Parts

Divine Comedy
Foreverland

Electric Octopus
Smokyhead

Gross Net
Quantitative Easing

Group Zero
Structures & Light

Hannah Peel
Awake But Always Dreaming

Holy Innocents
Fortune

Hornets
Witch Hunt

Invaderband
Invaderband

Isobel Anderson
CHALK/FLINT

Joshua Burnside
Ephrata

Lauren Bird
The Inbetween

Lost Highways
Beneath The Cedars

Malojian
This Is Nowhere

Matua Trap
Thunderous Silence

Mons Olympus
Vampyroteuthis

Na Leanaí
Branching Out

Nomadic Rituals
Marking The Day

No Matter
Ill Advised

Our Krypton Son
Fleas & Diamonds

Owl Crusher
Owlcrusher

Paddy Nash
Gate Fever

Part Time Pilots
How To Ruin Everything

Pinner
Return of the Pin Vol. 2

Robocobra Quartet
Music For All Occasions

Sea Pinks
Watercourse

Selene
The Ravages Of Time

Slomatics
Future Echo Returns

So Much For The Sun
So Much For The Sun

The Answer
Untamed & Beloved

The Darkling Air
Solas

Two Door Cinema Club
Gameshow

Waldorf and Cannon
Old Dogs New Tricks