Winner – Foy Vance 

Album – Joy of Nothing 


With Bangor tale-telling master Foy Vance walking away with the inaugural award for the extraordinary Joy of Nothing, last year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize was truly a night remember – and then some. As well as the eagerly-anticipated announcement at the end of the night, Belfast-based singer-songwriter Anthony Toner, alt-punk trio Axis Of, garage-blues duo The Bonnevilles, the globetrotting Girls Names and the cosmically-inclined electronic wizard that is Space Dimension Controller all delivered stellar sets throughout the course of the night.




A Plastic Rose - Camera Shutter Life

Aggressors BC - The Tone Of The Times

And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures

Andy White - 21st Century Troubadour

Anthony Toner - Sing Under The Bridges

Axis Of - Finding St Kilda

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Vol. 2

Bear // Face - Beat Tape

Before Machines - Tundra

Ben Reel - Darkness And The Light

Black Mountain Transmitter - Playing With Dead Things

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose

The Bonnevilles - Folk Art & The Death Of Electric Jesus

Brendan Monaghan - Never Too Late to Come Home

Ciaran Lavery - Not Nearly Dark

David Browne Murray - Lift & Drag

Defcon - In Binary Shrines

Desert Hearts - Enturbulation = No Challenge

Documenta - Drone Pop #2

Dutch Schultz - Tonight We Hunt

Fighting With Wire - Colonel Blood

Foy Vance - Joy Of Nothing

Furlo - Now Is Always

Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes

Girls Names - The New Life

Japanese Popstars - Disconnect/Reconnect

Jetplane Landing - Don’t Try

Joby Fox - End Of The War

Coney Island Sound - Klang!

The Cyclist - Bones In Motion

Dana Masters Sextet - JAZZnBELFAST

John McSherry - The Olllam

Kab Driver - Kab Driver

Kowalski - For The Love Of Letting Go

Last Rush - Waiting To Be Found

Le Carousel - Le Carousel

Linebacker Dirge - Take Shelter

Lost Brothers - The Passing Of The Night

Lulubelle III - Foyle Delta Blues

Malojian - The Deer’s Cry

Mary Dillon - North

Master & Dog  - Master & Dog

Michael McHale - The Irish Piano

Mo and The Tiger - Ringing In Sympathy

Our Krypton Son - Our Krypton Son

Pete Gardiner - Six String Love Stories

Psychojet - The Sea Is Never Full

The Ronnie Greer Band & Friends - A Lifetime With The Blues

Sea Pinks - Freak Waves

Simon McBride - Crossing The Line

Slomatics - A Hocht

Space Dimension Controller - Welcome To Mikrosector-50

Stormzone - Three Kings

Tired Pony - The Ghost Of The Mountain

Trucker Diablo - Songs of Iron

Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon

Ulster Orchestra - John Knowles Paine

Ulster Orchestra - Morean, E.J.

War Iron - The Fifth And Final Sun

West Ocean String Quartet - An Indigo Sky

Yakuza - Insane Plight In Plain Sight

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