2013
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.

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

The Shortlist


A Plastic Rose
CameraShutterLife


And So I Watch You From Afar
All Hail Bright Futures


Anthony Toner
Sign Under the Bridges


Axis Of
Finding St Kilda


The Bonnevilles
Folk Art and the Death of Electric Jesus


Fighting With Wire
Colonel Blood


Two Door Cinema Club
Beacon


Foy Vance
Joy Of Nothimg


Girls Names
The New Life


Jetplane Landing
Don’t Try


Trucker Diablo
Songs of Iron


Le Carousel
Le Carousel


Space Dimension
Welcome to Mikrosector-50


Tired Pony
The Ghost of a Mountain

The Longlist

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