Winner - SOAK

Album – Before We Forgot How to Dream


Twelve albums were shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2015. The winner was announced at a special awards night at the Mandela Hall which featured live music from The Lost Brothers, Malojian, Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail.

More than 70 people were contacted from the NI music industry and music media. This resulted in the shortlist below. The winning album was SOAK and ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’. 

“Last night I won the Northern Irish album of the year award in my hometown. I am over the moon, thank you!” – SOAK, 15.11.15


The Shortlist




A Plastic Rose - Flickering Light of an Inner War

And So I Watch You From Afar - Heirs

Anthony Toner - Miles & Weather

Ash - Kablammo!

Aspen Pales - Aspen Pales

Axis Of - The Mid Brae Inn

Barry Kerr - Boy In A Boat

BeeMickSee - The Belfast Yank

Ben Glover - Atlantic

Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail - Sea Legs

David Lyttle - Faces

Donal Scullion - SuperPowers

Duke Special - Look Out Machines

Eithne Ni Uallachain - Bilingua

Gasoline Outlaws - No Rules, No Laws, No Regrets

How - This Is A Raid

Kaz Hawkins - Get Ready

Lantern For A Gale - From Adversity

Linley Hamilton - In Transition

Malojian - Southlands

Matt McGinn - Latter Day Sinner

Maverick - Quid Pro Quo

Midnight Transmission - Face The Sun

Not Squares - Bolts

Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas - Laughter And Love

Paul Bradley - Banish Cherish

Paul Casey - After The Harvest

Peter McVeigh - PM

PigsAsPeople - The Plot Against Future Plans

Ricky Warwick - Hearts On Trees

Rory Nellis - Ready For You Now

Screaming Eagles - Stand Up and Be Counted

Simon Murphy - Let It Be

SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream

Stormtree - Unchained

Stormzone - Seven Sins

The Answer - Raise a Little Hell

The Cyclist - Flourish

The Lost Brothers - New Songs of Dawn And Dusk

The Rising - Coming Home

The Vals - Wildflower Way

Therapy? - Disquiet

Tim Wheeler - Lost Domain

Trucker Diablo - Rise Above The Noise

Wookalily - All The Waiting While

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