2015

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 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
Flickering Light of an Inner War


And So I Watch You From Afar
Heirs


Axis Of
The Mid Brae Inn


BeeMickSee
Belfast Yank


Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail 
Sea Legs


Duke Special 
Look Out Machines


The Lost Brothers
New Songs of Dawn and Dust


Malojian
Southlands


Not Sqaures
Bolt


Soak
Before We Forgot to Dream


Therapy?
Disquiet


Tim Wheeler
Lost Domain

The Longlist

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