Twelve albums have been shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize In Association With Blue Moon 2016. The winner will be announced at this special awards night at the Mandela Hall. More than 70 judges were contacted from the NI music industry and music media. They were invited to cast their votes for the best album of the last 12 months. There will be a second round of voting and the winning album will be announced at the November 11 event.



Aaron Shanley
Metal Alligator

Allez Bartoli
Everything.Forever

Amanda St John
Grow

Best Boy Grip
Best Boy Grip

Cathal O'Neill
Inherited

Ciaran Lavery
Let Bad In

Ciara O'Neill
The Ebony Trail

Damien O'Kane
Areas of High Traffic

David C Clements
The Longest Day In History

Documenta
DronePop #1

exmagician
Scan The Blue

Foy Vance
The Wild Swan

Irontown Diehards
Irontown Diehards

Jason O'Rourke
The Northern Concertina

Jealous Of The Birds
Parma Violets

Josie Nugent
Modal Citizen

Kaz Hawkins
Feelin' Good

Gascan Ruckus
Narrow Defeats And Bitter Victories

Girls Names
Arms Around A Vision

Making Monsters
Bad Blood

Michael Mormecha
LOFi LiFE

Heliopause
How Can We Laugh After This

O'Hanlon's Horsebox
Songs and Stories of the Border

Pauline Scanlon
Gossamer

Pixie Saytar
In Hindsight

Ports
The Devil Is A Songbird

Realta
Clear Skies

Runaway[GO]
Alive

Ruth McGinley
Reconnection

Ryan Vail
For Every Silence

Sea Pinks
Soft Days

The Bonnevilles
Arrow Pierce My Heart

The Host
Esalen Lectures

TUSKS
Embers

VerseChorusVerse & David Lyttle
Have Some Soul

Zlatanera
Legerdemain