NI Music Prize 2018
Here is a list of what we hope is every eligible Northern Irish album released between 8th August 2017 – 7th August 2018. The criteria for eligible albums is at the bottom of the page.
If you see that an eligible album is missing please let us know by emailing email@example.com by Thursday 30th August 2018
The album will be added to the list and sent to the academy of voters. The Prize is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre, but staff and board are not involved in the voting process.
A shortlist of 12 albums will be selected by the academey and announced by Oh Yeah Music Centre in September. The winner will be announced at the NI Music Prize event at the Ulster Hall on November 15th 2018.
Every title is linked to the album itself…
List of albums in alphabetical order:
Kippysmuse – My #9
The Mad Dalton – Open Season
Matt McGinn – The End of the Common Man
Maverick – Cold Star Dancer
Allison McGrath - At Long Last
Catherine McGrath – Talk of This Town
Edelle McMahon – Adventures in Narcissism
The Pat McManus Band – Tattooed In Blue
Peter McVeigh – The Wolf & Peter
Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home
MMODE – MMODE
Monkey Bath – It’s Been Emotional
Van Morrison – Versatile
Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches
Rory Nellis – There Are Enough Songs In The World
Alan Patterson - Dancing With Strangers
Scimitar – Where The Darkness Dwells
Slow Place Like Home - When I see you...ice cream!
Snow Patrol – Wildness
So Much For The Sun – So Much For The Sun
Duke Special – Hallow
Stormzone – Lucifer’s Factory
Strength N.I.A. – Northern Ireland Yes
To qualify for the Northern Ireland Music Prize, albums must have been released between August 8th 2017 to August 7th, 2018.
Albums must consist of previously unreleased material. Re-issues, multi-artist compilations, ‘Best Of’ collections and live albums (largely featuring previously released material) are ineligible. Albums should be original compositions or arrangements, lyrically and/or musically, contain 6 or more tracks and/or be over 30 minutes in length. All genres of music are eligible for the NI Music Prize.
An album must have been made available for purchase in Northern Ireland by the general public for the first time during the qualifying period through any of the following outlets: any high street music retailer; digital retailer, record label or artist website (including Bandcamp, social media etc.) Free downloads (with the artist’s express consent) will also be eligible.
For the purposes of this award, albums will be deemed to have been recorded by a “Northern Irish Artist” when: the artist was born in Northern Ireland; at least 50% of the band’s core members were born in NI (session musicians will not be considered); an artist or band, irrespective of nationality, has made their creative base in NI for the past 2 years.