Ciaran Lavery wins Northern Ireland Music Prize 2016

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Singer songwriter Ciaran Lavery has received the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2016 for his sophomore album Let Bad In.

He was presented with the award at an event on 11 November at the Mandela Hall, Belfast.

The LP was chosen by a selection of music industry and media figures from Northern Ireland. Previous winners include SOAK, Robyn G Shiels and Foy Vance.

The award tops a big year for Lavery, which has seen him clock up over 56 million streams on Spotify and tour the US, Canada and Europe.

He is currently recording his third record and will release a live album on 9 December.

Last week’s event also honoured Ash, who were presented with the Oh Yeah Legend Award by PRS for Music’s Stuart Fleming.

Ash, who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album 1977, performed it in full that night.

The Awards were part of the 2016 Sound of Belfast programme, which featured 31 events in nine days across 10 different locations.

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