Horslips will perform at this year’s Northern Irish Music Prize


Horslips bassist Barry Devlin will be honored with the Legend Award at this year’s Northern Irish Music Prize at Belfast’s Ulster Hall in November, and fellow bandmates Jim Lockhart, Ray Fean and Fiach Moriarty will join him on stage for interpret a selection of the most famous Horslips. songs, irish music paper heat press reports.

“I know the whole band will be thrilled,” Devlin said. heat press. “Horslips has always had a strong emotional connection to Belfast: we’ve been to Whitla Hall and Ulster Hall (and at first McMordie) in turn. But our last concert for the first time – in 1980 – was at the Ulster Hall on an emotional night when Charles O’Connor threw his violin into the audience, so it’s a nice piece of circularity to be able to rush onto that hallowed stage one last time and run through some old favourites.

The Oh Yeah Legend Award is given annually to “an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the world of music”. Along with the rest of the band, Devlin is considered one of the founding fathers of Celtic rock,

Horslips will have a box set of 35 discs, More than you can chew, released via Madfish in December. The set includes the original 12 albums from 1972-1980 plus two side project releases from the band’s interim period – The Host’s Test and Barry Devlin Breaking Star Codesboth from 1983. It also includes two DVDs, two books (On the file and Lyricography – both written by Mark Cunningham), five signed photos, a folder of 70s fan club facsimiles and a poster.

Pre-order More than you can chew.


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