Robyn G Shiels lifts Best Album

Robyn G Shiels. INCR47
Robyn G Shiels. INCR47

Kilrea man Robyn G Shiels has scooped a Belfast Music Week Award, for the ‘Best Albulm’ released in the last twelve months by a Northern Irish act.

Robyn second album ‘The Blood of the Innocents’ was one of twelve shortlisted.

The awards, which took place at Belfast’s Mandela Hall on Saturday night, doubled up as something quite special - the presentation of the ‘Oh Yeah Centre Legend Award’ to Northern Irish alt-rock legends Therapy.

Speaking to The Times on Monday, Robyn said he was delighted to have won the award.

“I was pleased just to be nominated, but to win, well, it just shows that I must be doing something right.”

Robyn’s second album has had high praise, Chris Jones for Culture NI said that the ‘album affirms his status as songwriter par excellence’

He went on: “Shiels is a songwriter of rare talent, with a flair for words both beautiful and brutal, often simultaneously, the brutality often directed at himself.”