Belfast musician Brian Irvine wins 2015 Paul Hamlyn Foundation award

Belfast's first ever music laureate has received one of the UK's biggest national arts awards.Brian Irvine is among eight winners who have each picked up £50,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. A musician, composer and conductor, Mr Irvine was named as music laureate for Belfast in December 2014. He is one of three composers from the UK to receive an award in 2015, while the other five recipients are visual artists.

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