, Villagers’ Conor O’Brien wins Ivor Novello songwriting award
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Villagers’ Conor O’Brien wins Ivor Novello songwriting award

Congrats are due to Villagers‘ Conor O’Brien who was given an Ivor Novello songwriting award today for the pretiguous Album Award for his Darling Arithmetic release last year.

Conor previously won a Novello for Best Song Musically and Lyrically’ in 2011 for ‘Becoming A Jackal’.

Other winners include Snakehips for ‘All My Friends’ for Best Contemporary Song, David Holmes for Best Television Soundtrack for his work on London Spy soundtrack, Lifetime Achievement went to Damon Albarn and Portishead were awarded the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Conor is working on the followup, to be his fourth album but there are plenty of live dates ahead this year.

Villagers live dates

Thurs 26-Sat 28th May – Freak Valley Festival, Siegen, Germany
Fri 1st July – Vida Festival, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
Fri 1st-Sun 3rd July – Castlepalooza, Laois, Ireland
Thurs 14th July – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon
Sat 16th July – Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Tues 19th July – Festival Big Top, Galway
Sat 23rd July – Le Poisson Rouge, New York
Sun 24th July – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
Fri 26th August – Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Swanage

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