SHINING LIGHT TOPS RECENT POLL OF NORTHERN IRISH SONGS

Last night's concert at the Ulster Hall saw 10 Northern Ireland artists join the Ulster Orchestra to perform a local composition as voted for by the public, as well as their own choice of song.

The Great Northern Songbook was devised to both celebrate Northern Ireland music and the Ulster Hall in Belfast.  The 10 most voted for tracks from a shortlist of 32 songs were performed at the concert.

Tim Wheeler of Ash said he was "dumbfounded and very surprised" at Shining Light topping the poll.

"Just looking at the shortlist, there are so many incredible songs, Shining Light is 10 years old now so it's great to know it's still in people's minds. And it's the 20th anniversary of Ash this year, so that makes it all the more special."

Read more at BBC News NI

Thanks to anyone who voted, it meant I got to hear it blasted by The Answer and the Ulster Orchestra at the Ulster Hall (last night). Great honour! - Tim

Tim joined The Answer and the Ulster Orchestra on stage to play 'Stairway to Heaven'. Follow Tim on instagram for photos from last night, search 'timwheeler1977'

Tim - Ulster Hall

Photo by Jane Larmour

Tim Wheeler - Ulster Hall

Photo by Rig Sy

Added on 23/05/2012 by jedisteve