Snow Patrol are the latest UK music act to be honoured with a PRS for Music Heritage Award - a special plaque erected at the site of their first gig, the Duke of York pub in Belfast. M was on hand to bring you the story of the day in pictures
Stuart Fleming, the PRS for Music membership rep for Northern Ireland told the crowd how the first person he met in NI was none other than Snow Patrol's drummer Jonny Quinn - not only that but it was at the Duke of York pub! PRS for Music Chairman Ellis Rich then paid tribute to Snow Patrol's outstanding success and the role the Duke of York and other venues like it which play such a key role in the NI music scene.
To be playing for up to 40,000 people now is incredible for us.’ Jonny added ‘What I remember of the Duke Of York back then was that we did two nights, one acoustic and one as a full band, and there weren’t many people there. It’s great to be back where it all started. It hasn’t changed much at all – except there’s more posters on the walls now.’