Today we are announcing the first Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees of 2016. The Hands Up for Trad Services to Community Awards recognises individuals that work tirelessly to help their community and enrich the lives of others through selfless service or charitable work. This section of the Hall of Fame started in 2015 and continued into 2016 our amazing inductees are:
Liz Marroni (traditional music activist and teacher)
Gordon Connell (accordion teacher)
Pete Heywood (folk activist and publisher)
Caroline Hewat (artist and musician activist)
Catriona MacIntyre (Gaelic teacher and activist)
Louis DeCarlo (photographer)
All awardees are nominated by organisations or the public and are entered into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
For this category we are looking for individuals that maybe not be in the limelight however they teach music, organise classes, run clubs and festivals, publish music or magazines and generally make life better for people learning traditional music. If you know someone who works tirelessly for the music community you can nominate them here.
Read about our other Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees here.