The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award exists to encourage young musicians to keep their tradition alive and to maximise their musical potential by the pursuit of a career in traditional music. Each year the winner is provided with high profile performance opportunities and the necessary tools and advice they require to launch a career in traditional music.
The ‘Award’ takes the form of a competition which includes a fun residential weekend in October at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire for 12 semi-finalists. The weekend includes workshops and advice on all aspects of working in the traditional music business plus a public concert with performances by the semi-finalists. From this concert, six finalists are chosen by a panel of judges to go forward to the grand final. This is held each January at a prestigious concert at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow where one of the six is judged to be BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award winner for that year.
The competition is organised and run by Hands Up For Trad for BBC Radio Scotland. Hands Up for Trad are an organisation dedicated to increasing the profile and visibility of Scottish traditional music through information, education and advocacy.
You can enter the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award here.
Visit our dedicated BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award website www.youngtrad.co.uk
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TALENTED fiddle player Charlie Stewart was named BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2017 last night (Sunday Feb 5) after a rousing winning performance at Glasgow’s City Halls. Judges were unanimous in awarding the 21-year-old the title, now seen as the premier accolade for young musicians in their field. Each of the six finalists gave a […]
This post was originally published hereThe finals of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2017 will be held at 5pm on Sunday 5th February in the City Halls, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections festival. As always it will be a brilliant concert with amazing musicianship from some of Scotland’s top young musicians. […]
This post was originally published hereThirteen musicians arrived in Coulter, South Lanarkshire on Saturday 8th October to compete to get to the final of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. They all performed for 10 minutes each with accompanists Mhairi Hall (piano) and Michael Bryan (guitar). It was an amazing concert and all […]
This post was originally published hereThis weekend we are all heading to South Lanarkshire for the semi-finals of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. It’s always a lovely time culminating in a concert at Coulter Hall (in Coulter) where the finalists all perform for 10 minutes to an audience and panel of judges. […]
If you love Scottish trad music, are under 27 (and older than 16) you should consider entering the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. Entering the competition is a process. It makes you think about your repertoire and how you want to be perceived. It is an exercise in setting yourself a goal. A goal […]
BBC Radio Scotland’s annual celebration of young musical talent raised the roof at the City Halls in Glasgow last night (Sunday Jan 31) when Mohsen Amini won the title of Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016. Concertina player Mohsen, 22, made his mark at the event which was broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland […]
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The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award semi-finals are this weekend! This is our sixteenth year and all in South Lanarkshire. If you want to come along to the semi-finals concert in Coulter Hall, Coulter on Saturday 3rd October (start time 7.30pm) you can buy tickets online. Read about the semi-finalists performing below. The […]