In 2016 Hands Up for Trad are launching a new initiative – The Landmark Awards. We are doing this to record the amazing landmarks that many cultural organisations reach. For instance The Clarsach Society have been on the go for 85 years, Irvine Folk Club have been running non-stop for 50 years in 2016 and we feel this needs to be documented.
Over the next year we will be focussing on nine organisations and bands that have reached significant milestones in 2016. Journalist Rob Adams will write a potted history of each which will feature on the website and we will contact the press to tell them all about these amazing achievements. We will also be presenting a physical award made by the Evergreen Studio at various celebrations over the year.