We are very happy to announce the 2017 winners of Hands Up for Trad’s Scotland Live Awards – the initiative that aims increase the amount of music clubs in Scotland. The winners are:
Steven Jaffray (Aberdeenshire)
The idea is to promote traditional music concerts to the local community. Book established and up and coming acts. To provide the opportunity for new or younger acts to do support slots. To offer music workshops by the booked acts. To hold traditional music sessions monthly.
To work closely with local Scottish music and arts organisation the Gaitherin and provide a platform for performance for the participants.
Haley Keenan (North Ayrshire)
A folk club for Largs and the surrounding area. This monthly event would consist of two parts. The first part will promote traditional Scottish music for all ages, and encourage live music by providing the opportunity to play on stage. The second part would involve a spot for a prominent and well known guest act. The intention is to create a sense of community through good quality, live music in Largs.
Myra Morrison (Sutherland Sessions)
We aim to promote live music gigs and workshops throughout East and Central Sutherland to encourage rural communities to come together to listen to and play music. We want local people to enjoy the live music scene they would otherwise have to travel a huge distance to experience.
We want to inspire and promote the great work of Feis Chataibh and other local groups and provide a platform for local talent to be showcased alongside well known artists.
Next up with the clubs sending their business plans and the process of booking their acts to start in September. It’s all very exciting!
You can read more about the Scotland Live Awards at www.scotlandlive.scot