Shortlisted nominations have been unveiled for the 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.
The exciting announcement was made today via Facebook, the winners will be announced at the event on Saturday 3rd December, at the Caird Hall Dundee. Tickets are available from 01382 434 940 or www.dundeebox.co.uk.
Hailed the most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar. Organisers Hands Up for Trad will hand out sixteen awards to the best Scottish trad talent across Scotland. This year’s ceremony will see some of the biggest names in Scottish traditional music perform, including The Scott Wood Band, Songs of Separation and Mohsen Amini – who was crowned BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician 2016 – and many more.
The Album of the Year (sponsored by Birnam CD), is arguably one of the most sought after awards and competition is stiff this year, with the award being contested by 10 nominees including Hamish Napier, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Jarlath Hendeson and Dallahan.
Piping Live is up against Orkney Folk Festival in the Event of the Year category (sponsored by VisitScotland) alongside Pulse and Hamish feature film.
Blazin’ Fiddles, Elephant Sessions, Maran, Niteworks, Skerryvore and Treacherous Orchestra make up the Live Act of the Year shortlist (sponsored by Greentrax). While Dosca, Top Floor Taivers, Ryan Young, and Tannara are shortlisted for Up and Coming Artist of the Year (sponsored by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) category. A full list of nominees is below.
Voting for the shortlisted acts will be open from today, Tuesday 1st November, until Friday 18th November and you can cast your vote at https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/voting/
Event founder and promoter, Simon Thoumire, said: “We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who has voted and we’d like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees. Hands Up for Trad are dedicated to showcasing the amazing Trad talent in Scotland and we’re looking forward to the ceremony and an unmissable night of live music on Saturday 3rd December – join the party.”
Iseabail Mactaggart, MG ALBA Director of Development and Partnerships, said: “We’re delighted to see such exciting shortlists – and proud that MG ALBA is associated with, and nurturing, such an innovative, inspiring sector, and that BBC ALBA gives them the platform they deserve. Meal a naidheachd dhuibh uile – congratulations all.”
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FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:
Album of the Year – Sponsored by Birnam CD
Abyss by Talisk
Astar by Breabach
Brighter Still by Adam Holmes and The Embers
Hearts Broken, Heads Turned by Jarlath Henderson
Hello, Goodbye by John McCusker
Matter of Time by Dallahan
Songs of Separation by Songs of Separation
SYMBIOSIS by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton
The Hebridean Sessions by Daimh
The River by Hamish Napier
Event of the Year – Sponsored by VisitScotland
Piping Live – Glasgow International Piping Festival
Orkney Folk Festival
Mairi Campbell: Pulse
Hamish Feature Film
Scottish Pipe Band of the Year – Sponsored by The Glenturret Single Malt Whisky
North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band
Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band
Johnstone Pipe Band
Stirling and District Schools Pipe Band
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