Congratulations to Adam Sutherland who have been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018. Vote now!
We asked Adam Sutherland of Adam Sutherland the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a writer, player and teacher of contemporary Scottish Traditional Music.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
It’s my passion and my love. I want to pass on what I’ve been given. I want to find the most insanely pleasurable new melodies.
Any particular career highlights?
Composer of the Year at the 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards. A woman in Nova Scotia has the first two bars of one of my tunes tattooed onto her arm. She has no idea who wrote it, and it doesn’t matter.
What are your plans for the future?
Compose a suite of music about mountains and the Braemar mountain rescue. It will be performed at the Braemar Mountain Festival on March 3rd and will include samples of retired rescue team members, a projector with highly emotive images, and several pieces of music composed by me and performed by locals.
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are available to buy via: https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards-35002 For box office call 01738 621031 or email email@example.com. Bands performing on Saturday 1st December include includes Croft No Five, Mànran, Karine Polwart Trio, Hannah Rarity, Eabhal, Catriona Watt, Gordon Duncan Experience and Gerda Stevenson. and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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