Congratulations to Laura Jane Wilkie who have been nominated in Instrumentalist of the Year sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018. Vote now!
We asked Laura Jane Wilkie the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I like playing music with other people – especially other string orientated people
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Because I love it, all the differences within regional styles and the way it can help me communicate with others in different countries with different cultures.
Any particular career highlights?
I really loved writing arrangements for then elephant sessions and jamming with musicians in stairwells at the folk alliance in Toronto a few years ago. Also having the opportunity to play some of my favourite music (by Martyn Bennett) with some of my favourite musicians as part of Greg Lawson’s GRIT orchestra. An honour.
What are your plans for the future?
To get better. At everything.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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