Congratulations to Gnoss who have been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Graham Rorie of Gnoss the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
We’re four-piece of Graham Rorie (fiddle and mandolin), Connor Sinclair (flute and whistles), Aidan Moodie (guitar and vocals) and Craig Baxter (bodhran). Our music is made up of mostly self-penned tune sets and folk songs.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
We are current and former students on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Traditional Music course. Graham and Aidan grew up in Orkney where the traditional music scene is very strong. Connor and Craig began their involvement through pipe bands.
Any particular career highlights?
We have been lucky enough have travelled to some amazing places and met loads of our really good friends while on the road. That’s a constant highlight. Festival Interceltique de Lorient and Celtica Valle D’Aosta are a couple of standout gigs for us as well as our continued involvement with the Orkney Folk Festival.
What are your plans for the future?
We have some exciting touring plans for next year already and will be looking at writing some new music soon. It’s all made possible by the fantastic support we receive from the traditional music community and all our audiences so far, a huge thanks to them all.
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are are priced £25 (+ Booking Fee), and Concessions are available. To book please call Aberdeen Music Hall Box Office on 01224 641122, or visit: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards/2734. Bands performing on Saturday 7th December include Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner 2019), Heisk, Aberdeenshire Youth Band, Sian, Robyn Stapleton, Mairi Campbell and the Pendulum Band, Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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