Congratulations to Tide Lines who have been nominated in Trad Video of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Robert Robertson of Tide Lines the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
We are a four piece band, all from rural Scotland, and we formed in the summer of 2016 with the release of our debut single, ‘Far Side Of The World’. Since then, we’ve self-released an album and an EP (primarily of our own material) and are currently coming to the end of working on our second album. This video is for our latest single, Heroes, which will feature on the album.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Our sound is now more on the pop side of things; but, having been brought up with Gaelic music from a young age, we can’t imagine ever producing music that isn’t in some way lyrically and musically inspired by that tradition.
Any particular career highlights?
Our recent sell out Barrowlands show in November definitely feels like a highlight. As well as some lovely festival headline slots back up in the Highlands last summer such as The Gathering, HebCelt, and Tiree Music Festival.
What are your plans for the future?
New album coming out next year…
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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