Congratulations to Ailie Robertson who has been nominated in Musician of the Year sponsored by The University of the Highlands and Islands in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Ailie Robertson the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I am a harpist/composer from Edinburgh. I’ve been playing professionally for the last 15 years or so, solo and in various bands and projects.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I love the community, I love the sense of being connected to the past and to the future, I love the goosebumps when a really good session is going!
Any particular career highlights?
I’m luck to have had many highlights, but playing the Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton is always one of my favourites
What are your plans for the future?
Right now it’s hard to predict anything for 2021, but until touring can return I’ll be teaching and performing online, working on a new album, and producing a tune book!
The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Na Trads 2020, will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on 12th December 2020 at 9pm where the award winners will be announced along with specially recorded music performances. During the day on Saturday the 12th, you will be able to watch from 1pm til 9pm a day of live Scottish trad music including Kinnaris Quintet, Dallahan, Inyal, Paul McKenna Band, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth and many more here https://youtu.be/amByvVzxl5E. Keep up to date with all the latest information by joining the Hands Up for Trad newsletter at https://handsup.link/Newsletter or use the hashtags #natrads #HUFTonline.
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