Congratulations to Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame with Mike Vass who have been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Findlay Napier of Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame with Mike Vass the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Every week in the late 50s and early 60s The Scotsman published a traditional Scottish folk song: lyrics and melody alongside an explanatory article. Findlay’s Grandfather, Findlay Cumming, cut them out and pasted them into an old ledger. These articles, by folklorist Norman Buchan, were later published as both the 101 Scottish Folks Songs and eventually as The Scottish Folksinger. These books have become two of the most influential books on the Scottish Folk scene past and present. Featuring songs that became the core material for artists such as Dick Gaughan and Barbara Dickson and bands like The Battlefield Band and The Tannahill Weavers. The Ledger is a time capsule of the fledgeling Scottish and UK folk scene and is brought to life by Findlay Napier, Gillian Frame and composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
We’re in it for the money LOL
Any particular career highlights?
Premiering The Ledger before it’s release at the TED Summit in Edinburgh. https://www.ted.com/talks/findlay_napier_and_gillian_frame_jamie_raeburn_baloo_baleerie_twa_recruitin_sergeants
What are your plans for the future?
We have already rescheduled all of our album launch tour dates and hope to tour in 2021.
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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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