Congratulations to Innes Watson who has been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Innes Watson of Innes Watson the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Innes Watson, from Glasgow, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with over fifteen years of contemporary and traditional Scottish music performance, recording, teaching and producing experience. He appears on over 40 albums to date. Innes grew up in the Scottish Borders in very supportive musical surroundings encouraging an extremely eclectic mix of skills, abilities, interests and accolades that combine to make Innes one of the most highly-regarded and sought-after musicians on the scene today. Listen to Shhh I’m on the Phone
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I live it and breathe it, it runs through my veins. i love the culture that has provided me with so many great opportunities thus far
Any particular career highlights?
Recording 2 albums of my own was pretty cool. Also, playing to 40,000 people at Colours of Ostrava in Czech Rep with a broken wrist on a massive stage with Treacherous Orchestra. That was also pretty cool.
What are your plans for the future?
More albums, more online gigs, more writing and hopefully we can all meet up one of these days in 2021!
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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