Congratulations to Tide Lines who have been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD, Online Performance of 2020 sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, Trad Video of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Robert Robertson of Tide Lines the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Tide Lines are a four piece band formed in 2016. Eye of the Storm is our second album – released during lockdown on 1st May 2020.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Most of us have been brought up in the Highlands of Scotland with traditional Gaelic music as our earliest influence. There are many other genres that contribute to the band’s sound but everything we ever do has at its heart the unique Scottish traditions with which we were brought up.
Any particular career highlights?
Eye of the Storm charting at number 12 in the UK and number 1 in Scotland (as well as number 1 in the Independent chart) was a highlight for us earlier this year. But the most memorable occasions are always live performances and we’ve been lucky enough to have had some memorable ones over the years. Our sell out Barrowlands show last Autumn was a highlight and our last gig before lockdown (playing to a sell out Murrayfield before the Scotland v France game) was incredible.
What are your plans for the future?
The future for all bands/musicians is, of course, extremely uncertain at the moment but we continue to write and record new music so, all going well, we will be in a position to release some of that soon. None of us can wait until we can get on the road playing live again and letting audiences hear the material from Eye of the Storm live.
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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