Congratulations to Aberdeen Folk Club who has been nominated in Club of the Year sponsored by The Fraser Shaw Trust in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Aberdeen Folk Club now!. It’s going to be another great night at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Sunday 4th December in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Why not join us for a brilliant night of music and awards. Buy a ticket here.
We asked Richard of Aberdeen Folk Club the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the City's famous Blue Lamp music venue/bar for cub session nights. We also have extended spot nights and guest concert nights. We have a strong membership and audience attendance.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
To promote folk music in Aberdeen and hopefully further afield. We encourage our members and visitors to play and sing folk music but also, we give them room to explore other acoustic music.
Any particular career highlights?
Aberdeen Folk Club recently celebrated our 60th birthday anniversary, having been founded in October 1962. To celebrate this occasion, we hosted a three-day weekend festival this October at The Blue Lamp. This comprised of four concerts over the weekend plus sessions throughout.
What are your plans for the future?
We hope to continue the growth of our club by increasing our audience levels, and encouraging more people to become members. We are currently in the planning stages of the next year having just had our AGM. This will include more full concerts and the return of the extended spots night.
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The 2022 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are back to normal on the 4th December 2022! You will be able to watch it live in person (buy a ticket here),Watch it live in the UK at 9pm (GMT) on BBC ALBA and and around the world here. Bands performing on Sunday 4th December include Elephant Sessions, Fara, Trip, Eryn Rae Trio, The Auldeners, Gordon Shand Scottish Dance Band, Irish Minstrels, Tayside Young Fiddlers, and a James Alexander Tribute.
If you would like to support Hands Up for Trad in their work with Scottish trad music and musicians why not become a friend of Hands Up for Trad. In addition to our high profile events like the Scots Trad Music Awards, we also deliver a less well known, education programme for young people from 8yrs right through to young adults at the start of their careers. Read more here.