Congratulations to Alan crookston ceilidh band who has been nominated in Scottish Dance Band of the Year sponsored by National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Alan crookston ceilidh band 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 Alan of Alan crookston ceilidh band the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
The Alan crookston ceilidh band have been together for 8 years. In that time we’ve recorded 2 albums note before time and note again. We’ve had the privilege of recoding 6 BBC radio Scotland’s take the floor broadcasts. We have played the length and breadth of the country playing at festivals and accordion fiddle clubs as well as our bread and butter gigs of weddings and ceilidhs. We were very honoured to have been nominated for dance band of the year back in 2015
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Scottish music is all I have known. From my early ages Scottish dance band music was always on in the house so it’s in my blood. I love travelling to anywhere to get the chance to promote our music I feel it one if the most undervalued and underrated genres around and hopefully I can continue to have many years of being able to spread the tunes far and wide.
Any particular career highlights?
Particular highlights for the band would be our first take the floor Broadcast and our first time as a band at the Shetland festival. Being nominated previously for the dance band of the year and releasing our 2 albums
What are your plans for the future?
Our plans for the future are to keep playing as much as possible hopefully another album and several more festivals.
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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.