Congratulations to Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie & Steven Byrnes who has been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie & Steven Byrnes 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 Ross of Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie & Steven Byrnes the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Brìghde and Ross started working on music around 4 years ago focusing on double C Smallpipes. They are working alongside Steven Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar. The trio are playing a lot of material from all around the world and music that is not conventionally heard or played on the Scottish Smallpipes.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
It's the music we were brought up playing, it's the music we love!
Any particular career highlights?
We are a very new band and with the pandemic etc we've not gigged that much yet but we had a great gig at the Piping live festival this year back in August!
What are your plans for the future?
We hope top get out playing at festivals next year and working up some new material!
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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.