Congratulations to Charlie Mckerron who has been nominated in Music Tutor of the Year Award sponsored by Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Charlie Mckerron 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 Charlie of Charlie Mckerron the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I have been playing Scottish traditional music for over 50 years in bands Capercaillie and Session A9. Through the Feis movement and other organisations, I have also been drawn into the teaching sphere.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
My father was a keen fiddle player and certainly inspired me to play the fiddle. His grandson has now inherited one of his fiddles and picked up the traditional cause.
Any particular career highlights?
Touring the world representing Scotland and our traditional music is a real honour for me and I feel very blessed to do this.
What are your plans for the future?
To release a tune book and a solo album.
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.