Congratulations to Kev O’Neill who has been nominated in Live Sound Engineer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Kev O’Neill 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 Kev of Kev O’Neill the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Iv been a freelance sound engineer for ages! Iv had the privilege of working with some amazing bands, local PA companies and festivals over the years and it never gets boring!
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Having been involved with music forever, playing since I was a wee fella, I see engineering as an extension of that passion and love making trad music sound that wee bit better to the world.
Any particular career highlights?
Pretty much every gig has its high or low lights, that’s what keeps it exciting! From some seriously mental festivals to banging village halls and everything else in between, it’s brilliant to be involved with such thriving and vibrant music.
What are your plans for the future?
More of the same I guess. Iv been out over the past wee while with Imar, Manran, MecLir, and Rura. Not forgetting working with BlackBox Pro Audio on Festivals and numerous venues across Glasgow. Looking forward to what the next year has in store, it’s always a surprise!
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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.