Congratulations to Speyfest who has been nominated in Event of the Year sponsored by VisitScotland in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Speyfest 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 Ashleigh of Speyfest the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Speyfest brings the best in traditional and contemporary music to Fochabers in Moray each July. The festival was founded by the late James M Alexander MBE in 1995. Over the last 25 years it has grown from a local event with one small tent holding around 300 people to a 1500 capacity rented village within the heart of Speyside.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
We want to give everyone the opportunity to experience the rich culture of our traditional music and we believe there is something at Speyfest for everyone to enjoy!
Any particular career highlights?
Celebrating our delayed 25th anniversary in 2022!
What are your plans for the future?
Continue to bring the best of Scottish traditional music to Fochabers in James’ legacy!
Speyfest Social Media
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.