Congratulations to Tartan Tunes who has been nominated in Trad Music in the Media sponsored by Skipinnish in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Tartan Tunes 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 Davie of Tartan Tunes the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Tartan Tunes is the catalyst for the weekly Scottish Session which is broadcast live from both Dundee & Shetland, as well as wherever in the world our guests are. We bring established, and up-and-coming artists to a new audience, showing the people behind the music. To date we have had 188 guests, racking up around 200 hours of chat, tunes, and craic.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Scottish music has always been in both myself and Peter's lives from a very young age. Be it playing, listening, writing or talking about it. Tartan Tunes has allowed us to speak to with some of the best in the business, and in some cases, call them friends.
Any particular career highlights?
Our nomination in 2021 was definitely up there, as well as being able to actually meet (myself and Peter) for the very first time in Braemar at the tail end of 2021.
What are your plans for the future?
We plan to continue to interview the best in the business, promote young traditional musicians, and hopefully do something in person with an audience one day…think Jools Holland, but with accordion and bagpipes.
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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.