Congratulations to Craig Irving – Guitar Instrumentals who has been nominated in Trad Music in the Media sponsored by Glasgow Caledonian University in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Craig Irving – Guitar Instrumentals now!. It’s going to be another great night at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 2nd December in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Why not join us for a brilliant night of music and awards. Buy a ticket here.
We asked Craig of Craig Irving – Guitar Instrumentals the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I'm a guitarist originally from Inverness, now based in Glasgow. I've been playing guitar professionally in the Scottish folk scene for the last six or seven years.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I got involved in Scottish music when I was sixteen or seventeen after getting asked to play guitar for a ceilidh when I was in school. After playing at the ceilidh I decided to get involved in the local folk scene in Inverness and it led me to eventually moving to Glasgow and pursuing a career in the genre.
Any particular career highlights?
Winning a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award with Talisk and touring internationally for four years with Mànran.
What are your plans for the future?
I'm planning to just keep posting plenty of content on TikTok and YouTube to shine a bit more of a light on Celtic style rhythm guitar.
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The 2023 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are on the 2nd December 2023! 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 Saturday 2nd December include Peatbog Faeries, Mànran, Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan, Duncan Chisholm Band, Joy Dunlop Band, Aberdeen SC&T Youth and more!
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.