Congratulations to Eric Linklater and Jen Austin (JenEric) who has been nominated in Original Work of the Year sponsored Musicians’ Union in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Eric Linklater and Jen Austin (JenEric) 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 Jen of Eric Linklater and Jen Austin (JenEric) the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
A fiddle and piano duo from Orkney. After meeting regularly for morning sea dips we decided it might be good to play some music together.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Both grew up in the thriving music scene in Orkney
Any particular career highlights?
We taught in the north isles of Orkney as part of Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s TVV project. A particular highlight was School dinner at Eday School.
What are your plans for the future?
We are planning new material and songs to perform at our gigs throughout the year ! Hope to see some to you there!
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.