Congratulations to Gnoss who has been nominated in Scottish Folk Band of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Gnoss 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 Graham of Gnoss the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
We are a four-piece folk band made up of Aidan Moodie (Guitar & Vocals), Connor Sinclair (Flute, Whistles & Vocals), Craig Baxter (Bodhran & Stomp) and Graham Rorie (Fiddle & Electric Tenor Guitar). Our music is made up of mostly self-penned tunes and folk songs.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
We all started learning our respective instruments quite young. Connor and Craig started off with their local pipe bands before moving on to compete with Grade 1 bands. Aidan and Graham both took advantage of the rich musical heritage in Orkney before moving south. We all met at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying traditional music.
Any particular career highlights?
We’re very fortunate to be able to take our music to some amazing places both closer to home and abroad. Particular highlights came this year through the Cambridge Folk Festival and Tønder Festival.
What are your plans for the future?
2023 has been a great year with the release of our third studio album ‘Stretching Skyward’ and touring it all over. There are exciting plans in place for 2024 including our first band visit to Australia and some exciting collaboration projects in the pipeline.
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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.