Congratulations to Lana Pheutan who has been nominated in Gaelic Singer of the Year sponsored by Highland Society of London in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Lana Pheutan 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 Lana the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Lana is a singer, actor and writer from Skye. Although she has always loved music, she didn’t begin taking it seriously until lockdown. She now sings with Valtos and An Dannsa Dub, two incredibly innovative bands that are a huge inspiration to her.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
First of all I love the music and the people I share a stage with. But it’s also the folk in the crowds. It’s amazing to get to know the familiar faces that appear at the gigs time and time again and to hear how much the music means to us.
Any particular career highlights?
It always a total buzz getting on stage. However, playing to a home crowd is always special, so singing “Home” at Skye Live was wild. Especially with my family in the audience.
What are your plans for the future?
Hopefully An Dannsa Dub and Valtos want to keep me around, because I love what both bands are doing and feel very grateful to be involved.
I’m also planning to take some time to write some more original songs.
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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.