Congratulations to Niteworks who has been nominated in Live Act of the Year sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Niteworks 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 Allan of Niteworks the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Niteworks is an Electronic Celtic fusion band from the Isle of Skye. The band are known for combining Gaelic songs and folk tunes with electronica and electro music.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
We’ve been involved in music since we were very young. And growing up together, it seemed natural to start a band that combined our two musical loves, traditional scottish music with dance music. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
Any particular career highlights?
Doing the music for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay during lockdown for their online celebration where they filmed a drone display in lieu of their usual street party fireworks display was pretty special – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx3Zmkgt2no&ab_channel=Underbelly-Festivals%2CEvents%2CShows
What are your plans for the future?
Touring, recording, and just generally trying to keep pushing that is possible with Scottish, Gaelic and folk music.
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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.