Congratulations to Van Gill Media who has been nominated in Production Awards 2023: Graphics Designer in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Van Gill Media 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 David of Van Gill Media the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Van Gill Media is the name for my small, freelance design company. I initially started to create artwork for myself and close colleagues, almost 20 years ago before other bands and musicians began to take notice and hired me to create their cover art. With a wide knowledge of the arts industry, I offer graphic design services covering printed and digital media. From CD & Vinyl album artwork to posters, flyers, brochures & booklets. Clients include Karine Polwart, Old Blind Dogs, Shooglenifty, Martin Green, Katie Doherty, String Sisters, Simon Thoumire & Ian Carr, Inge Thomson, Heather Downie, Shine, The Bevvy Sisters, Amy Geddes, Elspeth Cowie and countless more.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I am also–and foremost–a professional musician, involved in Scottish music for the last 30 years. It is music I feel deeply connected to and am continually inspired by the ever-evolving cultural landscape in Scotland.
Any particular career highlights?
Every new day is a highlight, is it not?
What are your plans for the future?
To keep improving!
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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.