Shortlisted nominations have been unveiled for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2015. The winners will be announced at the event on Saturday 5th December, at the Caird Hall Dundee. Tickets are available from 01382 434 940 or www.dundeebox.co.uk.
The ceremony is organised by Hands up for Trad and will see sixteen awards handed out to the best Trad talent from across Scotland. It is an unmissable night of live music with Peatbog Faeries, Duncan Chrisholm and Cathy Ann MacPhee and Claire Hastings – BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician 2015 – all confirmed to perform.
The Album of the Year (sponsored by Birnam CD), is a strong category with ten deserving shortlisted nominees, including Treacherous Orchestra, Scott Wood Band, Peatbog Faeries and Mike Vass.
Celtic Connections Grit opening concert is up against Skerryvore’s ten year anniversary concert, DECADE, in the Event of the Year category (sponsored by VisitScotland) alongside Kirriemuir Folk Festival and Speyfest.
RURA, Nae Plans, Treacherous Orchestra and Skippinish are shortlisted in the Live Act of the Year category (sponsored by Greentrax) while Andrew Waite, Fara, Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees, Innovation, League of Highland Gentlemen and Talisk make up the Up and Coming Artist of the Year (sponsored by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) shortlist. A full list of nominees is below.
Voting for the shortlisted acts will be open from today, Monday 2nd November, until 20th November and you can cast your vote at https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/voting/
Event founder and promoter, Simon Thoumire, said: “Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to vote so far – we’ve got a strong and diverse list of nominees. It’s been an eventful year for Trad music in Scotland and we have a lot to celebrate on December 5th – make sure you join us for a brilliant night.”
Donald Campbell, Chief Executive of MG ALBA said “MG ALBA is delighted to once again support the Scots Trad Music Awards and we congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for this year’s awards. The mix of nominees and the geographical spread across the various categories demonstrate that Traditional music is alive and well throughout Scotland and we look forward very much to the Trads taking place in Dundee for the first time on Saturday 5th December.”
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FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:
Album of the Year – Sponsored by Birnam CD
Blackhouse by Peatbog Faeries
Despite The Dark by RURA
Flight of Time by Siobhan Miller
Grind by Treacherous Orchestra
In the Wake of Neil Gunn by Mike Vass
North by Blazin’ Fiddles
The Bell That Never Rang by Lau
The Untied Knot by Shooglenifty
Upsurge by Scott Wood Band
When the Day is on the Turn by Dallahan
Dance Band of the Year – Sponsored by the National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs
The Full Scottish
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