Congratulations to Fatherofschm• who have been nominated in Graphic Designer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Industry Awards 2019. Vote now!
We asked Somhairle MacDonald of Fatherofschm• the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I AM SOMHAIRLE… THE FATHER OF SCHMO… AN ARTIST… A PHOTOGRAPHER… A HIGHLANDER… A PERSON OF EARTH
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Used to play the bass. Now make pictures. Still play the bass have always made pictures. Music is joy.
Any particular career highlights?
Playing the trad awards in a cocktail dress.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m trying to live outside more.
The results of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Industry Awards will be announced the week of 2nd December online at http://www.scotstradmusicawards.com.
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are are priced £25 (+ Booking Fee), and Concessions are available. To book please call Aberdeen Music Hall Box Office on 01224 641122, or visit: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards/2734. Bands performing on Saturday 7th December include Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner 2019), Heisk, Aberdeenshire Youth Band, Sian, Robyn Stapleton, Mairi Campbell and the Pendulum Band, Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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