The live blog from the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards IS NOW OPEN! Click on the links below to join in!
Provost prepares to welcome people to Scottish Traditional Music Awards
The 2012 MG ALBA Traditional Music Awards are taking place in Fort William this weekend and the Provost of Lochaber, Councillor Allan Henderson, is looking forward to extending a warm Highland welcome to everyone coming along. He said: “The Highland Council are delighted that the 10th MG ALBA Scottish Traditional Music Awards are taking place […]
TMSA AGM Trad Awards, Sat 8th Dec 3.30pm
The TMSA National AGM is in the Alexandra Hotel, Fort William on Saturday at 3.30pm Tea and Coffee available from 3pm, I am sure other perhaps stronger refreshments will be for sale. Any members in town for the Trad Awards, please come along, look forward to seeing a few folk there and at the awards
Saltire Society Reception – Saturday 8th December
If you’re in Fort William this will be great fun! Saltire Society Reception 2.00pm Saturday 8th December 2012 Alexandra Hotel Fort William On the occasion of the Hall of Fame Dinner and the ‘Hands Up For Trad’ MG Alba Awards in Fort William we are hosting a small drinks reception in the Alexandra Hotel in […]
Photos from MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2011
Just having a think back to last years MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in Perth. It was another great night with lots of brilliant music (and now snow like 2010!). Here are our photos – see if they bring back any memories. Remember and vote in the 2012 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. […]
The 2012 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are LIVE ON TV!
This is brilliant news! If you can’t make it to Fort William on the 8th December you will be able to watch the show on BBC Alba live from Fort William. The channel is available in Scotland via Freeview, and throughout the UK on Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and online (BBC iPlayer). We’ll have our […]
Have you read about Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail project?
Fèis Rois started its innovative Ceilidh Trail project in Ross-Shire in 2000. This cultural tourism initiative gives aspiring young musicians the opportunity to develop their performance skills and to experience life as a touring artist. This successful model has now been adopted by six other communities acrossthe Highlands. In 2012, in addition to running a […]
Glasgow Irish Minstrels Branch of Comhaltas music session
Just back from St Roch’s where the Glasgow Irish Minstrels Branch of Comhaltas host their music lessons. They’re nominated in the Community Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards alongside Scots Music Group Inspire Project, Feis Rois Local and National Ceilidh Trail 2012 and Tiree Music Festival. There was a great recital from BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician […]
The value of social media
People often say to me that social media – eg FaceBook, Twitter has been bad for trad music. I don’t agree. Yes the way that everything disappears on social media is not exactly traditional and I suppose if traditional music had relied on social media there would be no traditional culture as it would have disappeared down […]
FilmG Awards News
From FaceBook… Attention everyone – we have an important date for your diaries! We are delighted to announce that the FilmG Awards will be held on the 22nd March next year! Keep a look out for the announcement of the venue…. different venue but even MORE exciting than the Fruitmarket!