Congratulations to the finalists of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2021. After a splendid semi-finalists concert held at BBC Scotland in Glasgow the 6 musicians above won through to the finals. All 12 musicians in the semi-finals played brilliantly and the judges had a very difficult time choosing the final 6. We are very lucky in Scotland to have such amazing young musicians coming through the ranks. Listen in to the finals at 5pm, January 31st on BBC Radio Scotland. Find out more at bbc.co.uk/youngtrad.
In this difficult year BBC Radio Scotland did a great job of making the semi-finals happen. Accompanists Mhairi Hall (piano) and Michael Bryan (guitar) got together with the semi-finalists to rehearse their sets and performed with them for the semi-finalists concert. Read more about the finalists below.
Bradley Parker – Bagpipes (County Down, Northern Ireland)
Ellie Beaton – Voice (Aberdeenshire)
Graham Rorie – Fiddle (Orkney)
Iona Fyfe – Voice (Huntly)
Lucie Hendry – Lever Harp (Aberdeenshire)
Michael Biggins – Piano (Newcastle)
Keep up with all the latest BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award information at www.bbc.co.uk/youngtrad