It’s not long now until the closing date of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award! Friday 4th July is the closing date and you shouldn’t miss it. There are so many opportunities to be had by entering the competition. Our 2014 winner Robyn Stapleton is just back from Coldstream where she sang the Queen’s Baton over the Scottish border, the 2013 winner Paddy Callaghan has done lots of amazing things and the 2012 winner Rona Wilkie has still never stopped working.
If you are between 16 & 27 all you have to do is complete an application form– available via the BBC Radio Scotland’s website or call 0141 942 2616 and return it to the address provided along with a 10-minute recording of your playing, a short biography and paragraph explaining your commitment to a career in traditional music. Recordings must be sent to us on CD. Accompanists entering the award, eg guitarists or percussionists, may have a lead instrument on their recording. An adjudication panel will choose 12 semi-finalists based on their ability. All semi-finalists will be notified during the week beginning Monday 18th August 2014. The closing date for applications is Friday 4th July. The semi finals weekend is on Fri 3rd – Sun 5th Oct 2014.
Give it a go you will never look back!