In 2006 Hands Up for Trad announced the David Roberts Memorial Plate in memory of David Roberts, an early supporter of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. The Award celebrates young traditional musicians in the Lanarkshire area who are doing really well and making a name for themselves. In 2013 we are very happy to present this award to Hannah Dickson of Dolphinton near Biggar.
Hannah will be presented with her award at the semi-finals of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award in Coulter Hall, Coulter on Saturday 5th October. At this concert musicians from all over Scotland (aged between 16 and 27) will compete for a place in the Young Trad finals which take place in Glasgow in January 2014.
Hannah Dickson started playing fiddle was aged seven under the tutelage of Angus Ramsay. She attended the RSAMD junior academy, becoming a member of the orchestra and choir, and attaining a Grade 5 theory. She is a member of the popular youth band KODA run by her dad Keith Dickson and enjoys playing gigs with the band including one at T in the Park! Hannah has also performed at several traditional music festivals including NAAFC festival, Perth Accordion Festival, Auchtermuchty Festival and the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival. She also performs regularly at Biggar Accordion and Fiddle Club. She is currently tutored by Gill Simpson and working towards achieving a Grade 8 violin. At weekends, she enjoys working as an assistant at Edinburgh Young Musicians.
If you would like attend the semi-finals of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award you can buy tickets here http://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/youngtrad/events/bbc-radio-scotland-young-traditional-musician-award-semi-finals-concert/
For more information on David Roberts Memorial Plate please visit http://www.scottishcultureonline.com/groups/david-roberts-memorial-plate/
For more information on Hands Up for Trad and their projects please visit http://www.scottishcultureonline.com/hands-up-for-trad/