When: Sunday, October 18th 2009, Start Time: 08:00, End Time: 10:00
The TMSA Young Trad Tour 2009 is a showcase for the cream of the new generation of Scottish musicians - the 5 finalists and winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award 2009. As well as being highly talented solo performers, the sound they create as a band is energetic, dynamic and full of promise for the tradition they carry.
This prestigious award, which is organized by Hands Up for Trad provides a unique opportunity for young musicians to develop their musical careers.
The award takes place each year at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and has now become an established and respected showcase for young performers representing the breadth of Scotland’s instrumental and vocal traditions. The Traditional Music and Song Association is proud to be associated with these young musicians at the early stages of promising careers in traditional music.
There’s a real powerhouse of Scottish fiddling in this band led by the winner of the 2009 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year. From the gentle slow airs of the Gaelic Highlands to the storming jigs and reels and the quintessentially Scottish Strathspeys-these young musicians are truly exceptional!
Tonight's concert will be a unique experience because it will be an acoustic performance.
Ruairidh MacMillan (Nairn) Fiddle and 2009 winner
Daniel Thorpe (Inverurie)Fiddle
Lorne MacDougal (Argyll) Pipes and whistles
Adam Holmes (Edinburgh) Guitar and Song
Jack Smedley (Cullen) Fiddle
Catriona Watt (Isle of Lewis) Gaelic song and 2007 winner
Ewan Robertson (Carrbridge) Guitar, Song and 2008 winner