It’s that time of year again and The Scots Trad Music Awards will be celebrating their 10th year at Fort William’s Nevis Centre on the 7th and 8th December 2012. Preparations for the event are well underway with the acts performing on the night already booked which feature some of our favourites. It promises to be a great night and if you missed last year’s then read our live review here. In the meantime here’s a reminder of why it’s so popular, this is a clip of the opening of the ceremony, it’s one big party!
The acts booked for the Trad Music Awards on the 8th December are:
Mairearad and Anna
Inveraray and District Pipe Band
National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs Celebration
Gordon Duncan Experience
Tribute to National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs
Tickets for the show are £20 and are available from the Nevis Centre Box Office on 01397 700707. The show starts at 7pm.
Nominate your favourite act for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2012
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Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame
In 2005 at the Scots Trad Music Awards The Hall of Fame was launched for which inductees are selected annually. Past inductees can be heard in the clip below which includes Doc Watson ho as inducted in 2004 under the Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award.
For 2012 they are:
Anne Lorne Gillies
Hamish Henderson Service to Traditional Music: Isobel Mieras
Here’s a clip featuring inductees to date:
This year they will be honouring the 2012 inductees by having a 3 course dinner with compere John Carmichael and amazing legendary acts
Flora MacNeil and Maggie MacInnes
Rona Wilkie and Marit Felt (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2012)
For full details of this and all other Scottish culture news head on over to Hands Up for Trad’s Scottish Culture Online.