We’ll be heading off to Dundee tomorrow for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards but the good news is that those that can’t make it there in person will be able to watch the Awards and Gala concert via BBC iPlayer between 9pm and 11pm GMT on Saturday 5th December from the iPlayer website.
The link to watch the programme is here. Also you can listen to it live on BBC Radio Scotland which is also available on the iPlayer.
Hosting the evening will be the prodigiously-talented duo, Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney. Along with presentations of awards across sixteen categories, the evening will feature live performances from a host of top Scottish performers including renowned Gaelic singer Cathy Ann MacPhee who will be travelling from Canada for the occasion, as well as the Peatbog Faeries and Duncan Chisholm, who won Album of the Year 2014.
Event founder and promoter Simon Thoumire, said: “I am thrilled and delighted that BBC ALBA will once again be bringing the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards to audiences throughout the UK and it’s a huge bonus that the awards will also be broadcast worldwide bringing Scotland’s music and song to new international audiences.”
Margaret Cameron, BBC ALBA Executive Producer, said: “BBC ALBA is delighted to be working with Bees Nees Media and other partners including Dundee City Council to bring the awards to a wider audience of viewers and listeners both at home and on a worldwide stage through our enhanced broadcast package. It’s sure to be a fantastic night with a great line-up reflecting Scottish Traditional Music at its very best.”
Sharon Mair, Editor Radio Music, Events and Partnerships for BBC Scotland, said: “BBC Radio Scotland has a great track record of supporting Scottish traditional music so we’re delighted to be broadcasting live from the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards for the first time on Saturday 5th December. This is a true collaboration between all the organisations involved and will bring the best of traditional music to our audiences.”
City of Dundee Lord Provost Councillor Bob Duncan, said: “Dundee City Council is delighted to welcome such a prestigious national music event to the city for the first time and I am certain that Dundee will put on a fantastic show for the BBC ALBA and worldwide audiences as well as those visiting the city for the event. I am also pleased that Dundee’s very own Catriona Mackay who won the Instrumentalist of the Year category at last year’s awards will be performing as part of the evening’s entertainment.”