TradLive, a new music festival from Hands Up for Trad which will be streamed entirely on YouTube, will go live on Saturday 23rd September. The one day spectacular will see 9 live music acts broadcast live from 2pm to 11pm (BST), music fans from across the globe can be part of the interactive festival via Hands Up for Trad YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/handsupfortrad
Hands Up for Trad are known for working with the biggest names in the Scottish trad scene, so it’s no surprise that the TradLive line-up will see some of the hottest acts on the circuit perform at this debut event. Among this year’s performers are the diverse and innovative Scottish Folk Band Barluath, TRIP, Findlay Napier and two time BBC Radio Scotland Young Folk Finalist, Ryan Young (currently a Folk Radio UK Featured Album of the Month), who was also named MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2016 ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’. TradLive will also feature music and conversation from The Hur, Gnoss, OBT, Paddy Callaghan Trio and Josie Duncan.
Hands Up for Trad – pioneers in the traditional music industry – continue to propel the Scottish Traditional music industry to new audiences with projects such as TradLive and the Scots Trad Music Awards. They are renowned for promoting traditional musicians and their work to wider international markets and make SCOTTISH Traditional music accessible across their extensive online networks to worldwide audiences. providing much-needed platforms for artists to thrive. The organisation exists to promote Scottish traditional music through education, information and advocacy to artists, audiences and participants throughout Scotland and beyond.
The festival, which will be live-streamed online, is free to watch, however audiences can support with online donations, which will go to MacMillan Cancer Support, Mary’s Meals and Oxfam.
Event Founder and Hands Up for Trad Creative Director, Simon Thoumire, said: “We’re thrilled to host the world’s first ever online trad festival. TradLive will be a jam-packed event with music and interviews from some of the best musicians in the Trad industry.
At Hands Up for Trad, we’re always looking for new ways to showcase the unbelievable talent we have here in Scotland. We’ve established a network of 140 countries with our monthly podcast and we wanted to give people the chance to enjoy some spectacular trad acts from the comfort of their homes but still be personal and interactive. Thus, TradLive was created.
It’s a free event, though we would ask that viewers make a charitable contribution instead of a ticket fee. Tune in and celebrate the debut of our brand new digital festival.”
Tune into TradLive: https://www.youtube.com/c/