Earlier this month we shared with you the shortlisted nominations for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017. It is heralded as the most prestigious award ceremony in the traditional music calendar, the winners will be revealed during a glitzy award ceremony on Saturday 2nd December, at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre as Paisley bids for UK City of Culture 2021.
The night will be jam-packed with live performances from The Shee Big Band, who are roping in honorary Shees from throughout their eleven years to join them on stage, as well as performances from nominees Elephant Sessions and Siobhan Miller, making it a must-see event.
We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the event (details below), but before that, here’s a reminder of the nominees:
Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD
Afterlight by Ímar
All We Have Is Now by Elephant Sessions
An Dà Là – The Two Days by Mànran
An Dàn – Gaelic Songs for a Modern World by Mary Ann Kennedy
Bere by Saltfishforty
Fiddle + Guitar by Ross Couper + Tom Oakes
Mac Ile by The Islay Sessioners
Room with a View by Old Blind Dogs
Ryan Young by Ryan Young
Strata by Siobhan Miller
Community Project of the Year sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust
EPL events (Angus)
Fun Fiddle (Edinburgh)
Composer of the Year sponsored by PRS for Music
Live Act of the Year sponsored by Greentrax Recordings
Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year sponsored by Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland
Up and Coming Artist Award sponsored by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Music Tutor of the Year sponsored by Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative
Gaelic Singer of the Year sponsored by Macmeanmna
Mary Ann Kennedy
Calum Alex MacMillan
Folk Band of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound
Dance Band of the Year sponsored by National Association of Box and Fiddle Clubs
Duncan Black Band
James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
John Carmichael Ceilidh Band
David Halcrow Band
Scottish Pipe Band of the Year sponsored by The Glenturret Single Malt Whisky
Inveraray & District Pipe Band
Royal Mail Burgh of Annan Pipe Band
Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band
Dollar Academy Pipe Band
Club of the Year sponsored by Tradition Arts and Culture Scotland
Edinburgh Folk Club
Arc Sessions (Fochabers)
Clydesdale Accordion Club (Lanark)
Campsie Accordion & Fiddle Club
Instrumentalist of the Year sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Event of the Year sponsored by VisitScotland
Killin Music Festival
Edinburgh International Harp Festival
A Night For Angus (Shooglenifty at Celtic Connections)
Wind Resistance (Karine Polwart)
Trad Music in the Media sponsored by Skipinnish
BBC Radio nan Gaidheal A’ Mire ri Mòir
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Seirm (Bees Nees Media)
Venue of the Year sponsored by Musicians’ Union
An Lanntair (Stornoway)
Knoydart Community Hall
Glassel Hall (Aberdeenshire)
Giveaway for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 2nd December 2017*
As mentioned above, we have a pair of tickets for the award ceremony held at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre on Saturday 2nd December. The winner will be responsible for their own travel/accommodation, and the evening begins at 7pm.
To enter simply email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email include “Scots Trad Giveaway” in the subject along with your name and address in the body of the message. Last entries by 10 am on 28 November 2017.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased by calling 0300 300 1210 or visiting http://www.paisley2021.co.uk/events/. They can also be bought directly from Paisley Arts Centre.
*Terms & conditions apply:
- Only one entry per household.
- Winners will be chosen at random on 28 November 2017.
- The winner will be informed soon thereafter.
- Your information will not be shared with any other parties other than the winner’s name/contact details which will be passed on to the promoter.
- The winner will collect their tickets from reception on the evening of the event. The promoters will confirm this in an email.
Folk Radio UK’s full terms can be found here.