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Scottish Young Traditional Musician 2009

BBC Radio Scotland YoungTraditional Musician 2009

ruairidh macmillan bbc ytmofy 2009 winner - copyright of lindsay addison
Ruairidh Macmillan
BBC YTMofY 2009 Winner
Click on the image above to see Ruaridh performing at the final
 

Finalists announced

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2009 Finals.

On the 1st February, 2009 Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow are hosting the finals of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2009. This is always one of the top gigs at the festival and an exhibition of the strength of Scotland's musical future. Every year the musicians play and sing great music to screaming excited crowds. You cannot beat the electric atmosphere of the Young Trad Awards.

The 2009 finalists are:

Adam Holmes - guitar, song (Edinburgh)
Lorne MacDougall - pipes, whistle (Carradale, Argyll)
Ruairidh Macmillan - fiddle (Nairn)
Kenneth Nicolson - Gaelic song (Lochs, Isle of Lewis)
Jack Smedley - fiddle (Buckie, Banffshire)
Daniel Thorpe - fiddle (Inverurie)
 
To watch their individual performances at the final click on their pictures below.
 
For more information about the final competition click HERE.
Adam Holmes 2009 runner-up
Adam Holmes 2009 runner-up
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Lorne MacDougall 2009 runner-up
Lorne MacDougall 2009 runner-up
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Ruairidh Macmillan 2009 winner
Ruairidh Macmillan 2009 winner
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Kenneth Nicolson 2009 runner-up
Kenneth Nicolson 2009 runner-up
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Jack Smedley 2009 runner-up
Jack Smedley 2009 runner-up
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Daniel Thorpe 2009 runner-up
Daniel Thorpe 2009 runner-up
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Semi-finals were held in the Coulter Hall, Coulter (near Biggar) on Saturday 4th October 2008

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The 2009 semi finalists were -

Carly Blain - Kelso (fiddle)
Katie Boyle - Glasgow (fiddle)
Heather Downie - Glasgow (harp, scots song)
Adam Holmes - Edinburgh (guitar, song)
Suzanne Houston - Nairn (piano, song)
Amy Lord - Dunblane (song)
Lorne MacDougall - Carradale (bagpipes)
Ruairidh Macmillan - Glasgow (fiddle)
Craig Muirhead - Stirling (bagpipes, piano, voice)
Kenneth Nicolson - Lochs (Isle of Lewis) (song)
Jack Smedley - Buckie (fiddle)
Daniel Thorpe - Glasgow (fiddle)

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