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07 October 2008
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2009 Finalists Announced
The 4th October brought together another memorable evening of entertainment in Coulter, South Lanarkshire. 12 young musicians played their hearts out in an attempt to win through to the finals of the 2009 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. The finals will be held in Glasgow on February 1st as part of the prestigious Celtic Connections festival. The concert was opened by Aileen Campbell MSP who talked of the strength and importance of Scotland’s traditional music. The finalists are:

Adam Holmes - guitar, song (Edinburgh)
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Lorne MacDougall - pipes, whistle (Carradale, Argyll)
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Ruairidh Macmillan - fiddle (Nairn)
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Kenneth Nicolson - Gaelic song (Lochs, Isle of Lewis)
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Jack Smedley - fiddle (Buckie, Banffshire)
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Daniel Thorpe - fiddle (Inverurie)
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The winner of the Award will get the chance to perform at an International music festival, make a CD, 1 year’s membership of the Musician’s Union. All the finalists will get 1 years membership of the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA), a tour of Scotland organised by the TMSA, and a session on BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk programme.


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