Scottish Young Traditional Musician 2009
Click on the image above to see Ruaridh performing at the final
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.
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 -
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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)