30 September 2010
Traditional night out - Gazette
Traditional night out - Gazette
Last years semi finalists ready to entertain...young musicians will cater for traditional tastes
bbc young traditional musicians 2010 semi finalists at wiston lodge
Coulter Hall is the venue once again for the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award semi finals.
The event on Saturday, October 9, at 7.30pm will boast everything from pipes and song to fiddle, accordion and harp.
For the first time this year, the contest will have a 2/3 ratio of female to male musicians.
Event organiser Simon Thoumire said: "I love this time of year when we get to meet 12 new fabulous musicians.
"It really is heartening to see how well traditional music is evolving through our young people."
Artists performing will include Gaelic singing clarsach players Mairi Chaimbeul and Steaphanaidh Chaimbeul, from Kyle of Lochalsh; Edinburgh fiddler Katie Foster; Paul Garner from Coventry on whistles; Orkney fiddler Kristan Harvey; Lorne MacDougall on bagpipes; and whistle and fiddler/singer Hannah McNeill.
Also playing will be Gaelic singer Liondsaidh Mitchell; Scots vocalist Alistair Ogilvy; Glasgow pianist Tina Rees; Helensburgh fiddle player Eilidh Steel; and Duns accordionist Andrew Waite.
Tickets are £8 (£6 cons) for a concert, which is a culmination of a weekend of workshops where young musicians learn about the music business from guest speakers. Tickets are available on the door or by calling 0131 510 0006.
From this concert, six musicians will win through to the final on January 29 at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
It is an excellent opportunity for the young musicians to hear bands, meet influential people and play an amazing concert at the City Halls, Glasgow which is broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland.
The award exists to encourage young musicians to keep their traditions alive and to maximise their musical potential by the pursuit of a career in traditional music.
The winner will be provided with high profile performance opportunities and the necessary tools and advice they require to launch a career in traditional music.

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