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24 September 2007
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician semi-finalists 2008
last years ytm semi finalists  of lindsay addison

The 12 semi-finalists have been announced for this years BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2008 Award. As usual they show Scotland's musical talent the length and breadth of the country.

The glittering semi-final concert will be held on Saturday 6th October in Coulter Hall, Coulter, South Lanarkshire at 7.30pm (tickets £8 (conc £6). The concert will be opened by Aileen Campbell MSP.

From this concert 6 musicians will be selected to go through to the final in January at Celtic Connections festival, Glasgow on the 27th January 2008.

Many thanks to our sponsors who are Scottish Arts Council, Foot Stompin' Records, Celtic Connections festival, Musicians Union, British Council Scotland, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, Traditional Music and Song Association , Watercolour Music and Clydesdale Folk Club. Please support them.

This Award exists to encourage young musicians to keep their tradition 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.

Semi-finalists:
Steven Blake (Pipes)
Gillian Fleetwood (Clarsach and song)
David Garner (Fiddle)
Adam Holmes (Guitar, song)
Amy Lord (Scots song)
Lorne MacDougall (Pipes, whistle)
James Duncan MacKenzie (Pipes, smallpipes)
Iain Angus MacLeod (Accordion)
Robert Menzies (Accordion, piano)
Ewan Robertson (Guitar, song)
Ailie Robertson (Clarsach)
Fraya Thomsen (Clarsach)

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