BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award

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This is an Award that 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. Each year the winner is provided with high profile performance opportunities and the necessary tools and advice they require to launch a career in traditional music.

Read about the 2013 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Finalists

The ‘Award’ takes the form of a competition which includes a fun residential weekend in October at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire for 12 semi-finalists. The weekend includes workshops and advice on all aspects of working in the traditional music business plus a public concert with performances by the semi-finalists. From this concert, six finalists are chosen by a panel of judges to go forward to the grand final. This is held each January at a prestigious concert at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow where one of the six is judged to be BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award winner for that year.

The first winner (in 2001) was Isle of Arran fiddler Gillian Frame (pictured)

The competition is organised and run by Hands Up For Trad, an organisation dedicated to increasing the profile and visibility of Scottish traditional music through information, education and advocacy. http://www.handsupfortrad.co.uk

Current event:
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2013

Read about the previous events:
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2012
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2011
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2010
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2009
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2008
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2007
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2006
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2005
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2004
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2003
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2002
Young Scottish Traditional Musician 2001

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