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The Semi-finalists have been announced. Here they are!

How To Apply.
Entrants (aged 16–27 inclusive) must complete an application form – available via the website or telephone number below – and return it to the address provided with a 10-minute recording of their playing, a short biography and paragraph explaining their commitment to a career in traditional music. Recordings to be sent to us on CD. Accompanists entering the award, eg guitarists or percussionists, may have a lead instrument on their recording. An adjudication panel will choose 12 semi-finalists based on their ability. All semi-finalists will be notified during the week beginning Monday 13th August 2012. The closing date for applications is Friday 6th July

Semi-Finals Weekend. (Fri 5th- Sun 7th October 2012)
A fun residential weekend at Wiston Lodge, Wiston, South Lanarkshire including workshops and advice on all aspects of working in the traditional music business. Each semi-finalist will perform a 10 minute slot at an evening concert in Coulter Hall, Coulter, South Lanarkshire (accompanists will be provided where required) on Saturday October 6th (start time 7.30pm), which will be judged by a panel drawn from professional traditional musicians, festival organisers etc. The six finalists selected will be notified by letter during the week beginning Monday 8th October 2012.

Finals Weekend. (Fri 1st-Sun 3rd February 2013 Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow)
The Grand Final will be held at the Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow on Sunday 3rd February 2013. Finalists will perform for 15 minutes in a concert setting and can be accompanied by a professional traditional musician of their choice (from a group provided). The winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2013 will be awarded a recording session with BBC Scotland, performance at the Scots Trad Music Awards, one year’s membership of Musicians Union, and all finalists get one year’s membership of TMSA plus the opportunity to take part in the TMSA’s annual Young Trad Tour.

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