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SAY Awards – voting open

12/08/2019

SAY Awards – voting open. The public vote for the SAY Awards 2019 is now open. The 72 hour public voting window for the Scottish Album of The Year is open now and closes at midnight this Wednesday, 14th August. The Longlisted album which secures the most votes will automatically gain a place on the Shortlist, as well as a guaranteed minimum prize of £1,000.

A further 9 albums, decided by the SAY Award judging panel, will make up the shortlist which will be announced live on BBC Radio Scotland on Thursday 15th August between 9-10pm.

The Scottish Album of the Year Award ceremony will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday 6 September 2019. The winning artist will pick up a £20,000 cash prize, with the 9 runners up each being awarded £1,000. Each Shortlisted artist will also receive an exclusively designed piece of artwork from the SAY Award Design Commission.

To place your vote, please visit: https://www.sayaward.com/

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Young Traditional Musician 2020 – applications open

24/06/2019

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2020 – applications open.

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2020 is open for applications. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019. The competition is open to individual musicians who stay in Scotland and are aged between 16 and 27 years as of the 24th July 2019.

To enter the competition, entrants must submit:

  • 10 minute recording of themselves playing traditional Scottish music
  • A short biography of their traditional music experience
  • A list of songs/tunes submitted and any relevant details of their source/background.
  • A 1 min home video of themselves performing in domestic or concert setting.

A panel of judges will review all entries and select a shortlist of up to 12 entrants. Following the semi-finals the judges will select 6 finalists who will then be invited to perform at the final which will be held in Glasgow on Sunday 2nd February 2020 as part of Celtic Connections Festival.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3KxTvJZ6N0wkdj1C6qCdQZF/bbc-radio-scotland-young-traditional-musician-2020

 

 

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Scottish Jazz Awards 2019 – voting open.

06/05/2019

The Scottish Jazz Awards 2019 – voting open. The Jazz awards celebrate Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene and provide an opportunity to recognise the wide breadth of musical talent.

A panel of industry specialists, including media, press and promoters from across the UK, select the shortlists for the following categories of awards:

Rising Star Award sponsored by The Blue Arrow

Best Band Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union

Best Vocalist Award sponsored by Whigham’s Jazz Club.

Best Instrumentalist Award sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

Best Album Award sponsored by Birnam CD

New this year is the Services to Scottish Jazz Award, sponsored by Ticketmaster, which will recognise and celebrate those working behind the scenes. A Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Help Musicians Scotland will also be presented at the awards ceremony with both winners chosen by the panel. Previous winners include Fionna Duncan, Carol Kidd, Bobby Wellins, Tam White and Ronnie Rae.

Public voting closes at 5pm on Tuesday 21 May. To vote, please visit: http://www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards/

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Drygate Brewery on Sunday 9 June. If you’d like to purchase tickets for the Scottish Jazz Awards please visit: Jazz Awards 2019 Tickets.

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Scottish Community Music Awards 2019 – nominations open

15/04/2019

The Scottish Community Music Awards 2019 are open for nominations. The Awards celebrate music teachers, community projects, young musicians, community organisations and composers, who, through music, make a difference to communities across Scotland. The Awards encompass a wide range of music groups including pipe bands, recorder groups, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, samba bands… across a wide range of musical genres.

The 5 categories are:

  • Community Music Teacher of the Year
  • Community Music Project of the Year
  • Young Community Musician/s of the Year
  • Community Music Organisation of the Year
  • Community Music Composer of the Year

Nominations in each of the categories will be assessed by a panel of industry experts and a shortlist of 3 for each category will be announced in May. Nominations close on 30th April and the public can vote for their favourites from May with the winners announced in June.

To find out more and to nominate please visit: handsupfortrad/chorusawards

 

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Scottish Awards for New Music 2019

11/03/2019

Nominations are open for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 – the awards event takes place on Monday 13th May at the Drygate Brewery in Glasgow. The awards celebrate the depth and breadth of Scotland’s vibrant contemporary music scene, champion the work of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles, and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland.

The twelve categories for nominations include:

  • EVM Award for Electroacoustic/Sound Art Work
  • The Dorico Award for Small Scale New Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)
  • Large Scale New Work (11+ performers)
  • New Music Recording of the Year
  • Collaboration in New Music
  • Community/Education Project
  • Contribution to New Music in Scotland
  • New Music Performer(s) of the Year
  • Creative Programming
  • The Good Spirts company award for Innovation in New Folk Music
  • Innovation in New Jazz Music
  • Making It Happen

Nominations can be made by both members of the public and industry professionals until 5pm on Friday 22nd March 2019. For further information on eligibility/submission criteria and to submit nominations please visit: www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2019

 

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Vote now – Shortlist Announced Scots Trad Music Awards

07/11/2018

Vote now – Shortlists have been announced for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 – Voting is open until Friday 23rd November. The winners will be revealed at the Trad Awards ceremony on Saturday 1st December at Perth Concert Hall.

Album of the Year shortlist:

Alterum by Julie Fowlis

EVO by Skerryvore

Punch by The Poozies

Sanctuary by Ross Ainslie

Sandwood by Duncan Chisholm

Some Other Land by Adam Sutherland

Symbiosis II by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton

The Key by Blazin’ Fiddes

The Railway by Hamish Napier

The Seer by Lauren MacColl

Voting is also open for the other award categories which include:

Club of the Year

Composer of the Year

Community Project of the Year,

Event of the Year

Gaelic Singer of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Live Act of the Year

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year

Scottish Dance Band of the Year

Scottish Folk Band of the Year

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year

Trad Music in the Media

Music Tutor of the Year

Up and Coming Artist of the Year

Venue of the Year Award

Huge congratulations and good luck to all nominees!

For more information and to register your vote please visit: scotstradmusicawards

To book a ticket for the awards please visit: horsecross.co.uk

 

 

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2018 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards – voting open

04/10/2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

Hands Up for Trad have opened nominations for this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. The public have until Sunday 14th October to nominate in each of the eighteen categories which include Composer of the Year and Album of the Year.

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards celebrates excellence in traditional music. Honouring artists, instrumentalists, composers and singer-songwriters plus phenomenal performances from some of the biggest names in traditional music, the ceremony recognises outstanding musical talent from all over Scotland.

We’re delighted once again to sponsor the Trad Album of the Year.  The award shines a light on the traditional recording industry and showcases the vast number of albums released each year in the trad and folk music genre.

The 2018 longlist of 25 albums :

  • Air Fàir an Là by Niteworks
  • alterum by Julie Fowlis
  • Bare Knuckle by Chris Stout and Catriona McKay
  • Ellipsis by Fourth Moon
  • EVO by SKERRYVORE
  • Glasgow by Findlay Napier
  • In Praise of Home by Rura
  • Inyal by Inyal
  • Notes from the boat by Mike Vass
  • Pipes by John Mulhearn
  • Punch by The Poozies
  • Sanctuary by Ross Ainslie
  • Sandwood by Duncan Chisholm
  • SOLO by Sarah-Jane Summers
  • Some Other Land by Adam Sutherland
  • Sròmos by James Duncan Mackenzie
  • Symbiosis II by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton
  • Tales From The North by Calum Stewart
  • The Key by Blazin’ Fiddes
  • The Morning Tempest by Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente
  • The Pipe Slang by Jamie MacDonald & Christian Gamauf
  • The Railway by Hamish Napier
  • The Rough Bounds by Daimh
  • The Seer by Lauren MacColl
  • Undersong by Salt House

The longlist will be whittled down to a shortlist of ten albums which is decided by 50% industry panel and 50% public. The winners will be unveiled at Perth Concert Hall on 1st December 2018.

For more information and to nominate please visit:

https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/nominations-are-open-for-the-2018-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards-tell-us-who-you-think-should-be-nominated/

Tickets for the Trad Music Awards ceremony are available from Horsecross Threatre.

https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards-35002

For box office call 01738 621031 or email box@horsecross.co.uk.

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Trad Album of the Year 2018 – open for nominations

10/09/2018

The Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 – The Trad Album of the Year highlights the trad recording industry and showcases the vast number of albums which are released each year in the trad/folk music genre. Albums eligible for entry are those released between September 2017 and August 2018 and must have more than 6 tracks or 40 mins of material. Only albums within the folk/trad genre are eligible for this award.

The Longlist (20 releases), decided by an industry panel, will be announced in October 2018. The shortlist (10 releases), decided by 50% industry panel and 50% public, will be announced in November. The winner will be announced at the Scots Trad Music Awards on 1st December, Perth Concert Hall.

For more information please visit: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/album-of-the-year/

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BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2019 – open for entries

12/06/2018

BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year 2019 is open to individual musicians aged between 16 and 27 years (as at Friday 6th July 2018) and must currently reside in Scotland and must have resided in Scotland for 5 or more consecutive years. Entrants under 18 years of age will need parental permission to enter.

Entrants can only enter individually and only one entry per person is permitted. Bands are not eligible.

To enter the competition, entrants must submit:

  • a 10 minute recording of themselves playing traditional Scottish music
  • a short written biography of their traditional music experience
  • a list of songs/tunes submitted and any relevant details of their source/background
  • a 1 min home video of themselves performing in domestic or concert setting.

Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 6th July 2018.

For more information, please visit: www.bbc.co.uk/radio-scotland-young-trad-musician-2019

 

 

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Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 – voting open

15/05/2018

Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 – voting open.

Scottish Jazz Awards – celebrating Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene. Glasgow Jazz Festival have announced the nominations for the 6th Scottish Jazz Awards. The awards bring together the best in Scottish jazz to honour some of the most talented and revered musicians in the industry.

The Birnam team are delighted to be involved with the Scottish Jazz Awards and are once again sponsoring the ‘Best Album Award’, further nomination categories include: Best Vocalist Award, Best Instrumentalist Award, Rising Star Award, Best Band/Ensemble Award. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented at the awards ceremony. Previous winners have included Carol Kidd, Bobby Wellins, Tam White, Ronnie Rae and Jim Mullen.

The awards ceremony, in association with Hands Up For Trad, will take place at St Luke’s in Glasgow on Sunday 3 June.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.jazzfest.co.uk/tickets or calling 08444 539027

To vote in the 6th Scottish Jazz Awards, visit www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards . Voting closes at 5pm, Thursday 24th May.

The full list of nominations are as follows:

Best Vocalist Award – Sponsored by Jazz from Scotland

Ali Affleck – Georgia Cecile – Luca Manning – Maggie Nicols – Rachel Lightbody – Seonaid Aitken

Best Instrumentalist Award – Sponsored by ESP Music Rentals

Alyn Cosker – Brian Kellock – Colin Steele – Fergus McCreadie – Graham Costello – Konrad Wiszniewski

Rising Star Award – In association with Help Musicians Scotland

David Bowden – Fergus McCreadie – Joe Williamson – Liam Shortall – Luca Manning – Pete Johnstone

Best Band/Ensemble Award – Sponsored by The Blue Arrow

Fat-Suit – Mezcla – Rose Room – Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Square One – Graham Costello’s Strata

Best Album Award – Sponsored by Birnam CD

Alan Benzie, Little Mysteries – Alyn Cosker, KPF – Colin Steele, Diving for Pearls – Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, The Word for it Now – Graham Costello’s Strata – Tommy Smith, Embodying the Light

To vote in the 6th Scottish Jazz Awards, visit www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards . Voting closes at 5pm, Thursday 24th May.