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Trad stars align to celebrate the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2017

Posted on December 5th, 2017 in Recent posts by .


On Saturday, the biggest names in Scottish traditional music gathered at the 15th MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, with Elephant Sessions, Skipinnish and Talisk (pictured) all picking up prizes

On December 2 the stars of Scottish traditional music gathered at Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre to celebrate the best of traditional talent from the past year. Broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland, the prestigious event featured performances from Elephant Sessions, The Shee Big Band, Siobhan Miller and more.

The award for Album of the Year went to innovative folk-rock five-piece Elephant Sessions for their second album All We Have is Now, while Live Act of the Year was clinched by Highland band Skipinnish. The coveted Scottish Folk Band of the Year award went to fast-rising folk trio Talisk, while Robert Robertson picked up Gaelic Singer of the Year.

The full list of winners 

Album of the Year – All We Have is Now by Elephant Sessions
Community Project of the Year – Tiree Songbook
Composer of the Year – Adam Sutherland
Live Act of the Year – Skipinnish
Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year – Siobhan Miller
Up and Coming Artist Award – 
Music Tutor of the Year – Emma Tomlinson
Gaelic Singer of the Year – Robert Robertson
Folk Band of the Year – Talisk
Dance Band of the Year – Duncan Black Band
Scottish Pipe Band of the Year – Inveraray & District Pipe Band
Club of the Year – Edinburgh Folk Club
Instrumentalist of the Year – Gary Innes
Event of the Year – A Night for Angus (Shooglenifty at Celtic Connections)
Trad Music in the Media – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Venue of the Year – Tolbooth (Stirling)


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