The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2015
semi-finalists have been announced. A superb lineup of young musicians from all over the country.
The finalists are:
Lucie Hendry clarsach (Laurencekirk)
Ryan Young fiddle (Cardross)
Claire Hastings Scots song (Dumfries)
Heather Downie clarsach (Dunblane)
Rhoda Naomi Welsh voice / piano (Stornoway)
Grant McFarlane accordion (Paisley)
Ainsley Hamill voice (Helensburgh)
Louise Bichan fiddle (Orkney)
Gemma Donald fiddle (Shetland)
Alexander Levack whistle /pipes (Maryburgh)
Suzanne Houston piano (Golspie)
Seamus OBaoighill fiddle (Skye)
Each semi-finalist will perform for 10 minutes in Coulter Hall, South Lanarkshire on October 4th at 7.30pm. Their performance will be adjudicated by five music professional judges who will select six musicians to go through to the finals at Glasgows Celtic Connections festival on Sunday 1st February.