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The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2015

The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2015

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 O’Baoighill – 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 Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival on Sunday 1st February.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

From August 1-23, audiences will see a 1,000-strong cast gather for the 65th Tattoo . This year, the stage is set for a Homecoming-themed Tattoo which will celebrate ‘Our Home, Friends And Family‘, once again staged on the floodlit Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

Each year, some 220,000 people travel from the four corners of the earth to witness a performance of this internationally acclaimed event.

A unique spectacle that is also enjoyed by a further 100 million who tune in on worldwide television.

An exciting line-up awaits, with acts from United Kingdom and beyond.

Don't miss this unique spectacle staged on the floodlit Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

Pre-order your copy of this unique spectacle now!



Filte gu Blas 2014

Fàilte gu Blas 2014

This year the Blas Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in style with events across The Highlands and Argyll.

The Blas Festival commences on 5th September to 13th September and features a stellar cast of artistes in various locations.

Alasdair Whyte, Angus McColl, Angus McColl Jnr, Ceòl nam Fèis, Cherish The Ladies, Christine Primrose, Còisir G, Daimh, Dougie MacLean, Drìne, A tribute to Rob Donn, Ellen MacDonald, Fèis Air an Oir, Fèis an Earraich, Fèis an Iar Thuath, Fèis Latharna, Fèis Lochabair, Fèis Oigridh na Mara, Fèis Rois, Fèis Spè, Fèis Thròdairnis, Gillie Mackenzie, Hò-rò, Home and Away / Glòir nan Caman, Howie MacDonald And Marilyn Mackinnon, James Mackenzie and Neil Ewart, Linda Macleod, Macanta, Mànran, Marloch, Mìorbhail Nam Beann, Pipe Major James Mackenzie, Ross Ainslie And Jarlath Henderson, Salt House, The Bothy Singers, The Cast Ewe Cèilidh Band, The Cheryl Heggie Dancers, The Donald Black Band, The MacGillivrays Of Calrossie, The Mischa MacPherson Trio, The Monach Isle Cèilidh Band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Trail West.

Blas visits Oban:
OBAN, Corran Halls Studio Bar - Tuesday 9th September - Cuairt nam Bàrd with Simon Ó Faolain, Dairena Ní Chinneide, Tony Mac Ruairí, Megan Nic Ruairí with Morag MacNeil and Fèis Latharna Cèilidh Trail.

OBAN, Corran Halls - 12th September - Dougie MacLean, Linda Macleod, Alasdair Whyte and Fèis Latharna.

TAYNUILT - Village Hall - 13th September - BLAS Commission 2014 (supported by Scottish Natural Heritage) - 'Miorbhail nam Beann' by Lochaber musician Iain MacFarlane based on one of the most renowned of Scottish Gaelic poets Duncan Bàn MacIntyre's Gaelic poem Moladh Beinn Dòbhrain.

Duncan Bàn MacIntyre's Gaelic poem Moladh Beinn Dòbhrain (In Praise of Ben Dorain) is thought to be one of the greatest nature poems composed in the Gaelic language. The poem will be the focus of a new bilingual commission from Iain MacFarlane using music, images and words to explore the past and present relationship between people, land and culture.