The TMSA’s (Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland) 8th Young Trad Tour CD is a glimpse at the young talent in the Scottish music scene. This year’s musicians are: Kristine Harvey, Daniel Thorpe, Lorne McDougall, Tina Rees, Mairi Chaimbeul, Andrew Waite and Alistair Ogilvy. This CD is the Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 3 December 2011.
Kristan Harvey: Kristan started learning fiddle at the age of 9 in Orkney’s Traditional Music project. Having graduated from the RSAMD with an honours degree in B Mus Violin in 2011, she is currently enjoying performing as a solo fiddler as well as part of upcoming folk band The Sanna. In September, Kristan made her television debut, performing as a soloist alongside the Scottish Symphony Orchestra at Proms in the Park. She takes the title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2011.
Daniel Thorpe: Dan, from Inverurie, won the 2010 Award. He has been brought up with traditional music and was involved with many groups including the Garioch Fiddlers. He studied traditional music in Plockton before graduating with honours from the RSAMD. He has recently been playing throughout Europe & the USA with folk band Malinky as well as releasing his debut album “The Curiosity Shop” in January 2011.
Lorne MacDougall: Lorne is a product of the renowned Argyllshire piping scene and is adept on Highland Pipes, Smallpipes, Border Pipes and Whistle. He has made frequent radio appearances including live sessions on Travelling Folk and Pipeline and released his first solo album, “Hello World” in 2010. His pipe band career has led him to the very top of Grade 1 playing with the cream of Scottish pipe bands, the Scottish Power Pipe Band.
Tina Rees: From Glasgow, Tina has always been surrounded by traditional music. She has played the piano and danced from a young age. She attended Limerick University in 2006 to study a BA degree and transferred to the RSAMD in 2008. It was there that she became engrossed in traditional piano playing. Among her many performances, Tina has played at Celtic Connections with The Chieftains.
Mairi Chaimbeul: Mairi, from Skye, has been performing and competing from a young age and is currently at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh where her tutors have included Catriona McKay. She was a finalist in the 2010 & 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and the 2010 BBC Scotland Young Jazz Musician Award. She has performed all over the UK & Europe, and was a member of Danny Kyle Award-winning band, Kilairum.
Andrew Waite: Andrew, from the Scottish Borders, learnt accordion from Iain Lowthian. He then performed with the Small Hall Band which gave him a platform to perform with other musicians. In 2007, he joined The Sage Gateshead “Folkestra” which allowed him the opportunity to perform some of his own compositions in their sets. In 2008, Andrew took part in the first ever folk day at The Proms. He plays in the band Tyde, finalists of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards.
Alistair Ogilvy: Alistair comes from Strathblane and has been singing ever since he can remember and has been influenced by his surroundings, family and artists from the folk reveival. Alistair is booked for many prestigious events, festivals and radio shows, solo and with a band: Moniaive Folk Festival; Auchtermuchty and BBC Radio Scotland‘s Take The Floor, to name a few. Alistair is the “TMSA Young Singer of Merit 2011” and is currently signed to record label ‘Greentrax’ collaborating with Mattie Foulds, Steven Polwart and Aly Macrae
CD available on www.tmsa.org.uk
CD Album of the Week presented by Liz Clark, Saturday 3 December 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 5 December at 6.00pm.