Moshen Amini – Winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Trad Musician of the year 2017 and will be out on tour with the TMSA Young Trad Tour 2017
Remember the YTM 2018 entrants of on 18 th May 2017 closing date is 2 nd July 2017 – so get those entries in !!!
Moshen and perhaps some fellow musicians will be dropping in to see me to let me know ALL ABOUT the upcoming TMSA YTT, about his music and the recording of the TMSA Young TradTour CD. This is an important event in the Music Calendar in Scotland and a chance for young musicians to show all us ‘oldies’ what they have got!!!
This year’s musicians are:-
2016 winner, Mohsen Amini Music – Glasgow (concertina) /Hannah MacRae – Lochaber (fiddle) / Jessica burton- Orkney (clarsach) / Murray Willis – Lismore (accordion) / Robbie Grieg – Edinburgh (fiddle) / Ryan Young – Cardross (fiddle) plus the 2015 winner – Claire Hastings.
Venues and dates :-
. Tues 30 May, The Tower, Helensburgh
• Tues 6 June, Lismore Public Hall
• Wed 7 June, The Nevis Centre, Fort William
• Thurs 15 June, Summerhall, Edinburgh
• Wed 19 July, Drygate Brewery, Glasgow
• Mon 31 July, Stromness Town Hall, Orkney
While Correct at time of printing – please check with artists website for any alterations / amendments or additions
Hands up For Trad has been hosting the for 16 – 25 year old musicians Has been running since 2003 / 4 – to give a valuable platform to for up and coming traditional musicians and the TMSA has undertaken to put on the Young Trad Musician Of The Year Road Show every year with all six finalists (when possible!) and produce a CD that is a valuable insight into the living tradition of our music
Previous Winners – 2001 Gillian Frame / 2002 Emily Smith / 2003 Anna Massie / 2004nJames Graham / 2005 Stuart Cassells / 2006 Shona Mooney / 2007 Catriona Watt / 2008 Ewan Robertson / 2009 Rua MacMillan/ 2010 Daniel Thorpe /2011 Kirstan Harvie / 2012 Rona Wilkie / 2013 Paddy Callaghan / 2014 Robyn Stapleton / 2015 Clair Hastings / 2016 Moshen Amini / 2017 Charlie Stewart
On Tuesday’s 16 May show , I will also be having a chat with lead singer of The Black Guards – Paul O’Halloran re their four track self-penned debut EP, Drawn In, It has been produced by Lauren Deakin Davies and will be released on Folkstock Records on 26 th May 2017.- so you will get a preview here! Also looking forward to catching up with them at The Eden Festival on 9 June!(thank Helen (Folkstock) for the heads up!)
The band’s introduction in their own words!
“Paul O’Halloran (lead singer and guitar) who left his native Dublin after admitting in Confession he was their greatest song writing Centre Forward, Paul McGhee (lead guitar and banjo) who successfully ingratiated himself into the Manchester Musical Intelligentsia in order to promote The West Cumbrian Sound, Anne Marie McStraw (fiddle, pipes and mandolin), who almost successfully campaigned that anyone unable to play violin be expelled from all political parties, which quickly prompted political activist Ben Sloan to seek out & study the largest of their kind, the double-bass, and sensing the tide was changing, accordionist & pirate Owen Evans swept in to nullify this corrupt & roguish sound, whilst the temperance beats & tribal grooves of Andrew Bates (drums) celebrated this spiritual & soul purging movement in music.”
Can’t wait to hear them live at Eden Festival 9 June ! best of luck with the debut EP and looking forward to the album which is due out in the Autumn !
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