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7 December 2019

Winners Announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019

Kinnaris Quintet

The winners of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards emerged last night (7th December) at Aberdeen Music Hall in a live-broadcast ceremony honouring the year’s most exceptional traditional musical talent.

Produced by Hands Up for Trad, the evening celebrated Scotland’s rich cultural heritage and flourishing folk scene. Hosted by world-renowned Gaelic singer, Mary Ann Kennedy and award-winning musician, Kim Carnie; guests enjoyed stellar live performances by trad music heroes’ including Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris, Heisk and Sian during the sold-out ceremony.

The biggest award, The Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music in association with Showcase Scotland Expo supports the winner to progress unique ideas and empower creation. Financially matched only by the Mercury Prize, the prestigious fund of £25,000 was awarded to Kinnaris Quintet, making them the first all-female band to win the prize.

Breabach were presented with the Album of the Year Award for their sixth album, Frenzy of the Meeting.

Presenter on the night Mary Ann Kennedy scooped up Gaelic Singer of the Year sponsored by The Highland Society of London.

Adding to her list of Trad Award accolades Jenna Reid won Composer of the Year battling against an all-female shortlist. Jenna’s group Blazin’ Fiddles were also awarded Folk Band of the Year. In 2005 Jenna won best up and coming artist and two years later she was nominated for best instrumentalist.

Following ten consecutive sell outs, Tiree Music Festival picked up the award for Event of the Year. The popular and deserving winner has contributed £6.4 million to the small island economy.

Dubbed by Rolling Stone as ‘forward-thinking folk music’ Man of the Minch took home The Up and Coming Artist of The Year award, which recognises fresh and promising talent.

After a whirlwind year of wowing crowds at Belladrum and preparing to kick off 2020 with sold-out shows across the UK, trio PEAT & DIESEL picked up the award for Live Act of the Year.

Club of the Year went to Sutherland Sessions, a newly formed organisation who provide opportunities for young local musicians to play live music and bring local, national & international musicians to Sutherland.

The sought-after Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year sponsored by Traditional Music and Song Association went to Steve Byrne.

The evening was broadcast live on BBC ALBA and is repeated Sunday 8th December at 8.55pm with unseen footage shown on a special highlight show on 27th December at 9pm.

Event founder and promoter, Simon Thoumire, said: “It has been another fabulous year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Another great set of winners which include all the new Scots Trad Music Industry Award winners as well! Our scene is in good shape!”

Communications Manager for MG ALBA, Murdo MacSween, said: “It’s been another wonderful year for Scottish traditional music, and we’re delighted that MG ALBA was yet again at the heart of this celebration of our world-class talent. BBC ALBA is an amazing platform for the fantastic acts recognised tonight and we look forward to continuing to showcase them on our screens in the years to come.”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland said: “Yet again Na Trads prove that Scotland has an age-old music which lives and breathes in the 21st century. This year’s winners include grassroots heroes and international stars, acts who have blazed a trail for decades and others who are just starting out on a promising career. Congratulations to them all – and to every one of the nominees who make our music the envy of the world.

Congratulations too to Iain Ruari Finlayson, winner of the Youth Music Initiative’s Music Tutor of the Year award, whose work with Skye Youth Pipe Band takes Scotland’s most distinctive instrument to the next generation of players.”

Gordon Muir, Marketing Controller at Belhaven Brewery said: “We are thrilled to award this year’s Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music to Kinnaris Quintet. Their musical range, innovative arrangements and vibrant stage presence stood out among an amazingly talented shortlist. Since coming together in 2017, Kinnaris Quintet have brought a fresh energy to the trad scene and we look forward to the Bursary helping them spring to the next level.

It has been inspiring once again to see the depth and breadth of innovation in the Scottish folk music scene, with an array of brilliant artists weaving in inspiration from all sorts of genres and cultures to create exciting new sounds.

Belhaven Brewery are proud of our links with this wonderful scene with which we see so much in common – inspired by our traditions and roots, which we use to spur our imagination to create new beers and new music that bring people together for great times. We are very excited about working with Kinnaris Quintet in 2020 and can’t wait to see where the journey takes us.”

Stuart Fleming, PRS for Music Senior Membership Manager, Scotland & Northern Ireland, said: “Congratulations to all of the nominees and worthy winners. It’s great to see such diverse talent recognised at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards which continue to showcase the incredible writing and creative talent within the Scottish traditional music community. PRS for Music is proud to once again support the Composer of the Year Award - especially this year with all the nominees being exciting female composers.”

The evening also included a number of exclusive recognitions including The Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award Sponsored by Edinburgh Folk Club where Dr. Peter Cooke was praised.

The Services to Gaelic Award, Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, was presented to Anne Soutar.

The Janet Paisley Services to Scots Language Sponsored by Scots Radio was presented to Sheena Blackhall, well known for her poetry.

The evening continued through to the early hours with Ceilidh Minogue and The House of Song led by Doris Rougvie.

 

Full winners list is as follows:

Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD
Frenzy of the Meeting by Breabach

The Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music in association with Showcase Scotland Expo
Kinnaris Quintet

Club of the Year sponsored by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland
Sutherland Sessions

Composer of the Year sponsored by PRS for Music
Jenna Reid

Community Project of the Year sponsored by SKIPINNISH
SEALL Festival of Small Halls

Event of the Year sponsored by VisitScotland
Tiree Music Festival

Gaelic Singer of the Year sponsored by The Highland Society of London
Mary Ann Kennedy

Musician of the Year sponsored by The University of the Highlands and Islands
Jenn Butterworth

Live Act of the Year sponsored by Greentrax Recordings
Peat and Diesel

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year sponsored by Traditional Music and Song Association
Steve Byrne

Scottish Dance Band of the Year sponsored by National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs
The Cruickshank Family Band

Scottish Folk Band of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound
Blazin’ Fiddles

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust
Inverary and District Pipe Band

Trad Video of the Year Sponsored by Ceòlas Uibhist
Heroes by Tide Lines

Music Tutor of the Year sponsored by Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative
Iain Ruari Finlayson, Skye Schools

Up and Coming Artist of the Year sponsored by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Man of the Minch

Venue of the Year Award sponsored by Musicians' Union
An Tobar (Mull)

The Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award Sponsored by Edinburgh Folk Club
Dr. Peter Cooke

Services to Gaelic Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig
Anne Soutar

The Janet Paisley Services to Scots Language Sponsored by Scots Radio
Sheena Blackhall

7 Dùbhlachd 2019

Buannaichean air an ainmeachadh airson Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta Albannach MG ALBA 2019

Kinnaris Quintet

Chaidh buannaichean Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta Albannach MG ALBA 2019 ainmeachadh a-raoir (7 Dùbhlachd) aig Talla Ciùil Obar Dheathain, aig cuirm a bha air a chraoladh beò, a’ comharrachadh an tàlant ciùil traidiseanta as fheàrr thairis air a’ bhliadhna.

Air a chur air dòigh le Hands up for Trad, tha an oidhche a’ comharrachadh an dualchais bheairtich a tha aig Alba a thaobh ceòl traidiseanta. Air a lìbhrigeadh le seinneadair Gàidhlig ainmeil Màiri Anna NicUalraig agus an seinneadair cliùteach Kim Carnie, fhuair iadsan a bha an làthair deagh chuirm beò le ceòl tradiseanta bho ghaisgich mar Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris, Heisk agus Sian thairis air an oidhche.

Chaidh an duais as motha, am Belhaven Bursary airson nuadhachas ann an ceòl Albannach, air a thaiceachadh le Showcase Scotland Expo a’ toirt taic don bhuannaiche airson beachdan agus cruthachaileachd a bhrosnachadh. Leis an duais aig an aon ìre ris a’ Mhercury Prize, chaidh an £25,000 gu Kinnaris Quintet, a’ chiad chòmhlan le boireannaich a-mhàin a fhuair an duais.

Fhuair Breabach an duais airson Clàr na Bliadhna airson an t-siathamh clàr aca, Frenzy of the Meeting.

Fhuair Màiri Anna NicUalraig, a bha a’ lìbhrigeadh nan duaisean, an duais airson Seinneadair Gàidhlig na Bliadhna, le taic bho Chomunn Ghàidhealach Lunnainn.

A’ cur ri na duaisean a fhuair i bliadhnaichean eile aig na Trads, fhuair Jenna Reid an duais airson Sgrìobhaiche-ciùil na Bliadhna, bho gheàrr-liosta làn bhoireannaich. Fhuair còmhlan Jenna, Blazin’ Fiddles, an duais airson Còmhlan Folc na Bliadhna. Ann an 2005 bhuannaich Jenna an duais airson Up and Coming Artist agus dà bhliadhna às dèidh sin bha i air a’ gheàrr-liosta airson Neach-ciùil na Bliadhna.

Às dèidh deich bliadhna a’ reic gach tiocaid, bhuannaich an Tiree Music Festival an duais airson Tachartas na Bliadhna. Tha an fhèis air a bhith cho soirbheachail agus gu bheil e air £6.4 millean a chur ri eaconamaidh an eilein.

Air ainmeachadh le Rolling Stone mar “forward-thinking folk music” fhuair Man of the Minch an duais airson Up and Coming Artist, a tha ag aithneachadh tàlant ùr.

Às dèidh bliadhna mhòr far an robh iad air beulaibh an t-sluaigh aig Belladrum agus iad deiseil airson nan cuirmean aca air feadh na RA, fhuair na triùir à Peat & Diesel an duais airson a bhith a’ cluich beò.

Chaidh an duais airson Club na Bliadhna gu Sutherland Sessions, buidheann ùr a tha a’ toirt chothroman do cheòladairean òga a bhith a’ cluich beò agus a’ tarraing luchd-ciùil ionadail, nàiseanta agus eadar-nàiseanta suas a Chataibh.

Fhuair Steve Byrne an duais airson Seinneadair Albais na Bliadhna Citty Finlayson, le taic bhon Traditional Music and Song.

Chaidh a’ chuirm a chraoladh beò air BBC ALBA agus thèid a shealltainn a-rithist air Didòmhnaich 8 Dùbhlachd aig 8.55f, le taghadh eile ri fhaicinn air program sònraichte air 27 Dùbhlachd aig 9f.

Thuirt Simon Thoumire, a stèidhich an tachartas, agus a tha ga chur air adhart:

“Abair deagh bhliadhna aig Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta Albannach MG ALBA. Bha buannaichean air leth againn a’ gabhail a-steach na fheadhainn a bhuannaich duaisean a’ ghnìomhachais cuideachd. Tha cùisean a’ coimhead math airson ceòl tradiseanta.”

Thuirt Manaidsear Conaltraidh MG ALBA, Murchadh MacSuain:

“Abair gu bheil deagh bhliadhna eile air a bhith aig ceòl tradiseanta na h-Alba agus tha sinne cho toilichte gu bheil MG ALBA a-rithist aig cridhe an tachartais seo a tha a’ comharrachadh an tàlant eireachdail againn. ’S e BBC ALBA ùrlar uabhasach cudromach airson nan seinneadairean agus nan cluicheadairean a chaidh ainmeachadh a-nochd agus tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ri bhith gam faicinn air an telebhisean sna bliadhnaichean a tha romhainn.”

Thuirt Alan Morrison, Ceannard Ciùil, Alba Chruthachail:

“A-rithist tha Na Trads a’ dearbhadh gu bheil ceòl traidiseanta beò san 21mh linn. Tha buannaichean am bliadhna a’ gabhail a-steach gaisgich ionadail agus rionnagan eadar-nàiseanta, rionnagan a tha air a bhith air an t-slighe airson iomadach bliadhna agus iadsan a tha dìreach air tòiseachadh. Meal an naidheachd orra uile agus chun a h-uile duine a chaidh ainmeachadh air geàrr-liosta cuideachd airson an ceòl suaicheanta a tha iad a’ cruthachadh.

“Meal a naidheachd cuideachd gu Iain Ruari Finlayson, buannaiche Neach-oideachaidh Ciùil na Bliadhna às leth Youth Music Initiative. Tha an obair aige le Còmhlain Pìoba Òg an Eilean Sgitheanaich a’ toirt an ionnsramaid Albannach chun an ath-ghinealach.”

Thuirt Gordon Muir, Stiùiriche Margaidheachd aig Belhaven Brewery:

“Tha sinne cho toilichte duais Belhaven Bursary a thoirt do Kinnaris Quintet. ’S e na fuinn ceòlmhor, ùr aca agus mar a tha iad gan riochdachadh fheìn air an àrd-ùrlair a sheas a-mach bhon gheàrr-liosta. Bho thàinig iad còmhla ann an 2017, tha Kinnaris Quintet air lùths a thoirt do shaoghal na Trads agus tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ri mar a chuidicheas am bursaraidh iad san àm ri teachd.

“Tha e air a bhith cho brosnachail a bhith faicinn cho farsaing ’s a tha nuadhachas ann an ceòl thraidiseanta Alba, le na ceòladairean a tha a’ fighe brosnachadh a-steach do dh’iomadh ghnè agus cultar gus fuaimean suaicheanta ùra a chruthachadh.

“Tha Belhaven Brewery cho pròiseil mun ceangal le ceòl traidiseanta, saoghal gu math coltach ris an saoghal againn fhìn – air a bhrosnachadh le traidisean agus freumhan, tha sin a’ toirt spionnadh dhan mac-meanma againn gus leann ùr agus ceòl ùr a chruthachadh airson daoine a thoirt còmhla. Tha sinn air bhioran mu dheidhinn a bhith ag obair le Kinnaris Quintet ann an 2020 agus chan urrainn dhomh feitheamh airson sin.”

Thuirt Stuart Fleming, Àrd-Mhanaidsear airson PRS for Music, Alba agus Èirinn a Tuath:

“Meal a naidheachd dhan h-uile duine a bha air a’ gheàrr-liosta agus dhaibhsan a bhuannaich. Tha e cho math a bhith faicainn tàlant cho eadar-mheasgte air aithneachadh aig Duaisean Ceòl Traidiseanta Albannach MG ALBA, rud a tha taisbeanadh an tàlant cruthachail bho choimhearsnachd ceòl traidiseanta Albannach. Tha PRS for Music cho pròiseil gu bheil sinn a’ cur taic ri Sgrìobhaiche Ciùil na Bliadhna – gu h-àraid am bliadhna le uiread de bhoireannaich air an liosta.”

Chaidh duaisean a thoirt seachad cuideachd ag aithneachadh oidhirpean dhaoine, mar eisimpleir Dr Peter Cooke, a fhuair duais Hamish Henderson airson Seirbhisean gu Ceòl Tradiseanta le taic bho Edinburgh Folk Club.

Chaidh an duais airson Seirbhisean gu Gàidhlig, le taic bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig, gu Anna Soutar.

Fhuair Sheena Blackhall, aithnichte airson a bàrdachd, duais Janet Paisley airson Seirbhisean gu Albais le taic bho Scots Radio.

Lean an oidhche air adhart le ceòl às dèidh na cuirm bho Ceilidh Minogue agus The House of Song le Doris Rougvie.

 

Na Buannaichean:

Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD
Frenzy of the Meeting by Breabach

The Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music in association with Showcase Scotland Expo
Kinnaris Quintet

Club of the Year sponsored by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland
Sutherland Sessions

Composer of the Year sponsored by PRS for Music
Jenna Reid

Community Project of the Year sponsored by SKIPINNISH
SEALL Festival of Small Halls

Event of the Year sponsored by VisitScotland
Tiree Music Festival

Gaelic Singer of the Year sponsored by The Highland Society of London
Mary Ann Kennedy

Musician of the Year sponsored by The University of the Highlands and Islands
Jenn Butterworth

Live Act of the Year sponsored by Greentrax Recordings
Peat and Diesel

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year sponsored by Traditional Music and Song Association
Steve Byrne

Scottish Dance Band of the Year sponsored by National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs
The Cruickshank Family Band

Scottish Folk Band of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound
Blazin’ Fiddles

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year sponsored by Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust
Inverary and District Pipe Band

Trad Video of the Year Sponsored by Ceòlas Uibhist
Heroes by Tide Lines

Music Tutor of the Year sponsored by Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative
Iain Ruari Finlayson, Skye Schools

Up and Coming Artist of the Year sponsored by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Man of the Minch

Venue of the Year Award sponsored by Musicians' Union
An Tobar (Mull)

The Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award Sponsored by Edinburgh Folk Club
Dr. Peter Cooke

Services to Gaelic Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig
Anne Soutar

The Janet Paisley Services to Scots Language Sponsored by Scots Radio
Sheena Blackhall


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