BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2016 Finalists Announced

BBC Scotland have just announced the six finalists for this years BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2016 Award. According to Simon Thoumire, in the semi-finals "All twelve musicians performed brilliantly. However only six musicians can go through to the final on the 31st January 2016 at Celtic Connections Festival. These six young musicians now have take their music to the next level and perform on the amazing City Hall stage. It is no easy task however the winner will be the musician who rises to the challenge. It will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland at 5pm on Sunday 31st January from 5-8pm. All musicians attended the semi-finals weekend in Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire 2-4th October and performed at a concert on Saturday 3rd October in Coulter Hall, Coulter, South Lanarkshire.

This is the sixteenth year of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2016. Claire Hastings won the award in 2015 and has had an amazing year including performing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in June. You can read our complete list of winners here." Source : Hand up for Trad Newsletter.

The six finalists are

Hannah Macrae – fiddle (Lochaber)
Mohsen Amini – concertina (Glasgow)
Jessica Burton – clarsach (Orkney)
Murray Willis – accordion (Lismore)
Robbie Greig – fiddle (Edinburgh)
Ryan Young – fiddle (Cardross)

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