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TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013
TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013

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MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2011

Round up of our highlights from the 9th Scots Trad Music awards, and links to more info and pictures!

 A great night was had by all at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2011, which was held at the Perth Concert Hall on the 3rd December. By its own description, the awards are ‘an annual celebration of Scotland’s rich musical traditions,’ and it was fantastic to see so many friends and colleagues of the TMSA doing so well!

The Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year award went to Siobhan Miller, and was presented by our very own National Convenor Douglas Craik. Siobhan first appeared at the TMSA Auchtermuchty Festival when she was only 13, having received much encouragement from Citty Finlayson, and it is great to see her receive such recognition.  Innes Watson, who has featured on a number of our TMSA Young Trad Tours, and recently accompanied Kristan Harvey and Dan Thorpe to Jersey for the extended leg of the 2011 tour, was awarded Instrumentalist of the year.

It was also very moving to see John Watt, who joined the TMSA back in 1966, and had membership card No.2, inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.  John sadly passed away in October, and it is very fitting that his great contribution to traditional music has been so well acknowledged.

Kristan Harvey, the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2011, performed a rousing set with The Sanna.  TMSA Young Trad Singer of Merit, (and Young Trad Tour participant) Alistair Ogilvy also performed on the night alongside Cathy Anne MacPhee for a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

TMSA patron and internationally acclaimed singer Barbara Dickson also performed both with her band and then with Rab Noakes and Davey Stewart singing ‘Fife’s Got Everything’ as John Watt was honoured.

For more info and a full report of all the award winners, including Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches being awarded for Services to Gaelic Music go to:

And for some great pictures: