BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2020

Are you a young traditional musician aged between 16 and 27?

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Last year’s winner -fiddle player Benedict Morris from Glasgow.

Entries are now open for the prestigious 

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award.

The event has been running since 2001, raising the profile of Scottish traditional music and recognising rising talent in the genre.

Last year’s winner from the six finalists was fiddle player Benedict Morris from Glasgow.

The competition is a great opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents and to take another step forward in their career.

The winner will be given a recording session with BBC Scotland and a one-year membership of the Musicians Union.

And all finalists get a one-year membership to the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) plus the opportunity to take part in the TMSA’s annual Young Trad Tour.

The final BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2020, which is organised with Hands Up for Trad, will be held on Sunday 2 February 2020 in City Halls, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections and will be broadcast live on the station.

Gareth Hydes, Commissioning Editor – Radio, Music and Events, BBC Scotland, said: ‘Each year the competition attracts outstanding young talent. We’re looking forward to hearing from brilliant young musicians who want to compete for the 2020 title.’

Full details of how to enter can be found HERE

Please try not leave it to the last minute to submit your entry in case of technical issues! Try to submit via a laptop/desktop device connected to good internet if you are experiencing issues.