Scots Trad Album of the Year 2016 – The Nominees

Congratulations to all of the nominees for this years MG ALBA Scots Trad Album of the Year which were revealed yesterday. This years nominees include Good Tradition award winner John McCusker, folk supergroup Songs of Separation and many more, you can find the full longlist of nominees below.

The awards are now open to a public vote with the winners set to be announced at a glistening ceremony held at the Caird Hall, Dundee, on Saturday 3rd December.

Event founder and promoter, Simon Thoumire, said: “We are absolutely delighted to bring the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards to Dundee for the second year in a row as we celebrate our 14th year. We owe a huge thank you to MG ALBA for their ongoing support – we’ve had a fantastic partnership with them over the years and we will continue to work together to promote our Scottish and Gaelic Traditional Music and culture.

“The Caird Hall was the perfect venue to celebrate Scotland’s tremendous talent and bring traditional music in all its forms into the spotlight. We can’t wait to celebrate at a terrific ceremony, so make sure you get a ticket and join the party on Saturday 3rd December.”

Album of the Year Nominees

Abyss – Talisk (Talisk Records)
Ahoy Hoy – Boreas (ISLE Music Scotland)
Astar – Breabach (Breabach Records)
Between River and Railway – Claire Hastings (Luckenbooth Records)
Brighter Still – Adam Holmes and The Embers (Gogar Records)
Continuum – The Shee (Shee Records)
Gallop Tp Callop – Iain Macfarlane (Old Laundry Productions)
Hearts Broken, Heads Turned – Jarlath Henderson (Bellows Records)
Hello, Goodbye – John McCusker (Under One Sky Records)
Matter Of Time – Dallahan (Dallahan Music)
Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band – Concerto Caledonia (Concerto Caledonia)
Paths That Wind – The Paul McKenna Band (PMB Records)
Pendulum – Gillian Frame (Cheerygroove Records)
Reverie – RANT (Make Believe Records)
Songs of Separation – Songs of Separation (Navigator Records)
SYMBIOSIS – Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton (Great White Records)
The Hebridean Sessions – Dàìmh (Goat Island Music)
The River – Hamish Napier (Strathspey Records)
Trig – Tannara (Braw Sailin’ Records)
Woven – Sarah Hayes (Night Vad)

The Scots Trad Music Awards is an annual event that takes place every December. Held at different venues around the country, the aim of these Awards is to highlight Scotland’s wonderful traditional music in all its forms and to create a high profile opportunity which will bring the music and music industry into the spotlight of media & public attention.

From its inception in 2003, the ‘Awards’ have steadily grown in popularity and prestige attracting television coverage by the Gaelic channel in 2007 and major sponsorship from MG ALBA in 2008. In 2012 and 2013 the event out live on TV.

The Scots Trad Music Awards, which is organised by ‘Hands Up For Trad’ is seen as ‘The Oscars’ for traditional music. There are two stages, nominating and voting both involving the general public in the process.

First started in 2003 the Awards attract over 100,000 votes from all over the world.

The winners are announced at a glittering Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony, an event that is considered a major highlight in the traditional music calendar.