Duncan Chisholm double winner at Scots Trad Music Awards 2018

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Composer, fiddle player and folk musician Duncan Chisholm was the biggest winner at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards this year, taking home two prizes.

He received the Composer of the Year Award, sponsored by PRS for Music, while his latest LP, Sandwood, won Album of the Year.

Elsewhere, the Live Act of the Year Award went to Elepahant sessions and the Up and Coming Artist accolade was won by Assynt, while Gaelic group Daimh took home the Scottish Folk Band of the Year Award.

The Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music, presented in association with Showcase Scotland Expo, went to Talisk.

Produced by Hands Up for Trad, the ceremony took place in Perth and was broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland.

Hands Up for Trad’s creative director Simon Thoumire said: ‘What another great year of Scottish trad music! There is so much vitality in the scene right now and it is only getting stronger. Roll on 2019.’

Full list of winners:

Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Scottish Music

Album of the Year
Sandwood by Duncan Chisholm

Club of the Year
Partick Folk Club

Composer of the Year
Duncan Chisholm

Community Project of the Year
Care for a Ceilidh

Event of the Year
Far Far from Ypres

Gaelic Singer of the Year
Eilidh Cormack

Instrumentalist of the Year
Calum Stewart

Live Act of the Year
Elephant Sessions

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year
Iona Fyfe

Scottish Dance Band of the Year
Susan MacFadyen

Scottish Folk Band of the Year

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year
Inverary and District Pipe Band

Trad Music in the Media
Pipeline, BBC Radio Scotland

Music Tutor of the Year
Anna Wendy Stevenson

Up and Coming Artist of the Year

Venue of the Year Award
Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Services to Gaelic

The Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award
Pete Shepheard

Services to Scots Language
Janet Paisley

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