27-01-09 Carradales Piper
Lorne McDougall, one of our best has reached the finals......

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2009 Finalists Announced.

The 4th October brought together another memorable evening of entertainment in Coulter, South Lanarkshire. 12 young musicians played their hearts out in an attempt to win through to the finals of the 2009 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. The finals will be held in Glasgow on February 1st as part of the prestigious Celtic Connections festival. The concert was opened by Aileen Campbell MSP who talked of the strength and importance of Scotlandís traditional music. The finalists are:

Adam Holmes - guitar, song (Edinburgh)
Lorne MacDougall - pipes, whistle (Carradale, Argyll)
Ruairidh Macmillan - fiddle (Nairn)
Kenneth Nicolson - Gaelic song (Lochs, Isle of Lewis)
Jack Smedley - fiddle (Buckie, Banffshire)
Daniel Thorpe - fiddle (Inverurie)

The winner of the Award will get the chance to perform at an International music festival, make a CD, 1 yearís membership of the Musicianís Union. All the finalists will get 1 years membership of the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA), a tour of Scotland organised by the TMSA, and a session on BBC Radio Scotlandís Travelling Folk programme.

[The Carradale Goat]

Lorne MacDougall (click link LorneMcDougall) - pipes, whistle (Carradale, Argyll)
Lorne is a product of the renowned Argyllshire piping scene and is adept on Highland Pipes, Smallpipes, Border Pipes and Whistle. He has made frequent radio appearances including live sessions on Travelling Folk and Pipeline as well as playing on Ross Kennedy's 'Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar' CD. His pipe band career has led him to the very top of Grade 1 playing with the cream of Scottish pipe bands, the Scottish Power Pipe Band.
The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award exists to encourage young musicians to keep their tradition alive and to maximise their musical potential by the pursuit of a career in traditional music. The winner will be provided with high profile performance opportunities and the necessary tools and advice they require to launch a career in traditional music.

We Wish Lorne the best of luck this coming Sunday.

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