NA TRADS - MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2011 AT 10PM
The biggest night in Scottish traditional music returns to Perth Concert Hall for a second year running with another brilliant line-up in this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.
The event, celebrating the best of Scottish Traditional and Gaelic music and song, will take place on Saturday 3 December with BBC ALBA broadcasting exclusive coverage in ‘Na Trads’ on Monday 5 December at 10pm.
Na Trads will be presented by Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney with the programme covering some of the prestigious awards being presented on the night, exclusive interviews with celebrities and winners throughout the evening, as well as featuring live performances from top musical talent.
Performances from acclaimed bands including Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries, as well as the incredible Barbara Dickson Band, emerging talent in the shape of the Kristen Harvey Band and the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, to name but a few, will be featured on the programme.
Margaret Cameron, Channel Editor for BBC ALBA, said: “The Trad Awards is a fantastic event in recognising and celebrating the rich culture and traditional Gaelic and Scottish music and song that as a nation we are extremely proud of. The event is a must see for all those who appreciate and participate in the Scottish music scene and to help honour some of the finest performers around.
“We’re passionate about showcasing the best of Gaelic and Scottish culture on BBC ALBA and are delighted that we can allow those who can’t attend on the night to share in the awards by transmitting a special programme on our channel.”
Na Trads is being produced by Bees Nees Media for BBC ALBA and will be broadcast on Monday 5 December at 10pm and repeated on Friday 9 December at 9pm for anyone who misses Monday’s programme.