BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Semi-finalists Announced

Singer Hannah Rarity – winner of the 2018 competition

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Semi-finalists Announced

Semi-final concert takes place on 13 October.

BBC Radio Scotland have announced the 2019 semi-finalists of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award.

Twelve musicians have been chosen from all entrants to perform at a concert on Saturday 13 October at Coulter Hall in South Lanarkshire.

The semi-finalists are:

Anna Garvin, piano

Benedict Morris, fiddle

Cameron Ross, fiddle

Catherine Tinney, singer

James Harper, pipes

Katie MacFarlane, singer

Kyle Rowan, accordion

Luc McNally, guitar

Martin Skene, accordion

Ross Miller, piper

Sarah Markey, flute

Scott Garden, pipes

The twelve musicians will take part in a weekend of workshops at Wiston Lodge in the run-up to the event. Six finalists will then be selected after the concert on 13 October and invited to perform on Sunday 27 January 2019 as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.

Last year’s winner was singer Hannah Rarity from Dechmont, West Lothian. Watch her winning performance below:

Tickets for the concert are available here. For more information, visit

Published on 21 August 2018

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