Island musicians inducted into Traditional Music Hall of Fame
SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
TWO Hebridean musicians have been inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
Tiree accordion teacher Gordon Connell and Catriona MacIntyre, a Gaelic teacher and activist from South Uist, plus four others won Hands Up For Trad Services to Community awards, which recognise individuals who ‘ work tirelessly to help their community and enrich the lives of others through selfless service or charitable work’.
The category looks for individuals who may not be in the limelight, but generally make life better for people learning traditional music. All awardees are nominated by organisations or the public, and are entered into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame.
The other four inductees so far this year are Liz Marroni, a traditional music activist and teacher; folk activist and publisher Pete Heywood; Caroline Hewat, an artist and musician activist; and photographer Louis De Carlo.
If you know someone who works tirelessly for traditional music, you can nominate them on the Hands Up For Trad website, projects. handsupfortrad.scot/handsupfortrad.