Is­land mu­si­cians in­ducted into Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Hall of Fame


The Oban Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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. hand­sup­for­­sup­for­trad.

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