Mairi is over the moon to announce that she has been nominated in the Instrumentalist of the Year category at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2015 on Friday 5th December in Caird Hall in Dundee.
Voting is now open and Mairi would like to encourage everyone to visit the voting survey by clicking here and place your vote.
The survey takes five minutes to complete and Mairi’s nomination is at question 9. Mairi is up against the brilliant musicians Ali Hutton, Ross Couper, Tom Orr and Tomas Callister.
“It’s down to a public vote at this stage,” said Mairi. “So folk go a bit all out to get people to vote. I’m up against four young guys ( all lovely of course!) who all play in hot folk bands… Tough competition but fingers crossed! Please vote for me if you feel moved to do so.”
At the same time as voting for instrumentalist of the year, people can also vote for album of the year, club of the year, composer of the year, community project of the year, event of the year, gaelic singer of the year, live act of the year, scots singer of the year and scottish dance band of the year, folk band of the year, pipe band of the year, trad music in the media, music tutor of the year, up and coming artist of the year and venue of the year.
Instrumentalist of the year
And then of course did we mention that you can vote for Mairi as instrumentalist of the year?!
The voting process begins on Monday 2nd November and finishes on Friday 20th November so do place your vote before then.
The aim of the Trad Music Awards is to highlight Scotland’s wonderful traditional music in all its forms and to create a high profile opportunity which will bring the music and music industry into the spotlight of media and public attention. It also spreads the word about Scottish traditional music in general.
People can vote by visiting: projects.scottishcultureonline.com/scotstradmusicawards/voting/.
And if you want to tweet about the awards, and encourage the Twittersphere to vote for Mairi, the twitter #tag is #tradawards
Happy voting!! Visit the website to place your vote for Mairi at question 9: projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotstradmusicawards/voting/