This is now the premier award for young traditional musicians in Scotland and many of our past winners have gone on to have successful careers in the world of traditional music. The final of this annual event takes place during the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow and performing in the finals can be the launch pad many young musicians need to kickstart their careers.
How To Apply
Entrants (aged 16–27 inclusive) must complete an application form and send us a 10-minute recording of your playing, a short biography and paragraph explaining why you want to play traditional music. Accompanists entering the award, eg guitarists or percussionists, may have a lead instrument on their recording. An adjudication panel will choose 12 semi-finalists based on their ability. All semi-finalists will be notified during the week beginning Monday 15th August 2016. The closing date for applications is Friday 8th July.
For more information and to apply, go to the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year website.