If you want to experience the very best of the current Scottish traditional and folk scene then this album is absolutely the best place to start; it features the finalists and winners of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition 2016 – as well as the winner of the 2015 competition for added value.
The full line up is as follows; Mohsen Amini (Concertina and 2016 Winner) Claire Hastings (Voice and 2015 Winner), Hannah MacRae (Fiddle), Jessica Burton (Clarsach), Ryan Young (Fiddle), Murray Willis (Accordion), Robbie Greig (Fiddle) and accompanist Jean Damei.
The album features a mix of original material written by the finalists as well as traditional tunes arranged by the musicians under the musical direction of Anna Massie of Blazing Fiddles fame.
Every year the TMSA Young Trad Tour offers young musicians the opportunity to record an album with their contemporaries and tour their home towns. This throws up many musical opportunities for audiences, listeners and the young musicians to enjoy and acts as a launchpad for their careers. The 2016 album is a unique showcase for the talents of these young musicians as well as Scotland’s thriving music scene. For more information visit www.tmsa.org.uk