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Trad awards celebrates top Scots musicians with trilingual focus

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The MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2021 will be broadcast live on BBC Alba on Saturday.

The event will be presented by Mary Ann Kennedy and Alistair Heather in Gaelic, Scots and English, and aims to celebrate “the linguistically diverse culture of the Scottish traditional music community”.

The evening will include performances from the West Highland Gaelic folk band Dàimh and Kim Carnie.

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Iseabail Mactaggart, director of multi-platform content at MG Alba, said: “We always love being able to show our appreciation for the incredible wealth of talent we have in the world of Scottish traditional music, and there are few nights better than the Trads for doing just that.

“We are aware of how challenging things have been for musicians since the beginning of the pandemic, and so ensuring their achievements are recognised, celebrated and brought to audiences at home is really important as BBC Alba continues to platform and support the best of Scottish traditional music.”

This year, the celebration is being broadcast from the Engine Works in Glasgow.

Other performances include Hannah Rarity, the Strathspey Band, Ìmar, the Canny Band & the Gary Sutherland Scottish Dance Band.

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You can watch Na Trads 2021: MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards on BBC Alba or on the BBC iPlayer at 9pm on Saturday, December 4.

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