Shetland Folk Festival shortlisted for Award

by Deborah Leggate -

The Shetland Folk Festival has been nominated in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2010 for the “Event of the Year” category.

Staged by Hands up for Trad, an organisation dedicated to increasing the profile of Scottish traditional music, the award winners will be announced at a televised gala concert on 4th December where Phil Cunningham, Fullsceilidh Spelemannslag, The Chair and Jenna Reid are among the acts booked to appear.

Having been nominated against Celtic Connections in the inaugural awards in 2003, the volunteer organisers of Shetland's most profiled and internationally renowned musical event are hopeful of picking up the coveted award this time around.

Voting is open between 1st and 20th November and fans can place their vote by visiting: www.handsupfortrad.co.uk/tradmusicawards/index.htm

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