MUSIC and management company Atlantic Edge Music Services has tasted initial success at this year’s Scottish Traditional Music Awards, with three of the acts represented by (or associated with) the company nominated for prestigious awards.
Bodega, who have fiddle player Ross Couper from Gott in their line up, have been nominated in the Best Up and Coming Artist category. Catriona McKay, well known in Shetland through her involvement with Fiddlers’ Bidy, is nominated in the Best Album category for her recent solo album Starfish.
Also nominated in the album category for their debut are Mary Ann Kennedy & Na Seóid – an eight-piece Gaelic super-group also managed by Atlantic Edge.
Davie Gardner, manager of Atlantic Edge Music Services, said he was absolutely delighted that three of the artists he manages and represents had been nominated.
He said: “Hopefully this says a great deal about the quality of the artists the company is associated with. To have artists of this quality working with a Shetland based company is not only great news in a general sense, but of course a privilege for me personally.”
The award winners are ultimately selected by a voting process. Anyone who wishes to vote can do so by logging on to the Hands Up For Trad website at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk/tradmusicawards and register their votes online. Alternatively you can download or send for a hard copy of the voting form from the same website. Votes have to be registered by 21st November.
This awards will be held in the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, on 5th and 6th December.