BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019 Finalists Announced
Luc McNally - guitar and voice (Dipton)
Luc McNally is a guitarist and singer originally from County Durham in the North East of England. He currently resides in Glasgow where he plays with a number of different musicians from Scotland and elsewhere. He plays with, among others, the traditional/fusion band Dosca and acoustic trio Snuffbox.
Cameron Ross - fiddle (Stonehaven)
Cameron Ross is a fiddle player from the North East of Scotland who has studied Scottish music at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, North East of Scotland Music School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and spent a year studying bluegrass and old time music at East Tennessee State University. Having researched many different genres of traditional and contemporary music and having toured internationally, he incorporates these different styles in his playing, compositions and arrangements.
Ross Miller - bagpipes (Linlithgow)
Ross Miller is a Bagpiper from Linlithgow. In July 2017 he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a first class honours degree in Traditional Music. Ross plays in the World champion Inveraray and Disctrict Pipe Band and is a highly successful solo piper. He performs at festivals and ceilidhs across Scotland and the World.
Catherine Tinney - voice (Skye)
Catherine Tinney hails from the Isle of Skye where she was immersed in Gaelic culture and traditional music from a young age. She previously attended the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and is currently based in Glasgow where she is a Gaelic singing and language tutor.
Benedict Morris - fiddle (Glasgow)
Benedict was introduced to trad music at the age of 5 through Comhaltas and is now in his final year on the BMus classical course at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His current project is a collaboration with guitarist Cormac Crummey, whilst having also toured the UK, Ireland and Europe with dance shows including Velocity with World Champion Irish dancer David Geaney.
Sarah Markey - flute (Coatbridge)
Developing her music from a young age at her local Comhaltas Branch in Coatbridge, Sarah has successfully competed at various fleadhs and music competitions. With a degree in Spanish and Italian, Sarah has been able to travel extensively and experience new cultures and traditions. Sarah is a regular in the Glasgow session scene and is also a member of up and coming band Suas.