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The Martyn Bennett Prize Finalists Concert

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The Martyn Bennett Prize Finalists Concert

The 2014 Finalists are:Christopher Bradley (Edinburgh), James Lindsay (Glasgow), Stuart Macpherson(Dumfries), Aidan O’Rourke (Edinburgh) and Rob Taylor (Edinburgh).

Plus special guests Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson.

This concert is the culmination of the Martyn Bennett Prize for traditional music composition. For the first time you will be able to hear the shortlisted finalists’ music performed live by a band lead by Seonaid Aitken and featuring Fraser Fifield, Colin Train, Graeme Stephen and Andrew Sharkey before the panel of judges select the winner and present them with the £2000 award.

Now in its 2nd year, the Martyn Bennett Prize seeks to raise the profile and reward the vital role that composition plays in Scotland’s traditional music. Named in honour of the acclaimed composer/multi instrumentalist Martyn Bennett, the competition was open to all Scottish-based musicians to create a new 5 – 10 minute long composition that shows its roots in traditional music.

Websites www.themartynbennettprize.com
www.traditionalmusicforum.org
Twitter @thebennettprize
YouTube Watch the 2013 Finalists Concert athttp://tinyurl.com/mbprize2013