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TMSA Young Trad Tour – Shetland Concert

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TMSA Young Trad Tour – Shetland Concert

This concert features talented young traditional musicians who have appeared in the annual BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award, along with the winner of the previous year, including Shetland fiddler Gemma Donald described by Aly Bain as “one of the finest players in the country”.


The line up for this Tour is:

Claire Hastings: Song (2015 winner)

Robyn Stapleton: Song (2014 winner)

Ainsley Hamill: Song 

Gemma Donald: Fiddle

Heather Downie: Clarsach

Ryan Young: Fiddle

Seamus O’Baioghill: Fiddle (& pipes)

with accompanist Anna Massie


The Tour takes the young musicians back to their home towns as well as other parts of Scotland so they can inspire others and thank their communities for the support they have had over the years.


Expect some brand new material written and composed by the young musicians, as well as some innovative arrangements of traditional tunes, all of which feature on their new album – which will be available to purchase at the concert or available through the TMSA shop at or through Amazon, or download a copy through iTunes.

Other Tour Dates (in 2016) are:

Thursday 6 October – The Tower, Helensburgh 7:30pm 01436 820 369


Wednesday 23 November – Cresset Hall (Loch Arthur Camphill Community), Dumfries 01387 259 669 (please note this has changed from the CatStrand)


Tuesday 13 December – SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye 01471 888 000


Wednesday 21 December – Victoria Halls, Dunblane – to book click through to EventBrite or contact the TMSA Office – [email protected] or 0792 253 3915 (Venue information at


We would like to thank Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation and Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust for supporting us this year and Hands Up for Trad! for their part in organising the competition with BBC Radio Scotland each year.


CDs from previous Tours 2004 to 2014 are available now through the TMSA Shop at