Nominations sought for trad music awards

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Hands Up for Trad are launching their Scottish Community Music Awards.

The awards are looking to celebrate music teachers, fundraisers, young musicians, organisations and composers who make a musical difference to their community.

Who would you like to see nominated in the Scottish Community Music Awards? From all the nominations, Hands Up for Trad will pick three nominees in each category which will go to a public vote staring on May 14.

The categories are:

Community Music Teacher of the Year. This award is for an individual teacher committed to passing on music skills to others and to building strong communities as they go about their work.

Community Music Fundraiser of the Year. This is an award for a choir or band or a music project who have been involved with and raised an outstanding amount of money for a favourite charity or given of their time and energy to help a charity – or several charities – over the past year.

Young Community Musician/s of the Year. An award for individuals or groups under 25 years making a difference through music in their communities.

Community Music Organisation of the Year. This award is aimed at groups or organisations involved in supporting the wellbeing of their community through music.

Community Music Composer of the Year. This award is for new music of any kind, written or devised by individuals, groups, bands, choirs.

Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is for for individuals, groups or organisations who have worked tirelessly over many years to make music happen in their community.

Nominations close on Monday April 30. To nominate, go to https://projects. handsupfortrad.scot/chorusawards/community-music-awards-nominate-form/