Vote now in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018!

Hands up for Trad will be hosting the 16th MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and Gala Concert on 1st December 2018 at Perth Concert Hall, Perth. Click on the 'next' button below to nominate your favourite acts and organisations of the last 12 months. We would also like you to tell us your thoughts on the Top 20 Scots Trad Album of the Year.

To buy tickets for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards call Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ on 01738 621031 or buy online.

The aim of these Awards is to highlight Scotland’s wonderful traditional music in all its forms and to create a high profile opportunity which will bring the music and music industry into the spotlight of media & public attention. Thank you to all our sponsors without whom this event would not go ahead.

Bands performing on Saturday 1st December include include Croft No Five, Karine Polwart Trio, Mànran, Hannah Rarity, Eabhal, Catriona Watt, Gordon Duncan Experience, Kinnaris and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.

The Nominations and Voting process is in two stages. The voting period opens online on Monday 6th November and will run til Friday 23rd November.

Keep up to date with all the latest Trad Awards information at

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