Folk Festival is nominated

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The Stonehaven Folk Festival has been nominated as “Event Of the Year” at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2012.

This is the Tenth Year of these awards, regarded as the Oscars of the Scottish Folk Music Industry. The aim of the Awards is to highlight Scotland’s wonderful traditional music in all its forms and showcase some of the very best in Scottish Music.

Competition is tough to get nominated and the 2012 Stonehaven Festival was regarded as one of the best yet, with lots of good feedback from Festival goers all helping to build the superb reputation already held by the Festival.

Festival Chairman Charlie West said: “It is a great honour to be nominated in such a prestigious category. The awards cover every sphere of Scottish traditional music and Event of the Year is one of the big ones.

“We have worked hard over the years to develop and evolve the Festival and it is great for the committee, past and present, to get the recognition for all the years of hard work. The Nomination is also good for Stonehaven helping highlight it as a venue and popular tourist destination.”

Stonehaven Folk Festival is one of four events nominated and the winner of “Best Event 2012” is decided by a public vote. Voting is open to all members of the public and can be done online at http://www.handsupfortrad.co.uk/tradmusicawards/. Voting is open from October 29 until November 16.

The Festival will not know if it has won until the 10th MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and Gala Concert on December 8 at the Nevis Centre, Fort William. Highlights from the Awards will be televised by BBC Alba, thus raising the profile of both the music and the ceremony.

For more information about the Festival please visit the web site at www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk.