•Ailis Sutherland pictured playing in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2023 Semi Finals. Photograph by Martin Shields. www.martinshields.com © Martin Shields
The final of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition brings six of the country’s rising stars to the stage as they battle for this career-defining accolade. National Piping Centre Tutor, Ailis Sutherland, is in the final playing smallpipes.
Th five other finalists for 2023 are:
Aidan Moodie – Singer/guitarist (Orkney)
Mairi McGillivray – Gaelic singer (Islay)
Sam Mabbett – Accordion (Oxfordshire)
Madeleine Stewart – Fiddle (New England, USA)
Amy Laurenson – Piano (Shetland)