Autumn Trad 2022
28 Sep 22
by Nathon Jones
Autumn Trad Festival 21st-23rd October 2022
The 2nd annual Autumn Trad festival takes place this coming 21st-23rd October at The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, and features the absolute best in young traditional music with not one but two BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year winners! Tickets on sale now!
Fiddle player Eryn Rae is the current BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Biggins won the same award in 2021. An incredible opening night for this year's Autumn Trad Festival that you simply should not miss!
Hailing from the Scottish Borders, Eryn Rae has been playing the fiddle from the age of 7 under the tuition of renowned Shetland fiddler, Catriona Macdonald. Now based in Glasgow, she has just won the title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2022, and most recently completed her studies at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, receiving a First-Class Honours Degree in Traditional Music. Back in 2017, she was also placed as one of four finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2017 which took her to the Royal Albert Hall.
Michael Biggins is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne but now residing in Glasgow. He currently plays and tours with TRIP, The Canny Band, Tom McConville, Northern Company and Irish Celtic – Spirit of Ireland Dance Show. In January last year, Michael became BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year for 2021.
Eryn Rae & Michael Biggins will be performing on Friday 21st October 2022 / 7pm-10pm / Entry £15.00 & £12.50 (under 25s)
Eryn Rae & Michael Biggins - Book Online
Edinburgh-born Lewis McLaughlin was inspired by the likes of John Martyn and Villagers to begin writing and recording his own songs. He has performed across Europe in various outfits, accompanying his father at folk shows and playing with his brother in a folk duo before going solo.
He currently lives in Glasgow, and has just released his debut album, on Andy Monaghan’s (Frightened Rabbit) Monohands Records. Lewis has performed at various festivals with his solo project including Glastonbury, Belladrum, Otherlands and Connect.
Binky Blue are a brother and sister duo that have been bringing their exciting neo-trad music to audiences across Scotland since 2018. Capturing elements from Traditional, Dance, Electronic and Folk music results in captivating and high energy performances that engage and energise listeners to clap, dance and stomp along.
Lewis McLaughlin & Bink Blue will be performing on Saturday 22nd October 2022 / 7pm-10pm / Entry £15.00 & £12.50 (under 25s)
Lewis McLaughlin & Binky Blue - Book Online
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Autumn Trad is supported by Dumfries & Galloway Council's Major Events Strategic Fund.
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