Perth Concert Hall has been nominated for a top award at this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.
Locals have been asked to get behind the bid to name the hall “venue of the year”, with the winner chosen by public vote.
Voting is currently open and will close on November 20, with the winner announced at a ceremony on December 4 at Dundee’s Caird Hall.
The aim of the awards is to recognise the excellence within Scotland’s traditional music scene.
‘We’re delighted to be nominated’
Andy Shearer, creative director for contemporary music at Perth Theatre and Concert Hall expressed his delight at the nomination.
He said: “We’re delighted to be nominated as Venue of the Year.
“Perthshire has a huge legacy of traditional music in all its forms, we are always seeking ways to celebrate and explore that and support artists at all stages of their musical careers.
“As a major Scottish venue, it is essential that we present and nurture the vast range of talent to be found in the Scottish traditional and folk scene.
“The nomination is a huge endorsement of what we do, and whatever the end result, we’re honoured to be included in such exalted company.
“We’d love it if anyone who has enjoyed a gig in Perth Concert Hall would take a couple of minutes to vote for us!”
The ceremony is to be the first full scale event since lockdown organised by Hands Up for Trad, a Scottish traditional music promoter.
Simon Thoumire, organiser and awards founder for Hands Up For Trad said: “In difficult times bands are getting back out on the road and filling venues across the world, bringing joy to people.
“It’s great to be back to celebrate this and showcase all the work that has been taking place to fill people’s lives with music, whilst also remembering that we need to support our clubs and venues.”
Full list of best venue nominees
- Knoydart Community Hall
- Perth Concert Hall
- The Tolbooth, Stirling
- Universal Hall, Findhorne
Votes can be cast online.