Traditional Music Awards. Are they relevant?
The first Scottish Traditional music awards take place on 13th September in Edinburgh.
I do not wish to comment on these specifically, although I must say that some of the categories and nominations are a little bizarre to say the least.
However, I would like to know the opinion of the members regarding these type of Awards in general. Are they relevant at all? Do they serve to help promote Scottish music, ITM or other genres of folk music? Or are they just a form of commercialism/gimmickry which will only further dilute the music we love? I have my own views which lean towards my latter comment but I would like to know what you all think.