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    The 17th Annual SSE Scottish Music Awards raised a total of 148,000 for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland. Auction prizes included a guitar signed by Paolo Nutini, donated by Trespass. The man himself encouraged attendees to bid by offering up a personalised tour of Paisley and literally the shoes on his feet! The lucky winner won the tour and footwear for a steal at 3,300. The Paisley born singer-songwriter also made the winning bid of 8,000 for a trip to a luxury Gleneagles lodge outbidding himself all in the name of the charity about which he spoke eloquently and at length, mentioning therapy sessions he has been part of and his ongoing and long term support for Nordoff Robbins Scotland. Awards during the evening went to Paolo himself and others included Rab Noakes, Model Aeroplanes, Amy McDonald, Single By Sunday and KLOE. Other highlights of the night included PR mogul Murray Chalmers winning the Sunday Mail Music Business Award whose 30 years in the industry has seen him work with artists such as Coldplay, Kylie, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher and Muse, who all personally congratulated Murray on the night. The night, hosted by STVs Jennifer Reoch and Ewen Cameron, brought together some of Scotland's most celebrated acts and artists and honoured them with numerous awards, handcrafted for the occasion by Scottish woodwork designer Paul Hodgkiss. Winning the SSE Best Live Act Award was Paolo Nutini, who smashed a headline performance to 35,000 people for Glasgows Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park, as well selling out two SSE Hydro shows at the start of the year.

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    The 17th 'SSE Scottish Music Awards' Winners include Paolo Nutini : Rab Noakes : KLOE Model Aeroplanes : Amy McDonald : Single By Sunday

    BBC Alba to give live worldwide coverage of Scots Trad Music Awards - p3

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    Billy Sloan presents Rob Noakes with his Nordoff Robbins Contribution to Music Award photo by Andy Buchanan

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    BBC Alba to take Scots Trad Music Awards to a worldwide audience With the 2015 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards set to take place in Dundee on Saturday 5 December, BBC ALBA has confirmed its plans for coverage of the event, widely regarded as the biggest night of the Scots Traditional music calendar.

    Since 2008 BBC ALBA has provided coverage from the awards which are now broadcast live and the channel will once again be bringing viewers and listeners the best from this years event taking place at Caird Hall, Dundee. And for the first time ever, included in this years package will be worldwide coverage on with BBC Radio Scotland also broadcasting the awards live from the event.

    Hosting the evening will be the prodigiously-talented duo, Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney. Along with presentations of awards across sixteen categories, the evening will feature live performances from a host of top Scottish performers including renowned Gaelic singer Cathy Ann MacPhee who will be travelling from Canada for the occasion, as well as the Peatbog Faeries and Duncan Chisholm, who won Album of the Year 2014.

    Event founder and promoter Simon Thoumire, said: I am thrilled and delighted that BBC ALBA will once again be bringing the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards to audiences throughout the UK and its a huge bonus that the awards will also be broadcast worldwide bringing Scotlands music and song to new international audiences.

    Margaret Cameron, BBC ALBA Executive Producer, said: BBC ALBA is delighted to be working with Bees Nees Media and other partners including Dundee City Council to bring the awards to a wider audience of viewers and listeners both at home and on a worldwide stage through our enhanced broadcast package. Its sure to be a fantastic night with a great line-up reflecting Scottish Traditional Music at its very best.

    Sharon Mair, Editor Radio Music, Events and Partnerships for BBC Scotland, said: BBC Radio Scotland has a great track record of supporting Scottish traditional music so were delighted to be broadcasting live from the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards for the first time on Saturday 5th December. This is a true collaboration between all the organisations involved and will bring the best of traditional music to our audiences.

    City of Dundee Lord Provost Councillor Bob Duncan, said: Dundee City Council is delighted to welcome such a prestigious national music event to the city for the first time and I am certain that Dundee will put on a fantastic show for the BBC ALBA and worldwide audiences as well as those visiting the city for the event. I am also pleased that Dundees very own Catriona Mackay who won the Instrumentalist of the Year category at last years awards will be performing as part of the evenings entertainment.

    Na Trads / Scottish Traditional Music Awards 2015 programme will be

    broadcast live on BBC ALBA from Dundee on Saturday 5 December starting at 9pm and will be repeated on Friday 11 December at 9.50pm. BBC Radio Scotland is available on 92-95FM with live coverage from the event.

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    Catriona Mackay, who won Instrumentalist of the Year Award 2014 and who will be performing at this years event.

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    Dundee five-piece Sinderins formerly Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward, and Fisher - top the bill for the night at the boutique Glasgow hotel which is also set to feature acoustic up-and-comer Greg Pearson and the Best Newcomer nominated White Baer. With all of the acts playing acoustically, the SAMAs showcases give a platform for the best emerging musicians in the country to hone their live skills in an intimate environment.

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