Some of Dundee’s top musicians were presented with grants at the Caird Hall today after successful applications to the second round of the Dundee Musicians Award 2017/18. The Award was established in 2008 to support the work of outstanding Dundee-based musicians by awarding grants towards the costs involved in creating new work in any genre, research and professional development.
One of the winners, Paul Wright, will use the award to fund a collaboration with renowned Punjabi Tabla player, Sodhi Singh, to record and release Scotland’s first Indian Classical Sitar album.
The other awards go to Angela Branney for training and professional development, Lewis Davie of Winter Thieves for the creation of a live studio session with a collective of musicians, Rajan Vaid of Kashmir Crows for mixing and mastering of their debut album and Alex McNally of The Medinas sound recording techniques and studio time.
Gillian Easson, Lead Trustee for Culture at Leisure & Culture Dundee said
"In 2018, The Dundee Musicians Award celebrates 10 years of supporting Dundee based musicians with winners coming from every sector of the music spectrum with a wide range of genres and projects. The award continues to raise the profile of the excellent and diverse music coming out of Dundee.”
The Dundee Musicians Award is staged by Leisure& Culture Dundee to support projects that look at creative development through collaborations, working with new partners or new producers. Each of the award winners receives £500.There does not have to be a recording or gig at the end of the process, the creative process is valid enough. Support is given to applications that stimulate fresh and innovative work and to give musicians time to experiment and explore.
To see past and present winners of the Dundee Musicians Award please visit: www.leisureandculturedundee/dundeemusiciansaward.co.uk