Some of Dundee’s top musicians have been presented with grants at the Caird Hall today after successful applications to the Dundee Musicians Award 2019. 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.
The awards go to The Roques to support the recording and production costs of their debut EP at Magic Box Studios, Dundee. Ceol Gallda to support professional development and two workshops with Margaret Bennett and Wilma Kennedy. Lewis Cannon to support recording of three original pieces of music and filmed live in studio. Lorraine Wilson & Sheena Wellington to support recording of a twelve track album as companion piece to Sheena Wellington’s autobiography and Lynne Campbell to support for guitar lessons with Christine Kydd.
Sinclair Aitken, Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee said
“The Dundee Musicians Award has supported a wide range of projects this year from traditional to folk to independent music. The awards continue 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. Winners receive awards up to a maximum of £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.