Lewis singer in Young Trad 2012 finals

Kirsty Watt's love of singing was passed down from her grandmother who taught her many beautiful and lyrical songs.
Kirsty Watt's love of singing was passed down from her grandmother who taught her many beautiful and lyrical songs.

AS SIX finalists competed to take the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2012, for the first time ever the awards ceremony will be televised as BBC ALBA cameras capture all the excitement on the night for a special two hour programme.

Mary Ann Kennedy played host at the event from the Grand Hall in Glasgow City Halls yesterday (Sunday, February 5th).

And BBC ALBA’s programme ‘BBC Radio Scotland Neach-Giuil Traidiseanta Og 2012’ will be broadcast tonight (Monday, February 6) from 9-11pm.

Amongst the six finalists is Kirsty Watt from Lewis, who was crowned Young Musician of the Year in Stornoway in 2010.

Kirsty has always lived on Lewis where traditional music has always been part of her life with her closest and main influence for Gaelic singing being her beloved grandmother who has taught Kirsty some of the most beautiful and lyrical songs that she now so loves singing.