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MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards nominees unveiled

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Image caption Julie Fowlis and her band are in the running for the Folk Band of the Year Award

The shortlist for next month's 12th MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards has been announced.

Singers, songwriters and musicians have been nominated for 16 categories. The awards will be held in Inverness.

Nominees for Gaelic Singer of the Year include Angus MacLeod and Mischa Macpherson.

Skerryvore and Peatbog Faeries are in the running for Live Act of the Year and Julie Fowlis and The Scott Wood Band will contest the folk band award.

The public have until 28 November to cast their vote for who they want to win in each category.

The awards ceremony will be held at Eden Court on 13 December.

Event founder and promoter Simon Thoumire said: "We are thrilled to bring the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards to Inverness to celebrate our 12th year.

"As a city, Inverness has a great music scene and having just recently hosted the Royal National Mod, we know there is a wealth of support for traditional music in the area.

"This year's nominees are of such a high calibre and really showcase the burgeoning talent we have in the Scotland's traditional music scene."

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