Ex-Broughton harpist shortlisted for Radio 2 award
One of the top young clarsach players, Ciorstaidh Beaton from Kilmuir on Skye, and her duet partner, Inverness fiddler, Graham MacKenzie, are among the final four nominees in this year’s BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Ciorstaidh joined The City of Edinburgh Music School at Broughton in 2009. She and Graham, who made it through October’s semi-finals, are now students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
The finals will take place at Celtic Connections on Wednesday 30 January in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. Good luck, Ciorstaidh and Graham!