Glasgow, Scotland -The BBC Young Traditional Musician of the
Year was announced tonight. The winner is fiddler Shona Mooney from Lauder.
Shona is originally from the Scottish Borders and has been exposed to music
all of her life. In 1999 & 2000 she and her two friends Lillias Kinsman-Blake
(flute) and Ross Horne (bass) reached the ‘BBC Radio 2 young folk awards
semi-final’.Shona decided to further her education after reading about a new course in
folk and traditional music based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Shona worked with other
fiddlers from the Borders (Innes and Lori Watson, Allan Hyslop and Rachel Cross)
in a project called ‘Borders Young fiddles’ – promoting the traditional music of
their area and combining it with their own compositions. The CD was released in
[Photo: Shona Mooney and Dave Wood].