Hands Up for Trad are very pleased to announce our top 20 tunes submitted to MusicHub in 2016. Simon Thoumire has played through all the tunes submitted and chosen his favourite 20. The list shows off the amazing level of contemporary composition by Scottish composers and showcases what is possible within the traditional form – 16/32 bar tunes. Click on the links below to play and share them. If you know the composers tell them how fabulous they are!
Today Hands Up for Trad are also launching the 2018 Collection. We want you to submit your tunes for a top 20 that will be selected at the end of the year. The deadline for entries is Sunday 29th July. The 2018 Collection will also incorporate tunes submitted in 2017. Enter here.
Alan Friendly composed by Corrina Hewat
Alfie’s Reel composed by Amber Thornley
Banks O’ The Kale composed by Bob Liddle
BIG BEAR composed by Joe Armstrong
Dr MJ Leonard’s Farewell to Kilmarnock Road composed by Kenneth and Marie MacKenzie
Elis’s composed by Innes Watson
Fairhill Gardens composed by Simon McKerrell
Gateshaw Braes composed by Bob Liddle
Hugh Finlay’s Legacy composed by Sarah Northcott
Katie Jean Milne’s Graduation composed by Kenneth Ian MacKenzie
Kinnon McKerrell’s composed by Simon McKerrell
Mrs Vera Falconer composed by Eric Falconer
Pineapple Attack composed by Marie Fielding
Ron Bennett’s Reel composed by Gary Blair
The Falls O’ Chatto Linn composed by Bob Liddle
The Johnsons’ Jaunt composed by Eilidh Steel
The Offensive Doctor Flute Pervert composed by Hamish Napier
The Wee Dafty composed by Innes Watson
Tobermory composed by Marie ielding
Uyea Isle composed by Steven Spence
Hands Up for Trad’s decision is final
Simon Thoumire loved all the tunes and found it very difficult to choose 20 from an amazing set of tunes. Another musicians would have chosen a different 20 compositions. Congratulations to all the composers.