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Hall of Fame Award for Pete Heywood

Hands Up for Trad have announced the first Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees of 2016 and included among them is our very own Pete Heywood, previous editor of The Living Tradition. The Services to Community Award recognises individuals that work tirelessly to help their community and enrich the lives of others through selfless service or charitable work. This category honours individuals who may not be in the limelight, but who teach music, organise classes, run clubs and festivals, publish music or magazines and generally make life better for people learning traditional music, and those awarded are nominated by organisations or members of the public.

Being inducted alongside Pete this year are Liz Marroni (traditional music activist and teacher), Gordon Connell (accordion teacher), Caroline Hewat (artist and musician activist), Catriona MacIntyre (Gaelic teacher and activist) and Louis DeCarlo (photographer).