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Award winner Robyn Stapleton on Trad with Pad tonight

On tonight’s (Tuesday) Trad with Pad programme at 6.00pm, Paddy Callaghan has as his special guest this year’s BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Robyn Stapleton.

Robyn will be chatting to Paddy about her award. Robyn is a singer from Stranraer who was in competition with five other finalists to take the prize at the City Halls in Glasgow during Celtic Connections 2014.

She won a recording session, a performance at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 and one year’s membership of the Musician’s Union.

She said at the time of award that it had been a “great experience” and she was “looking forward to an exciting year ahead”.

The 25-year-old left a philosophy course at Stirling University and worked as a career before deciding to pursuing a musical career.

She now specialises in traditional Scots song, with a fledgling career combining performing with community singing and teaching.

She is a recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied on the Scottish music course, but continued working as a carer part-time to help finance her studies, even practising her singing at work.

Paddy Callaghan was the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.

Trad with Pad, Tuesday 11 February 6.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

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