Rothienorman singer hits the right notes to make BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021 final

A Rothienorman singer has reached the final of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021.

By Dawn Renton
Monday, 25th January 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 7:02 am
Ellie Beaton
Ellie Beaton

Ellie Beaton will compete in the final which will be held on Sunday 31 January and broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC ALBA.

Ellie has been interested in traditional music from a young age, brought up with Traditional and Bothy Ballads alike.

She studied Classical Voice at Aberdeen City Music School and having performed alongside Malinky, has been described as ‘a singer to be reckoned with’ by Hands up for Trad.

Throughout 2020 Ellie qualified for the Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions competition at Elgin where she competed against the best Bothy Ballad singers in the country.

Now attending the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying Classical Vocal Studies, Ellie hopes to graduate then progress onto becoming a full time musician.

It’s a big night for the six musicians competing to win the coveted title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021.

The contest, which has been used as springboard to great success in the music industry by previous winners, will be broadcast from the foyer of BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters in accordance with Covid-19 industry guidelines. The event will be presented by Bruce McGregor and Joy Dunlop.

The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2021 takes place on Sunday, January 31 on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC ALBA, from 5.05 - 8pm.