Musician up for Tutor of the Year Award

Daniel Thorpe
Daniel Thorpe

An Inverurie traditional musician and fiddle tutor has been nominated for 'Tutor of the Year' at the Traditional Music Awards.

Daniel Thorpe was educated at the National Centre of Excellence in Plockton and completed his degree in Scottish Music at the RCS in Glasgow.

In 2010 Daniel won BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and he has gone on to build his career teaching at various projects throughout Scotland and has numerous private pupils.

Along with this he plays gigs and ceilidhs across Scotland and Europe with a number of different groups.

Daniel has made his home in Dunblane and most recently was a guest tutor at Stirling Orchestra in their televised bid to win the BBC’s All Together Now – The Great Orchestra Challenge.

Daniel is one of only five individuals nominated in his category, and the winner will be chosen by the public via online voting.

To vote for Daniel visit

Daniel will find out if he has been successful at the award ceremony to be held at the Caird Hall in Dundee on Saturday, December 3.