Susan Boyle, Annie Lennox, Snow Patrol and Mark Knopfler among stars hailed at SSE Scottish Music Awards. The awards, dubbed the Tartan Clefs, are staged in aid of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity and other winners included rockers Snow Patrol and Mark Knopfler.
[…] Snow Patrol were named Artist of the Year and the Ticketmaster Tourmaster Award went to comedian Kevin Bridges.
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody said: “Nordoff Robbins is such an important charity.
“It’s what they do for kids and people who don’t have access to music in their lives, and many other things of course.
“We were very lucky growing up, all of us in the band had access to music and art in our lives from a young age.
“The schools that we went to and our parents were very encouraging about music – even though my mum did tell me to keep it down a lot!
“I had access to instruments and was very free and able to play from a very young age so it’s a very, very important cause.”
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