Imogen Bose-Ward awarded David Roberts Plate

PROMISING young musician Imogen Bose-Ward has been presented with the David Roberts Memorial Plate.

Imogen plays the fiddle and guitar and writes songs and also takes time to work with young fiddlers to help them learn more about their instrument.

Sixteen-year-old Imogen, who lives in Wiston, was delighted to pick up the award.

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Mum Persephone Nichol-Bose said: “It’s a great achievement for Imogen and she was absolutely delighted to win.

“She has been playing the fiddle since she was eight-years-old and has been tutored by Clare McLaughlin.

“She has always had a passion for traditional music.”

The David Roberts Memorial Plate is organised by Hands Up for Trad and is presented at the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award semi-finals.

David Roberts was a leading figure in the development and growing success of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award and tragically died very young in June 2005.

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