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Stout wins BBC folk award

Chris Stout (left) and collaborator Catriona McKay.

SHETLAND fiddler Chris Stout is celebrating after winning a prize at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The musician and long-time collaborator Catriona McKay reigned supreme in the best duo category at Wednesday’s (4 April) awards.

The pair, who also play together in local collective Fiddlers’ Bid, released their latest album Bare Knuckle in December.

However, they were not able to attend the Belfast ceremony in person as they had already been booked to play a gig in Edinburgh.

The pair said they were “absolutely over the moon and astounded” to win the award.

Irish band Lankum, who are due to perform at Mareel on 30 May, won the best group prize while Folk Festival performer Siobhan Miller picked up best traditional track.

Last year Shetland resident Kris Drever grabbed the headlines by picking up two awards at the prestigious ceremony.