2005-11-20

List: 7th Tartan Clef Awards

Musician Mr.Midge Ure has been presented with a lifetime achievement award at 'The Tartan Clef Awards'. The 'Band Aid' co-founder and former 'Ultravox' singer received the accolade at a ceremony in Glasgow. The main award went to 'Hue and Cry', while newcomer Ms.Lucie Silvas was named as best breakthrough artist. 'Alabama 3' won the best songwriters prize, while there were also honours for 'The Corries'' Mr.Ronnie Browne and percussionist Ms.Evelyn Glennie. The awards are organised by 'The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Charity', which helps people with disabilities. Raising money The ceremony is in its seventh year, with the prizes being presented this year by 'Lulu'. Previous winners have included 'The Darkness', Mr.Edwyn Collins and violinist Ms.Nicola Benedetti Chairman Donald Macleod said:
'"The Tartan Clef Awards" go from strength to strength each year, raising an astonishing amount of money for the charity. 'The generosity of people on the night is a true testament that music really does have a place in everyone's heart, and that awareness of the charity and the power of music therapy continues to grow.'
'Ure is honoured at music ceremony', BBC News,2005/11/20 10:44:01 GMT

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