Kathryn Joseph Wins Scottish Album of the Year Award
Kathryn Joseph last night won The Scottish Album of the Year Award for her album ‘Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled’. The singer-songwriter managed to fend off tough competition from a shortlist which included household Scottish names such as Paolo Nutini and Belle and Sebastian.
As she took to the stage to tearfully accept the award, she was visibly overwhelmed at the recognition for her work. “First of all, everyone else here should have won,” she started her speech, before going on to add how weird it felt to be lifting the prize at all.
Each of the artists who made the shortlisted albums took home £1,000 and a specially created art prize. This year a hand sewn quilt created by Glasgow School of Art graduate Vanessa Hindshaw, with the overall winner receiving a £20,000 prize.
The ceremony, co-hosted by Vic Galloway and Janice Forsyth, in the O2 ABC Glasgow also saw live performances from last year’s winners Young Fathers, Tuff Love, Golden Teacher and the self-proclaimed ‘cultural terrorist’ Loki and the Kartel who was worried he might interrupt the “prosecco networking” with his rowdy performance.
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