Jessica Burton - Harpist for Weddings and Events

BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016 Final February 28, 2016

I had an absolutely brilliant time taking part in the final of the Young Trad last month. The whole experience was really amazing and loads of fun. Huge congratulations go out to the winner – concertina player Mohsen Amini who blew everyone away. Hopefully all of the finalists will be going on a tour at some point this year which will be great fun I’m sure! In the meantime I have been recording the sets I played, here they are on YouTube :

Video Featured on BuzzFeed October 25, 2015

I was delighted when I found out that one of my harp videos has been included on a BuzzFeed post about instrumental covers. My video of Cheerleader by OMI is listed on 15 Instrumental Covers Of Pop Songs That Are Better Than The Original.  Click here to view the full list and click here to watch my video.

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BBC Young Traditional Musician of The Year Finalist October 13, 2015

I am absolutely delighted to have reached the finals of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016. The semi final was great fun with a lovely bunch of folk, I think the judges must have had a tough decision. You can read more about the competition and the other finalists here

The final will take place on the last night of Celtic Connections – January 31st in Glasgow City Halls, tickets will be on sale soon from their website. David from Radio Orkney phoned me up to chat about the competition, you can have a listen here. I have a lot of practise to fit in between now and January but I am really looking forward to the rest of the competition.