We are delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural Stewart Cruickshank Bursary is Jared Celosse.
Jared is a young singer-songwriter, resident in Glasgow, with roots in Holland, England and the Czech Republic. His song 'New Orleans (Esca)' was felt by the judges to be bursting with ideas. An original, unexpected and evocative submission, adventurously written and produced.
We offer Jared our congratulations and look forward to helping him develop his writing and widen his recording experience.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who entered the competition for the bursary. The standard was extremely high and demonstrated that songwriting in Scotland is alive and well.
Stewart Cruickshank was a huge force for good in Scottish music. Producing radio programmes for the BBC, he nurtured an enormous amount of talent, impacting the lives of countless musicians and listeners.
His unsparing encouragement was legendary. He built connections, gave people the impetus to create, selflessly shared and promoted artists’ work, and in so doing helped create Scottish music as we know it.
The bursary was created to honour his legacy.
A panel drawn from the Scottish music world (musicians, management, radio and education) selected one winner, to be awarded the inaugural Stewart Cruickshank Bursary.
The judges will work with the winning entrant to put together a package that will (1) help develop their songwriting and (2) give them studio experience.
Potential partners in delivering these elements include Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, Scottish Music Centre, Glasgow Songwriting Festival, University of The West of Scotland and Chem 19 Recording Studio.
The award has been made possible by the legacy of Burnsong.
Copyright © 2019 Stewart Cruickshank Bursary
Website by Holly Maxwell Pringle