Celtic singer Eamonn McCann has been named as the winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Outstanding Professional Music.
The singer’s winning track, ‘The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid’, was used by the National Trust as the theme for a new National Trust-led children’s book.
McCann won his first James Beard award for Outreach in 2019.
In a statement, the charity said McCann’s track “emphasises the power of music to make the world a better place”.
“We are thrilled to have Eamon McCann join the James Beard Family of Music Legend, and look forward to collaborating with him in the future,” said Tim O’Sullivan, executive director of the National Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
“His music has been a huge part of the lives of so many children and adults in this country.
The winner was announced at a gala at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday night. “
He is an icon for all music fans and we are excited to see his music continue to grow and inspire young people around the world.”
The winner was announced at a gala at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday night.
“I feel so honoured and honoured to have won the award for Best Professional Music, and to have had the chance to work with the James Brown Foundation and the Trust for the Children to bring it to life,” said McCann, who is also known as the ‘Teddy Bear’.
“I can’t wait to get back to the studio and work with all of the young people in Scotland who have inspired me to work in the music industry and to tell the stories of the people I love.”
McCann said he wanted to inspire people to embrace their own individuality and make their own stories, not the usual “story-book” type of storytelling.
He said his song “The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am Never Afraid” was a way of celebrating that.
The song was a collaboration with the BBC, which will present the winners of the James & Smith Award in the UK in 2018. “
It’s very much a celebration of who you are and your story,” he said.
The song was a collaboration with the BBC, which will present the winners of the James & Smith Award in the UK in 2018.
The awards are given annually by the BBC to those whose work has had a transformative impact on people’s lives, with the prizes also going to the BBC for its contributions to children’s education.
A full list of winners can be found here.
McCann was named Best Professional Artist for his music in the book The World Is a Beautiful Country, published in 2019 by the Royal Academy of Music.
“This award was just the beginning for my career as a professional performer,” he told RTE.
I want people to know that the more I write, the better I am.” “
You don’t have to be a great singer to be successful as a songwriter.
I want people to know that the more I write, the better I am.”
McCann, now 53, began his career as an aspiring musician in 1974, and was one of the first Scots born to play a major international instrument.
He became the youngest singer-songwriter in the world when he released his first album in 1978.
McCann, an award-winning composer and musician, recorded three albums with his band, including the award-nominated ‘Tiny Cities’.
He also released two albums as a solo artist.
His second solo album, ‘Celtic Sun’ in 2002, was a top ten hit in the US and Europe.
In 2017, he released a new album ‘Ceremonial’.
He has also collaborated with the likes of John Legend, The Beatles, Sting and Elton John.
McCann has collaborated with James Brown, John Legend and Elvin Jones, as well as writing and performing with artists including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
He is a member of the BBC Scotland team and also sings with the Royal Scottish College of Music and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has a charity called the Royal Scots College of Art, founded by a former Royal Highland Academy pupil.
McCann’s new song is based on his own experiences as a child in Scotland, including being bullied and living in a foster home.
The music was recorded at his home studio in Glasgow.
“My mum’s parents were all abused in a way that I don’t know anyone who has ever lived,” he explained.
I remember crying, because I was really upset. “
When I was a little boy, she was really angry and said to me, ‘You’ve got to do something, you’ve got a choice, you’re not going to live like this’.
I remember crying, because I was really upset.
I’m a big fan of the Beatles and