Epic Awards

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. This year, a diversity of inspiring groups and projects were awarded at our first virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Discover the stories of each winner. Read more in our press release.

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges.

The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. 

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Roscommon Solstice Choir - BBC Breakfast

2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show

The Tinderbox Collective< Back to Shortlist

Whether it’s through free music lessons for young people, public performances or recording albums, the Tinderbox Collective has been a vibrant addition to Edinburgh’s music scene since 2010.

With over 70 members aged 8 – 65, coming from all walks of life, the Collective brings together amateur and professional musicians playing a wide range of musical genres. The one thing all the members have in common, is a love of music and a desire to share that with others.

The Collective has worked in partnership with North Edinburgh Arts in Muirhouse (one of Scotland's most deprived postcodes) who gave the group a desk in the venue in return for free music workshops for the local community.

These workshops were then opened up to young people from the wider Edinburgh community, and in June 2017 the Collective launched its debut album, featuring musicians from across the city playing music written and arranged voluntarily by members of the group.

The Tinderbox Collective’s main aim is to help people engage socially and creatively with others – and they use music as the engine for this.


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