Welsh tenor Trystan Llyr Griffiths looked suitably gobsmacked when it emerged that he had seen off the challenge of four fine sopranos to win the £10,000 Bruce Miller Gulliver Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Sunday afternoon.
The folk hits and myths of history
'I guess I'm just a natural multi-tasker," says Iain Burnside as he downs a coffee and finishes telling me about overlapping key structures in Rachmaninov's collected songs.
The Fire And I
Second Hand Marching Band
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Heras Casado
Joan As Police Woman
For the young Scottish folk band Breabach - whose career began on the Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2005 - the start of 2014 must seriously have felt like living the dream.
Verdict: five stars
Reality TV, a long-standing misnomer.
McOpera take centre stage for concert