AN award winning traditional musician has been added to the Hebridean Celtic Festival line up.

This year’s BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Benedict Morris, is now in its line-up.

The fiddle player beat five other finalists to win the prestigious competition last month at Celtic Connections.

He will now appear as part of a trio, with Ryan Murphy and Pablo Lafuente, when the annual event is held in Lewis and Harris from 17-20 July.

Benedict, 21, from Glasgow, is currently in his final year on the BMus classical course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

He has previously appeared at HebCelt in the band The Hur.

With guitarist Cormac Crummey he also makes up the Bene and Cormac duo that has earned critical acclaim.

Mr Morris said: “I'm honestly delighted to be returning to Stornoway this July for HebCelt 2019. I played there two years ago with The Hur and it was definitely a highlight of the year.

“To come back this time with my own trio after winning BBC Young Trad at Celtic Connections, is going to be very special indeed – it’s no doubt going to be an amazing few days. See you all there."

Caroline Maclennan, director of HebCelt, said: “Benedict is an outstanding musician and we are delighted he will be part of the festival this year.”

THE Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has details of a new filmmaking project, Walk With Us, which is calling on Scotland-based filmmakers to enter.

The films must be no more than 60 seconds in length and focused on the theme of Walk With Us.

They can be fiction or non-fiction, live action or animation and can be filmed on a camera phone or using professional equipment and software.

The best entries will be compiled and screened at this year’s 73rd EIFF in June, creating an anthology film, consisting of 15-20 films.

Those filmmakers that make the final edit will be in with a chance to win an trip to the Four Corners distilleries, the four biggest single malts that go into whisky of the sponsor, Johnnie Walker.

Holly Daniel, EIFF Head of Industry and Talent Development said: "EIFF champions all levels of filmmaking talent and we are delighted to be able to open up this opportunity to both new and existing filmmakers from across Scotland."

The competition is now open and closes on 10 April.

THE sarod star Soumik Datta and City of London Sinfonia are to perform a double bill of music for Indian film in Edinburgh.

Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray’s film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is to be projected on a large screen with a live cinematic score at the Usher Hall at an event on 30 March.

The first half of the show will be a screening of Around India with a Movie Camera, showing some of the earliest surviving footage from India drawn from the BFI National Archive.

The event marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the1969 film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.

Around India with a Movie Camera presents some of the earliest surviving film footage from India, as well as travelogues, home movies and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers.

Karl Chapman, Cultural Venues Director, Usher Hall said, “The Usher Hall prides itself on a diverse and innovative programme, championing creativity from around the world. We are so excited to take our audiences on an extraordinary journey through rural India, both in the classic magical family film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and through the fascinating archival footage of Around India with a Movie Camera."