Scottish songstress Claire Hastings won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2015. Since winning the title, Claire has performed at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and at the BBC Music Day, where she sang alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue. Other highlights include singing for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London’s National Theatre, at Orkney Folk Festival, supporting Seth Lakeman, and playing Nancy (Clarinda) McLehose in 4 star-reviewed show ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has featured in several UK radio programmes including ‘The Culture Studio’ with Janice Forsyth and as a guest artist on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Take The Floor’ and ‘Travelling Folk’.
Claire recently arrived on our shores to perform at this Easter’s Canterbury Folk Music Festival in Christchurch where she left her audience spellbound. We’re thrilled and delighted to have her perform in Upper Hutt at our lovely Mayfair Café.
2016 sees Claire release her highly anticipated debut album ‘Between River and Railway’ as well as embarking on tours throughout Scotland, England and New Zealand.
As well as performing, Claire has also been involved with several teaching projects throughout Scotland. She teaches Scottish music, singing and ukulele in primary schools around Dumfries and Galloway through Feis Rois’ Youth Music Initiative and was involved with New Rhythms for Glasgow leading singing workshops for adults
Direct from a successful two way crossing on the Interislander entertaining the masses.
Kevin Meehan (El club presidente’) with a mixed set of traditional & modern songs from his collection.
Some of them may even have a chorus.