Award-winning Scottish folk singer Claire Hastings to perform at Old School

Award-Winning Scottish Folk Singer Claire Hastings To Perform At The Old School Arts Centre

From joy to heartbreak, traditional to contemporary, long-forgotten Scottish history to experiences from her own life, the singing and songwriting of Claire Hastings is an intriguing blend of contrasts.

The 2015 winner of BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Claire’s “natural, effortless Scots voice” has shared the stage with Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue for BBC Music Day, performed at Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and sung for the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at London’s National Theatre.

Originally from Dumfries, Claire graduated with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011, before spending 18 months travelling the world with her ukulele. Her debut solo album Between River and Railway was described as one of the best 2016 Scottish releases in any musical genre.

Claire will perform an acoustic set at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre on Thursday 13 April as part of a nationwide New Zealand tour. Doors open 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. Tickets $15, available on the door or book online: raglanartscentre.co.nz. Cash bar and refreshments available.

The Old School Arts Centre