Joan Prior Award

The Joan Prior Young Performers Award is taking a break in 2017, but will be back next year once the committee has reviewed the award’s first three years of operation to see if any changes are needed. Like Joan, Acoustic Routes is very keen to encourage younger musicians, and we want to make sure we’re doing that in the best way possible.

Congratulations again to the winners so far, and to all the entrants over the past three years.

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ACOUSTIC ROUTES, the Wellington Folk Centre, set up the
JOAN PRIOR AWARD for Young Performers (age 15-25) in 2014.
We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Joan Prior Award for 2016 is Hunter Giltrap!

       Joan Prior

JOAN PRIOR was a folk phenomenon in Wellington for thirty years,
playing, singing, and making things happen. After she died in 2010 her
family donated her instruments, recordings and memorabilia to Acoustic
Routes, and this enabled us to set up the award in her name to encourage
young acoustic performers.
Find out how it works here.