Joan Prior Award

Acoustic Routes is excited to announce that the winner of the Joan Prior Young Performers Award 2019 is HENRY BURTON-WOOD.

Like Joan, Acoustic Routes is very keen to encourage younger musicians, and if you think you’ve got what it takes to join the winners of the Joan Prior Award, sign up to the mailing list on our ‘Email Newsletters’ page. That way you’ll be sure to find out when entries open for 2020.

ACOUSTIC ROUTES, the Wellington Folk Centre, set up the
JOAN PRIOR AWARD for Young Performers (age 15-25) in 2014.

       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.
YearWinner
2019HENRY BURTON-WOOD
2018EMILY GRIFFITHS AND THOMAS STONEHOUSE
2016HUNTER GILTRAP
2015DANIEL WHITE
2014FLIX ROSE
Find out more, including how to enter, here.