Joan Prior Award

After a terrific awards event in 2018, we’re now on the lookout for entrants for the Joan Prior Young Performers Award 2019. 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 past five years, we invite you to enter and be in to win!

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