Joan Prior Award

We’re delighted to announce that the Joan Prior Young Performers Award is back again in 2018. Like Joan, Acoustic Routes is very keen to encourage younger musicians, and we congratulate the winners so far, and 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.

       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
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