Thursday 14 April: House concert with Claire Hastings

Hastings CAn intimate evening of traditional music from Claire Hastings, one of the bright new stars of the British folk scene. She is a folksinger/songwriter and player of guitar and ukelele originally from Dumfries, who in 2015 won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award.

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011, Claire spent 18 months travelling the world with her ukulele, but is now living in Glasgow. This will be her first solo tour of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Last year Claire’s performances included the BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Music Day, singing for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London’s National Theatre, at Orkney Folk Festival, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and in the 4 star-reviewed show ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

April will see the release of her debut album, Between River and Railway.

Entry $15 Acoustic Routes members, $20 non-members; places can be booked by email ( and Dave says please bring a chair if you can.

Venue: Dave and Jan Barnes’ home, 4 Rangatira Road, Tawa, Wellington.