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Crail Festival 2016: Claire Hastings

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Crail Festival 2016 Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011.

Last year Claire won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year award. Since winning the title, Claire performed at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and at BBC Music Day, alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue. Other performance highlights include singing for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London's National Theatre, at Orkney Folk Festival supporting Seth Lakeman, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and playing Nancy (Clarinda) McLehose in 4 star-reviewed show 'A Man's a Man' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

As well as performing, Claire has also been involved with several teaching projects throughout Scotland. She teaches Scottish music, singing and ukulele in primary schools around Dumfries and Galloway through Feis Rois' Youth Music Initiative and was involved with New Rhythms for Glasgow leading singing workshops for adults with mental health issues (GAMH). In Aberdeenshire, Claire has been involved with The Gordon Gaitherin for a number of years teaching Voice. Currently assisting with Colourstrings classes for early years in Glasgow, Claire is also training to become a fully qualified Colourstrings teacher.

2016 has seen Claire release her debut album Between River and Railway in April as well as embarking on tours throughout Scotland, England and New Zealand. Now based in Glasgow, Claire sings with The Claire Hastings Band, Top Floor Taivers and in a duo with Robyn Stapleton, who appeared last year at the Crail Festival.

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Published by: Fife Council

Times & Venues

Location Date Time
Most Holy Trinity Church, Westgate, Crail, Anstruther, KY10 3RE Thursday 28 July 2016 20:00 -


Charge Description Cost
Per Person £12.00