Apr 13: Claire Hastings – Scottish Traditional Musician

Raglan acoustic unplugged concert – Claire Hastings

at Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St

Doors open 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. $15. Cash or EFTPOS

Cash bar and yummy eats

Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries. A graduate of the Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Claire is currently living and working in Glasgow.

In 2015 Claire won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award. Since winning the title she has performed at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and at BBC Music Day, where she sang 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 ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

As well as performing, Claire is also involved in 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 regularly teaches Voice at The Gaitherin (Aberdeenshire) and Feis an Iar Dheas (Dumfries). Claire is also qualified to teach early years Colourstrings and was involved with New Rhythms for Glasgow leading singing workshops for adults with mental health issues (GAMH).

In 2016, Claire released her debut album ‘Between River and Railway’ to critical acclaim, and embarked on tours throughout Scotland, England and New Zealand, with one-off performances in Helsinki and Lorient.

Raglan acoustic unplugged concert – Claire Hastings

at Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St

Doors open 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. $15. Cash or EFTPOS

Cash bar and yummy eats

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  • -- October 1, 2021, 7:30 pm: New date is Oct 1: TWENTY RAGLAN SONGS

    At Raglan Old School Arts Centre. Door and foyer bar open from 7pm. $15 at the door. Presales from ULOs Store 5 Bow St, Raglan.

    CHRIS THOMPSON is a senior N.Z. bluesman, a Singer/Songwriter and composer of 260 published songs.

    All the songs in this program were written during the fifteen years that Chris was resident in Raglan.

    The songs in the program include many songs of family life and Community like 'Sunday Lunch', 'This little Destination by the Ocean' and 'Little Ballerina'. 'Little Ballerina' was written for Chris' daughter and has been recorded in a cover version by Willard Ribeiro, a singer from Santa Catarina in Brazil. Other humorous songs written to amuse Chris' daughter are 'I want to grow a Goatee Beard' and 'Silly dilly Wooga' (a song about the cat).

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