Claire Hastings

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015, Claire Hastings is a Scots singer with a lifelong passion for Scottish music.

An already seasoned performer, she has appeared on many nationwide radio and TV programmes, including The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth, Travelling Folk, and Robbie Shepherd’s Take the Floor. She is also well-known for performing at festivals and clubs throughout the country, and has sung both in and for the Scottish Parliament, at home and abroad.

Originally from Dumfries, she now resident in Glasgow, and holds a first class honours degree from the city’s RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

Alongside her solo work, Claire sings in a duo with Robyn Stapleton (last year’s BBC Radio Scotland ‘Young Trad’ winner), and in the all-female four-piece, Top Floor Taivers, who have recently released an EP.

“Hastings’ talents, not just as a musician but as a compelling storyteller, were obvious” The Herald

“Claire Hastings is blessed with confidence and a very fine voice, beautifully sustained” Hi-Arts