Glasgow-based folksinger, songwriter and ukulele player Claire Hastings has made a name for herself on the folk scene since winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015. Since then she has toured throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand both as a solo artist and with her band, and has shared stages with the likes of Lulu, Jamie Cullum and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at world-renowned festivals including Celtic Connections and Festival Interceltique de Lorient. Claire has a strong ability to portray a story through song, and is known for her varied repertoire of traditional, contemporary and original songs as demonstrated in highly regarded albums ‘Between River and Railway’ (Exquisite, Songlines) and ‘Those Who Roam’ (Highly engaging, The Scotsman), launched at Celtic Connections 2019. Claire is nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at the 2020 Scots Trad Music Awards.