Joan Prior Award

Acoustic Routes (The Wellington Folk Centre Inc) offers The Joan Prior Award for Young Performers Award annually to singers and musicians, aged 18-25, in memory of Joan Prior, who inspired generations of folk singers, musicians and dancers around Wellington from the 1950s.

This year eight young performers – four solo acts and two duos – have received the award and they will feature in a special concert on the Sunday of the festival:

✦ Sofia Machray and Alex Hoare (singer songwriter, guitar and cello).

✦ James Hunter (singer, guitarist, alternative folk).

✦ Catherine Bullock (singer songwriter, guitar).

✦ Zavier Boyle and Jackie Lamb (whistle and mandolin, Irish and Scottish folk).

✦ Alexander Guy (singer, guitarist, international folk songs and originals).

✦ Caoimhe Lane (singer, guitarist, contemporary and traditional folk).

This year’s Joan Prior Award winners will also appear in a special Young
Performers Showcase at the Moon Bar in Newtown, on Sunday, November 6.

To find out more about the Joan Prior Award and how to enter, follow this link: