Let Ramensky Go - Claire Hastings
Our next LCM featured artist is Scottish singer-songwriter Claire Hastings who won BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015. Claire has a stunning pure vocal which is showcased in our LCM #TrackOfTheDay today, a live version of a Roddy MacMillan cover 'Let Ramensky Go' taken from her 2016 debut album 'Between River and Railroad'. An album that is very much worth exploring further.
Claire will be heading to the Green Note, Camden on 20th March. It is certainly a date for your diaries.
Claire Hastings is a originally from Dumfries. A graduate of the Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Claire is currently living and working in Glasgow. Since winning her title, Claire has had the opportunity to perform at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Music Day where she sang alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue. Other performances include Orkney Folk Festival supporting Seth Lakeman, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and in 4* reviewed show '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).
Claire has been interviewed for several radio programmes across the UK including The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth, Take The Floor with Robbie Shepherd and Travelling Folk. Her music has been played on radio stations worldwide, including BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe.