Lucy Ward is a folk singer, guitarist and concertina player from Derby. She writes and plays a mixture of traditional songs and her own compositions and, at 22, is already a well-established favourite of the British folk scene.
Though a multi-instrumentalist, Lucy considers her voice to be her primary tool when performing; her vocal is strong and clear with an endearing regional lilt, and she sings with an eloquence that is utterly enchanting to listen to. Her talents have not gone unrecognised either; a finalist at the Young Folk Awards in 2009, she was further nominated in two categories at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 folk awards, going on to win the Horizon Award as best newcomer.
Her debut album, ‘Adelphi Has To Fly’, was received with much positivity on its release in 2011, with the Guardian’s Robin Denslow praising her self-written track ‘Bricks & Love’ and Mike Harding commending her as one of the best things he’s heard in years. Having supported the likes of Seth Lakeman, Oysterband and Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Lucy has succeeded in establishing herself as a successful headliner in her own right, drawing crowds from all around by her captivating voice and expressive performances.
If you’d like to know more about Lucy Ward and her gorgeous music, visit her website.