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Lucy Ward

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1) an English folk singer from Derby (UK)
2) an English jazz singer from Wigan (UK)

1) Lucy Ward (born 12 December 1989) is a British singer, guitarist and concertina player from Derby. With a voice described as expressive and powerful, she performs traditional English folk songs as well as her own material. Her debut album, Adelphi Has to Fly (Navigator Records), was released on 13 June 2011 to critical acclaim. In the BBC Folk Awards 2012 she won the ‘Best Newcomer’ category.

Lucy started out modestly at a local folk club aged just 14, and now she is playing at folk clubs and festivals all over the country, including the esteemed Nettle bed Folk Club, Priddy, Big Session and Shrewsbury Festivals and Glastonbury.

Ward plays guitar and concertina; however she considers her voice to be her first instrument. She has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her voice, which she uses to great effect on the unaccompanied songs that sprinkle her set. She has a talent for taking songs and investing them with passion and feeling in order to bring about refreshed appreciation from her audiences.

After finishing her A-levels, Ward devoted all her time to the music she loves. This passion and commitment resulted in gigs supporting various folk luminaries such as Dave Swarbrick, Tams and Coope, Mawkin:Causley, Jim Moray and Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. She was also given the opportunity of supporting Seth Lakeman, where she gave a fantastic performance to a 600 strong audience.

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  • CDPETE01

    I was friends with Lucy on facebook for a while there,then she made it into a artist page jobby,always remembered a picture of her with blue hair in a phone box,this is a great album.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Mullington

    I've got a man crush on you ! :)

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • headey

    Living On A Prayer ?? is that the Derby Lucy Ward moonlighting ??

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • petekernow

    Eh up my duck Great set at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2 Standing ovations and Battenburg Cake. What more could you ask? Loved the other two sets especially with the band. Go gently Pete

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sandie-cheeks

    Amazing!

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • finonae

    Saw Lucy live at the weekend...all that can be said is bloody brilliant!

    2 Nov 2009 Reply

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