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  • Lucy Ward with The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Lion

    4:45


    BBC Folk Award winner Lucy Ward performing her own song 'Lion' with the backing of the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band conducted by Michael Golding. The music was arranged by Michael Golding

    'Lion' was commissioned by Billy Bragg for 1418 NOW and was first performed on the Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury on the anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Franz Ferdinand. The song tell the tale of Robert (Bobby) Loveless Barker, who was executed (shot at dawn) for cowardice in November 1915. The narrator in the song is a company sergeant instructing a young private how to prep the accused just prior to facing the firing squad.

    This powerful performance was recorded live at Folk Expo 2014 in Bury, Greater Manchester.

    Lucy Ward is an award winning singer songwriter from Derby.

    After winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy’s career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Her elevation to the top of the folk ladder was acknowledge with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2014.

    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’ whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.

    More about Lucy:

    Her second album 'Single Flame' was released on Navigator Records on Monday 19th August 2013 to widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, mature and unflinching and the Guardian, awarding it 4 stars, said the album was Impressive and original. Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national music magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; One of the albums of the year for sure. This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart. The opening track from the album ‘I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak’ was voted Best Original Song of 2013 in Spiral Earth's end of year poll.

    Her debut album “Adelphi Has To Fly” (2011) was also met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

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  • Lucy Ward sings Red Wine Promises

    3:24

    Lucy Ward singing Lal Waterson's great song Red Wine Promises at The Vernon Folk Club Derby (Jan 2010)

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  • Global Music Match: Svavar Knutur and Lucy Ward sing Clementine

    4:12

    A collaboration to celebrate the end of Svavar's #GlobalMusicMatch feature week.

    Song written by Svavar Knutur

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    #GlobalMusicMatch #GMMTeam1

  • Lucy Ward sings For the Dead Men

    4:23

    Winner of the BBC Folk Horizon Award (2012), Lucy Wards' début single For The Dead Men. A modern protest song written and performed by Lucy Ward. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson) and released on Navigator Records on 29th January 2012.
    Downloads available from:
    itunes:

    Amazon:

    Limited addition copies of the single available from:

    Contact Lucy at:

    The video was shot in Derby on a Panasonic HDC - SD9 video camera and edited using Pinnacle Studio Ultimate software.

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  • Lucy Ward sings The King of Rome

    4:06


    Lucy Ward sings The King of Rome by Dave Sudbury
    Recorded at Assembly Rooms Derby 2011

  • Lucy Ward sings Lion

    4:07


    This new WW1 themed song was commissioned by Billy Bragg for 1418Now and was performed for the first time on the Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury 2014.

    The song relates the true story of Rifleman Robert Loveless Barker who was summarily executed 'shot at dawn' in November 1916 for cowardice.

    Robert Barker was one of 306 servicemen to face a similar fate and he is commemorated along with the others at The National Memorial Museum (Alrewas).

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    twitter.com/LucyWardSings

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  • Lucy Ward - Come on Eileen

    5:26

    Lucy Ward is an award winning singer songwriter from Derby. Here she is joined here by her full band to perform Kevin Rowland's Dexys Midnight Runner hit Come On Eileen.



    The Lucy Ward Band play beautiful and atmospheric music from Lucy's two successful albums The band are Belinda O'Hooley, (keys & vox) Heidi Tidow (vox & multi-instruments), Joy Gravestock (fiddle), Sam Pegg (bass) and Steve MacLachlan from The Willows on percussion.

    After winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Her elevation to the top of the folk ladder was acknowledge with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2014.

    Her second album 'Single Flame' was released on Navigator Records on Monday 19th August 2013 to widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, mature and unflinching and the Guardian, awarding it 4 stars, said the album was Impressive and original. Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national music magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; One of the albums of the year for sure. This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart. The opening track from the album 'I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak' was voted Best Original Song of 2013 in Spiral Earth's end of year poll.

    Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly (2011) was also met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

    Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and
    warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch
    perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to
    tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.
    Shrewsbury Folk Festival (2013) and see Lucy and

  • Lucy Ward sings Lord I Dont Want To Die In The Storm

    4:11

    A live duet with Stu Hanna (Megson) of a track from Lucy's second album 'Single Flame'.

    Traditional American lyrics set to music composed by Lucy and Stu Hanna.

    Recorded at the 'Single Flame' record launch @ St Pancras Old Church August 2013

  • Lucy Ward sings Summertime

    3:38


    Lucy Ward sings Summertime

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  • Lucy Ward sings Mr Fox

    4:20


    Great Halloween song

  • Lucy Ward sings The King of Rome

    3:51


    Lucy Ward singing Dave Sudbury's The King of Rome @ The Soul Cafe in Derby. This song is the true story of a famous racing pigeon oned by a working class man in Derby. It is really a story about hope and faith.

  • Lucy Ward sings Death

    5:31


    Lucy Ward sings Death (Rock Me to Sleep) @ the Winding Wheel Chesterfield October2009 supporting Seth Lakeman

  • Lucy Ward sings The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

    7:52


    Every year on 25th April Lucy is invited to sing this poignant Eric Bogle song at the annual ANZAC Day service held at the Gallipoli Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas. She seldom performs it in concert, however this April 25th was the final date of her band's debut tour and she decided to perform the song to a packed house at The Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath.

  • Lucy Ward - Waterloo

    2:56


    Lucy Ward having a bit of fun at her concert on Eurovision night 2016.
    Lucy Ward s a BBC Folk Award winning singer songwriter. Well known for her social conscience and irreverent sense of humour. Finding herself playing a concert on the night of the Eurovision Song Contest she played tribute to the event with this cheeky rendition of ABBA's classic Eurovision winner.

  • Lucy Ward sings Fairy Boy

    3:37


    Lucy Ward sings the Irish traditional song Fairy Boy

  • Lucy Ward sings Crow Jane

    5:24


    Lucy Ward singing the Two Gallants Crow Jane at the Nettlebed Folk club Jan 2009

  • Lucy Ward sings Who Knows Where the Time Goes by Sandy Denny

    5:27


    Lucy Ward sings Sandy Denny's Who Knows Where the Time Goes at the Kiln Swadlincote Derbyshire

  • Lucy Ward sings Honey

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    'Honey' performed by Lucy Ward; accompanied by Stu Hanna (from Megson) and Joy Gravestock at St Pancras Old Church in London.

    Lucy's highly anticipated second album 'Single Flame' can be ordered here:



    Find out more about Lucy at

    This was filmed using Panasonic HDC-SD900
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    Music
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    Standard YouTube Licence

  • Lucy Ward sings Whitethorn

    4:54


    Lucy Ward singing Belinda O'Hooley's beautiful Whitethorn at The Musician (Leicester) Jan 2011.

    The song is a lament for the children of an Irish woman ( a relative of Belinda's) who lived around the time of the famine. She lost the majority of the 17 babies she carried. The babies were buried under the whitethorn tree.

  • Lucy Ward sings Mike Watersons A Stitch in Time

    3:49


    Lucy Ward sings Mike Waterson's A Stitch in Time @ The Winding Wheel Chesterfield Oct 2009 supporting Seth Lakeman

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  • Lucy Ward sings Icarus

    5:18

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    Icarus, written by Lucy Ward, produced by Megson's Stu Hanna, is the first video from her forthcoming album Single Flame. The album is released on Navigator Records on 19th August 2013.

    Since winning the BBC Folk Horizon Award (best newcomer) in 2012 Lucy has been wowing crowds in clubs and venues across the UK and Europe. Over the past three years she has played at all the top UK folk and acoustic festivals including Cambridge and Shrewsbury. This year she will also be performing at the Glastonbury Festival on the prestigious Acoustic Stage.

    To find out more about Lucy visit her website;

    This video was shot and edited, using Final Cut Pro X and Luca's Lo-Fi plugin, by Lucy's in-house team Adelphi Productions. For more information contact Lucy via info@lucywardsings.com

  • Build Me Up Buttercup - Lucy Ward

    5:02

    First song on my new beautiful uke!

  • Maids When Youre Young - Lucy Ward

    3:23

    Lucy Ward sings the traditional song Maids When You're Young. Nominated Best Traditional Track BBC Folk Awards 2012.

  • Lucy Ward - Common People - Pulp Cover - Songs From The Shed

    6:00

    Lucy Ward visits Songs From The Shed to play an acoustic session.


    Twitter @shedsongs

  • Lucy Ward - Common People @ Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011

    5:46

    Lucy Ward - Common People @ Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011

    Fantastic cover of Pulp's Common People by Lucy Ward at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011

  • Lucy Ward sings Summers That We Made

    3:50

    BBC Folk Award winner Lucy Ward performing her own song 'Summers That We Made'.
    This poignant, beautiful sung song tells of a passionate love lost will be available on Lucy's third album due out autumn 2015.
    Website:
    Youtube Channel:
    Filmed at the Song Loft (Stoney Stratford ) April 2015

  • Lucy Ward - Alice in the Bacon Box - Songs From The Shed

    4:26

    Lucy Ward visits Songs From The Shed to play an acoustic session.


    Twitter @shedsongs

  • Lucy Ward sings Julia

    4:57


    Julia written and performed by Lucy Ward @ Derby Assembly Rooms 2011

  • Lucy Ward sings Maids When Youre Young

    5:03

    Lucy Ward ( )getting a standing ovation after three stand-out performances at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

  • Lucy Ward sings Marching Through The Green Grass

    2:47

    A track from her new album 'Single Flame'.

    Buy Single Flame:



    Download from iTunes:



    'Marching Through The Green Grass' Trad arr. Ward & Hanna
    Produced by Stu Hanna

    Wigs supplied by Issylove Dreads:



    Head dresses supplied by Atlantis Fae:


    Latex necklace supplied by:


    This video was shot and edited by Adelphi Productions, for more information contact info@lucywardsings.com

    Venue:
    Derby Theatre

    Camera:
    SONY HXR-NX5E

    Edited in:
    Final Cut Pro X (multicam)

  • Lucy Ward sings Lord Randall

    5:21

    Lucy Ward is an award winning singer songwriter from Derby. Here she is performing the traditional song 'Lord Randall'



    Lucy Ward is an award winning singer songwriter who is fast becoming one of the hottest acts on the UK folk scene.

    After winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Her elevation to the top of the folk ladder was acknowledge with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2014.

    Her second album 'Single Flame' was released on Navigator Records on Monday 19th August 2013 to widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, mature and unflinching and the Guardian, awarding it 4 stars, said the album was Impressive and original. Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national music magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; One of the albums of the year for sure. This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart. The opening track from the album 'I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak' was voted Best Original Song of 2013 in Spiral Earth's end of year poll.

    Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly (2011) was also met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

    Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted. Shrewsbury Folk Festival

  • I Will - Lucy Ward

    3:11

    Lucy Ward having fun singing Paul McCartney's I Will at Broadstairs Folk Festival's Beatles Tribute Concert 2012.

  • Lucy Ward sings A Stitch in Time

    9:54

    Lucy Ward sings a Stitch in Time from her much acclaimed album Adelphi Has to Fly, which recently celebrated it's first anniversary. She also talks to Bright Young Folk about being nervous on stage, putting the voice first and her recent protest song, For the Dead Men.

    Filmed at Chorlton Irish Club in Manchester on 12 May 2012 and at Cecil Sharp House in London on 12 May 2012. Piano & backing vocals on live songs by Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow.

    Thanks to Chorlton Irish Club for providing the venue.

  • Lucy Ward sings The Recruited Collier

    2:49


    Lucy Ward singing the traditional song The Recruited Collier @ the Moira Furnace Festival august 2009

  • Introducing the amazing Lucy Ward

    3:27

    Hey hey guys!
    We're halfway through the #GlobalMusicMatch project and all my worries about getting GMM fatigue have completely evaporated.
    I'm so happy to introduce you to one of the most creative, impressive, supportive and life-affirming people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting!

    Lucy Ward is this week´s artist in focus and I'm so excited to hear how you connect with her.
    I intend to do a cover of one of her songs, and like with Fanny Lumsden, I'd love to get your input on which song I should sing. I have some ideas, but sometimes you see things that I don't!

    Check out Lucy's music at

    Also at:


    Social media:





    #Indiefolk #EnglishFolk #Bridgingandbonding #SocialCapital #Singersongwriter #socialjustice #worldmusic

  • Lucy Ward - A Stitch in Time - Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011

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    Lucy Ward sings 'A Stitch in Time' at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011

  • The Lucy Ward Band - The Last Pirouette

    4:32

    Lucy Ward is an award winning singer songwriter from Derby. Here she withher full band to perform her own song 'The Last Pirouette'



    The Lucy Ward Band play beautiful and atmospheric music from Lucy's two successful albums, traditional tracks and reimagined covers. The band are Belinda O'Hooley, (keys & vox) Heidi Tidow (vox & multi-instruments), Joy Gravestock (fiddle), Sam Pegg (bass) and Steve MacLachlan from The Willows on percussion.

    After winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Her elevation to the top of the folk ladder was acknowledge with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2014.

    Her second album 'Single Flame' was released on Navigator Records on Monday 19th August 2013 to widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, mature and unflinching and the Guardian, awarding it 4 stars, said the album was Impressive and original. Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national music magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; One of the albums of the year for sure. This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart. The opening track from the album 'I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak' was voted Best Original Song of 2013 in Spiral Earth's end of year poll.

    Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly (2011) was also met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

    Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and
    warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch
    perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to
    tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.
    Shrewsbury Folk Festival (2013) and see Lucy and

    here:
    Filmed at the Oxford Human Rights Festival March 2014

  • Adelphi - Lucy Ward

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    Lucy Ward - Live at Leigh on Sea Folk Festival 2011

  • Lucy Ward sings The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

    6:44


    Lucy Ward sings Eric Bogles' The Band Played Waltzing Matilda @ The Kiln Swadlicote Derbyshire

  • Lucy Ward - Lets talk Dirty in Hawaiian

    5:45

    Filmed 'live' by UKRay during her sterling performance @ Lewes Con Club and promoted by 'The Union Music Store'

  • Heart to Heart with Lucy Ward

    32:19

    Hey guys!
    I had a wonderful heart to heart conversation with my new musical friend Lucy Ward as a part of the Global Music Match project!
    This Derbyshire darling is one of the sweetest, most creative and lovely people I've ever had the privilege to converse with.

    We talked about friends, family, creativity, relationships with fans and lots of other stuff.

    My only regret is having to edit our hour long conversation down to half an hour for you guys. I love Lucy's passion, imagination and her creativity and conviction. And she's also a bleeding heart lefty like me :D

    Check out Lucy at:


    Also at:



    and of course on Spotify:



    Watch out for Lucy's Lucy Ward Live Stream: Global Music Match Edition on saturday. (Heart Emoji...)

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    #HeartToHeart #GlobalMusicMatch #GMMteam1 #englishfolk

  • Connie and Bud - Lucy Ward

    5:21

    A track from Lucy Ward's third album 'I Dreamt I Was A Bird' released on 2nd Oct 2015 on Betty Beetroot Records and available here:

    Recorded at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2015.
    Everyone, who has seen her, knows that Lucy Ward is the consummate solo performer. She has been wowing audience all across the UK and Europe for the past five years. However when she goes out with a band everything ratchets up a notch and her beautiful, intelligent songs take on a whole new dimension. The band Lucy has put together is bursting with talent. It features on fiddle and harmonies, the charismatic Anna Esslemont late of the much lamented Uiscedwr. Stephen MacLachlan on drums and Sam Pegg on bass provide a strong rhythm section. The big surprise is enigmatic, Icelandic newcomer, Helga Ragnarsdottir on keys and harmonies.

  • Lucy Ward sings Its Christmas

    4:45

    A new Christmas song written and performed by Lucy Ward.

    Lucy Ward Youtube Channel:

    Lucy has had a great 2013 culminating in being nominated as Folk singer of the Year at the forthcoming BBC Folk Awards.

    Other Christmas songs by Lucy:

    To find out more about Lucy go to:

  • Lucy Ward sings Hallelujah

    5:31

    BBC Folk Awards 2012 Best Newcomer (Horizon Award) sing Leonard Cohen's great song Hallelujah

  • Lucy Ward sings Im a Believer

    2:56

    Lucy Ward having encore fun at the Shirley Red Lion Folk Club with her impromptu tribute to Davy Jones with the Monkees I'm a Believer

  • Lucy Ward sings Silent Night

    2:39

    Performed at the BBC Radio Derby Carol Concert 2015

  • Lucy Ward sings Ink

    4:28

    Lucy Ward singing her own song Ink at Warwick Folk Festival 2012. The song was inspired by the book Stuart:A Life Backwards (Alexander Masters). The book covers the chaotic and tragic life of Stuart Shorter.

  • Coldplays Fix You sung by Lucy Ward

    4:09


    Lucy Ward sings Coldplay's Fix You @ The Soul Cafe Derby

  • Lucy Ward sings Broken Things

    4:14


    Lucy Ward sings Julie Miller's Broken Things @ The Nettlebed 2009

  • The Lucy Ward Band - I Dont Want To Die In The Storm

    5:25

    Lucy Ward is an award winning singer songwriter from Derby. Here she is joined here by her full band to perform an American gospel song 'I Don't Want To Die in the Storm'.



    The Lucy Ward Band play beautiful and atmospheric music from Lucy's two successful albums, traditional tracks and reimagined covers. The band are Belinda O'Hooley, (keys & vox) Heidi Tidow (vox & multi-instruments), Joy Gravestock (fiddle), Sam Pegg (bass) and Steve MacLachlan from The Willows on percussion.

    After winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Her elevation to the top of the folk ladder was acknowledge with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2014.

    Her second album 'Single Flame' was released on Navigator Records on Monday 19th August 2013 to widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, mature and unflinching and the Guardian, awarding it 4 stars, said the album was Impressive and original. Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national music magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; One of the albums of the year for sure. This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart. The opening track from the album 'I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak' was voted Best Original Song of 2013 in Spiral Earth's end of year poll.

    Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly (2011) was also met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.

    Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and
    warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch
    perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to
    tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.
    Shrewsbury Folk Festival (2013) and see Lucy and

    here:

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