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We are thrilled to reveal that the guest for the third in our series of live/online hybrid concerts will be the fantastic LUCY WARD.
Named "Brit-Folk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent" by MOJO, "impressive and original" by The Guardian and "inspiring" by Billy Bragg, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Lucy is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and folk musician. Her songs are a sweet mixture of evocative imagery and quiet, involving beauty; passion, protest and tradition all rolled into one. Her voice is breathtaking; this captivating and powerful performer and has a unique ability to inhabit the very heart of every song.
As summed up by Shrewsbury Folk Festival, "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."
It will be Lucy’s third appearance at Downend Folk Club, having first played solo at Frenchay Village Hall in March 2015, before returning a couple of years ago with a full band in tow, this time at Downend School. We are thrilled that Lucy has agreed to come all the way from her Derby home to perform in these strange times!
Tickets for both parts of the concert are on-sale now HERE. They are very limited (to a maximum of 26) for the live element of the concert, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 13th November. Doors open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. There will not be a bar, so ticket-holders are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and the means to consume them. They should also bring a face-mask (for moving around the building, it does not need to be worn during Lucy’s performance) and their own hand-sanitiser. Tickets for the live concert are £15 each and are only available in advance. This also includes a ticket for the stream, details below.
The online event premiers on Friday 20th November via YouTube. You can only access this concert if you have paid for a ticket, which are priced at a minimum of £10 each (although you are encouraged to take the option to pay more if there is more than one person watching). Ticket- holders will be able to watch the concert as many times as they like for one month, so if you can’t make the premier on Friday 20th, it’s still well worth a watch! Please note that tickets MUST be bought before 6.30pm on the day of the event... we are unable to sell any after that, so even if you intend to watch later, you must have your ticket by then.