We are thrilled to welcome one of the top names in UK folk music for our March concert.
LUCY WARD is an award winning artist from Derby, and one of the top names on the UK folk circuit. Her live performances are full of great music, fun and laughter and boundless energy.
After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song, Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn’t looked back since!
After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy’s career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut.
In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed “Folk Singer of the Year” at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award.
Lucy, who plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. will be joined on stage by fiddler JOY GRAVESTOCK, while the evening will be opened by the highly-rated singer-songwriter FELIX MB.
Tickets for Friday 20th March's gig are priced at just £10 in advance (£9 for members, £12 on the door). Doors at Frenchay Village Hall open at 7.30pm and there will be a bar serving Great Western Brewing Co. real ales, Severn Cider and a range of wine, soft drinks and teas and coffees, as well as raffle during the interval. Tickets are on sale now at Melanie's Kitchen, Kafe Karma, Bristol Ticket Shop or online here.