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Derbyshire folk musician Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward is one of Derbyshire’s rising stars. At only 22 she has already received plaudits for her début album “Adelphi Has To Fly” released in June 2011 by Navigator Records.

Lucy WardThis album was successful in garnering critical praise from a number of publications and figures in the music industry. It attracted very positive reviews from Mike Harding, Verity Sharpe, The Guardian, Uncut, Mojo Magazine and Froots Mag; where her album was shortlisted among the best new albums of 2011.

Lucy Ward guitarLucy is an acoustic musician who plays guitar and concertina but really considers her voice to be her first instrument. Her sets are an eclectic mix of traditional and modern folk interpretations along with her own original (and award winning) songs.

Lucy has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her voice and her breath-taking delivery. A fine songwriter and a consummate performer she stands to go far in the industry and represents one of Derbyshire finest and most exciting artists

Find out more about Lucy on her webpage through Lucy's profile on artsderbyshire.

Lucy Ward2You can also go along to see Lucy in performance as a part of many of the festivals happening around Derbyshire this season.  Lucy will be appearing locally at the following Festivals: 

  • Derbyshire Literature Festival with Mills and Chimneys 19 May 2012

  • Ashby Arts Festival 27 May 2012

  • The Gate to Southwell Festival 1 June 2012

  • The Big Session Festival 15 June 2012

  • The National Forest Folk Festival 8 July 2012

  • Moira Furnace Folk Festival 18 Sept 2012.

For details of these events check out our 2012 Festivals' guide or search our events listings.

Contact details for Lucy can be found in her artists' profile listing

About the author

This feature article was written by Ed Downey, a Nottingham University PhD student who spent 15 weeks on a paid-placement working on the project in 2012. 

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