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Listen out for Lucy Ward

29 Sep 08 - 08:22 AM (#2452713)
Subject: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

Lucy Ward is a wonderful young singer/songwriter from Derby who has got through to the semi-finals of the Young Folk Musician of the Year Awards. I've now seen her perform on several occasions and over this weekend, at Roots North, she did three superb sets.

She really has a most amazing talent, with a voice that brings you out in goose-bumps, the ability to put her own slant on every song she sings and an affinity with the audience that is totally natural and uncontrived. She also write some really penetrating and thoughtful songs.

The most incredible thing about her is her maturity - considering she's only 18.

She would certainly be a worthy winner of the Awards. If you haven't come across her yet, you certainly will in the future.

Listen to her here:
http://www.myspace.com/lucywardsings


29 Sep 08 - 02:56 PM (#2453100)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

Refresh


30 Sep 08 - 02:27 AM (#2453500)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Dave Hanson

I see you are recommending her on the BBC Radio 2 board as well, are you her manager ?

eric


30 Sep 08 - 03:12 AM (#2453512)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

No, her dad does that. She's just a lovely girl with a huge amount of talent and I think people will enjoy listening to her. Have you had a listen, Eric? Do you agree with me?


30 Sep 08 - 04:18 AM (#2453549)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Banjiman

I can confirm 2 things:

1/ The Leveller is definitely not her manager (in fact that is a scary thought!)

2/ Lucy is a fine singer and performer.

Paul


30 Sep 08 - 06:14 AM (#2453599)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Dave Hanson

Publicist then ? { and yes she is a fine singer }

eric


30 Sep 08 - 06:39 AM (#2453616)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

Only in the sense that I think talent like hers should be much more widely known. Got some sort of bee in your bonnet, Eric?

(Thanks, Paul!)


30 Sep 08 - 08:46 AM (#2453694)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Sttaw Legend

She certainly is a fine singer and performer we played with her last year at The Festival On The Moor and she was only 17 then. Well worth a listen if you get the chance.


30 Sep 08 - 12:35 PM (#2453898)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: The Greyt Hound

I have to agree with Leveller. Not only is she an excellent singer with an amazing voice but she is such a lovely person too.

I predict that she will go far. Well done Richard Grainger for having her on at Roots North and Osmotherley Gathering.

Let's hope that she gets through to the final.

Ruth


30 Sep 08 - 02:31 PM (#2454026)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: the lemonade lady

How nice to hear someone so young not trying to sound like Kate Rusby.

Sal


02 Oct 08 - 01:57 PM (#2455746)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: The Greyt Hound

All the best for her at the semi-finals in October.
More info here

Ruth


16 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM (#2467077)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: The Greyt Hound

Lucy is now through to the final of the Younf Folk Musician of the Year. So best of luck to her.


16 Oct 08 - 07:50 AM (#2467108)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

Yes, that's brilliant news. I listened to the finalists on Mike Harding's show last night. They are all really good, but I think Lucy definitely has the edge - what a fantastic voice!

I'd love to go down to London to the final in December to support Luce - MH is announcing how to get free tickets next week.


16 Oct 08 - 07:56 AM (#2467112)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: muppitz

Blimey!
Good job we secured her at the Woodlark before she was catapulted to success, you're all mighty welcome to come and see her there if you can't get to the folk awards!!
Knock 'em dead gal!

muppitz
x


16 Oct 08 - 01:18 PM (#2467439)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,Girl Friday

We were atbthe Folk Awards and made friends with Lucy's mum and Dad. Lovely people all of them. Hi Chris and Jill. Good luck to Lucy for October
Sue and Trevor (Ben Little's dad)


16 Oct 08 - 01:53 PM (#2467496)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Big Al Whittle

Lucy has dropped by at The Vernon a couple of odd times. She is an impressively talented and confident young lady.

It is hard to kick free of the Rusby-isms just as it was difficult for our generation not to copy Dylan, Bert Jansch, and MacColl- and virtually impossible for the ladies to ignore Baez and Joni Mitchell.

The late Tony Capstick once told me that all his heroes when he started were Irish singers like the guys in the Dubliners. I don't think borrowing the odd inflection really stops anyone finding their own style.

Lucy is well on her way to finding her own approach to folksinging.


16 Oct 08 - 02:07 PM (#2467520)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Folkiedave

At the risk of a little thread drift (and a Maz O'Connor Fan too) first of all let me congratulate the finalists, it looks like being a close run thing again this year.

To comment on WLD here I think that's right - Jon Boden has an article in the last issue of our local folk magazine, Stirrings saying much the same thing. Jon's argument is that the "natural way into singing is through imitation".

Takes a while for many to find there own way.


16 Oct 08 - 03:20 PM (#2467581)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: The Villan

Maybe that's why I sound like Tom Jones :-)


17 Oct 08 - 04:44 AM (#2468040)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Big Al Whittle

Didn't you know Les, Tom has started copying you? In that bit in 'Kiss', he shouts - 'I'm gonna Morris dance now!' - and at that point a tape loop of Kerfuffle kicks in.

Sometimes he's knee deep in knickers, bells and handkerchiefs.


17 Oct 08 - 07:38 AM (#2468134)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST

And not just Tom Jones. Two years ago father and son entered the double jig contest at Sidmouth.

Unbeknown to them - New Esperance (for it was they) had a pile of thongs to chuck at the young son.

And a huge pair of baggy bloomers for the father.

Allegedly.


30 Sep 10 - 05:48 AM (#2996656)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: bradfordian

We were delighted at the Carrington Triangle Folk Club in Nottingham, UK, to have this refreshingly delightful young singer as our guest last night. She is gutsy, has a very easy and outgoing personality and excellent stage presence. She gave a good performance which was well received by a capacity audience. Whilst our usual audience normally consists of a bunch of septagenarians, the youthful Lucy did bring down the average audience age thus providing a glimmer of hope for the future of our culture. Yes we took to folk music in the sixties and have been loyal for five decades and it shows in age profile of folk clubbers. I wish every success to Lucy Ward and hope that if any folk club organisers read this post, you might consider giving Lucy a spot at your club. You can put me down as an advocate, she's kuel!

Check out her new website HERE

bradfordian


30 Sep 10 - 06:20 AM (#2996670)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Kevin Sheils

She's with us at Walthamstow Folk this Sunday for those in the London area, or travelling distance.


30 Sep 10 - 06:23 AM (#2996675)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,viccut

Lucy is the support for Chris Wood and Andy Cutting at Penistone Paramount -
http://www.penistoneparamount.co.uk/event/chris-wood-and-andy-cutting-in-concert

and also is with Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow on their forthcoming tour.


30 Sep 10 - 07:19 AM (#2996699)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: evansakes

Lucy will also be supporting Chris Wood (solo) at TwickFolk, Cabbage Patch Pub, Twickenham on Sunday 21st November....though it's not on her website as yet


30 Sep 10 - 07:26 AM (#2996706)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: VirginiaTam

Well Fairy Boy produced lovely tingles. Something unusual about her voice in that song that lends very well to haunting.

She did justice to Waltzing Matilda too. I like very much. Thank you for sharing.


30 Sep 10 - 07:31 AM (#2996710)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Sooz

Lucy is coming t o Gainsborough Folk Club on December 17th. She is a breath of fresh air and well worth seeing/booking.


30 Sep 10 - 08:13 AM (#2996747)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Acorn4

Actually, I think she's now 19, but I agree with all the plaudits - she taught the 'rock' musicians at this year's Leicester Big Session a few things about relating to an audience.

Tom Jones, Villan? Do you regularly get knickers thrown on stage when you sing?


30 Sep 10 - 09:12 AM (#2996776)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Girl Friday

Lucy's success is well deserved, She is a fine singer, and a nice girl to boot.


30 Sep 10 - 09:28 AM (#2996784)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,matt m

I like the acapella fok stuff on her myspace (though whoever produces it needs to lay off the reverb)

the singer-songwriter strummy guitar stuff is a bit generic though.


30 Sep 10 - 09:28 AM (#2996785)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,matt m

scratch that reverb comment


30 Sep 10 - 10:23 AM (#2996818)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Dave Sutherland

I caught most of her interview on BBC Radio Nottingham last night and I thought that she talked a lot of sense, especially the bit about feeling nervous before singing (as anyone who cares about their music should).
It was also nice to hear her rendition of "The Fairy Boy" a song I haven't heard since the middle sixties from either The Grehan Sisters or Paddy Tunney I can't remember which although an earlier Mudcat thread mentions Joe Heaney singing it (so she's obviously listening to the right people!)
Lucy sang from the floor at our club about a year ago when we had Frankie Armstrong as guest and she had attended Frankie's song workshop at Soar Bridge that afternoon. Clearly here is a girl who is still prepared to learn from the masters and who does not profess to know it all.


30 Sep 10 - 10:57 AM (#2996843)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

If you get the chance to see her don't miss out. She really is fab - and a lovely person (so are her mum and dad).


30 Sep 10 - 02:48 PM (#2997025)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: autoharpbob

Seen Lucy several times now and every time came away smiling. She has that effect on the audience, she just relates so well and so obviously enjoys what she is doing. And she can do sad as well as happy. Not just a great singer, but a really good performer, and that is rarer.


30 Sep 10 - 04:14 PM (#2997077)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,JTB

Stunning voice, great stage presence, genuine bubbly personality. Obviously loves what she does and wants to convey that. Can make you laugh and cry in the same set. Beginning to write some decent songs. Not bad for a young 'un!


01 Oct 10 - 08:53 AM (#2997477)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,Martin

Saw Lucy at the Carrington this week for the first time. She was excellent. She's got a great voice and a lovely sense of fun. She really got the room going. I've checked out her website and found that she's got a really big week coming up. So I thought I'd give her some support.

Sunday 3rd Oct    Walthamstowe Folk Club
Wed    6th Oct    The Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham(supporting The
                  Oyster Band)
Fri    8th Oct    Farnham Acoustic
Sat    9th Oct    Peniston Paramount (Supporting Chris Wood/Andy
                  Cutting).
If you get a chance go along and see her, I'm sure you wont be disappointed.


04 Oct 10 - 03:49 AM (#2999154)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: Kevin Sheils

And what a great night Lucy gave us on her first visit to Walthamstow. last night.


11 Apr 11 - 01:33 PM (#3133146)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,Lucy Ward

Hey up

What lovely comments there are on here. Thanks everyone :) you've really made me smile.

It just popped into my head that I hadn't even thought to let people on here know what was happening with my album.

'Adelphi has to fly' is out on 13th June 2011, you can get info on it here http://www.navigator-store.com/product.php?id=487&categoryid=30

Just thought i'd let you know :)

Take care xx


11 Apr 11 - 07:09 PM (#3133324)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle

Looking forward to the Dorchester gig this saturday.


12 Apr 11 - 03:15 AM (#3133500)
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
From: theleveller

Can't wait to hear the new album, Luce.