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Lucy Ward – Single Flame reviewed

  • August 19, 2013

Lucy Ward’s new album ‘Single Flame’ is out today and receiving some well deserved reviews in the press and online. 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 with her debut album ‘Adelphi Has To Fly’ being met with widespread critical acclaim.

You can read some of the great reviews for ‘Single Flame’ below and follow the links for even more.

New Album: Lucy Ward – Single Flame

  • June 12, 2013

Lucy Ward - Single FlameFor her much-anticipated second album (the follow up to the 2011 debut Adelphi Has To Fly), the 23-year old singer, guitarist, ukulele and concertina player Lucy Ward delivers a finely tuned synthesis of original and traditionally arranged material. Production is again by Stu Hanna (of acclaimed folk duo Megson, both of whom also sing and play here). There, however, the similarities end as the new album – Single Flame – finds Lucy organically broadening her musical palette whilst remaining firmly rooted in a folk tradition that gives shape and form to her sound. Balancing the contemporary and the traditional is never an easy act to achieve but Lucy does it with a natural gift and flair. Her songwriting creates the kind of original songs that you think you’ve heard somewhere before – on an old folk recording or the radio; a testament to the quality of her lyrics, melodies and ‘hooks’.