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"Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright young talent" MOJO
"mature and unflinching" Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2)
"Single Flame is... impressive and original; a brooding, often angry set that deals with everything from politics to love, death and personal tragedy ****" Guardian
Lucy Ward needs little introduction to regular Live at All Hallows audience members. Following on from a triumphant Lucy Ward Band gig in April 2014, this will be the Derby songstress's fourth performance for us, this time solo.
Performing both self-penned and traditional material, she spent much of her teenage years listening and playing in folk clubs. As a result of this Lucy's music is grounded in the traditional music of the British Isles; but a love for 80s and 90s pop and indie music and an entirely 21st century outlook on life brings a modern twist.
A Young Folk Award finalist in 2009, she released her solo album "Adelphi Has to Fly in 2011". Following this she won the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and at the 2014 Awards was nominated as Folk Singer of the Year, one of the youngest people ever nominated for this prestigious title. Lucy's sophomore album "Single Flame" was LAAH founder Steve Thackray's album of 2013, and has garnered rave reviews, along with coming second in Mojo's 2013 folk album of the year chart. But it's her electrifying live performances that have made her one of the hottest acts in Britfolk, and why we're very excited to have her playing for us again.
We're hoping Lucy will try out some new songs on us, as well as playing us some old favourites.....
Support comes from The Gentle Good.
The Gentle Good is the stage-name of Welsh songwriter Gareth Bonello. Gareth draws on the language, poetry and melodies of his native country to create beautiful modern folk music in both English and Welsh. A skilled guitarist, his intricate playing has prompted comparisons to the great guitar pickers of the 1960s UK folk revival. His most recent, and third, album "Y Bardd Anfarwol" was inspired by a 6 week residency in Chengdu, China, and uses elements of Welsh and Chinese folk music to tell the life story of the Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai.
In August 2014 "Y Bardd Anfarwol" was chosen by the Eisteddfod as Welsh album of the Year, and in November 2014 it was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize, alongside albums from Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys and the Manic Street Preachers.
Tickets are £9 advance, £11 on the door, and are available online, from the Live At All Hallows team at gigs, and via Jumbo.
UPDATE 31 Dec 2014:
Building on their success at our November 14 O'Hooley & Tidow gig, we're pleased to announce that The Real Junk Food Project @ All Hallows are opening their Cafe for us before Lucy Ward, and The Gentle Good, on 8th May.
The Real Junk Food Project intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into delicious, nutritious meals for visitors on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis.
Between 6pm and 8pm you will be able to enjoy a lovely main meal and/or a scrummy dessert before the gig (doors 745pm); plus there will be a pop-up LAAH bar in the Cafe area so you can accompany your meal with a drink should you wish. For more information see their website and please do consider liking their facebook page.
Doors for the gig itself will open at 745pm as usual, along with the full Live At All Hallows bar including local craft ale.... but we hope you might fancy making it a full night out by joining us for a meal beforehand?
When & Where
LIVE AT ALL HALLOWS
We are a bunch of friends who run gigs together in a friendly, acoustically wonderful open & diverse church in Hyde Park Leeds. We like music and musicians and wanted to hear even more live. Come and join us?
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