Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


Lucy Ward - SOLD OUT!

Sunday 24th March 2013

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Tickets £12 in advance
£13 on the door
Doors 6pm, Concert starts 6.30pm
Meals in the restaurant can be booked from 5pm. 10% discount off the food bill if attending the concert.

Lucy Ward is an award winning 23 year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument.

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 herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Recently, her name has appeared on the big screen - she wrote and performed the soundtrack for a new documentary film called Folie a Deux (directed by Kim Hopkins) which premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012.  

Her debut album “Adelphi Has To Fly” (produced by Megson's Stu Hanna ) was released in June 2011 by Navigator Records and was met with widespread critical acclaim both nationally and further afield. She was named by MOJO as ‘Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent’ and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.
"Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.”  Shrewsbury Folk Festival (2011)  
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!

We were charmed by Lucy from the first time we saw and met her a few years ago in Broadstairs. Her ready smile and infectious humour put everyone at ease, its obvious she loves to entertain and share her fascinating songs and well told stories.  And we just love her bright blue hair! There’s no forgetting Lucy!   We’ve been looking forward to hosting her at Folk in the Barn, and believe that our ‘Even Cosier’ venue at the Black Robin Inn will be perfect for her friendly informal performance.

From You Tube
"I was on camera at Warwick. 2 songs to get interested. Stage presence is-different. Took a few intros to get used to her delivery. Then the warmth started to build, I began to understand. At the end,I was enchanted. This lady has one hell of a future,a true custodian of tradition'. More importantly, the ability to communicate across all ages. whilst delivering own songs that will be sung 100 years from now. (Alice!).The gig will be with me for the rest of my life. Thanks L, you're´╗┐ a bit of a gem"

- Date Added 21/03/2013