Award-winning folk

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AN AWARD-winning musician will be bringing her eclectic mix of traditional and modern folk songs to a much-anticipated gig this weekend.

Lucy Ward, the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award at the recent 2012 Folk Awards, will be performing at Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby on Saturday.

In the past she has supported top folk artists including Seth Lakeman, Chris Wood, Tams and Coope, Dave Swarbick and The Oysterband but is now branching out as a headline act in her own right.

She recently received a standing ovation when she appeared at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2011 and received a string of positive reviews from national newspapers, magazines and radio stations.

The 21-year-old,from Derby, plays the guitar and the concertina but considers her voice to be her principal instrument.

Her popular debut album Adelphi Has To Fly was released in June 2011 to good reviews.

Lucy’s gig on Saturday will bring a blend of traditional and modern folk to the stage, alongside her own songs, some of which she will perform unaccompanied.

Tickets are £10 and available from Rugby’s music shop Sounds in Church Street, by calling 01788 567338 or by visiting www.rugbyroots.com.

They can also be bought at the door on the night from 7:15pm.