As well as her own solo career, Lucy is involved in a number of exciting collaborations and projects.

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The fine talents of Lucy Ward (2012 Horizon Award Winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards) and Cupola combine to form this vibrant new collaboration of music and song to thrill folk club and festival audiences alike. Cupola’s fine instrumental arrangements and vocal harmonies provide the perfect backdrop for Lucy’s songs and strong delivery. “Cupola:Ward went down a [...]

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Rethink Your Mind


Lucy is excited to  share with you a very exciting collaboration, that you can be part of, support an share. In the back half of last year Lucy was approached by Rethink Your Mind, a not for profit organisation who’s ethos is ‘creatively supporting positive mental health’. Each year they run a competition where they [...]

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To mark the centenary of the event that sparked the First World War, six artists performed new songs at Glastonbury Festival inspired by their take on the conflict. One hundred years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the streets of Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 , the musician and activist Billy Bragg and his [...]

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Lucy has been bestowed the privilege of being ask to be a patron for the following: Derby Folk Festival Derby Folk Festival is co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Promotions and takes place throughout every inch of space that Derby Assembly Rooms has to offer. There are concerts in the Great Hall and the Darwin [...]

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Mills & Chimneys

Mills and Chimneys

In 2010 the Mills and Chimneys project brought together a group of musicians of all ages and backgrounds for the Derbyshire Literature Festival, they had such a fantastic response to the original music they created inspired by their home county of Derbyshire that they have continued to write and play together since. They have worked [...]

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Liberty To Choose

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The Penguin Book Of English folk songs (pub.1959) compiled by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd became the folk singer’s ‘bible’. Fellside Recordings Ltd have previously released two CDs of songs from the book, featuring such esteemed artists as Linda Adams, Martin Carthy,  Jez Lowe, Roy Harris, John Bowden and A.L.Lloyd.  In June 2012, [...]

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Writing for Film and TV

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Award winning documentary filmmaker Kim Hopkins heard Lucy’s music by chance after Billy Bragg shared on social media Lucy’s first single ‘For The Dead Men’. She immediately contacted Lucy for permission to use the track in the new film she was working on however after meeting up and hitting it off Kim scrapped all the [...]

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Writing for Theatre


Oddsocks Touring Theatre Company Oddsocks take classic texts and adapt them into heart-warming, humourous, vibrant and feel-good theatre performances for all the family. Their previous performances have included “Oddsocked” adaptations of works by Shakespeare, Dickens, The Brontes, Robert Louis Stephenson, Victor Hugo and many more. In 2014, Lucy was asked to contribute towards their performance of “Wind [...]

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Collaboration with Fine Artist, Bartholomew Beal

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Over the course of the last year, artist Bartholomew Beal has had a residency in Derbyshire funded by the University of Derby and Derbyshire Community Foundation. The residency was set up with the help of the estate of the late Jonathan Vickers with the aim to bring a rising painter to Derbyshire to produce a [...]

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Derbyshire Volunteers

Derbyshire Volunteers

Originally formed by Derby Folk Festival patron and all round wonderful musician/person John Tams for a Tsunami Appeal Concert, the Derbyshire Volunteers are made up of the “who’s who” from the Derby and Derbyshire folk scene. With up to 16 players on stage at any one time, the band perform concerts and ceilidhs for fun, [...]

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Collaboration with Hullabaloo Community Quire


Hullabaloo is a well established, nationally renowned and much loved Natural Voice choir based in Brighton. They sing songs of protest, passion and celebration and after a chance meeting with their Musical Director Kirsty Martin at Big Session Festival 2012, an alliance was formed and together they set Lucy’s songs to choral arrangements. They performed [...]

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