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Lucy Farrell & Andrew Waite

Cuffern Manor

New duo with Andrew Waite. Piano accordion and tenor guitar, songs and tunes

Lucy Farrell

The Golden Hinde, London

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs.

Signed to the impressively visionary Hudson Records, Lucy Farrell has returned to the traditional folk songs that have remained at the heart of everything she’s done. These are the ballads that inspire her own compositions, but in their own handed-down beauty and strangeness tell fantastical stories beyond our imaginations, and in her voice they bewitch anew.

Join us for a beautiful evening of folk music in 'the hold' of The Golden Hinde.

RISING UP: Peterloo 2019

Manchester Folk Festival, Manchester

Protest, Rebellion and Freedom of Speech: Peterloo 2019

In 1819, the concept of freedom of speech, protest and democracy were tested when armed soldiers charged at peaceful protesters.

Two centuries on, these principles are still under threat. This new commission tells the personal stories of two women linked across time and through experience as they struggle to rise up and find their voice.

Rising Up boldly combines dramatic narrative and song, with text written by Debs Newbold (King Lear Retold, Through The Seasons) and songs by Sean Cooney (The Young’uns).

The songs and music will be performed by Sam Carter (False Lights), Lucy Farrell (Furrow Collective) and Jim Molyneux (4Square).

RISING UP: Peterloo 2019

Manchester Folk Festival, Manchester

Protest, Rebellion and Freedom of Speech: Peterloo 2019

In 1819, the concept of freedom of speech, protest and democracy were tested when armed soldiers charged at peaceful protesters.

Two centuries on, these principles are still under threat. This new commission tells the personal stories of two women linked across time and through experience as they struggle to rise up and find their voice.

Rising Up boldly combines dramatic narrative and song, with text written by Debs Newbold (King Lear Retold, Through The Seasons) and songs by Sean Cooney (The Young’uns).

The songs and music will be performed by Sam Carter (False Lights), Lucy Farrell (Furrow Collective) and Jim Molyneux (4Square).

Oct11

REFLECT

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LV21 , Gravesend

REFLECT GRAVESHAM | 11-13th October 2019 Admission free but, but booking is essential for some events at LV21 A weekend of sound, light, music and art bringing local communities, regional and international artists together to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing. Free events, no booking required What Does the Sea Say by Martyn Ware | all day, each day | LV21 Anyone can enter this seaside soundscape housed in a beach hut looking out on the Estuary.

Sep28

Lucy Farrell

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Brockwell Park community Greenhouses, London

We are delighted to be hosting Lucy Farrell for a Gig at the Greenhouses.

With the Furrow Collective, Lucy won Best Group in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This year Lucy is embarking on a solo career something so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs.

Recently, Lucy played with Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band’s Big Machine album and tour, and did shows with the Emily Portman Trio with whom she’s sung, sawed and played viola on many occasions.

An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who’ve been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience.

Lucy Farrell first enchanted fans of traditional music when she began performing as a duo with fellow Newcastle Folk Degree graduate Jonny Kearney. Invited to become the regular opening act for The Unthanks, Lucy & Jonny’s blend of wry and lovelorn tales with exquisite interpretations of English, Scottish and American ballads saw them frequently outselling the headline act at the CD stall.

As well as Lucy’s fruitful partnership with Emily Portman and the award winning harpist and singer Rachel Newton, she has also written, performed and recorded with numerous bands and projects including Dark Northumbrian, Gluepot, a star-studded live tribute to Norma Waterson, and also formed her own group Ogres. Although she’s rejected the conventional career path, Lucy has become one of the most in demand musicians and vocalists on the young folk scene.

Signed to the impressively visionary Hudson Records, Lucy Farrell has returned to the traditional folk songs that have remained at the heart of everything she’s done. These are the ballads that inspire her own compositions, but in their own handed-down beauty and strangeness tell fantastical stories beyond our imaginations.