Monthly Folk at Victoria Hall introduced by Mike Harding
This month's Sunday Folk at Victoria Hall features sets from Dave Burland and from young folk award winner Lucy Ward.
Dave Burland left the police force in 1968 to pursue a career in folk music, as a singer and guitar player. He's played the clubs, released solo albums, and has worked as a session musician for the likes of Kate Rusby, Nic Jones, Richard Thompson, Mike Harding, Tony Rose, and Bob Pegg.
"Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer, who makes you feel it's all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the structural footings for the whole musical building. He's also got a deliciously wicked sense of humour!" - Nic Jones
"The excellent Mr. Burland." - Richard Thompson
"Dave Burland, one of my all-time heroes." - June Tabor
Lucy Ward is one of the new stars of folk music, winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 Radio 2 Folk Awards. This 23 year old from Derby plays guitar, ukulele, and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument.
Lucy is one of the hottest performers on the folk music scene and has started to sell out wherever she goes. She released a new album 'Single Flame' in August 2013 which followed her debut album 'Adelphi Has to Fly'. Having been named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthcoming new talent' we are delighted to welcome her to Victoria Hall. Lucy will be perfoming a solo set for this show, and will be returning in 2014 with the full band.
An evening of songs and surprises not to be missed.
Doors open at 6.45 pm.
All tickets: £10.