Odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity of Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrell’s voice are made elegant with sparse, careful accompaniment on tenor guitar and occasionally viola, carving out a unique niche for an artist at the forefront of contemporary English folk music.
Finding an international audience among artists like Julia Jacklin, Emily Portman, The Weather Station, The Unthanks and Eliza Carthy, the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner is not only awarded as a renowned composer and singer, but also a viola, fiddle, and tenor guitar-player.
Her work as a band member and collaborator with such artists and projects as Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band; Gluepot; Modern Fairies; The Furrow Collective; Carthy, Oates, Farrell and Young; and her duo work with Andrew Waite and Jonny Kearney, respectively has meant releasing a collection of her distinctive solo work has had to wait – until now.
Songs from Lucy’s debut solo album, recorded at Wenlock Abbey in Much Wenlock, are scheduled for release through Hudson records from autumn 2021.
Supported by folk singer, songwriter and storyteller Iona Lane.
Iona is a folk singer and musician, whose emotive and well-crafted songs are delivered with immense passion, and an understanding beyond her years for the stories she is telling. Having found herself fascinated by folklore and discovering untold folk stories from rural parts of the UK, where the natural environment, landscape, sustainability and community are so integral to people’s way of life, Iona has honed her songwriting to create something really special. Iona has been praised throughout the scene for her delicate yet powerful vocals, which have captivated audiences up and down the country.
With the support of Help Musicians Do-It-Differently Fund, Iona recorded her debut album in Spring 2021 with producer Andy Bell at the helm. This album has been long awaited and will be filled with songs that have been nurtured over Iona’s career. Having already released four EPs to date Iona’s debut album has been long awaited by those in the folk scene. The album is due for release in Spring 2022.
Karine Polwart selected Iona to receive the Taran Guitars Young Players Bursary 2020. Iona has worked with luthier Rory Dowling to design and create a custom guitar that is unique for her music.
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