Lucy Farrell is quietly building her solo career with her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. As one fourth of The Furrow Collective, Lucy is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner in the Best Group category following the release of the band’s widely acclaimed Wild Hog LP in 2017.
Her upcoming solo album sees songs arranged in pairs: a traditional song alongside her one of her own, inspired by the theme or emotion instilled. It’s very much a personal response, and it’s one that she hopes will also echo with her listeners.
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 saw them frequently outselling the headline act at the CD stall. She went on to perform in the delightful quartet, Carthy, Hardy Farrell and Young; on Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band’s Big Machine album and tour and in the Emily Portman Trio with whom she sang, sawed and played viola for many years.
Lucy will be most at home in intimate venues, though her quiet command of the space makes her very adaptable to bigger rooms and festival stages too.
Touring solo late May/early June and October 2019.