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Single Flame

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Single Flame
Single Flame


For her much-anticipated second album (the follow up to the 2011 début Adelphi Has To Fly), the 23-year old singer, guitarist, ukulele and concertina player Lucy Ward delivers a finely tuned synthesis of original and traditionally arranged material. Production is again by Stu Hanna (of acclaimed folk duo Megson, both of whom also sing and play here). There, however, the similarities end as the new album - Single Flame - finds Lucy organically broadening her musical palette whilst remaining firmly rooted in a folk tradition that gives shape and form to her sound. Balancing the contemporary and the traditional is never an easy act to achieve but Lucy does it with a natural gift and flair. Her songwriting creates the kind of original songs that you think you've heard somewhere before ? on an old folk recording or the radio; a testament to the quality of her lyrics, melodies and 'hooks'. Collectively, the songs here showcase Lucy Ward's consummate performance and creative songwriting abilities, her genuine and sparkling personality and stunning voice. The new album Single Flame is a shining statement of how far her talent has grown and developed in such a short time.


  1. Name
  2. I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak
  3. I Cannot Say I Will Not Speak
  4. Honey
  5. Honey
  6. The Last Pirouette
  7. The Last Pirouette
  8. Icarus
  9. Icarus
  10. Velvet Sky
  11. Velvet Sky
  12. Rites Of Man
  13. Rites Of Man
  14. The Consequence
  15. The Consequence
  16. Lord I Don't Want To Die In The Storm
  17. Lord I Don't Want To Die In The Storm
  18. For the Dead Men
  19. For the Dead Men
  20. Marching Through The Green Grass
  21. Marching Through The Green Grass
  22. Ink
  23. Ink
  24. Shellback
  25. Shellback
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