Lucy Ward is a British singer, guitarist and concertina player from Derby. She performs, with a voice described as expressive and powerful, traditional English folk songs as well as her own material. Her debut album, Adelphi Has to Fly (Navigator Records), was released on 13 June 2011 to critical acclaim. On the album, which is produced by Stu Hanna from Megson, she is accompanied by Sam Pegg, Belinda O''Hooley and Heidi Tidow from O''Hooley & Tidow and by Debbie and Stu Hanna. The songs on the album include "Stitch in Time" by Mike Waterson, Child ballad "The Two Sisters", "Maids When You''re Young", a traditional song which was popularised by The Dubliners, and "Death (Rock Me to Sleep)", based on a poem said to have been written by Anne Boleyn,set to a tune by Lucy Ward. "Alice in the Bacon Box", a song written by Ward in the style of a traditional folk song, tells the story of Derbyshire hermit Alice Grace (1867-1927) from Little Eaton who, on being evicted from her cottage, lived in a box previously used for storing bacon, which had been given to her by the local butcher.
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