Folk at the New Room: Lucy Farrell

Join us for a mesmerising performance of candlelit contemporary English folk from Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrell, accompanied by tenor guitar and viola.

Wednesday 12th October 2022, 7.30pm
(doors 7pm, café bar open from 6.30pm)

Unreserved pew seating.
Tickets £17 (£15 advance) / Concessions £15 (£13 advance)

Tickets available online or in the shop at John Wesley’s New Room.

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 Lucy Farrell is not only awarded as a renowned composer and singer, but also as viola/fiddle/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 & 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 Fall 2021.

  • 12th October 2022 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
  • 7:30 pm
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New Room

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

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