(Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch, Oct 13)

Next gig for North Shropshire Folk is award winning singer-songwriter Lucy Ward at The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch leisure Centre, on Saturday, October 13 at 8pm.

She plays guitar, ukelele and concertina, but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs.

It was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves.

Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song, Lucy delved further into the world of folk music and in 2009 she reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award.

After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut.

In 2013 it was announced she had been nominated for the Radio Two Folk Singer of the Year Award.

n Tickets at £12 adults, £10 adult concessions and £6 young people are available on www.northshropshire, Whitchurch Leisure Centre on 01948 660660 or on 07506724572.