The fine talents of Lucy Ward and Cupola combine to form this vibrant new collaboration of music and song to thrill folk club and festival audiences alike. 


Lucy Ward is a highly respected singer-songwriter from Derby.  She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument.  Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nominated “Folk Singer of the Year” at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Cupola’s fine instrumental arrangements and vocal harmonies provide the perfect backdrop for Lucy’s songs and strong delivery – watch out for this dynamic quartet!!

“Cupola:Ward – brilliant musicianship, beautiful close harmonies and total love of what they do made for a superb set – you can’t get better!”

Joy Toole – Artistic Director Gower Folk Festival

“Their music is wide ranging, from stunning, rich acapella harmonies to sensitively arranged tunes and songs.  Cupola are very accomplished, versatile musicians and, combined with the talents of Lucy Ward, the band is charismatic and engaging on stage. Thoroughly recommended.”

David Francis – Nailsea Folk Club.


The Cupola:Ward band has been working hard from December 2015 through to May 2016 in order to produce their first full length album. The album launch party on Sat 18th June was a massive success and BLUEBELL was delivered to the world….. and so the reviews are coming in:

What’s Afoot Magazine Autumn 2016:

whats-afoot-nov-2016 Autumn 2016:

fRoots Autumn 2016:


EDS Autumn 2016:


Arts Beat Derbyshire Summer 2016:



“…. a collaboration, but the overwhelming feeling is that they are far more. They’re a fresh creation and there’s a synergy at work here, producing music that would not have come from the individual elements….This is an exciting album. There’s enough to keep the traditionalist happy. The style is lively and each of the four contribute fully to the proceedings. It’s an album that deserves to be heard …. May it go from strength to strength.” Tony Birch – FATEA July 2016

Here is a little clip from our album launch on 18th June this year……

…..and just look what happens when these four get together…. check out this video and many others on YouTube:

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(Photo by Elly Lucas)

One thought on “Cupola:Ward

  1. […] Cupola:Ward had it’s first gig. Tis proper exciting to be part of band, especially cos I almost always play solo! And even more especially because Cupola are all so flipping talented, I just get to prance around pretending I’m Mick Jagger or Iggy Pop :p […]

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