Ward Knútur Townes: Manchester Folk Festival

  • Friday | 20.10.23
  • 6.30pm
  • The Castle Hotel, Manchester
  • £16 Advance

Ward Knútur Townes found their sound when the world fell silent. In 2020, these three singer-songwriters were selected to take part in a virtual global music sharing experiment called Global Music Match. Teamed up together, they spent several lockdowns turning their stories into soft harmonies and intricate melodies.
This year, they cashed in their stagnant travel points and started recording new material in Iceland.

Lucy Ward (Derbyshire, UK) is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and powerhouse performer with a unique ability to inhabit the heart of each song she sings. A BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, her songs are a mixture of evocative imagery, quiet beauty, passion, protest and tradition all rolled into one.

Svavar Knútur (Iceland) is a gentle but coarse, decadent troubadour. He summons his inner demons and outer storms to reflect upon the existential crises and frolicking joys of modern day rustic fjord dwelling folk. Recipient of the Anna Pálína Árnadóttir memorial award for folk music excellence in Iceland, Knutur is a humorous storyteller and avid diver into the murky waters of the human condition, a fitting mixture of art and entertainment.

Adyn Townes (New Brunswick, Canada) is an award-winning alternative folk artist who uses self-deprecating banter and heartfelt lyrics to disarm any audience. A 5x International Songwriting Competition finalist, Townes’ unique voice and honest songwriting set the stage for a show that is high energy yet intimate, beautiful yet clever.

With more than a dozen albums between them, Ward Knútur Townes are releasing their highly anticipated debut record in October 2023.

An unreserved seated and standing show.

Full festival tickets also available: https://botw.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13365704

Artists on stage: 7.00pm
Curfew: 8.00pm
Stage: The Castle Hotel, Manchester