John Ward - Photo by Ecki
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John is a singer/songwriter and musician based in East Anglia, England and here you can find out more about him, his gigs, recordings and his book amongst other bits and pieces you may find of interest.

All the best and thanks for coming.

The John Ward Trio

Photo: Len Ingles

The John Ward Trio brings together John, Lynne and Les whose powerful 3-part harmonies blend to give a richer life to John’s original songs and to his traditional repertoire.  Accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and with the familiar, relaxed banter, stories and humour, the Trio delights folk club and festival audiences around the country.  John is an East Anglian boy and, when the occasion demands, the Trio love to specialise in John’s East Coast heritage songs and traditional music of the land and the sea. For more information >>

‘The best trad folk music set I have ever seen.  Literally.’  Attila the Stockbroker.

Photo: John Streatfield


John’s 7th album features his regular live band throughout playing songs that are drawn from his concert repertoire. The styles, as ever, are diverse but are glued together by that band sound and the subject matter ranges through; oceans, mountains and soil, children, parents, the present and the good old days, injustice, gold miners, climate change and stewardship.  A strong feature are the harmonies from the four singers and the instrumentation is wide; Stephen Mynott - guitar, Les Woodley – double bass, mandolin, Andy Marr, cajon, percussion, Lynne Ward – recorder, whistles  and John on a variety of instruments.  Guests; Mario Price, violin, Ian Sainsbury piano, Richard Hubbard, squeezebox. Full Review Here >>

Broad Roots Winter Festival


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