March News

11th March – Live Stream in support of The Locks Community Inn Fund – John & Lynne – 7.30pm – Join us on Johnwardmusic Facebook page

January 2021 News

New Single out now ... The Light Returns (The First Light Song) Live ... available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc ... also available with video on YouTube. Over 11,000 views so far on First Light's Facebook.

Thanks to First Light Festival, Synergy for the sound and Tash Cordeaux and Will Fielding for the video

John's commissioned Lockdown 2020 song suite plus video, entitlted Time Stands Still, is available on John's and The Seagull Theatre's YouTube channels. John stepped beyond his folk influences for this one! It's a bit different ... take a look and feel free to let us know what you think.

John and an extended band of top notch musicians and artists is working right now on the next project, with funding from the Arts Council England. It will be a multi-discipline piece of John's poetry and songs, with original artwork and narration. Congress is coming soon!

Latest Live Streams: Keep an eye here and on the gig page for what is coming up. The next one will be John & Lynne as guests of The Cambridge Folk this coming Friday, 22nd January, via Zoom or Cambridge Folk Club Facebook page. If you would like Zoom invitation, email:

Latest Album Release - Life Drawing
Out now and available through the website and on all major online platforms.

“The hardest thing about writing this review has been trying not to repeat all the superlatives I used up with 2016’s Sargasso … more fine songwriting, more great playing, more excellent recording and a really good listen.  Thoroughly recommended” -- Fatea

" ... magnificent songs ... killer harmonies ..." -- Stephen Foster, East Anglian Daily Times

"Seek out a copy, you won't be disappointed" -- Tony Bell, Grapevine

The Broad Roots Folk Choir is taking a break for obvious reasons but we hope to get started again once restrictions allow. We would love to welcome old and new singers to the Choir and, as a reminder, the songs of John's that we were working on before the break are - Pass It On, Haul Away and Here Comes Hope. Anyone interested in joining the choir and work towards a performance at First Light Festival 2021 please email:

Meanwhile you can check out the Choir songs on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc