A fresh new voice on the folk scene, Jess Ward is shattering concepts of how the Celtic lever harp is played. With her debut album 'The Mermaid's Lament' having received critical acclaim in fRoots magazine and air play on BBC Radio Wales, Jess is taking to the road to promote her second album of original songs 'Stronger Than You Think', a soulful and heartbreaking compilation that packs a punch. Jess is joined on tour by double bass player Andrew 'Wal' Coughlan, whose extensive musical background includes touring with folk band 'Fernhill', Welsh singer Cerys Mathews and Shakin' Stevens.

Jess says, "I'm so excited to be taking my music further afield in a live setting! This album has been a long time in the making, over a period of massive changes, upheavals and bereavements, so it feels good to finally get it out there. It has been wonderful working with Andrew 'Wal' Coughlan at Bridgerow Recording Studios and I'm looking forward to having him on tour with me on this next leg of the journey."

Jess's concert will be followed by more live music and called dancing from popular social dance band 'Triskellion'.

Jess Ward will be at the Left Bank tomorrow, Friday, January 25, at 7pm. Tickets available from eventbrite.co.uk or on the door.