Advertisement

Folk icon to receive Honorary Fellowship in Cumbria

Folk singer Maddy Prior WILL receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria Credit: ITV News Border

Folk singer Maddy Prior is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria this afternoon, Wednesday 16 July.

Best known as the lead singer in Steeleye Span, the singer moved to Cumbria about 30 years ago.

She is being awarded the fellowship for her work to folk music.

Steeleye Span played in Cumbria for the first time in a decade last month, during the Stepping Stones Folk Music Festival organised by Maddy.