*With regret we announce that Ange Hardy has had to cancel her appearance at the festival. A new headliner will be announced shortly – 12/9/18*
Award winning Somerset folk songwriter and singer.
Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2013, “Album of the Year” in 2014 and “The Tradition Award” in 2015. As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she’s one of the most diverse solo-artists you’re likely to encounter. As well as being a prolific and successful solo artist Ange Hardy is also part of a duo with Lukas Drinkwater. Their album Findings (Ange’s fifth studio album) was launched as part of a live session and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show at the end of 2016. Ange’s 2017 Solo Album “Bring Back Home” is due for release in November 2017 and is available to pre-order today.
“She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing.” – R2 Magazine.
Ange is a past winner of several Fatea Awards:
2013 Female Vocalist of the Year
2014 Album of the Year for ‘Lament of the Black Sheep’
2015 Tradition Award
2016 Band/duo of the Year (with Lukas Drinkwater)