“Folk recording artist and songwriter Ange Hardy is appearing at Tatworth Memorial Hall as part of her Bare Foot Folk tour.
This mesmerising combination of beautiful story telling and delicate guitar work is propelled into the modern age through the delightful use of ‘live looping’, a little box of tricks which sits at Ange’s feet and allows her to record and instantly play back additional musical layers from the stage.
The effortlessness with which Ange builds layers of perfect harmonies in front of your eyes, combined with her honest and heartfelt insight into the stories and inspirations behind her songs, results in an intimate evening of entertainment that can’t fail to delight.”
Here’s what a few people in the press having been saying about my new album:
“Simply beautiful. My ‘album of the week’.” – Emma Britton, BBC Somerset
“If I were putting the album of the year show together today, this would be it…. watch out for Ange Hardy… she’s bursting onto the scene fully formed” – Ian Freedman, Readifolk,
“It is exemplary of Ange to retain this old ballad style from years and years ago. I cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word” – MAVERICK magazine
“Ange’s sound itself is sweet, that is the only real word for it. Sweet as in pleasant to hear and leaves you wanting to have just one more. The album is all her work so the extra voice dubbing is a good addition as it gives her already strong voice an extra magical hold over the listeners.” – Paul Rawcliffe, Bright Young Folk
“Pure acoustic magic” – Armandaleg Music
“The melodies are unadulterated, the guitar work mouth-watering, the vocals enchanting with laid-bare harmonies. What forges the surprise is these are all self-penned songs that are at once ancient then ageless; from three hundred years ago or from yesterday.” – Tim Carrol, FolkWords
“Ange was beautiful, lovely songs well crafted and played with a delicate precision of gentle finger picking that complimented her singing perfectly.The songs she played could have been old traditional folk songs of England but were all written and crafted by Ange herself, sung with a warm and welcoming voice with a depth and feeling in-tune with the likes of Kate Rusby, Caroline Herring, Gillian Welch, Gretchen Peters, Kirsty McGee and Patsy Matheson” – Richard Harris, The Richard Harris ‘Folk and Blues Show’ Somer Valley 97.5FM
“Her music acknowledges and showcases a range of emotions. Her voice is crisp and mesmerising yet familiar, like a warm single malt with a caramel finish” -Mike Davies, NetRhythms Peter Taranaski, She Dances in the Mind
“An album about loss, love, search for self and belonging, it closes with the lovely Appalachian hymnal Heaven Waits, a ‘called home’ acceptance that, as she puts it, the trials of this life on earth are but a part of our eternity. Having taken time off to raise her family, she’s starting to re-establish herself on the folk circuit again, with an album like this as a calling card, she should have little problem getting bookings.” – Mike Davies, NetRhythms