Archive for 2015

My Album/Song of the Year 2015

My Album/Song of the Year 2015

Posted by Ange Hardy on December 30th 2015

My personal favourites from the year to add to your birthday lists :-)

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 Now performing as a duo: Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater

Now performing as a duo: Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater

Posted by Rob Swan on December 20th 2015

We’re delighted to officially announce that “Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater” have formed a duo and are touring together in 2015/16. A new duo album is being written and will be released as part of a high-profile national tour in October 2016.

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Buying for Christmas? New offer and final posting dates

Buying for Christmas? New offer and final posting dates

Posted by Ange Hardy on December 16th 2015

Buying for Christmas? There's lots of offers on my website! The final date for orders (within the UK) to be delivered before Christmas is 11am on Monday 21st. Orders after that may arrive after Christmas. You can also now buy my new Christmas single "When Christmas Day is Near". As an extra special bonus ALL orders placed between now on the 21st will receive a free copy of that single too! :)

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Kipper!

Kipper!

Posted by Ange Hardy on November 9th 2015

It’s amazing what weight just one mean word had on my entire life. Looking back I realize that I never actually smelt of fish. But because I believed that I must have done it changed me forever.

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The "Along the Coleridge Way" tour is getting closer!

The "Along the Coleridge Way" tour is getting closer!

Posted by Ange Hardy on September 18th 2015

Esteesee is getting good reviews and Along the Coleridge Way is close to starting :-)

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Support Artists, Buy In Advance #SABIA

Support Artists, Buy In Advance #SABIA

Posted by Ange Hardy on September 16th 2015

As a full time musician, and someone who has a very active role in organising and holding concerts myself, I think it's really important that we try and promote advance ticket sales. In recent months it feels like there's been a bit of a shift away from people booking in advance, and that can make organising concerts really stressful for those involved...

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The new SINGLE and BBC RADIO 2

The new SINGLE and BBC RADIO 2

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 22nd 2015

I'm very excited to let you know that the new album single for ‪Esteesee‬ will be released on Wednesday following it's first airplay on the BBC Radio 2 ‪#‎FolkShow‬ with Mark Radcliffe

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #14

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #14

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

Neil King's Along the Tracks / Blues & Roots Radio Track 14 "Elegy for Coleridge"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #13

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #13

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

Steve Clarke’s Strange Brew / Cullin FM Track 13 "Along the Coleridge Way"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #12

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #12

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

Rick Stuart’s Roots & Fusion / Pure Radio Track 12 "Esteesee"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #11

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #11

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

The Richard Harris Folk & Blues Show/ Somer Valley FM Track 11 "Mother You Will Rue Me"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #10

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #10

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

A World of Difference with Roger Williams / Trent Sound Track 10 "Might is in the Mind"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #9

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #9

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

Chris Bowden’s Folk Show / Radio Wimborne Track 9 "Epitaph on an Infant"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #8

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #8

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

TODAY’S Radio Treasure Hunt take us to: Blues and Roots Radio For Brian Player Folk and Roots, Acoustic Radio from 10pm Where you can hear Track 8 of Esteesee "Pantisocracy"

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #7

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #7

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

#7 "George” Gary Hazlehurst’s Folk Show / Stafford FM

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #6

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #6

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 20th 2015

Track 6 "Kubla Khan" Tony Woolard (and possibly David Bond) with Folk Roots & Branches / 10 Radio

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #5

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #5

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 17th 2015

Track 5 "Friends of Three " On The Wood and The Wire / AHBS with Keith Peverly & Pat Thornby

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #4

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #4

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 17th 2015

Track 4 "William Frend" On The Readifolk Radio Show with Ian Freedman & Team / Blues and Roots Radio

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #3

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #3

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 17th 2015

Track 3 "The Curse of a Dead Man’s Eye" On Liz Franklin’s Folkal Point / Radio Teesdale

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #2

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #2

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 17th 2015

Track 2 of Esteesee: "My Captain" After Midnight with Noel Casey / Dublin City FM

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The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #1

The Folk Show Treasure Hunt Song #1

Posted by Ange Hardy on August 17th 2015

Track 1 of Esteesee: "The Foster-Mother’s Tale" 7pm: Classic Folk with Mike Norris / The Wireless

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Esteesee: The Folk Radio Treasure Hunt - Monday 17th August to Friday 28th August

Esteesee: The Folk Radio Treasure Hunt - Monday 17th August to Friday 28th August

Posted by Ange Hardy on July 28th 2015

The independent folk shows that have been a huge support over the past two years and I really like the idea of sending listeners on a bit of a folk radio-show treasure hunt…! So I’ve compiled 14 independent radio shows than are on air in a consecutive order between Monday 17th August and Friday 28th August, and each station is going to play one exclusive track from the new album in consecutive order. Then on Monday 31st of August all the radio stations get the full CD to share with listeners before the official release on September 24th.

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'Mainly Norfolk' - for lovers of folk and geekery! #FolkFavourite

'Mainly Norfolk' - for lovers of folk and geekery! #FolkFavourite

Posted by Ange Hardy on July 28th 2015

It may be the geek in me or the geek I live with (Rob is a web developer by trade) but for whatever reason… I do love a good website and combining that with my love of folk, I have become a bit of a ‘folk geek’ so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across ‘Mainly Norfolk’.

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EFDSS 2015/16 Creative Artist Residencies - Songs from today

EFDSS 2015/16 Creative Artist Residencies - Songs from today

Posted by Ange Hardy on July 16th 2015

I'm absolutely delighted to have been offered a Creative Artist Residency by EFDSS (The English Folk Dance and Song Society). Over a period of five-days with Lukas Drinkwater and Steve Pledger we'll be researching and developing new song ideas and material based on stories from newspapers of the day.

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Folk Radio Diary

Folk Radio Diary

Posted by Ange Hardy on June 12th 2015

I would like to build up a comprehensive diary of folk radio shows. If you are a Station, Presenter or a regular listener please share your folk show details with me and I will add it to the list.

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Ange Hardy Necklaces

Ange Hardy Necklaces

Posted by Ange Hardy on June 11th 2015

Necklaces custom made with my logo! These were made to my design and measure about 3.2cm in diameter and come on a chain. I wore the master cast of this design to the 2015 Folk Awards :)

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#FolkFavourite: 'Blues & Roots Radio’

#FolkFavourite: 'Blues & Roots Radio’

Posted by Ange Hardy on June 8th 2015

This week's #FolkFavourite is ‘Blues & Roots Radio’... an online radio station based in Port Credit, Mississauga, ON, Canada with offices in Australia and the United Kingdom. It hosts a number of folk shows hand picked from the cream of the folk world and gives them an international platform opening avenues for artists to be heard all over the world and for presenters to reach a much wider audience.

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Be Nice :-)

Be Nice :-)

Posted by Ange Hardy on June 5th 2015

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#FolkFavorite: Alan Cole of Folk Festival Photos fame!

Posted by Ange Hardy on May 22nd 2015

Alan can be found at many concerts and festivals all over the country, taking beautiful photo’s capturing the heart of the live experience.

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#FindFolkFriday - How it works

#FindFolkFriday - How it works

Posted by Ange Hardy on May 15th 2015

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This week's #FolkFavourite

This week's #FolkFavourite

Posted by Ange Hardy on May 11th 2015

A midweek “#FolkFavourite” to point you in the direction of a radio station, presenter, magazine, or otherwise folky person that deserves a few minutes of attention!

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Find Folk Friday's & Folk Favourites!

Find Folk Friday's & Folk Favourites!

Posted by Ange Hardy on April 30th 2015

It’s been really hard to try and stay connected with everyone while I’m in the studio. Weekdays are spent in the studio, evenings preparing for the following day, and weekends spent catching up with the family and children. So… I’ve got a few new things I’m going to try and do to stay in touch.

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The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Posted by Ange Hardy on April 29th 2015

In case you missed it (or blocked me on Twitter for talking about it too much... if you did, it's okay... they're over... come back!) this time last week I was at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards where I was nominated for the Horizon Award.

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Esteesee: Newsletter and Pre-Orders

Esteesee: Newsletter and Pre-Orders

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 24th 2015

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Album of the week: Blues & Roots Radio

Album of the week: Blues & Roots Radio

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 17th 2015

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The final line-up of guest musicians for the new album

The final line-up of guest musicians for the new album

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 14th 2015

I am very, very, very excited to announce that Steve Knightley (“Show of Hands” / “Grow Your Own Gig”) will be joining me to provide some guest vocals on the album!

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'Down and Left' (we're home!)

'Down and Left' (we're home!)

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 10th 2015

The ‘Up and Right’ mini tour was a huge success, Rob and I took our little VW Golf, laden with a full PA kit, 3 guitars, a bodhran, Shruti box, set of whistles, several bags of clothes and a cuddly fox named Alan that we collected on our travels from the rolling hills of Somerset to the beautiful shores of Tynemouth.

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Posted by Ange Hardy on February 4th 2015

So… I can’t quite believe I’m saying this… but I’ve just been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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An update on the new album 'esteesee'

An update on the new album 'esteesee'

Posted by Ange Hardy on February 4th 2015

Studio time for my new album esteesee (pronounced ‘S T C’, the initials of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge) is now booked along with a roster of guest musicians that includes Patsy Reid on fiddle, voila and cello, Lukas Drinkwater on double bass, Alex Cummings on accordion, Jo May providing percussion, Kate Rouse as the damsel with the hammered dulcimer, Steve Pledger on backing vocals and a special guest appearance from David Milton, the Watchet town crier.

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"Up and Right" mini-tour

"Up and Right" mini-tour

Posted by Ange Hardy on February 3rd 2015

In February and March 2015 Ange is bringing her music to the North East of England, with a short tour of live radio sessions and gigs that passes through Stockport, Settle, Durham, Tynemouth and back through Leicestershire.

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R2 Magazine

R2 Magazine

Posted by Ange Hardy on January 26th 2015

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