Archive for 2016

Kubla Khan - painted by Tamsin Rosewell

Kubla Khan - painted by Tamsin Rosewell

Posted by Ange Hardy on October 21st 2016

The ever amazing Tamsin Rosewell, painter of folk songs, painted Kubla Khan as we recorded it on Esteesee. Today, on Coleridge's birthday, we thought it would be nice to share it.

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What's with all the trees???

What's with all the trees???

Posted by Ange Hardy on October 5th 2016

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So, you’ve never been to a folk gig or a concert night at a folk club?

So, you’ve never been to a folk gig or a concert night at a folk club?

Posted by Ange Hardy on September 22nd 2016

Something that comes up time and time again within the folk world is that there aren’t enough young people in the audience at gigs. So, if you like music but you haven’t been to one of these nights then perhaps it’s worth reading this.

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Anyone fancy a warm fuzzy feeling? ;) #helpneeded

Anyone fancy a warm fuzzy feeling? ;) #helpneeded

Posted by Ange Hardy on September 7th 2016

Can you help to find a home for any tour flyers or posters to help us promote our 'Findings' tour?

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The pre-order limited edition gold and silver plated necklaces are now here!

The pre-order limited edition gold and silver plated necklaces are now here!

Posted by Ange Hardy on July 13th 2016

One of the exclusive pre-order options for the album is the limited edition gold and silver plated necklaces - we've only made 10 of each!

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Another one of those moments where I have to pinch myself

Another one of those moments where I have to pinch myself

Posted by Ange Hardy on June 26th 2016

Eeek! I'm utterly thrilled to have had the opportunity to invite both Kathryn Roberts and Nancy Kerr to sing with me on a song on Findings!

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Live session on BBC Radio 2 - September 14th

Live session on BBC Radio 2 - September 14th

Posted by Ange Hardy on June 25th 2016

Lukas and I are delighted to have been invited onto the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show on September 14th for a live session on the day of the official release of Findings - September 14th 2016.

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#FolkFavourite - FATEA

#FolkFavourite - FATEA

Posted by Ange Hardy on May 12th 2016

FATEA is an incredible folk resource and is, in my opinion, one of the most valuable and important platforms for emerging folk artists out there.

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#FolkFavourite - Laurel Canyon Music

#FolkFavourite - Laurel Canyon Music

Posted by Ange Hardy on May 3rd 2016

It is with a very grateful heart that I add Laurel Canyon Music to my list of #FolkFavourites.

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Find Folk Friday - a big list!

Posted by Ange Hardy on April 15th 2016

A few weeks ago I asked on Twitter and Facebook for some suggestions of new things to listen to. The amount of suggestions was absolutely vast! So, I've de-duplicated them, found links, and presented them all here for us all to work our way through :) This isn't a comprehensive list of music, it's just a comprehensive list of the albums that were suggested to me.

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#TwitterFolkSong

#TwitterFolkSong

Posted by Ange Hardy on April 14th 2016

A communal song where each line is written by twitter followers within the boundaries of the 140 character tweet! Starting with just one man on the road... I wonder where his journey will take him?

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Songs From Today - Day 4

Songs From Today - Day 4

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 3rd 2016

A song for Mother's Day! It was all over the papers today, and it was just about the only happy story we could find!

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Songs From Today - Day 3

Songs From Today - Day 3

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 2nd 2016

After the loss of some of our artistic greats this year, yet another left us this week, Frank Kelly. Our song this song reflects on the undying legacy left behind by creative souls.

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Songs From Today - Day 2

Songs From Today - Day 2

Posted by Ange Hardy on March 1st 2016

The papers today were full of the story of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, a German sailor whose remarkably preserved remains were found by a fisherman in yacht off the coast of Phillipines. We found a collection of work by Barry Cornwall (1787–1874) in the Vaughn Williams Memorial library which included the line "death whenever he come to me shall come on the wide unbounded sea", and wrote the song for Manfred Fritz Bajorat around that phrase.

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Songs From Today - Day 1

Songs From Today - Day 1

Posted by Ange Hardy on February 29th 2016

Day 1 of our Creative Artist Residency at Cecil Sharp House with EFDSS. We drank coffee. Got some papers. Read papers and drew doodles. Wrote a few songs. Recorded one of then.

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BBC Radio 6 'Tom Robinson' / BBC Radio 3 'The Verb' / The Mike Harding Show

BBC Radio 6 'Tom Robinson' / BBC Radio 3 'The Verb' / The Mike Harding Show

Posted by Ange Hardy on February 3rd 2016

Last week was a little bit special! Here's how you can catch up and listen again!

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Saturday 30th January @ 9:30pm - Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music

Saturday 30th January @ 9:30pm - Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music

Posted by Ange Hardy on January 30th 2016

Tonight I'll be LIVE on air at BBC 6 Music with Tom Robinson! I’m really looking forward to talking to Tom about my journey so far while he picks his favourite tracks from my back catalogue (oh my word that’s a surreal sentence to write!).

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BBC Radio 3  - "The Verb" - tonight at 10pm!

BBC Radio 3 - "The Verb" - tonight at 10pm!

Posted by Ange Hardy on January 29th 2016

Tonight I'm on “The Verb” on BBC radio 3 with Ian McMillan, along with the wonderful Isy Suttie (actress, writer, comedian) Lisa Jen Brown (lead singer from 9BACH) and Fiona Lesley Bennet (Poetry Exchange). Listen live from 10pm! BBC Radio 3.

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I’m all set for two BBC sessions in one week!

I’m all set for two BBC sessions in one week!

Posted by Ange Hardy on January 26th 2016

This week sees me making my first visit to broadcasting house in London for a live interview with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music - and in the same week I’m heading up to MediaCityUK in Salford for a session on “The Verb” on BBC Radio 3. HUZZAH!

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FATEA Tradition Award

FATEA Tradition Award

Posted by Ange Hardy on January 25th 2016

The Tradition Award is presented to the act that have traditional folk at the root of their sound and use it to inspire new songs, tunes and arrangements… and the shortlist was EFDSS (The English Folk Dance and Song Sociey) formed in 1932 and the Feis Rois music school in the Scottish Highlands which has just celebrating it’s 30th anniversary.

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The Esteesee Team: 2015 Awards

The Esteesee Team: 2015 Awards

Posted by Ange Hardy on January 11th 2016

FATEA Tradition Award 2015 The Telegraph's Best Folk Albums of 2015 Album of the year 2015 - FolkWords...

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