Bella uses DPA fiddle mics and they're brilliant: www.dpamicrophones.com
I'm absolutely delighted to have been nominated for Folk Singer of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014! The nominations were announced on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show, and I'm very proud to be in the company of three lovely ladies in the category; Lisa Knapp, Fay Hield & Lucy Ward. Really looking forward to the awards night in February when we'll all be away to the Royal Albert Hall for the celebrations.
Bella Hardy - battleplan
Tours: February - March 2014
BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year nomination...
I'm currently on the road with two tours, singing in a double bill with the brilliant Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code, and reuniting with my lovely friends Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell & Kate Young for a Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young extravaganza.
I'm visiting Manchester, Gateshead, Newcastle, London, and many many places between; have a look at the 'tour dates' page for all the details. I'm visiting Cheltenham Festival for the first time with CHFY, and while I'm there I'll be doing a gig with the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs band. I've a night off for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards on February 19th, and if that wasn't enough excitement for one month, I'm also visiting the USA for the first time! I'm travelling with the English Folk Dance & Song Society to play at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Hopefully see you somewhere along the way. Bella x