Melissa Harrison & Tim Pears
All Among the Barley & The West Country TrilogyDiscover
Bella Hardy, BBC Award-winning songwriter and traditional music luminary, is one of the Peak District’s most famous and formidable daughters. A self-taught ‘fiddle singer’ from the village of Edale, Bella has explored and blurred musical boundaries through nine solo records, from her mastery of tradition music and the stripped back strings and concertina of her debut album Night Visiting, to the electric guitar and drums in the self-penned humanist hymns and feminist battle cries of Hey Sammy, via the Derbyshire ballads of The Dark Peak & The White and ancient Chinese poetry of Eternal Spring. Join us for this very special and intimate performance – be among the first to gain an insight into her retrospective collection, Postcards & Pocketbooks: The Best of Bella Hardy and hear the debut of brand new original material. Bella will be joined by BBC Folk Award-winning guitarist Sam Carter.