Ange Hardy: Return of award-winning Somerset performer + Ben Sures (CAN)

Date/Time Sun 13 May 2018 7:45 PM

Price Online - £12 + £1.20 booking fee; On The Door - £12


Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel.

Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2013, “Album of the Year” in 2014 and “The Tradition Award” in 2015, and the LCM “Live Performer of the Year” in 2017.

“She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing.” – R2 Magazine

As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she’s one of the most diverse solo-artists you’re likely to encounter.

Ange’s 6th album – her 2017 Solo Album “Bring Back Home” – was released in November 2017.

The video above is from The Globe Inn(Glossop), posted by Peter Simmonds.simmo7ts Crew. Here’s a video from Ange’s previous TwickFolk appearance in 2015:

Ben Sures is a Canadian roots musician and songwriter with a track record boasting a decade as an itinerant street musician and more than 20 years touring the Canadian coffee house and festival circuit. Ben comes recommended by Rebecca Holwegg. We’re looking forward to more songs like this one – and a scholarly discussion of one his recent songs – ‘Love Will Kick Your Ass’.