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Award winning Somerset folk songwriter and singer Ange Hardy
The Telegraph's Best Folk Albums of 2014 list
Winner of Female Vocalist of the Year - FATEA
UK Songwriting Competition Finalist
Isambard Nu-Folk Award Finalist -Bristol Folk Festival
#1 Hottest New Folk Albums - Amazon
Best Album of 2014 - FolkScene
Best Album of 2014 - Stafford FM Folk Show
Best Albums List of 2014 - Brian Player, Readifolk
Best Albums List of 2014 - Mike Ainscoe, Sonic Bandwagon
Best Albums List of 2014 - Shire Folk
Best Album of 2014 Nomination - FATEA
Folk Downloads Chart Top 10 - Amazon
Album of the Month - FolkWords, June 2014
Album of the Week - BBC Radio Scotland, Iain Anderson
Album of the week - BBC Somerset
“Ange Hardy perfectly balances the strengths of traditional folk music with fresh writing...There is not a weak track among the 14 on Somerset singer-songwriter Ange Hardy's album The Lament of the Black Sheep”
- Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
“Another album that’s made an impact this year is ‘The Lament of the Black Sheep’ by Ange Hardy. Everybody in the studio was genuinely surprised to learn this new single was her own song, because it sounds like a song that’s been around for a hundred years or more. It’s a really neat trick to write songs that sound almost traditional!”
- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
The Lament of The Black Sheep is "A collection of her own songs which sound as if they might be traditional. These are proper folk songs...a fine album immersed in the tradition, but with a modem perspective"
- Ian Croft, R2 magazine
Bare Foot Folk is “A collection of unfailingly listenable, self-penned acoustic songs. Amongst this charming assortment of melodies we are treated to highly catchy tunes, some nods to ancient times as well as choice references to the present day.”
- R2 Magazine (Rock'n'Reel)
"An album that marks the arrival of a new star in the folk firmament."
- Americana UK
"Ange’s guitar technique and especially her voice are also major factors in the spectacular success of The Lament Of The Black Sheep."
- Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK
"The Lament of The Black Sheep...By far my favourite album of 2014"
- Gary Hazlehurst, The Folk Show, StaffordFM
“The fast-rising star of contemporary folk.”
- Bright Young Folk
"Ange Hardy's one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers. What I like about her work is that while it is all new, all new written stuff, it seems deeply rooted in the story telling tradition. It doesn't have any element at all of pastiche it just seems to work incredibly well. She tells new stories in an age old way, I think it works terrifically well.'
- The Mike Harding Folk Show
"I cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word."
- Maverick Magazine
"Ange's bursting onto the scene last year wasn't just down to her extraordinary talent as both a writer and performer, but also her willingness to put in the graft. Not only is she a true creative in her craft, she realises that in order for that to be truly appreciated, you need to make sure that you're being heard"
- Neil King, FATEA Magazine
- Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk