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Bella Hardy

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2014, Bella has opened tours for the Grammy winner Mary Chapin Carpenter and has spent a winter in China as British Council Musician in Residence. In January 2017 she returned to the studio with her trusty musical companions to create some incredible new music.

Bella grew up in Edale in the Peak District, and now lives in Glasgow. Although the Hardy family sang in the local choir, it was a combination of her childhood love for ballad books and visits to local folk festivals that decided her future. At 13 she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals and in 2004 reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award, having taught herself to fiddle sing.

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