“Brit folk’s finest” Mojo Magazine

A self-taught ‘fiddle singer’, BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals at the age of 13.

Her debut album Night Visiting (2007) established her reputation as a talented songwriter when her first original composition Three Black Feathers earned a BBC Folk Award nomination.

Since then, Bella has sung unaccompanied ballads at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall and learnt the songs of Chinese farmers as British Council Musician in Residence in Yunnan Province.

She’s sat on the moors of her beloved Peak District with only her fiddle for company. She spent a year in Tennessee as a ranch hand, looking after horses, fiddle-singing in the diners, and immersing herself in the music culture of Nashville.

With her mesmerising voice and ability to conjure and twist stories that call straight to the heart, Bella has beguiled audiences from Canada to Japan, from Spanish bars, to castles to concert Halls.