Bella Hardy: In The Shadow Of Mountains

12th Nov 2009 - 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

Bella Hardy Trio in concert at the Rose Theatre. With Anna Massie on Guitar, and Chris Sherburn on Concertina, performing Songs Lost & Stolen.

Tickets £12.50 / £10.50 concessions.

Acclaimed singer Bella Hardy, three times nominated in the BBC Folk Awards, has a voice marked as mesmerising and faultless. Bella is now established as one of the finest young folk acts around, singing unaccompanied ballads, or entwining her hypnotic voice with her own fiddle accompaniment to breathtaking effect.  

Bella’s second album In the Shadow of Mountains (2009) was highly praised and her song writing particularly noticed; “Surely no-one has any right to be writing songs with the sophistication of Sylvie Sovay, so early in their career”.

Songs Lost & Stolen received a 4-star review from the Guardian, and is the third album release from the acclaimed singer. Her songs touch on both the fantastical, storytelling elements of Kate Bush and the lovelorn song writing craft of Carole King, ranging in subject matter from fairytales to English working class history via childhood nostalgia, myths, murder and the human condition.

Bella performs with 3-times nominated for Best Instrumentalist at the Scots Trad Music Awards (2005, 2008 & 2010) Annie Massie, on guitar, and the highly amusing and consistently brilliant, Chris Sherburn, on concertina.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

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