York St John alumnus wins at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
A former York St John University student has won one of the top
awards at the BBC’s annual Folk Awards.
Bella Hardy was awarded Folk Singer of the
Year at the Radio 2 awards ceremony, held at the Royal Albert Hall
in London on Wednesday evening.
Bella graduated from York St John University
in 2005 with a BA in English Literature.
The 29-year-old is currently in the USA,
travelling with the English Folk Dance & Song Society to play
at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City...
Bella Hardy, winner of Folk
singer of the Year, 2014 BBC folk Awards.
Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC/Jack
...On her return she will continue to travel around the UK
as part of two tours – Hardy and Wilson and Carthy, Hardy, Farrell
and Young. Hardy and Wilson is a double bill with Ross Wilson, also
known as Blue Rose Code, while the foursome are four women folk
singers; Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young, along with
Bella. More details are available on her website.
Bella Hardy, winner of Folk singer of the Year, 2014 BBC
Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC/Jack Barnes
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