Release Date: Apr 18, 2011
Record label: Navigator
The folk scene has always been a home for singer-songwriters, so it's perhaps only to be expected that our best young traditional singers should also want to write their own material. Recent results have been mixed, though, from the experimental work of Eliza Carthy to the less interesting new songs by Kate Rusby. Bella Hardy is a welcome addition. She is a fine traditional singer and fiddle player, as she proved on her earlier albums (which included examples of her own material), but here she expands her range with an album that consists entirely of her own songs.