May 24th 2014 was the 73rd birthday of Bob Dylan, and the 195th birthday of Queen Victoria. It was also acclaimed folk songstress Bella Hardy's 30th.
To mark the occasion, Bella is taking the party on the road with her band The Midnight Watch and embarking on an epic adventure to visit thirty of her favourite venues, celebrating her six solo albums to date. She will be at Theatr Mwldan on Wednesday June 11 at 8pm.
One of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK, Bella Hardy's captivating voice inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. With fiddle in hand, she presents folk songs in the best tradition; not as antiquated museum pieces, but as relevant and very human artworks.
Four time nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and winner of Best Original Song in 2012 for The Herring Girl, her own songs range in subject matter from fairytales to working class history, via childhood nostalgia, myth, murder and the human condition, touching on both the fantastical, storytelling elements of Kate Bush, and the lovelorn songwriting craft of Carole King. Her latest album 'battleplan' (2013) won universal critical acclaim.
Tickets for Bella Hardy at Theatr Mwldan on Wednesday June 11 at 8pm are £12 (£10) and are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, online at www.mwldan.co.uk, or via smart phone by visiting mwldan.ticketsolve.com/mobile