11TH OCTOBER 2014, DOORS 7.30
BELLA HARDY (BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR) AND CARA LUFT
FLEET ARTS, BELPER, THE FLEET, DE56 1NU
£10 ADVANCE, £12 DOORS
Multi award winning (including this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Folk Singer of the Year) Bella Hardy’s work has been described as “beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair”, she has become one of the most prolific and original voices on the UK folk scene. 2011’s award-winning albums “Songs Lost & Stolen” and “The Dark Peak and The White” confirmed her as one of modern folk’s finest singers lovingly presenting her songs. 2013 saw the release of Laylam a debut album with Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young. Bella’s latest studio album, Battleplan, is her most musically expansive and lyrically personal album to date.
Canadian Cara Luft was a founder member of The Wailin’ Jennys and is turning heads with her blend of roots, folk, rock and country music. With her unique Alt-Roots sound, Luft has a richly deserved reputation for her powerfully elegant guitar work, imaginative songwriting and a distinctive voice that penetrates to the core.
Here’s the latest backstage session from our Folk Rising concert at Derby Guildhall on the 4th April. It features the very talented Abbie Rechert singing her interpretation of the traditional song ‘Cobbler’s Daughter’.
Here’s the latest backstage session from our Folk Rising concert at Derby Guildhall on the 4th April. It features the fantastic Dovetail Trio singing the traditional song ‘On Yonder Old Oak’.
We’re very excited for our upcoming Folk Rising concert at Derby Guildhall this Friday (4th April). Tickets are still available and you can see our headliners in action on the video below!
Hairpin Hullabaloo April 11th and 12th April
Hello we have been very excited to be running the Hairpin Hullabaloo againthis year and were looking forward to seeing some fantastic acts. So it is with a sad heart that we have got to say that we have to unfortunately pull this year’s event with just over 2 weeks to go. This is not a decision we have made lightly and we have deliberated long over our reasons.
Ultimately it comes down to poor ticket sales for the weekend of events. Unlike last year we do not have enough pre sales to make the event viable financially and Hairpin would lose a lot of money which we would prefer to commit to future events, also we feel audiences would not enjoy concerts with poor attendance. We are unsure of reasons for poor sales because we have marketed the event more thoroughly and rigorously than last year and invested more into advertising. We can only put it down to the current economic climate and perhaps the time of year.
Obviously anyone who has already purchased tickets will be contacted and will receive a full refund.
We apologise to all the artists we have committed to the festival and the dedicated hairpin regulars who have purchased tickets. Also apologies go to Fleet Arts, bar crew and our talented sound team.
We hope that our audiences will attend our other events in the future, our next event is at the Guild Hall in Derby on the 4th April.
Thanks as always for your support,
David and Julian
The Hairpin team (all two of us) headed over to Stoke last week to have a chat to the folks who run Just So Festival. The festival describes itself as “a boutique, weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families.” We can confirm that the whole things is an absolute treat and the folks running it are doing something really unusual and special.
We had a lovely morning in their converted horse box in the middle of a wood which serves as their office, drinking tea and chewing the fat. If you’re looking for a great festival for you and your family look no further!
More info and tickets at »> http://www.justsofestival.org.uk/
Here’s the second backstage session from our recent Folk Rising gig at Derby Guildhall in collaboration with Derby Live and EFDSS. It features the fantastic Sam Kelly Trio. There’s no doubt in our minds that these guys are going places so go take a look!
We had an absolute corker of a night at Derby Guildhall yesterday for our second Folk Rising gig in collab with EFDSS and Derby LIVE. Big thanks to Sam Kelly Trio, Kirsty Bromley and Jack Harris. Thanks to all who came out to support. Above is the first of our backstage sessions featuring Jack. There’s going to be a new video each week so keep a look out!
Don’t forget to come on down to our next Folk Rising concert this Friday (28th) at the Guildhall in Derby. It features double folk award nominees Josienne Clark & Ben Walker as well the Sam Kelly Trio and local singer Kirsty Bromley.
The event is being run in collaboration with Derby LIVE and EFDSS and there’s still a few tickets available at http://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/folk-rising1
Here’s Josienne and Ben in action!