Bella Hardy Goes Home


2014062420140628Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year 2014 goes back to her roots, Edale in Derbyshire.

Bella Hardy, Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year 2014, is also a song-writer - and she plays the fiddle too. Most of the time she's on tour or living in her adopted home city of Edinburgh but, in this programme, she goes back to her roots - Edale in the High Peak of Derbyshire.

She talks to friends old and young about the special character of the valley where she grew up. She explains how so many of her songs were inspired by this dramatic landscape, and she celebrates her 30th birthday with an evening of singing at the Rambler Inn.

Everywhere she goes - on the train, in the pub, at the local school - there's home-made music. Is it folk? Well, as Louis Armstrong said, """"All music is folk music; I never heard a horse sing."""

Producer: Peter Everett

A Pennine Production for BBC Radio 4.