Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater –
Monday 29th May 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Live Music 8:30pm
It’s been a breakthrough year for Somerset singer-songwriter Ange Hardy. Folk broadcaster Mike Harding referred to Ange as “one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters to come out of recent years” and Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 recently applauded Lukas Drinkwater as “the hardest working musician of Glastonbury Festival”.
Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater formed as a duo in December 2015. Since then they have been stunning audiences at gigs and festivals around the country, picking up comments like “surely one of the best duos on the Folk Circuit” (Pete Wheeler, The David Hall). Their new album Findings represents the new performances and songs that they have been honing throughout the year.
The album was launched worldwide during a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on September 14th 2016.
Findings are the parts used to join jewellery components together to create something beautiful; this album is about bringing together two musicians to create something neither could have created alone. In addition the album also contains their own findings in the form of traditional songs that they’ve rearranged as well as lines from traditional material interwoven into their own songs.
This is an album about the traditions of the local area. It’s about daughters and their homelands, wives and their husbands, sisters and their brothers, children and their parents, fathers and their grandfathers, mothers and their families, parting and joining.
Folk broadcaster Mike Harding referred to Ange as “one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters to come out of recent years” and her 2016 gigs with Lukas Drinkwater will serve to cement their position as two of this generations greatest performers.