> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: Night Visiting

Night Visiting

Bella Hardy: Night Visiting (Noe NOE01)

Night Visiting
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE01 (CD, UK, October 2007)

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Recorded at Quayside Studios by Julien Batten and Ian Stephenson;
Mixed and mastered at Quayside Studios by Julien Batten;
Produced by Bella Hardy;
Artwork and design by Emma Hardy;
Photography by Beth Hardy

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle;
Emily Askew, fiddle [2, 6];
Hazel Askew, melodeon [2, 6];
Helen Bell, viola [4, 5, 8];
Debbie Chalmers, fiddle [4, 5, 8];
Corrina Hewat, harp [1, 11];
Hannah James, accordion [7, 10];
Joey Oliver, whistles [7, 10];
Chris Sherburn, concertina [3];
Emma Hardy, harmony vocals [2, 4];
Joe Hardy, harmony vocals [4]

Tracks

  1. Three Black Feathers (3.58)
  2. Dog & Gun (Roud 2124; Henry H32) (2.59)
  3. Young Edmund (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189) (3.27)
  4. Down in Yon Forest (Roud 1523) (3.28)
  5. Heart Hill (4.58)
  6. Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.05)
  7. All Things Are Quite Silent (Roud 2532) (4.04)
  8. Maying Song (2.49)
  9. Molly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36) (3.20)
  10. Alone, Jane? (3.18)
  11. Bonnie Susie Cleland (Roud 45; Child 65) (5.13)

All tracks trad. / Bella Hardy except
Tracks 1, 10 Bella Hardy;
Track 5 Kristina Olson

Tracks 4-5, 11 arranged by Bella Hardy;
Tracks 1, 11 arranged by Corrina Hewat;
Tracks 2, 6 arranged by Emily & Hazel Askew;
Track 3 arranged by Chris Sherburn;
Tracks 7, 10 arranged by Joey Oliver & Hannah James;
Track 8 arranged by Debbie Chalmers & Helen Bell

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: In the Shadow of Mountains

In the Shadow of Mountains

Bella Hardy: In the Shadow of Mountains (Noe NOE02)

In the Shadow of Mountains
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE02 (CD, UK, August 2009)

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Recorded by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios;
Mixed by Andy Seward at Greystones Studios;
Mastered by Paul McGeechan at Park Lane Studios;
Produced by Bella Hardy;
Illustration and design by Emma Hardy;
Photography by Philip Hunton

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals [1-2, 4-8], fiddle [1, 3-4, 6, 8, 10-11];
Corrina Hewat, harp [1-2, 8];
Debbie Chalmers, viola [4], viola [1, 6, 8];
Chris Sherburn, concertina [1, 6];
Lucy Coggle, cello [1, 6, 8];
Anna Massie, guitar [5, 7, 11];
Emma and Beth Hardy, vocals [9], backing vocals [11];
Jan and Joe Hardy, vocals [9]

Tracks

  1. Mary Mean (3.14)
  2. Rosebud in June (Roud 812) (4.32)
  3. Broadlee Bank (4.04)
  4. Smoke & Ashes (2.11)
  5. Sylvie Sovay (5.41)
  6. Low Down in the Broom (Roud 1644) (6.40)
  7. Ten Thousand Miles (Roud 422) (3.41)
  8. Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (3.19)
  9. All in the Morning (Roud 287) (2.31)
  10. Island Boy (2.37)
  11. The Trawlerman's Wife (5.23)

Tracks 1, 3-5, 10-11 Bella Hardy;
Tracks 2, 6-9 trad. arr. Bella Hardy

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: Songs Lost & Stolen

Songs Lost & Stolen

Bella Hardy: Songs Lost & Stolen (Navigator NAVIGATOR45)

Songs Lost & Stolen
Bella Hardy

Navigator Records NAVIGATOR45 (CD, UK, April 18, 2011)

Written in Green / The Herring Girl
Bella Hardy

Navigator Records NAVIGATOR045DS (promo / download single, UK, April 11, 2011)

Bella Hardy: Written in Green (Navigator)
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Produced, recorded and mixed by Mattie Foulds at Mobile With a Home;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Design by Emma Hardy;
Photography by Louis DeCarlo

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle;
Anna Massie, guitar, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals;
Kris Drever, guitar, slide guitar, vocals;
Corrina Hewat, harp, backing vocals;
Patsy Reid, fiddle, viola;
Su-a Lee, cello, saw;
Angus Lyon, Rhodes, accordion;
Chris Sherburn, concertina;
Kevin McGuire, bass;
Mattie Foulds, drums, percussion

Tracks

  1. Labyrinth (4.43)
  2. Flowers of May (3.08)
  3. Walk It With You (4.22)
  4. Bridge of Dean (3.01)
  5. The Herring Girl (4.15)
  6. Foll Moon over Amsterdam (4.45)
  7. Written in Green (2.19)
  8. Jenny Wren (2.53)
  9. Promises (3.06)
  10. Rosabel (4.36)
  11. Good Friday (2.58)
  12. Broken Mirror (2.10)

All tracks written by Bella Hardy

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: The Dark Peak and the White

The Dark Peak and the White

Bella Hardy: The Dark Peak and the White (Noe NOE04)

The Dark Peak and the White
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE04 (CD, UK, May 7, 2012)

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For song history, research information, lyrics, photos of song location, and interactive map visit DarkPeakAndWhite.com.

Produced by Kris Drever;
Recorded and mixed by Tim Matthew at Red October Studios, Edinburgh;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Design by Matt Thame at Studio Auto;
Cover landscape by Karin Goodman;
Character illustration by Lawrence Cox;
Map illustration by Emma Hardy

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle, piano, harmonium, feet;
Kris Drever, guitar, mandolin, vocals, double bass, slide guitar, feet;
Emma Hardy, vocals [10, 13];
Rachel Newton, Laura-Beth Salter, vocals [10]

Tracks

  1. The Driving of the Deer (3.19)
  2. Emmott's Song (3.14)
  3. The Elegy (4.11)
  4. Fin Cop (5.29)
  5. The Drunken Butcher of Tideswell (6.00)
  6. Lament for Derwent Village (4.21)
  7. The Derbyshire Miller (Roud 138; Laws Q21; G/D 3:703) (2.30)
  8. The Ilam Lullaby (2.57)
  9. Bradwell's Lost Daughter (4.18)
  10. Castleton Gypsies (1.37)
  11. Dain's Mill (1.09)
  12. Henry and Clara (5.23)
  13. Peak Rhapsody (3.14)

Track 1 words William Bennett, tune Bella Hardy;
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8-9, 11 Bella Hardy;
Track 3 words Leonard Wheatcroft (1672), tune Bella Hardy;
Track 5 words trad., William Bennett, tune Bella Hardy;
Track 7 trad., written by Mr Chappell from the words of Mr Charles Sloman, verses 2-4 Bella Hardy;
Track 10 trad. / Rob Johnson, from Playford's Musical Companion, 1673;
Track 12 words Arthur George Jewitt (Wanderings in Memory, 1815) and Bella Hardy, tune Bella Hardy;
Track 13 words Arthur Jewitt (1772-1852), tune Bella Hardy

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: Bright Morning Star

Bright Morning Star

Bella Hardy: Bright Morning Star (Noe NOE05)

Bright Morning Star
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE05 (CD, UK, November 12, 2012)

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Recorded and mixed by Tim Matthew at Red October Studios, Edinburgh;
Additional recording by Angus Lyon at Grans House Studio, Lamington;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Design by Emma Hardy;
Photos by Louise Bichan

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle, glockenspiel;
Anna Massie, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, tenor guitar, vocals;
Chris Sherburn, concertina

with
James Lindsay, bass

Tracks

  1. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree (2.07)
  2. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514) (2.47)
  3. Footprints (3.34)
  4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4.14)
  5. Joy Shall Be Yours (Carol of the Field Mice) (2.45)
  6. Peace O'er the World (Roud 17729) (3.17)
  7. Sing Ovy, Sing Ivy (Roud 21093) (3.51)
  8. Silver & Gold (1.57)
  9. The Coventry Carol (Roud 19028) (3.24)
  10. Merry Christmas Everyone (3.13)
  11. Sons of Men (4.06)
  12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Roud 230/9681) (2.08)

All tracks trad. arr Bella Hardy, Anna Massie, Chris Sherburn except
Tracks 1, 8 Johnny Marks;
Track 3 Ed Robertson;
Track 4 Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane;
Track 5 words Kenneth Graham, tune Keith Hopwood, Malcolm Rowe;
Track 10 Bob Heatlie

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: Battleplan

Battleplan

Bella Hardy: Battleplan (Noe NOE06)

Battleplan
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE06 (CD, UK, April 22, 2013)

Three Pieces of My Heart / Whisky You're the Devil
Bella Hardy

Noe Records, no issue number (promo / download single, UK, March 18, 2013)

Bella Hardy: Three Pieces of My Heart (Noe)
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Produced by Mattie Foulds;
Recorded and mixed by Mattie Foulds at Mobile With a Home Studios, Heriot Toun;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton, Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Photographs by Louis DeCarlo;
Design by Emma Hardy at Noe Design

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle, clonky piano;
Anna Massie, guitar, banjo, vocals;
Angus Lyon, piano, rhodes, accordion, vocals;
James Lindsay, double bass, vocals;
Mattie Foulds, percussion, sneaky piano

Tracks

  1. Good Man's Wife (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (4.32)
  2. Whisky You're the Devil (2.58)
  3. True Hearted Girl (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (3.25)
  4. Yellow Handkerchief (Roud 954) (3.24)
  5. Three Pieces of My Heart (3.46)
  6. Sleeping Beauty (4.00)
  7. Through Lonesome Woods (Roud 3461) (2.02)
  8. The Seventh Girl (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (3.42)
  9. Maybe You Might (3.17)
  10. Drifting Away (3.21)
  11. One More Day (Roud 704) (2.49)

Tracks 1, 5-6, 9-10 Bella Hardy;
Track 2 first verse and chorus trad., other verses and tune Bella Hardy;
Tracks 3-4, 7, 11 trad. / Bella Hardy;
Track 8 words trad. / Bella Hardy, tune Bella Hardy;

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: I Would Bring You the Moon

I Would Bring You the Moon

Bella Hardy: I Would Bring You the Moon (Noe NOE07)

I Would Bring You the Moon
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE07 (digital download single, UK, November 25, 2013)

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Album design and illustration by Rosie Hood

Musicians

Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle, glockenspiel;
Anna Massie, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, tenor guitar, vocals;
Chris Sherburn, concertina

Tracks

  1. I Would Bring You the Moon (3.23)
  2. The Christmas Waltz (2.29)
  3. O Holy Night (3.09)

All tracks probably written by Bella Hardy

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: With the Dawn

With the Dawn

Bella Hardy: With the Dawn (Noe NOE08)

With the Dawn
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE08/NOE08V (CD/LP, UK, March 30, 2015)

The Only Thing to Do
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE08S1 (download/promo single, UK, January 12, 2015)

Bella Hardy: The Only Thing to Do (Noe NOE08S1)
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Produced by Ben Seal;
Recorded at Elm House Studios, Fife, except parts of tracks 5-6 and 10 recorded at Bella's home;
Mixed by Will Worsley at Coda-Cola, London;
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain Mastering, Florida;
Photography by Alex Boyd;
Design by Ana Parker at Fogbank Projects

Musicians

Bella Hardy at Bardentreffen Nürnberg on July 30, 2016; photo © Reinhard Zierke Bella Hardy, vocals, fiddle;
Ben Seal, all programming, banjo [2, 7];
Cera Impala, banjo [3];
Cara Luft, banjo [9];
Tim Lane, drums [2];
Tamlin Wiltshire, drums [8];
Chris Grieve, trombone;
Marcus Britton, trumpet, french horn;
Tom Donaldson, tuba

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Only Thing to Do (3.15)
  2. First Light of the Morning (4.03)
  3. The Darkening of the Day (2.36)
  4. Jolly Good Luck to the Girl That Loves a Soldier (3.34)
  5. You Don’t Have to Change (But You Have to Choose) (3.12)
  6. Another Whisky Song (2.01)
  1. Oh! My God! I Miss You (2.54)
  2. Gifts (3.52)
  3. Time Wanders On (3.02)
  4. Lullaby for a Grieving Man (4.34)
  5. And We Begin (3.08)

All tracks written by Bella Hardy except
Track 2 Bella Hardy, Ben Seal;
Track 9 Bella Hardy, Cara Luft

Video

Bella Hardy sings The Only Thing to Do:

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy: Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring

Bella Hardy: Eternal Spring (Noe NOE09)

Eternal Spring | 永恒的春天
A Journey Through Yunnan (Kunming-Mengzi-Jianshui-Yuanyang)
Bella Hardy

Noe Records NOE09 (limited issue CD, UK, June 21, 2017)

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This composition is based upon research and writing Bella undertook as British Council and PRS for Music Foundation Musician in Residence in Yunnan Province, China between November and December 2015. ‘Eternal Spring’ was completed and performed in Kunming, May 2017 with help from British Council’s ‘Connections Through Culture’.

For lyrics and poems, photographs, and Bella's blog of her journey through Yunnan, see Bella in China.

Recorded live on May 15, 2017 at YunYing Studio (云莺数码录音棚), Kunming, China;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Bob Way (韦敬民);
Illustrations by Qiaosen Yang

Musicians

Bella Hardy (贝拉•哈迪), vocals, fiddle;
Dai Xiao (戴晓), guzheng;
Chen YiMeng (陈依蒙), vocals;
Kate Munroe (莫可佳), vocals;
LiLu (李璐), spoken vocals

Tracks

  1. Guests from Faraway Places | 远方来的客人 (2.03)
  2. North Winds | 北风 (4.53)
  3. Together Mountain Village | 团山村 (2.09)
  4. Guan Guan | 关关 (5.19)
  5. Green Lake | 翠湖 (2.52)
  6. (Six of the) Ten Flowers | 十朵花(中的六朵花) (3.40)
  7. Song Work Rush Lower Village | 曲作冲下寨 (2.12)
  8. Gathering the Mouse-Ear | 卷耳 (5.57)
  9. Winds Whisper Inn | 微风拂晓的小酒馆 (1.07)
  10. Xing Xing | 繁星 (5.36)
  11. Sunrise at Yellow Grass Valley | 黄草岭的日出 (2.14)
  12. Yunnan | 云南 (2.08)

For song details see the albums sleeve notes.

> Folk Music > Records > Bella Hardy

Other records with Bella Hardy

Jo Freya's Lal Waterson Project, Lal, CD, No Masters NMCD27, 2007

Ruth Notman, Threads, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD7003, 2007

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK05, 2008

Various Artists, Folk Rising 2, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK07, 2008

Ruth Notman, The Life of Lilly, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD9002, 2009

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK08, 2009

Various Artists, Looking for a New England, CD, fRoots ACE1, w/ magazine 317/318, 2009

David Rotheray, The Life of Birds, CD, Proper PRPCD061, 2010

Various Artists, One Night for Norma, CD, Scarlet SR027CD, 2011

David Rotheray, The Puffin and the Squirrel, EP, Proper PGS005, 2011

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to English Folk, 2 CD, World Music RGNET 1261 CD, 2011

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK12, 2012

David Rotheray, Answer Ballads, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR086, 2013

Salt House, Lay Your Dark Low, CD, Make Believe MBR5CD, 2013

David Gibb, Letters Through Your Door, CD, Hairpin HAIRPIN005, 2014

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK15, 2014

Various Artists, Songs for the Voiceless, CD, Haystack HAYCD006, 2014

Stick in the Wheel present: From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, CD, From Here SITW005, March 7, 2017