Sunday, 1 January 2017

Ange Hardy folk singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist

Ange Hardy folk singer live

Whilst homeless in Ireland Ange was given a guitar by a stranger - to improve her chances of being the price of bread. Now an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, she has plenty of 'material' to inspire her songs

video Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater - The Call / Daughters of Watchet / Caturn's Night


From the 2016 release Findings by Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater Ange Hardy (vocals, guitar, whistle), Lukas Drinkwater (vocals, guitar, double bass), Archie Churchill-Moss (diatonic accordion), Ciaran Algar (fiddle), Evan Carson (percussion).
Ange Hardy folk singer composing

 Huge thanks to Dan at Louder Than Words for his amazing video skills, Pebbles Tavern for saving the day when the rain put out our fire, and Brian at The Blazing Stump Folk Club for being an amazing runner for the day.

video Ange Hardy - "The Lament of The Black Sheep"


The full two hours of "The Lament of The Black Sheep" Album Launch concert at The Regal Theatre in Minehead.

 Featuring Ange Hardy, Lukas Drinkwater, Luke Jackson, Jo May, Steve Pledger, Andrew "Rocky" Rock, and Jemima Farey. filmed and edited with huge thanks to Chris Bowden and Wendy Bowden!

 Mixing by Revolution Audio.

video Ange Hardy - What May You Do For The JAM? (Just About Managing)

"I heard Theresa May’s use of the phrase 'JAM' yesterday to describe families that are 'just about managing', and so I wrote this":


Lyrics:

 Christmas is near and we’re just about managing, able to get through the day. What comes in we pay out and most months a bail out is needed to make our own way. The overdraft’s heavy, the fridge isn’t empty but Christmas… oh god just the thought! The turkey alone would be more than our savings, but at least we own all that we’ve got.

What may you do for the jam? The just about managing laboring man. The hard working families who live day by day on a handful of hand downs and minimum wage. The should be retiree’s, born the wrong year, with no choice but work till their body’s fall weary and just about managing turns into fear. What may you do for the jam?
Ange Hardy folk singer portrait

And so I play mum with the small ones unknowing, their ignorance blissfully clear. And secretly breaking I carry on making a home full of Christmassy cheer.

 I hope in their days they will see some equality, not have to fight for their hand. May they have security, love and respect for the hard working labouring man.

What may you do for the jam? The just about managing laboring man. The hard working families who live day by day on a handful of hand downs and minimum wage. The should be retiree’s, born the wrong year, with no choice but work till their body’s fall weary and just about managing turns into fear. What may you do for the jam?

Thank god when mother, who just about manages, calls us to share Christmas day. How will we cope when she’s no longer with us, a thought I can’t bear to convey. My point is the only rock left here to build on is that of a world which has hope. May all those in power see all our diversity… do what is right for our vote.

What may you do for the jam? The just about managing laboring man. The hard working families who live by the day on a handful of hand downs and minimum wage. The should be retiree’s, born the wrong year, with no choice but work till their body’s fall weary and just about managing turns into fear. What may you do for the jam?

What may you do for the jam? The just about managing labouring man. The hard working families who live day by day on a handful of hand downs and minimum wage. The should be retiree’s, born the wrong year, with no choice but work till their body’s fall weary and just about managing turns into fear.


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