Ange Hardy in session for Roots & Fusion - acoustic & loopless

22 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Award winning folk singer songwriter Ange Hardy recorded her 2nd session for Roots & Fusion round my place.

Making the decision to record without her trademark looping, Ange unplugged and sang a range of songs, both new and old.

Ange also decided to start the session off by allowing Roots & Fusion to play an unreleased song of hers, recorded for February Album Writing Month in 2012.

We then had a chat, and in another rare coup – Ange’s other half Rob Swan joined in…

1) I’ve Got A Fan – FAWM 2012
2) Hollow I Am
3) The Two Sisters (The Berkshire Tragedy)
4) By The Tides
5) The Passing Lullaby
6) Ange & Rob in conversation

Recorded by Aaron Hixon

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Ange Hardy in session for Roots & Fusion

4 March 2015 by Pure Radio

Winner of Fatea’s Album of the Year award 2014 and nominee in the New Horizon category of the 2015 BBC Folk Awards, Ange Hardy, came in to the Roots & Fusion studio to record a handful of songs & have a chat…

Having just played her first ever Stockport gig as part of the Roots & Fusion Playing Out series, Ange was in fine form. She recorded some songs from her award winning album, The Lament Of The Black Sheep, as well as a couple of songs from her latest project entitled “esteecee”, named after Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

1) Foster Mother’s Tale
2) The Raising & The Letting Go
3) The Lost Soul
4) William Frend
5) Heaven Waits
6) Ange Hardy in conversation

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Nov 2013 - Bloomers - Older Women's Group

14 November 2013 by Pure Radio

Bloomers is a twice-monthly group for older lesbian and bisexual women, run by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

Their Wellbeing Officer, Kate Hardy, has been speaking to Under the Rainbow about the group.

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Under the Rainbow - 4th October 2012

4 October 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 4th October 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz.

Also tonight, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s Kate Hardy talked about some of the groups they run.

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Oct 2012 - Groups At The Lesbian And Gay Foundation

4 October 2012 by Pure Radio

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation run a number of groups in the Gay Village.

They include an art class, an older men’s group, and groups for men and women new to the scene.

Kate Hardy from the LGF spoke to Under the Rainbow about them

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