Posted on: January 1st, 2013
The Penguin Book Of English folk songs (pub.1959) compiled by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd became the folk singer’s ‘bible’.
Fellside Recordings Ltd have previously released two CDs of songs from the book, featuring such esteemed artists as Linda Adams, Martin Carthy, Jez Lowe, Roy Harris, John Bowden and A.L.Lloyd. In June 2012, when Penguin issued a new collection of songs, it seemed appropriate that a CD should be made to accompany the book as well.
Under the musical direction of the respected musician and singer, Brian Peters, a team of award winning singers was assembled including Lucy, Bella Hardy and James Findlay.
The album “Liberty To Choose” was released 10 June 2013. You can buy from the site shop HERE
In 2015, due to her other commitments (mainly being awesome and winning folk singer of the year!), Bella had to bow out from gigging with the Liberty To Choose but we have been lucky enough to be joined by the equally amazing Jackie Oates!