Well, that was a bit special, wasn't it?!

Last Friday, we were proud to welcome the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy to Downend Folk Club... and she showed us exactly why she scooped the prestigious award back in February.

Bella delivered a mixture of traditional songs and her own compositions, relying just on two fiddles and her stunning voice.

More than 120 people - easily a sell-out - were present to hear Bella's mesmerising performance, and also to enjoy the fabulous Great Western Brewing Company beers...

We're already looking forward to the next event, Ange Hardy in June. Tickets are on sale NOW!

In the meantime, our very own Alan Cole popped his photographer hat on for the evening to capture Bella's gig, and you can view the gallery here. Apologies for the rogues gallery towards the end! Please note that clicking this link will take you to Alan's Music Festival Photos website. Have a look around, it's a great site!

See you in June!


Photograph by Alan Cole

Used with permission.