Tunes and tales in the Peak

Bella Hardy
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EDALE’S very own folk star, Bella Hardy, is to perform her Peak-District-inspired music at an intimate sell-out gig in her home village tomorrow evening (Friday).

Bella will entertain an audience at the National Trust’s Penny Pot cafe with her beautiful music about the Peak District, as part of a night of feasting and folk music, entitled Tales and Tunes, accompanying herself on violin.

Her new album, The Dark Peak and the White, features music inspired by folk-tales from the Peak. Earlier this year her song, The Herring Girl, won BBC2’s Folk Award in the best original song category.

As well as Bella’s music, the Penny Pot team will be serving up a delicious meal, and National Trust story-teller Simon Atherton will host the event and share some humorous and haunting tales of the Peak District.

Jenny Gerrans, National Trust Community and Learning Officer, said: “The Penny Pot has a great informal atmosphere, and is the perfect place to hear Bella Hardy playing music inspired by her Peak District as she grew up in Edale.

“Owing to the huge success of the first year of Tales and Tunes events, we have decided to make this a regular feature, so if you can’t make our September event, you’ll be happy to hear we have another already planned for November 9.”

For more information on Tales and Tunes events, email