FOLK star Ange Hardy returns to Evesham on Thursday, April 26, with her acclaimed brand of music which has roots in real hardship.

A spokesman said: “Ange Hardy writes and performs original, contemporary folk songs that you might mistake for traditional.

“As a solo performer Ange plays a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine & an Indian shruti box.

“Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping for vocal harmonies, she’s one of the most diverse solo-artists you’re likely to encounter.”

Ange Hardy said: “For four months, at the age of 14, I lived homeless on the streets of Ireland. Firstly in Dublin, on the doorstep of a shop called Envy in Grafton Street, and then later in Galway. This was where I found the love of music.

“I was given a guitar as a chance to busk for a living, instead of begging.”

She added: “After getting involved in the open mic scene in Taunton I soon realised that my creativity could reach so many more levels than I could have ever imagined and the dream had been born in me.”

The music starts at 8pm.

Tickets are on sale on 01386 446944 and online from – or at the door of the Arts Centre.