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English Folk Expo Artist Mentoring Programme Participant Releases Feb 14th Single

Feb 5, 2021

South-East based folk musician and songstress, Lizzy Hardingham is paving her way as a rising star on the UK folk scene with songs that “sing straight to the heart”. Her powerful yet pure voice twinned with her impressive song writing skills meld together to create beautifully delivered folk music. After storming the UK folk club and festival scene, including Cambridge Folk Festival 2019, she is proving herself as a powerful singer to watch out for.

She is currently being mentored by Michael Hughes one third of the Teesside trio The Young ‘Uns  as part of the English Folk Expo artist mentoring programme.

The programme,  which supports carefully selected artists from the folk, roots and acoustic music genres, offers a tailored and extensive training opportunity, to help develop their careers in the music industry every year. This year it has had to move online, given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but continues to assist budding artists understand more about how the industry works and how to prepare for future international export.

Over 12 months, participants will study selected areas of the music industry, developing their awareness, widening networks and creating a strategy tailored to suit their own business needs. By the end of the course, participants will have a firm understanding of the roles and responsibilities of different parts of the sector,  will have developed new contacts and networks within the industry and so have a clear road map for them to follow in the next stage of their careers.

Liz is releasing a  “delectably melancholy” new single Orpheus on February 14th and says:

“It is a powerful yet tender track that deals with the, frankly, flawed ideologies of Greek mythology (what a silly fella that Orpheus was) and the internal difficulties of letting yourself fall madly, deeply in love with another. It’s vulnerable but sweet and will hopefully give a voice to those who choose to love themselves this year, which we all need to do a bit more of !”

Think we all need to keep our good eye on this young lady ….??

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