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Cathy AJ Hardy

From the Fraser Valley of beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Cathy AJ Hardy is a singer-songwriter deeply connected to the land who sings from soul depths. Rooted in a deep spirituality, her albums began with inspirations from the ecumenical community of Taize in France. The second of these albums (trust...inspirations from Taize) was nominated for Inspirational Album of the Year in 2008 with the Gospel Music Awards of Canada. Embarking on an album in 2011 with all original songs, Love Shines was also nominated for an Album of the Year, this time in the Folk/Roots Category. Songs reflecting the journey of her soul explored many genres, from folk to gospel to blues to ethereal sound landscapes. Cathy's voice developed in this time to a four octave range and in 2013, she released I AM SHE..A Soul's Journey Home. Now in 2016, she has returned to the prayerful and inspirational sounds that she began recording 10 years earlier with the new release, And I Heard The Sound Of Laughter. Cathy is very involved with leading Evenings of Sung Prayer as well as Contemplative Soul Care Retreats. She is also a published poet and vocal coach. One of her favourite quotes is by the late poet, John O'Donohue: "We need to return to the solitude within to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul."