Thurs 26 April: O’Hooley & Tidow

 ‘Best Duo’ Nominees, BBC Folk Awards 2018

The Old Queens Head Islington N1 8LN Ph  020 7354 9993.  Doors open 7.30 pm.
£14.00 adv BUY NOW
Please note – the venue consists of both seated and standing areas, please arrive early to ensure a seat.

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk musicfor the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.’

A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ Nominees 2017 & 2018

‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles.’ * * * * * The Guardian

‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson

‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’
* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month

‘Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’
* * * * * R2

‘Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’
* * * * Songlines

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