O'Hooley & Tidow OHooley & Tidow ***** ‘Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine’ Guardian ‘I LOVE the new album.’ Lauren Laverne, 6 Music ‘Excellent’ **** Songlines Top of the World Album ‘Remarkable. Surely one of the albums of the year.’ **** Guardian 'Remarkable…challenging, innovative and often moving' **** Irish Times ‘Defiant, robust, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.’ Independent ‘Boldly defiant and sharply individual. One of British Folk’s mightiest combinations’ **** MOJO Folk Album of the Month One of the most exciting acts on the contemporary folk scene today; Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it's their own boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine. Their new album The Hum, produced by Mercury nominated Gerry Diver has already been hailed as one of the albums of the year, plus a feature on the duo in The Guardian, is receiving extensive airplay and live sessions on Radio 2, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and 6 Music culminating in an invite from Billy Bragg to perform on his Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury this year. They have the originality and skill to invite comparison with the folk scene's most celebrated North American harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart. Belinda O'Hooley: piano, accordion and vocals Heidi Tidow: vocals and foot percussion ABOUT THE PERFORMER We are a folk duo from Yorkshire who write and perform our own contemporary folk songs covering topics as diverse as: The Last Polar Bear, Too Old to Dream - about an older lady in a nursing home, The Hum - about the humming sound of a local factory which is the life blood of a community. Summat's Brewin' - about the real ale revolution which is sweeping the land. Two Mothers - a modern day lullaby about the controversial child migration scheme. Peculiar Brood - a song about suicide bombers from a mother's perspective. Gentleman Jack - about the diarist and entrepenuer Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. Belinda O'Hooley - piano, accordion and vocals Heidi Tidow - vocals and foot percussion We can provide our own PA system.