O’Hooley & Tidow

Date:Tue 20 Mar
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£14.50 adv

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 nominee: Best Duo

"England’s answer to the McGarrigles"  ★★★★★ The Guardian  

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, who also heralded them as ‘The Best Band of Cambridge Folk Festival’, we are delighted to welcome back ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO) and Cambridge Junction favourites Belinda O’Hooley & Heidi Tidow.

Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for 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.’

 

‘Formidably brilliant.’
Independent

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

‘In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.’
Tom Robinson, 6 Music

 

On new album Shadows:

'England’s answer to the McGarrigles' ★★★★ The Guardian 

'Deep and subtly dramatic.'  MOJO Folk Album of the Month ★★★★

"Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly."  R2 ★★★★★

"Always digging a little deeper, peeling away another layer or twisting your gaze around to find a more human truth." Spiral Earth ★★★★★

'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’ Songlines ★★★★

‘A fine study of human emotion’ EDS  ★★★★

‘One of the most vital, and indeed one of the most experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.’ Folk Radio UK

Box Office & Bar open 7pm.

Show starts 8pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

All prices shown include booking fees

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