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McNeill & Heys/O'Hooley & Tidow Leic 8/6

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Subject: McNeill & Heys/O'Hooley & Tidow Leic 8/6
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 12:02 PM

Next event from Greenbird promotions is a special double bill on Tuesday 8 June.

Opening the night is new duo O'Hooley & Tidow. Since her departure from The Unthanks, the stark, haunting piano arrangements Belinda O'Hooley brought to the Mercury Prize nominated album The Bairns have evolved and migrated into rippling neo-classical chamber folk songs with Yorkshire singer-songwriter Heidi Tidow. Together, O'Hooley & Tidow have created Silent June; their unpindownable, multi-layered debut album. These dapper-suited gentlewomen bring their intensely beautiful, poetic and wryly observant take on the human condition to the contemporary folk scene. Since touring earlier this year with Chumbawamba they have been winning over audiences countrywide with their irresistible blend of poignant, thought provoking songs, lush harmonies and cheeky northern banter.

Closing the evening are Jack McNeill & Charlie Heys, last seen at the Musician supporting Bella Hardy. BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalists in 2008, they have since released two albums on the famous Fellside label, Light up All The Beacons and The Northern Road. Unusually for the folk world all their material is original, though heavily influenced by English traditional music, particularly Jacks' native Cumbria. Described by the Sunday Times as "real folk" and with four star reviews from Uncut and Q amongst others, Jack's songs and performances have the intensity of Seth Lakeman at his best while Charlie's fiddle weaves intricate patterns in and around the melody while her captivating vocals add a delicate touch to Jacks' earthier tones.

Tickets are £9 from wegottickets or The Musician.

Doors open at 8pm with music starting at 8.30pm.

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Subject: RE: McNeill & Heys/O'Hooley & Tidow Leic 8/6
From: GUEST,folkyfan
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 04:17 AM

I recently saw O'Hooley & Tidow on their Newcastle date and found them a delight. The performance was a mixture of light and dark, performing beautiful songs from their debut album Silent June interspersed with comedic observations that reminded me of the Two Ronnies! Anyone who loved Belinda O'Hooley in Rachel Unthank & The Winterset should try and get to see her in her new project. I haven't seen Jack McNeill and Charlie Heys, but heard good things about them. It's a bit far for me to travel to Leicester, but hope it's a great night.

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