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Belinda O’Hooley Announces Solo 2024 Tour Dates

Dec 5, 2023

Belinda O’Hooley is an exceptionally gifted pianist, singer, songwriter, and composer who has become renowned for her highly individual, emotional, yet sensitive musicality. She is also one half of the much-loved Yorkshire folk duo O’Hooley & Tidow alongside her wife Heidi Tidow; together described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters.’ The duo have been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune to Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, an acting role for Belinda on the iconic TV drama Happy Valley, Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and concerts that sell out months in advance.

‘Exquisite’ * * * * * The Guardian

Belinda is also known for her inventive, minimalist, sometimes flamboyant accompanying of folk luminaries including Rufus Wainwright, Nic Jones, Jackie Oates and the Mercury nominated; Rachel Unthank and The Winterset.  

Her solo album ‘Inversions’ showcases Belinda’s abilities as a composer and pianist with many of the piano pieces inspired by the songs and tunes her father inherited from a long line of male musicians in the hills of the West coast of rural Ireland. Belinda: the first woman in her family to reclaim the tradition, has found the freedom to express the music of her ancestors in her very own, unconventional way, evolving and migrating into something you could describe as an inversion: a reversal of the norm.

“I’ll be playing piano tunes from my solo album Inversions, singing songs from my solo album and also our O&T back catalogue. Singing songs unaccompanied and also with accordion, telling the stories of the songs and hopefully connecting with my audience.”

Belinda O’Hooley is an artist truly at one with her instrument.

You don’t have to take our word for it however, as this truly talented lady will be out touring next year, so you can experience her exceptional solo performance for yourself.

Tour Dates as follows:

01 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ WORCESTER HUNTINGDON HALL
Thursday, Huntingdon Hall

06 FEB 2023 
BELINDA SOLO @ LONDON GREEN NOTE
Tuesday, Green Note

07 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ BIRMINGHAM RED LION FOLK CLUB
Wednesday, Red Lion Folk Club

08 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ READING SOUTH STREET ARTS
Thursday, South Street Arts Centre

09 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ BIDDULPH ST LAWRENCE’S
Friday, St Lawrence’s Parish Church

10 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ LEEDS ALL HALLOWS CHURCH
Saturday, All Hallows Church

12 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ SKELMERSDALE DEAN WOOD GOLF CLUB
Monday, Dean Wood Golf Club

15 FEB 2023
BEVERLEY STAGE4 BEVERLEY
Thursday, East Riding Theatre

22 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ ABINGDON UNICORN THEATRE
Thursday, Unicorn Theatre

23 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ SHEFFIELD GREYSTONES
Friday, Greystones

27 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ SOUTHAMPTON TURNER SIMS
Tuesday, Turner Sims

28 FEB 2023
BELINDA SOLO @ HARWICH ST NICHOLAS’ CHURCH
Wednesday, St Nicholas Church

01 MARCH 2023
PICKERING
KIRK THEATRE

02  MARCH 2023
HUDDERSFIELD
SLAWIT CIVIC HALL

For further details and ticket links please visit: https://ohooleyandtidow.com/

‘Defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’

The Independent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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