O’Hooley & Tidow

O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo), having received personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2 and a five star live review and feature in The Guardian. Their latest album, Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for ‘Best Duo’ in last year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart.

'England's answer to the McGarrigles.’  - * * * * * The Guardian  

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

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


The John Ward Trio

East Anglian-based John Ward, has released seven critically acclaimed albums and played extensively across England and overseas.  John is a highly talented songwriter and a fine guitarist as well as playing several other instruments, most notably the bodhran, on which his show stopping solos have become a trademark.  For this concert he will be playing with Les Woodley and Lynne Ward for a full harmony sound, playing songs about the east coast from his of ‘East of the Sunrise’ album as well as songs from his brand new album ‘Sargasso’.

“A singer and guitarist to watch out for” – The Times  

“A Songwriter of maturity and depth” – Time Out

"Excellent”- Folk Roots