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01. Fire & Wine
02. The Last Polar Bear
03. One More Xmas
04. Winter Folk Carol
05. Coventry Carol
06. Calling Me
07. Whitethorn
08. Stille Nacht
09. We Sing Hallelujah
10. Wexford Lullaby
11. Fairytale of New York
12. Stille Nacht Reprise

WinterFolk is a collection of original, contemporary and traditional winter songs by 'one of British Folk Music's mightiest combinations' (Mojo); Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow. The album reflects on some of the darker hued aspects of yuletide, considering the season in an alternative, real way, from the absence or loss of children, to domestic violence at Christmas, from global warming to poverty, religion, displacement, migration and loneliness.

Together with an invitation to indulge in some of the gorgeousness of winter, by the fireside, a favourite record playing, glass in hand; it could also be described as 'The Introvert's Guide to Christmas'.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker has contributed timeless, contemporary classical string arrangements, reminiscent of the melancholic beauty of Max Richter and the iconic arrangements of Nick Drake's songs by Harry Robinson. Belinda and Heidi have recomposed some of their own winter songs from early albums Silent June and The Fragile, into mature, poignant and considered interpretations.

They have also written their very own WinterFolk Carol, confirming their reputation as 'exceptional songwriters', earning them three Radio 2 Folk Award nominations, two five star reviews in The Guardian and three appearances in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of the Year.

O'Hooley & Tidow are at the forefront of the contemporary folk music scene, whether recording and touring extensively in their duo, leading refugee and migrant musicians in their recent Arts Council England commission; The Passerine or inviting other political and feminist musicians to join them in their trailblazing super group; Coven.


October 2017

O'Hooley & Tidow - WinterFolk Volume 1

O`Hooley And Tidlow

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