WinterFolk Vol.1

O'Hooley & Tidow

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Folk, English Folk
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November 3, 2017

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee 2018: Best Duo.

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.

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Key Value
Catalogue number NMCD51
Barcode 5020393905121
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 6mm x 124mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Fire And Wine 04:39:28
2. The Last Polar Bear 04:28:41
3. One More Xmas 05:56:12
4. Winter Folk Carol 03:20:06
5. Coventry Carol 04:04:59
6. Calling Me 06:07:10
7. Whitethorn 05:01:10
8. Stille Nacht 03:48:40
9. We Sing Hallelujah 03:19:00
10. Wexford Lullaby 04:00:04
11. Fairytale Of New York 06:56:02
12. Stille Nacht Reprise 01:18:07