Ground-breaking duo brings sweet harmony to the Trades

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With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play at Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, a Mojo magazine Folk Album of the Year award for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for ‘Best Duo’ in this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting.

There’s a chance to catch them when they appear at Steve Tilston’s next Trades Roots spot at the club, in Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, on Thursday, March 12 (8pm, tickets £10 and £12).

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 at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart.

Also at the Trades Club tonight, Friday, there are hard-hitting blues from the Calder Valley delta when The Revelators Band , supported by Blind Dead Jones, take to the stage .

Capt Barnaby ‘Doc’ Neale on vocals and harmonica, with Christopher ‘Fingers’ Taylor, Doug ‘Dusty’ Jopling on drums and Pete Gillon on guitars make up the band’s line-up.

With their sepia-tinged

costumes and salty tales, their brand of the blues is dynamic and compelling - they ought to be big stars. Seek out their The Stars And The Drop album.

Telephone 01422 845265 for more information..