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HepworthLIVE new season starts October 2024. We will continue to bring you the best in live folk and roots music to Hepworth Village Hall.

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New season starts
Saturday 12th October 2024

Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell
 

Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm
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Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers – Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox and Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are taking to the road together in October 2024 to tour their show 5 Star B&B throughout the UK. Their last tour as a duo was back in 2021 where their sold out performances earned glowing reviews. Their individual busy schedules have prevented them from reuniting… until now!

And what a treat it is! The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and trad folk arrangements: Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more..

Saturday 9th November 2024
Findlay Napier 

Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm
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Findlay Napier sets off on tour in April 2024 in support of his new album Outsider. Widely regarded as one of the finest performers on the UK music scene, he’s as comfortable on the Main Stage of Cambridge Folk Festival with folk rock supergroup The Magpie Arc as he is in an intimate acoustic show in the back room of a pub. This fact was further highlighted when Napier was the first solo act ever to be nominated for Live Act of the Year at the Scot’s Trad Music awards in 2018. Tirelessly creative he has been touring and releasing music since the early noughties. First with groundbreaking trad folk band Back of the Moon, then with Nu-Folk pioneers Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers and most recently as a solo act working under the guidance of legendary songwriter Boo Hewerdine. 

 

His breakthrough solo album VIP: Very Interesting Persons (produced by Boo Hewerdine), was number 2 in The Telegraph’s top folk albums of 2014. He followed it with 2017’s Glasgow described by The Scotsman as “a paean to his adopted hometown” which led to a number of high-profile gigs including five tours as the opening act for Eddi Reader. In 2021 he released It Is What It Is, a collaboration album in all but name, with producer and multi-instrumentalist Angus Lyon which Folk Radio UK called,” A captivating, indispensable work; it is what it is and what it is, is magnificent." 

 

The Outsider album project, which raised £11k in fundraising through Creative Scotland’s Crowdfunded program in 2023, will be released by The Bothy Society on all formats including a deluxe coffee table book. Produced by Napier’s long-term mentor and co-writer Boo Hewerdine and featuring performances from Liam Chapman (C-Duncan, Billy No Mates), Kevin McGuire (Eddi Reader) and Neil McColl (The Bible, Peggy Seeger) and Angus Lyon (Blazin’ Fiddles). Recorded in four short sessions between July and December 2023 at Saltwell Studio, Chem 19 and Gran’s House it is Napier’s most ambitious recording project to date. The deluxe version of the album, available only as a coffee table book, features sixteen original tracks celebrating outsiders in love and outsiders in life.

A very welcome and overdue return to HepworthLIVE

Saturday 30th November 2024
 Belinda O'Hooley (solo) 

Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm
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Belinda O’Hooley is an exceptionally gifted pianist, singer, songwriter and composer and has become renowned for her highly individual, emotional, yet sensitive musicality. She is half of four time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo nominees O’Hooley & Tidow alongside her wife Heidi Tidow; together described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters.’ Their song ‘GentlemanJack’ features as the closing theme song for Sally Wainwright’s latest BBC/HBO drama series Gentleman Jack. Her inventive, minimalist, sometimes flamboyant accompanying of folk luminaries includes Rufus Wainwright ,Nic Jones, Jackie Oates and the Mercury nominated; Rachel Unthank and The Winterset. Belinda is also known for her role as DCS Liz Thornton in the final series of BAFTA winning drama ‘HappyValley’.

Her album ‘Inversions’ encapsulates the essence of an artist truly at one with her instrument.‘

 

Exquisite’*****. TheGuardian

 

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

 

‘Dense,complex,beautifullyperformed.’****Songlines

 

After a couple of memorable duo shows HepworthLive are delighted to welcome Belinda back for her first solo appearance here.

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