BELINDA O’Hooley and her wife Heidi Tidow are back on tour, much to the delight of their many fans.
The Yorkshire-based folk duo was catapulted into the national limelight when they provided the title track for BBC 1’s series Gentleman Jack, the story of lesbian adventurer Ann Lister.
They collaborated with series creator and fellow Yorkshirewoman Sally Wainwright, and have been appearing on television and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and playing concerts that sell out months in advance.
The spring 2020 tour brings them to significantly larger venues over eight dates that celebrate of the success of their song as well as featuring two key locations in the history of Anne Lister. Heidi and Belinda will perform an intimate, candlelit show at York’s Holy Trinity Church, where Anne Lister and Ann Walker received the eucharist together, a ceremony often viewed as the first same sex marriage. They will also perform at Halifax Minster where Anne Lister is buried.
They have enjoyed working with Sally, who they describe as “down-to-earth, passionate and wildly creative”, sharing their love of both interesting, formidable, and complex women together with a deep appreciation of the rugged Northern landscape where they all grew up.
The Gentleman Jack tour comes to St George’s in Bristol on Friday 28th February at 8pm.
They are photographed playing live at the Purbeck Folk Festival, by Dorsetbays Photography.