Saturday 19 October, 4pm
£14 (+ booking fee)
Belinda O’Hooley is a gifted pianist and singer, and songwriter. A cornerstone of many exceptional collaborations including O’Hooley & Tidow and Coven, Belinda is also known for her inventive, minimalist, sometimes flamboyant accompanying of folk luminaries including Rufus Wainwright, Nic Jones, Jackie Oates and the Mercury-nominated; Rachel Unthank and The Winterset.
In her new solo project, ‘Inversions’ Belinda’s abilities as a sensitive composer and pianist are showcased. Many of the piano pieces are inspired by the songs and tunes her father inherited from a long line of male musicians in the hills of the West coast of rural Ireland.
With the death of her father in 2017, Belinda - the first woman to be handed the tradition - has found the freedom to express the music of her ancestors in her very own, unconventional way, evolving and migrating into something you could describe as an inversion: a reversal of the norm.
Belinda O’Hooley appeared at HOME last year with the feminist collective Coven, and is well known as one half of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo nominees, O’Hooley & Tidow alongside her wife Heidi Tidow; together described by The Guardian as “exceptional songwriters."
Recommended for age 9+