Monday, 21 November 2011

O’Hooley & Tidow - The Last Polar Bear

A special download single released on Monday 21st November 2011

In the run up to the highly anticipated release of their new album ‘The Fragile’, O’Hooley & Tidow unveil a glacial love song with a bitter twist - The Last Polar Bear.

The video for the single - made by Belinda & Heidi features the tender and heartfelt illustrations of Kate Aughey who has provided the images for the new album.

Belinda O’Hooley (The Unthanks) and Heidi Tidow are the dapper gentlewomen behind the groundbreaking Silent June; one of MOJO Magazine’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010. Hailed as pioneers of innovative chamber-folk, their music defies easy description, crossing folk and classical boundaries with a hint of burlesque theatricality. Their beautifully unusual songs touch on everything from dark folk tales, cross-dressing historical figures through to the invisibility of the elderly and the global economy, yet are always sure to tug on your heart-strings. Their new album The Fragile, released in February 2012, sees them touring the country with their irresistible blend of striking arrangements, sublime harmonies and cheeky Northern banter.

The Last Polar Bear is available to download on iTunes and Amazon from Monday 21st November.

For more info visit
“Blessed with sensitivity, coupled with a great sense of humour, Belinda and

Heidi write creatively, expressing new ideas both lyrically and musically in a

beautiful way.”

Nic Jones

The Fragile Album Tour 2012


11th TAUNTON The Brewhouse

23rd BRADFORD Topic Folk Club



2nd HOVE Folk Club

4th BRISTOL Folk House

5th LONDON Green Note

9th COWBRIDGE Little Shop of Calm

10th BRIDPORT Arts Centre

15th YORK Black Swan Folk Club

16th GUILDFORD Guildford Institute

20th MANCHESTER Village Folk Club

23rd NOTTINGHAM Glee Club

24th SHEFFIELD Greystones

25th LEEDS All Hallows Church

30th LUDLOW Assembly Rooms

31st GATESHEAD The Sage


25th LONDON Cecil Sharp House


25th-27th SHEPLEY Spring Festival


16th HALIFAX Calderdale Pride


20th-21st SHROPSHIRE Festival At The Edge

22nd TROWBRIDGE Village Pump Folk Festival


11th-12th BROADSTAIRS Folk Week

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