The witching hour is almost upon us – there’s a Coven being convened in Hitchin on Sunday night and you don’t have to be a mistress of the dark arts to be invited.

Coven 2016 is a collaboration of three acts who are coming together to mark International Women’s Day, which was celebrated around the world on Tuesday.

Summoning you along to the Sun Hotel are O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie, all on stage together, playing their own songs then finishing both sets performing together.

Hitchin Folk Club’s Kieron Jones said this week: “This is really going to be something special.

“O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting.

“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.

“Lady Maisery have a unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions.

“Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice, whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences.

“Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester who has become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK.”

Doors open at 7.30pm, it’s £13 for members and £15 for non-members, find out more at