Magical evening of music as Coven’s crew convene in Hitchin on Sunday

O'Hooley & Tidow play Hitchin Folk Club

O'Hooley & Tidow play Hitchin Folk Club - Credit: Archant

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.

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“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

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