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image for Music item typeTopic Folk Club - Kelly Oliver at Glyde House

Music, Thu 20 Jun 2019

Topic Folk Club

Topic Folk Club

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Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player from Hertfordshire She came to performing music a little later in life than many other of the rising stars of the UK music scene. After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London and then travelling around Europe, Brazil and Argentina, her passion for folk music was ignited with a visit to Ireland. It was there that she was exposed to traditional Irish folk music, and with her Grandmother having been born in Tralee in Ireland, Kelly was heavily drawn to the culture and especially the traditional music, played live with intricacy and passion.

Returning home to England, she began her musical career by playing support slots at folk clubs on the scene, including many at the prestigious Hitchin Folk Club, which happened to be her local. After supporting various high-profile acts such as Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson, Kelly began playing her own headline shows and slots at festivals around the country. Since then, she has released two albums of her own original songs and has enjoyed many accolades for her work. Her debut album This Land' gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album Bedlam was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases and was one of Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine. Her last five singles have all gained BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her 2016 summer single 'Rio' on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance.

Quite an amazing young songwriter – Mike Harding

A fantastic new talent – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 20 Jun 2019 20:00

Prices

£6
£5 (Members)

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Map reference: SE 160327  Lat: 53.79038 Long: -1.75860

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  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access