Folk singer song writer Kelly Oliver has released an audio version of her new single “Miles to Tralee” and it is delightful. The song is a based on a true story of her migrant grandmother sharing the highs and the lows of having to move away from home for work just to feed her family. It is the follow up from her last single “Same World”.
The Times reviewed Kelly saying “There was a fine set from the promising young singer-guitarist Kelly Oliver, an artist who blends traditional values with hints of a bold, indie-pop sensibility”. Kelly has a number of gigs lined up over the next 2 months, with the next one being on October 14 at Nantwich Words and Music Festival supporting Barbara Dickson.
The young musician is becoming increasingly popular on BBC Radio 2 and 6 with iconic radio presenter Whispering Bob Harris describing her as “an emerging voice in British Folk, sincere and lovely” and that she has a “beautiful pure voice“. “Miles to Tralee” was produced by Stu Hanna and written by Kelly, it will be featured on her next album which is due to be released on March 6 2016.
Folkstock Records said of the new single on Soundcloud “It is currently the opening track on the Downtown compilation we are releasing on 12th November celebrating our upcoming London Showcases. The album is available free of charge as a download to everyone who pre orders tickets to the London showcases at which Kelly is performing under the Folkstock banner“.
“Miles to Tralee” will be out on November 20 on Folkstock Records but you can listen to it below.