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‘Miles to Tralee’ arrives to herald the release of Kelly Oliver’s second album early next year.

Following on from her recent double A-side release (Same World/Rio) acclaimed rapidly ascending singer songwriter Kelly Oliver – who has just been described variously by iconic radio presenter Whispering Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 as ‘an emerging voice in British Folk’, ‘ sincere and lovely’ ‘ what a beautiful, pure voice’ – has just announced the release her next single Miles to Tralee.

Kelly’s song, which was produced by Stu Hanna, will be on the next album from the award winning performer, coming out in March 6th. Inspired by a moving true story, Miles to Tralee shares the joys and sorrow of her migrant grandmother.

Attracting attention and airplay from BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Local Radio, Kelly will be hoping that this track follows in the footsteps of her last three singles, all of which have been played on radio shows across the nation, most notably on Radio 2’s Folk Show as well as Bob Harris’s Sunday Show, the most recent of which was aired in the early hours of Sunday 11th October.

Kelly headlines  a prestigious London Folk and Roots festival event at which three other of Folkstock’s popular female acts are also performing on 11th November, at The Islington, and is also set to open the high profile Time Out London ‘Rising Stars of Folk’ event at the Electric Carousel on October 27th.

Miles to Tralee is out on 20th November on Folkstock Records.


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She is  also on Facebook  and tweets as @KellyOliverUK and her Youtube channel is here.

 Story  by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive and his website is

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