You won’t want to miss Horse’s live show and Q&A for Happy Valley Pride, 24 January

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

I think we’re all in need of something that will lift us up during lockdown, and we’ve got just the thing to do it. Legendary LGBTQI singer-songwriter Horse McDonald is performing an exclusive free online show followed by a Q&A for Happy Valley Pride, taking place on Facebook Live and Zoom at 7pm on Sunday 24 January. 

Known for her beloved song Careful, Horse’s live performances are unmatched, showcasing both her impressive vocal range and soulful sound. 

Horse said: “I am delighted to be part of the Happy Valley Pride Digital line up. A brilliant achievement in these difficult times to have garnered together a very welcome party for us all to attend and be uplifted. I have been visiting and playing in Hebden Bridge and surrounding area for many years now. I feel like we’re kindred spirits. I really miss being there. I cant wait to join with you – although we meet in the ether we shall be in each other’s hearts.”

Happy Valley Pride has a long history of hosting exceptional talent including showcasing lesbian performers such as comedians Zoe Lyons and Suzi Ruffell and Olivier award winning performance artists such as Ursula Martinez.

Founded in 2016, the festival has rapidly grown – last year attracting over 3,000 attendees across seven days. In 2020 Happy Valley Pride still managed to put on a range of digital events, including exclusive performances from Jinkx Monsoon and Bourgeoise & Maurice, a mental health panel discussion and Christmas Singalong. 

This is their first event of 2021 and there will be further online and (when possible) live events throughout the year.

Happy Valley Pride Artistic Director, Tim Whitehead said: “We are delighted to welcome Horse to Happy Valley Pride. This online show is open to all. For those who know Horse, you know her music is captivating, moving and uplifting. Her shows are always something really special. If you have yet to discover her, this is a perfect opportunity. What better way to lift your spirits on a dark January evening during lockdown, than coming together virtually with friends and enjoying some truly magnificent live music.”

The event is free and will be broadcast on Facebook and Zoom 24 January. More details can be found on the Happy Valley Pride website and Facebook page.

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