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Archive for January 2009

Steve Knightley guest blog on BBC Radio 2

January 28th 2009

Part 1 of Steve’s guest blog can be viewed here.

Show Of Hands, Ely Cathedral, November 1

January 26th 2009

Show Of Hands is a musical collaboration between Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, and they have been performing together since 1991, even having a tenth birthday celebration in 2001 at the Royal Albert Hall, which was filmed by Carlton Television and later released by the band in 2004 on DVD. During their Spires & Beams tour I went to see them at a little local venue just twenty minutes walk from my house…the venue? Ely Cathedral! The show was held in the Lady Chapel and ended up being one of my favourite concerts of 2008. Steve and Phil were joined by vocalist and double-bass player Miranda Sykes. The amazing acoustics of this absolutely wonderful chapel turned out to be perfect for this talented trio of performers. (more…)



The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.

‘Immaculately packaged, beautifully produced, finely recorded' and ‘a thoughtful album of warm shades and lower temperature that sounds surprisingly…well…folkie’ - Colin Irwin, fRoots

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Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music - England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a "people's band".

"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"

The Independent

Nominated for Best Album 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards