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Archive for February 2011

Phil Wins Musician of the Year

February 21st 2011

We’re delighted to say that Phil has resoundingly won the Musician of the Year title in the Spiral Awards (whose categories mirror those of the Radio 2 Folk Awards). Thousands voted for him and he polled around 42% of the vote.

Show of Hands serenade William Hague on BBC 1’s Andrew Marr Show

February 9th 2011

Show of Hands performed their acutely topical, BBC award-winning Arrogance Ignorance and Greed live on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday – in front of studio guests including Foreign Minister William Hague. Watch here on YouTube.



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