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Archive for July 2011

Win tickets to Gawsworth Hall….

July 28th 2011

In conjuction with our friends at Spiral Earth we’re running a competition for two pairs of tickets for the SOH gig at Gawsworth Hall, one of the most historic manor houses in England, on Thursday 04 August. Steve & Phil with Miranda make their first visit to this unusual venue when they take to the stage of Gawsworth Hall’s open air theatre in Cheshire (“Britain’s finest garden theatre”) , mid-way between Macclesfield and Congleton. Click here to enter the competition.

Sold Out concerts and Added Dates…

July 23rd 2011

Sold Out shows: Sidmouth FolkWeek 30 July; Shrewsbury Folk Festival 27 Aug; St Ives Festival 16 Sept; Totnes Ariel Centre 29 Oct.

Shows recently added: Canary Wharf (free event) 10 Aug; Exmouth Pavilion (finale of Tour of Britain Cycle Race) 15 Sept; Portmeirion 06 Oct; Portsmouth New Theatre Royal 19 Nov and Exeter Great Hall (Exeter Uni) 03 Dec.

For full tour dates list click here

SOH FolkCast interview up for an award….

July 21st 2011

For the third year running, FolkCast has been nominated for a European Podcast Award – and the interview with Show Of Hands is one of the three chosen editions on which the show will be judged.

You can help us by casting your vote here

Canary Wharf concert……

July 19th 2011

On Wednesday 10th August SOH will be headlining a free entry open-air event at Canary Wharf in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London. Music starts at 7pm with the excellent banjo/harmonica duo Walsh & Pound, followed by our good friends Phil Henry & Hannah Martin and then SOH from 8.30 to 9.30 finish. For more info about the event click here and for a detailed plan of Canary Wharf with location of Canada Square Park click here

Video clip from Abbotsbury….

July 4th 2011

Thanks to Alison Jackson for the following clip of Luke Jackson and Steve playing ‘Bakers Woods’.



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"

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Nominated for Best Album 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards