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Martyn Joseph to guest at Herstmonceux Castle

June 22nd 2012

Steve and Phil are delighted to announce that their good friend, renowned singer songwriter Martyn Joseph will be their special guest at their annual two day residential bash at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex in late July. There are still some places left so book now!

Schedule for Show of Hands at Herstmonceux Castle

Tuesday 24th July 2012

  • Mid Morning – Arrive at Castle. Check into rooms.
  • 11am – Tour of Castle and grounds.
  • 1pm – Buffet Lunch.
  • 2.30pm – 5pm – ‘The Captains of Cottage Industry’. In The Ballroom. Meet Steve and Phil for an informal music and chat session – a behind the scenes look at all aspects of the world of Show of Hands.
  • 6pm – Supper
  • 7.30pm –Steve and Phil with special guest Martyn Joseph
  • 9.30 onwards – Sing around session in Pub.

Wednesday 25th July 2012

  • 8.30am – 10.00am– Breakfast.
  • 10am – 12pm – Guests divided into two groups for two non-participatory workshop sessions.
  • 12.30pm – Buffet lunch.
  • 2pm – 4.30pm – Groups swap over.
  • 6pm –Supper.
  • 9pm – Steve and Phil in Concert in the Ballroom.
  • Late bar and sing around session in Pub.

Thursday 26th July 2012

  • 8.30am – 10.00am – Breakfast.

Contact Herstmonceux Castle For Bookings

Flyer Download

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“We’re All In It Together” – Morning Star compilation CD

June 11th 2012

Show of Hands’ BBC award-winning song “Arrogance Ignorance and Greed” (AIG) features on the album “We’re All In It Together”, a compilation to mark 80 years of The Morning Star newspaper. The 33 track double CD has been curated by singer songwriter Michael Weston-King, and will be officially released on Red Planet Records on July 2. CD1 is themed “Protest” and CD2 “Survive”.

Among other artists appearing on the album are Thea Gilmore, The Destroyers, Eddi Reader, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Kathryn Williams, Clive Gregson and Christine Collister, Reg Meuross, Boo Hewerdine and the late Jackie Leven. Available online here



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