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Archive for July 2012

Festival diary change – Cleethorpes, 1st Sept

July 26th 2012

Unfortunately, Show of Hands will now not be appearing at ‘Cleethorpes Rocks 2012′ on 1st September.
Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Village Pump Folk Festival

July 20th 2012

Finally the weather seems set fair and Saturday (21st July) sees Show of Hands at the Village Pump Folk Festival with special guests: Luke Jackson, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin and John Jones & The Reluctant Ramblers. Tickets available on the gate, cash only (cash machine on site).

Abbotsbury tickets – latest

July 9th 2012

We are really sorry that the event on Saturday 7th July had to be cancelled.

If you have a ticket you have the option of using it for entry into Wickham Festival (near Portsmouth) on Saturday 4th August. The line-up on that day includes Show of Hands, Bellowhead, Home Service, Jackie Oates and Jim Causley amongst others, and a ticket for the day normally costs £50, so this represents a really good deal. The offer applies to Adult, Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) and Child tickets.

If you are unable to go to Wickham for any reason a full refund is available.

To obtain a refund you need to send your tickets back to Abbotsbury Tourism so that they receive them by the last post on Friday 27th July.
Please post to Abbotsbury Tourism Ltd, West Yard Barn, West Street, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JT.

Abbotsbury Tickets – STOP PRESS

July 7th 2012

Show of Hands willl be appearing at Wickham Festival (near Portsmouth) on Saturday 4th August – along with Bellowhead, Home Service, Jackie Oates and Jim Causley amongst others.

We can now offer you the opportunity to use your Abbotsbury tickets at no extra cost to get entry for that day at Wickham.

We’d like to thank Peter Chegwyn for this very generous offer. The normal entry price for the day is £50 and with such a great line-up this is a really good deal.

Abbotsbury Cancelled

July 7th 2012

Very reluctantly the concert has had to be cancelled. The roads in the area, including the coast road from Bridport and Weymouth and the main A30, have been closed and the situation only looks like it will get worse. We’re truly sorry about this and we did all we could to keep the event on. More news soon.



The Long Way Home

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

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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