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The New Studio Album – Wake the Union

September 6th 2012

Show of Hands weave a touch of Folk, a hint of Blues and a pinch of Country into their new studio album released in October.

wtu_front thumbnailBorn out of a love of both English and North American acoustic and roots music, Wake the Union takes a journey through the heart of two landscapes united by a common tongue and musical heritage. Produced by Mark Tucker, the 15 tracks feature themes and styles that alternate between the two countries.

Guest musicians include Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, BJ Cole, Andy Cutting, Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin, Cormac Byrne and Canadian Leonard Podolak, and as ever Miranda Sykes adds her wonderful double bass and vocals.

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The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.
The release date is 15th Jan 2016, but pre-release copies will be exclusively available to buy on the Autumn tour.


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

"Voted Best Duo and the Best Original Song"

2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards