Tonight on The Mark Radcliffe Folk Show:
Steve Knightley of Show of Hands talks about ‘Centenary‘, an album of music and poetry about the Great War which features readings by actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton.
Mike has asked us to let you all know that SoH will be entered into the Hall of Fame on The Mike Harding Folk Show this coming Sunday (Aug 3)
South Hill Park Arts Centre’s ‘Festival of Folk 2014′ has just gone on sale – click here. The one-day event on Sunday 21 September is a celebration of the best in folk, roots and acoustic music. The theatre show this year will be headlined by the iconic Show of Hands, alongside an afternoon session headed up by BBC Folk Award nominees Gilmore and Roberts. Support for SoH comes from young singer songwriter Aimée who, alongside her siblings Freya and Ross, wowed the audience at the recent SOH Abbotsbury concert.
There will also be a full programme of live music out on the terrace and on a stage in the mansion house – which is completely free of charge. This is complimented by a real ale bar, BBQ, stalls, morris dancing displays and some bits and pieces to keep the kids entertained!
Tickets & info here
Hi Folks, the 16th in our series of concerts at Abbotsbury Gardens is now done and dusted and what a great day it was. Thanks to all who came and for all the many kind messages and comments – luckily the weather held with only the slightest hint of rain and we were treated to some great music from Steve & Friends (Miranda, Rex, Phil & Hannah), the wackily brilliant Sheelanagig (in action below) and the ridiculously young & talented siblings Aimeé, Freya and Ross Mackenzie. Mustn’t forget our brilliant production crew headed up by Chris Puxley – cheers guys.
See you all in the autumn when Mr Beer finally lowers the mainsail and joins Steve and Miranda on dry land. Dates & info here
Photo by Heather Wildman.
Hi Folks, the 16th in our series of Summer Family Concerts at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens, on Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic coast, is almost upon us. The weather for Saturday looks pretty good so pack those picnics and blankets and head on down this Saturday 5th July.
As Phil’s away on his ‘Folk Boat’ trips Steve has put together a special line up:
Steve Knightley Band
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
Phil Henry & Hannah Martin
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Words and Music of the Great War
Unique and powerful, Centenary Words & Music Of The Great War matches the remarkable poetry of those war years against the music of the era, along with new compositions inspired by the war.Buy online »
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