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Bracknell’s South Hill Park Festival of Folk 2014 now on sale

July 14th 2014

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
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Another Abbotsbury, another great day

July 8th 2014

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

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Photo by Heather Wildman.


Abbotsbury just a few days away

July 3rd 2014

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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
Sheelanagig
Phil Henry & Hannah Martin
Aimée

Doors open 1.30pm and music runs from 3pm to 9.30pm.
Tickets are available from Abbotsbury Tourism and on the day at The Gardens.
Box Office: 01305 871130
Online: click here

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.


Centenary: Words and Music of the Great War is out now

June 30th 2014

Centenary: Words and Music of the Great War is out now.
Get your copy on Amazon here now.

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Steve and Jim Carter Talk About Centenary on Breakfast TV

June 20th 2014

Steve and Jim Carter ITV
See the interview in ITV Player

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The New Double Bill DVD


Show of Hands with the Urban Soul Orchestra live at Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Show of Hands with the Urban Soul Orchestra live at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

The first part is a multi-camera edited recording of Show of Hands with the Urban Soul Orchestra live at Shrewsbury Folk Festival,and the second part is ‘Making the Waking’ – A film by Mark Tucker.

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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

"Voted Best Duo and the Best Original Song"

2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards