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SOH @ Cambridge Folk Festival on Sky Arts TV

August 5th 2015

Live footage of the Show of Hands & Miranda Sykes ‘Yurt’session with Mark Radcliffe, recorded at last weekend’s Cambridge Folk Festival, will be shown on Sky Arts TV this Sunday night 9 August at 9.00pm.

Show of Hands at Costa Del Folk Portugal

August 5th 2015


Show of Hands join Costa Del Folk once again this year, in Portugal from 3 – 8th October. Situated in the lovely Tivoli Hotel in Carvoeiro and joined by (among others) Seth Lakeman, Barbara Dickson, Coco and the Butterfields, Demon Barbers, and Mike Harding




Whats Included:

• Meet and Greet at Faro Airport
• Return airport transfers – **Airport transfers available on the following days only: Friday 2nd October, Saturday 3rd October, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th**  Should you require a transfer on any other date a fee may be levied. Please contact us for details.
• The full services of the Enjoy Travel Team during your holiday
• 5 nts accommodation in the 4**** Tivoli Hotel in Carvoeiro
• Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
• FULL Festival pass to ALL workshops and performances
• Entertainment and workshops from 11am until the early hours
• Daily Afternoon and Evening ‘Seated‘ Concerts (outdoors weather permitting)
• The festival will run for 5 days with Music starting around midday on the 3rd and finishing on the night of the 7th
• Dance & Music workshops daily
• Entertainment in several venues in and around the Hotel and its grounds

Flights for this event are NOT included  This is to allow you the opportunity to book online and benefit from the special offers of the many low cost carriers that service Faro from your own local airport.

For more information and to book, visit

2015 Autumn Tour Dates Announced!

April 29th 2015

We’re pleased to announce the 2015 Autumn Tour. Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes will be performing at venues across the country. Once again this tour will have no support, giving you over 2 hours of pure Show of Hands!

To give you a taste, see this fantastic performance of The Keeper, where Show of Hands were joined at Exmouth Pavilions by the band of the 6th Battalion The Rifles. Our special thanks go to Lieutenant Colonel Tom Harper.


March 25th 2015

On 4th July 2015 Show of Hands will host their annual family event at Abbotsbury, near Bridport in Dorset, and the line up is now confirmed as:

Keston Cobblers Club
Chris & Kelly While
Luke Jackson
Sunjay…………..and of course, Show of Hands & Miranda Sykes.

To celebrate the 250th year of Abbotsbury, all wristband holders can also gain FREE entry to the Swannery and Abbotsbury Childrens Farm on both 4th and 5th July 2015. Also look out for spot prizes available to wristband holders.

The Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens are a fabulous place to visit in their own right. They were established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle and have been developed since then into a magnificent 30 acres filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world.

For more information on the beautiful region of Abbotsbury, including places to stay and where to eat see:

Tickets are available here

Summer in The Scillies

March 23rd 2015

Many of you will know that in late May for the last few years, Steve has been playing a handful of solo shows on Scilly. This year he will be performing solo on St Martins twice at the beautiful Karma St Martins, and Phil will be joining him for two gigs; one on St Marys and another at ‘Adams’ the finest on the beach fish and chip restaurant in the world! Try and catch us in one of the most atmospheric and remote locations we play!

Sat 23 May: Town Hall, St Marys – Steve & Phil

Sun 24 May: Karma St Martins Hotel – Steve solo open air show with light buffet. 4pm start. Call 01720 422368

Weds 27 May: Adams Fish Restaurant – Steve & Phil
Call 01720 423082 or
Please call ahead to reserve supper

Fri 29 May: Karma St Martins Hotel – Steve solo in concert with formal 3 course dinner and live music intervals. 7pm start. Call 01720 422368

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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