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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!

http://www.showofhands.co.uk/tour-dates/

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.


SHOW OF HANDS AT ABBOTSBURY – LINE UP CONFIRMED

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: http://www.abbotsbury.co.uk

Tickets are available here


Summer in The Scillies

March 23rd 2015

SUMMER IN THE SCILLIES
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 www.scillyfolkfestival.weebly.com

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 www.adamsfishandchips.co.uk
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

Karma St Martins 01

Karma St Martins 03


SOH nominated for Best Group in Songlines Music Awards

March 20th 2015

Songlines magazine announces the nominees of the Songlines Music Awards 2015 and releases a compilation album on March 23, featuring all 16 nominated artists

With the Songlines Music Awards now in their seventh year, Songlines is delighted to announce the 2015 nominees. The awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talents across the world. All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2014 (from issues #98 to #105 inclusive). There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer. The nominees are the top four in each category from the public vote, profiles of which will be published in the April/May issue of Songlines (#107), on sale from March 20. The winners of each category will be announced in the June issue (#108), on sale from May 1, 2015.

The nominees are:

BEST GROUP

Bellowhead (for Revival on Island)

Show of Hands (for Centenary Words & Music of The Great War on Mighty Village Records)

Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté (for Toumani & Sidiki on World Circuit)

Söndörg? (for Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks on Riverboat Records)

Thanks to all our fans and everybody who voted for us, the first time we’ve been nominated for these Awards.

Full list and info click hereSonglines awards

 


Show of Hands Family Festival at Abbotsbury 2015

February 3rd 2015

The date for this years’ Abbotsbury Festival is confirmed as 4th July 2015 – put it in your diary now!

Show of Hands at Abbotsbury

 

If you haven’t been to Abbotsbury before, this is a great chance to get all the atmosphere of a festival without the crowds! Limited to just 1000 people, and with a line up specially selected by Show of Hands, this is a great one day family friendly event based between Weymouth and Bridport in Dorset.

 

This year is the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens so we have teamed up with them to offer ticket holders some fabulous extras:

  • The 250th ticket purchased will receive a meal voucher worth £50 (food and soft/hot drinks only) to spend in the restaurant on Saturday 4 July 2015
  • ALL wristband holders can gain FREE entry to the Swannery and Abbotsbury Childrens Farm on both 4th and 5th July 2015 (valued at over £20 per person!)
  • There will also be wristband spot prizes announced on the day, including
    1 x annual family pass (2 adults + 3 children) to Abbotsbury worth £75, 1 x four pack of Abbotsbury new 250th anniversary beer and 1 x £10 gift voucher to spend in the garden shop

Tickets are available from the Abbotsbury Tourism here

Further Information:
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. Many of these plants were first introductions to this country, discovered by the plant hunting descendants of the Countess.

For more information on the beautiful region of Abbotsbury, including places to stay and where to eat see: http://www.abbotsbury.co.uk
Map of Abbotsbury Village area

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Centenary: Words and Music of the Great War

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.

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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