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Added/amended date on Autumn Tour

April 15th 2014

Sadly the major refurb of New Theatre Royal Portsmouth has hit delays so our show there on Thursday 04 December has regrettably had to be postponed. Fortunately we’ve been able to move the date to The Pavilion Theatre Worthing Tickets & details here.

Autumn Tour – dates announced!

March 18th 2014

The Autumn Concert Tour 2014 dates are now up on the ‘Live’ page.
Book your tickets early for the only tour of the year.

The format for all the gigs will 2 sets with an interval, with no support.
Enjoy a full evening of Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes!

SOH at The Globe Theatre London

March 14th 2014

We’re delighted to have been asked to be part of the Candlelit Concert series in the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The date for this very special intimate acoustic show is Saturday 20th September and tickets have been flying out such that there’s already limited availability.

Show of Hands Message Board

February 12th 2014

The increasing use of Facebook and Twitter has now made the Show of Hands Message Board largely redundant, and despite all the safeguards put in place there have recently been several instances of spamming. We’ve therefore decided to retire the Message Board at the end of the month.
Everything else on the Show of Hands website will stay as it is.
We hope you will all still want to stay in touch via the Show of Hands Facebook page.

Andrew Marr Playlist selection in Songlines

February 2nd 2014

Andrew Marr chooses ‘Country Life’ as his first track on the Songlines Magazine ‘Top of the World’ cover mount CD. See the article here: Andrew_Marr_featureAndrew Marr 2




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