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Musicians


Flossie Malavialle
Flossie will be the special guest for all of the County Towns tour in the Autumn.


Ruarri Joseph
Ruarri Joseph on myspace. Ruarri was a big success as special guest for the gigs in late 2008.


Martyn Joseph
Martyn has worked closely with Steve both as part of Faith, Folk & Anarchy, and for subsequent tours as a duo.


Chris While & Julie Matthews
Chris While and Julie Matthews are a magical combination of talent. Singing and songwriting at its best!


Seth Lakeman
Mercury Prize nominated Devon musician – one of Britain’s hottest underground artists.


Megson
Fast-rising nu-folk duo making waves on the acoustic scene.


Mawkin:Causley
Once upon a time there was Mawkin, and there was Jim Causley… but now they are one!


Ralph McTell
The man needs no introduction.


Oysterband
One of the most well-known and respected bands to emerge from the British acoustic/rock scene.


Les Barker
Everyone we have ever met has loved this man’s hair. Seriously one of the greatest thinkers on the stage this century. His site is something else!

Michael Chapman
Site for the legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter.


Slaid Cleaves
Grew up in Maine, lives in Texas, writes songs, makes records, travels around. Show of Hands’ special guest in Autumn 2007.


Hall Brothers
Yorkshire-born brothers Nick and Duncan Hall have played music together for as long as they can remember.


Janis Ian
Show of Hands played on the same stage in ’98 in Austin, Texas. She became a pal.


Mike Silver
The combination of his natural songwriting ability and remarkable guitar and vocal styles will leave you wanting to hear more and more of the man who has often been labeled “the singers’ singer” by his fellow artistes.


Stackridge
The site for Stackridge, all their fabulous albums, the fabled ‘rhubarb thrashers’, new music, and more mayhem!


Waterson : Carthy
The official homepage for the Carthy/Waterson family, also containing info and photos relating to Swarbrick, the Albion Band, and many more!


Wayfaring Strangers
Wayfaring Strangers are an acoustic duo based in Germany. Check their site out, and grab some of their music!

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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About


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