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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
Phil Beer and Steve Knightley of Show of Hands DSC_0248

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


Photo by Heather Wildman.

Abbotsbury just a few days away

July 3rd 2014

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
Phil Henry & Hannah Martin

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.

Abbotsbury 2014

January 15th 2014

The annual Abbotsbury Summer Family Concert will be on Saturday 5th July this year – make a note of the date. As Phil will be off doing his Folk Boat thing Steve is putting together an interesting line up of new and familiar names. The full line up and ticketing details will be confirmed in February and tickets will go on sale in early March from Abbotsbury Tourism.
Show of Hands Abbotsbury July 2010

Next up: Hampton Pool Summer Concert Saturday 13 July

July 9th 2013

Show of Hands headline the second in the 2013 series of Hampton Pool Summer Concerts on Saturday 13 July. Special guests for the show are The Albion Band, a new generation of musicians headed up by Ashley Hutchings’ son Blair Dunlop. Gates open at 7pm and music runs to approximately 11pm. Tickets & info from Hampton Pool: 020 8255 1116. Online sales click here



The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.

‘Immaculately packaged, beautifully produced, finely recorded' and ‘a thoughtful album of warm shades and lower temperature that sounds surprisingly…well…folkie’ - Colin Irwin, fRoots

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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

Nominated for Best Album 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards