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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

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

Abbotsbury forecast

July 4th 2013

With two days left to go, and in stark contrast to last year, the forecast for this year’s Abbotsbury Summer Family Concert on Saturday looks warm and sunny. If you’ve left it late to book tickets there are still some available and can be reserved for collection on the door by contacting Abbotsbury Tourism on 01305 871130. See you there.
Show of Hands Abbotsbury July 2010

Abbotsbury Summer Family Concert approaching fast

June 27th 2013

Come and join us for a feast of the best folk & roots music at the 15th in the series of our annual Summer Family Concerts held in the beautiful surroundings of Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens. The date is Saturday 6th July, doors open 1.30pm with the music running from 3pm to 9.30pm close. As well as Steve, Phil & Miranda the line up includes Jim Moray, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Lucy Ward, Phil Henry & Hannah Martin and Broom Bezzums. Tickets & info from Abbotsbury Tourism: 01305 871130. Click here for full information



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