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Show of Hands

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Show of Hands are an English acoustic roots and folk duo comprising singer-songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer. In recent years, they have been accompanied on tour and in the studio by double-bassist Miranda Sykes.

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Saturday 2nd May 2020 7:30pmSteve Knightley and Phil Beer are joined by renowned historian Michael Wood to present a unique performance of Songs of the People: Music from the English Radical Tradition. The show celebrates one of England’s great musical traditions and one that has been incredibly influential in world music. From the protest folk songs of Bob Dylan and the Delta blues of Muddy Waters to the blue collar ballads of Bruce Springsteen – these songs of Social Protest all have very English roots.

Michael will provide the background and historical context and Steve and Phil will perform the material. Expect music from the Great Famine and the Peasants Revolt, the English Civil War, the Diggers and the Levellers. Taking in Peterloo, the Chartists and World War One, right up to the present day. Songs that are the sound track to the People’s History and that shine a light on the lives of ordinary men and women through times of struggle and suffering, fighting for the rights that are ours today.

Cecil Sharp House
London
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Sunday 3rd May 2020 8:00pmON SALE DATE: 20th January

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are joined by renowned historian Michael Wood to present a unique performance of Songs of the People: Music from the English Radical Tradition. The show celebrates one of England’s great musical traditions and one that has been incredibly influential in world music. From the protest folk songs of Bob Dylan and the Delta blues of Muddy Waters to the blue collar ballads of Bruce Springsteen – these songs of Social Protest all have very English roots.

Michael will provide the background and historical context and Steve and Phil will perform the material. Expect music from the Great Famine and the Peasants Revolt, the English Civil War, the Diggers and the Levellers. Taking in Peterloo, the Chartists and World War One, right up to the present day. Songs that are the sound track to the People’s History and that shine a light on the lives of ordinary men and women through times of struggle and suffering, fighting for the rights that are ours today.

Greenwich Cutty Sark
London
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Thursday 7th May 2020 7:30pmON SALE DATE: 11th FEBRUARY

'Sea and Stone'

Show of Hands band reunites for four amazing shows in May 2020
'We couldn't resist returning to some of our favourite venues from the Cathedrals Tour!'

Following an overwhelmingly positive audience reaction to the Autumn tour, this May, ‘Show of Hands’ are returning with a special Spring preview to four of the most iconic and atmospheric venues on the touring circuit.

From the Granite, clifftop amphitheatre of Cornwall’s Minack theatre to the haunting Gothic and neo-Gothic splendours of Exeter, Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, the four piece line-up will be presenting specially arranged, stripped back or reworked versions of many of the bands classic tracks such as ‘Country Life’, ‘Crow on the Cradle’ and ‘The Blue Cockade’.

Steve, Phil, Miranda and Cormac will also feature material from the critically acclaimed album ’Battlefield Dancefloor’ as well as the famous ‘Duos’ opening set.


The Minack Theatre
Porthcurno
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Friday 8th May 2020 7:30pm'Sea and Stone'

Show of Hands band reunites for four amazing shows in May 2020
'We couldn't resist returning to some of our favourite venues from the Cathedrals Tour!'

Following an overwhelmingly positive audience reaction to the Autumn tour, this May, ‘Show of Hands’ are returning with a special Spring preview to four of the most iconic and atmospheric venues on the touring circuit.

From the Granite, clifftop amphitheatre of Cornwall’s Minack theatre to the haunting Gothic and neo-Gothic splendours of Exeter, Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, the four piece line-up will be presenting specially arranged, stripped back or reworked versions of many of the bands classic tracks such as ‘Country Life’, ‘Crow on the Cradle’ and ‘The Blue Cockade’.

Steve, Phil, Miranda and Cormac will also feature material from the critically acclaimed album ’Battlefield Dancefloor’ as well as the famous ‘Duos’ opening set.

Exeter Cathedral
Exeter
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Saturday 9th May 2020 7:30pm'Sea and Stone'

Show of Hands band reunites for four amazing shows in May 2020
'We couldn't resist returning to some of our favourite venues from the Cathedrals Tour!'

Following an overwhelmingly positive audience reaction to the Autumn tour, this May, ‘Show of Hands’ are returning with a special Spring preview to four of the most iconic and atmospheric venues on the touring circuit.

From the Granite, clifftop amphitheatre of Cornwall’s Minack theatre to the haunting Gothic and neo-Gothic splendours of Exeter, Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, the four piece line-up will be presenting specially arranged, stripped back or reworked versions of many of the bands classic tracks such as ‘Country Life’, ‘Crow on the Cradle’ and ‘The Blue Cockade’.

Steve, Phil, Miranda and Cormac will also feature material from the critically acclaimed album ’Battlefield Dancefloor’ as well as the famous ‘Duos’ opening set.


Wells Cathedral
Wells
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Sunday 10th May 2020 7:30pm'Sea and Stone'

Show of Hands band reunites for four amazing shows in May 2020
'We couldn't resist returning to some of our favourite venues from the Cathedrals Tour!'

Following an overwhelmingly positive audience reaction to the Autumn tour, this May, ‘Show of Hands’ are returning with a special Spring preview to four of the most iconic and atmospheric venues on the touring circuit.

From the Granite, clifftop amphitheatre of Cornwall’s Minack theatre to the haunting Gothic and neo-Gothic splendours of Exeter, Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, the four piece line-up will be presenting specially arranged, stripped back or reworked versions of many of the bands classic tracks such as ‘Country Life’, ‘Crow on the Cradle’ and ‘The Blue Cockade’.

Steve, Phil, Miranda and Cormac will also feature material from the critically acclaimed album ’Battlefield Dancefloor’ as well as the famous ‘Duos’ opening set.

Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury
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Saturday 4th July 2020 12:00pmJoining Show of Hands at Abbotsbury this year: Martyn Joseph; Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage.
More acts to be announced soon.

We have held the prices yet again for 2020!
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury
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Saturday 25th July 2020 9:30pmChickenstock Music Festival
Sittingbourne
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Friday 31st July 2020 5:00pmCambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge
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