Show of Hands


Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes. Bass and vocal queen Sykes was much-missed during her recent sabbatical, and it's exciting to see her return to the fold.

And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his blistering additions by popular demand. There’s no doubt that Show of Hands the four-piece, now something of a supergroup, and their combined musicianship is guaranteed to sound nothing short of magical.

Spend the evening in the big top (plenty of seating) immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time. It is not to be missed.

Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda added, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”.

Their new album 'Battlefield Dancefloor' featuring Cormac and Miranda was released on 27th September 2019 and live they'll present their infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before. 

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