The Long Way Home

The landmark new release from Show of Hands sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.

‘Imaculately 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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On The Road

Show of Hands Tour Dates
including festival appearances for this summer

Tour dates

Abbotsbury Festival

Join us at the beautiful Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens near Bridport, Dorset for another Show of Hands one day festival on 1st July 2017. The day starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm and features guests selected by Steve and Phil to join them on the day.

The line up is now confirmed: India Electric Company, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Geoff Lakeman and Alice Jones

All wristband holders can also gain FREE entry to the Swannery and Abbotsbury Childrens Farm on both 1st and 2nd July 2017.

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No Secrets: A Visual History of Show of Hands

No Secrets: A Visual History of Show of Hands, celebrating 25 years is available on Pre-order from 2nd February and will be launched at The Albert Hall on 16th April. Designed and collated by Stylorouge and featuring exclusive and rare photos, together with interviews with Steve and Phil.

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Royal Albert Hall Merchandise

Royal Albert Hall merchandise is now available! Buy t-shirts, posters and t-towels. All Royal Albert Hall items are available on a pre-order basis, with items being sent to reach you in time for the Royal Albert Hall gig on 16th April 2017.

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Luxury River Danube Concert Cruise with Show of Hands

From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Viennas’ sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley winemaking region, and traverse Europes’ Continental Divide. And for evening entertainment you will be joined by Show of Hands and powerful acoustic duo Broom Bezzums in the evenings. All in luxury 5 star comfort.

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Additional seating opened up for Royal Albert Hall gig

Hi – we’re pleased to announce that additional seating in the arena and circle areas are now opened up at the Royal Albert Hall. Please visit for tickets

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Guests announced for Abbotsbury Festival 2017

India Electric Company, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Geoff Lakeman, Alice Jones confirmed for Abbotsbury 2017 on July 1st.

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Show of Hands Albert Hall Preview at Bristol St Georges

Show of Hands and special guests will be at St Georges, Bristol for a special Albert Hall Preview gig on 13th April at 7.30pm.

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Steve takes the ‘Wake The Union’ Band to Costa Del Folk Ibiza

Wake The Union Band appearing at Costa Del Folk Ibiza April 2017

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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

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Next tour date

Farnsfield Acoustic, Mansfield on 02/03/2017 at 19:30

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