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Show Of Hands

Thursday 18th April 2013 -


“One of the great English bands” ~ Peter Gabriel

“This is a band performing at its passionate peak” ~ The Independent

“Class always shows as it does with the new album from Show Of Hands” ~ Daily Telegraph

After a fourth sell-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April 2012, concert and festival favourites Show Of Hands – 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners – come to Ropetackle in 2013 showing just why they have been showered with accolades.

Accompanied by striking double bass player/vocalist Miranda Sykes, England’s finest acoustic roots act will be showcasing their new album Wake The Union, a journey through the heart of two landscapes (UK & North America) united by a common tongue and musical heritage.

Their inimitable music, crossing from folk roots into blues, rock, country, trad and world, is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro. A whole world in one gig.

Miranda will be kicking off the show with partner Rex Preston (mandolin & vocals).