Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 17 July 2022

Show of Hands

Folk by the Oak 2017

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Widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England, Steve Knightly and Phil Beer, aka Show of Hands, first joined us in 2011. Accompanied by the exceptionally talented Miranda Sykes on double bass, their performance was so well received that they were invited back by popular demand in 2012.

Each year when we put a call out to our followers asking who they’d like to see at Folk by the Oak we receive many requests for this “people’s Band”, so it seemed only right in 2017 to invite them back for our 10th Folk by the Oak celebrations and their 25th anniversary year of touring.

Performing the ‘Walk With Me’ set, featuring songs from 25 years at the top, with big sounds, uncompromising and original songs, stunning musicianship and their remarkable audience rapport, expectations were high. And there was no surprise when Show of Hands delivered another memorable and winning performance at Folk by the Oak 2017.

An irresistible, anthemic, rousing live show

- Mark Radcliffe -

Classy multi instrumental and vocal work

- The Guardian -