Grand date for award-winners

Show Of Hands

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Award-winning folk band Show Of Hands have announced a Blackpool gig.

The group which has sold out numerous shows at the Royal Albert Hall will be be playing at the Grand Theatre on Friday, November 8.

Following a gig as headliners at Fylde Folk Festival in Fleetwood last year the group is looking forward to returning to the area as part of the Hand In Hand tour.

And the group - singer/songwriter Steve Knightly, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes on double bass - have been triple winners at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, for best duo, best original song and best live act.

Show of Hands have become one of the acoustic roots scene’s major players, widely recognised for their resonating original songs, slick musicianship and audience rapport – featuring on BBC TV’s Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Andrew Marr shows and regularly played by the likes of Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Mark Radcliffe, Johnnie Walker and Simon Mayo.

For the first time ever Steve, Phil and Miranda will be their own support act – performing three songs apiece in the opening set to showcase their myriad individual talents, before joining forces for the unique Show of Hands experience after the interval.

Call the box office on (01253) 743339 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk