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Sat 11th May at 7:30pm
Show Of Hands
@ Holmfirth Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Also appearing: Miranda Sykes
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Holmfirth Festival Of Folk 2013: Show Of Hands + Miranda Sykes
Holmfirth Festival of Folk is a small, friendly festival which aims to involve the local community as much as possible. The festival offers a mixture of dance, concerts and sessions in a variety of settings to cater for all tastes.
There are folk club type events, formal concerts, workshops and less formal performances in virtually every pub, bar and restaurant in Holmfirth and the majority are free!
The festival has always taken pride in the quality and variety of dance performers and street entertainers at Holmfirth and every year it seems to get better.
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Albert Hall three times and headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD. Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ( as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightley's acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed) the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro. 'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent). They will bring out their first studio album in three years, 'Wake the Union', in Autumn 2012.
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Miranda Sykes is a multi-talented singer, double bass and guitar player who easily slips between genres as diverse as folk, jazz, rock and pop. Her rich, spine-tingling vocals and strident, yet sensitive double bass playing is much in demand and she has worked alongside some of the finest musicians in the world.
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Venue: Holmfirth Picturedrome
HD9 7DA 53.570267, -1.786809