Devon folk band Show of Hands release song for the Somme

PUBLISHED: 16:34 20 June 2016

Show Of Hands are performing at Exeter Cathedral

Show Of Hands are performing at Exeter Cathedral

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Devon folk band Show Of Hands perform special centenery concert at Exeter Cathedral and release song to commemorate the Battle of the Somme.

Show Of Hands are performing at Exeter Cathedral Show Of Hands are performing at Exeter Cathedral

Leading British folk band from Devon, Show Of Hands, are to release a song and video as a touching tribute to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. BBC award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer have performed at Glastonbury, the Royal Albert Hall and all over the world, and will return to their home city of Exeter to host a special concert at Exeter Cathedral on July 1st.

The song The Gamekeeper can be downloaded on iTunes and tells the story of a Devon man who is returning to his life as a gamekeeper after fighting in France. It contains touching truths of the reality of war and the concert at the cathedral will remember the 19,240 allied servicemen who lost their lives in one of the bloodiest battles in history.

Long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes will also perform and British actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton will read poems by war poets set to the band’s music. Devon’s acappella group The Lost Sound Chorus will raise funds for the West Country project Shrouds Of The Somme with profits going towards armed forces charity SSAFA and The Exeter Foundation.

Price: £15 to £25 and starts at 7:30pm

Available from Exeter Cathedral on 01392 285983 or online at:exeter-cathedral.cloudvenue.co.uk/Showofhands

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