Solo Sheffield date for folk favourites Show of Hands’ Miranda Sykes

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with Show of Hands, returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour that is visiting Sheffield this month.

Thursday, 7th February 2019, 09:18 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 17:11 pm
Folk musician Miranda Sykes by Elly Lucas

After a career spanning more than 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: one woman, one bass and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a new album, Behind The Wall.

Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Behind The Wall is described as “a rollercoaster ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us?”.

Miranda Sykes plays The Greystones, Sheffield on Saturday, February 23 at 8pm Tickets are £13 in advance. Tel 0114 266 5599 or go to www.wegottickets.com/event/453588 or www.mygreystones.co.uk

This Saturday the Greystones Road venue hosts The Hut People.

The English instrumental duo, Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond, have firmly established themselves as an entertaining and well-loved UK folk act.

The Greystones says: “Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

“This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.”

On Sunday, well-known Celtic guitarist Tony McManus and multi-instrumentalist Julia Toaspern perform traditional, classical and original songs.