Dynamic duo teams up with Miranda

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The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield is the setting for a concert on Saturday, October 19, by Show Of Hands plus Miranda Sykes.

Following a summer of key UK festival headline appearances and a tour of Germany, the leading acoustic roots duo revisit the Winding Wheel, as part of the Hand in Hand tour.

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 four 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.

They team up with multi-talented singer and bass player Miranda Sykes, who also adds her rich vocals to the unique Show of Hands sound.

Tickets are £18.50, concessions are £17.50, available from the box office on 01246 345222, and the ticket hotline on 01773 853428.

n The Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir Concert is to give a concert on Friday, October 18, at 7.45pm.

It is to be held at Christ Church, Holloway.

Tickets are available from Mayfield Stores, Holloway, or on the door.

Proceeds are in aid of St. John the Baptist Church Dethick Roof Appeal.

The choir rehearses every Monday evening at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Wharf Police Station, Chester Green, Derby.

If you are interested in joining the choir, you can call Kevin for more information on 01332 606356 or alternatively, you can email DCMVCenquiry@virginmedia.com