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A few changes:

The Bude Folk Festival has been cancelled.

Thre new acoustic gigs added to the schedule:
Wed 9 Oct - The Crescent, York
Thu 10th Oct - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Fri 11th Oct - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Sat 12th Oct - Banbury Folk Festival, Banbury
Fri 15th Nov - Bude Folk Festival, Penstowe Manor, Bude, Cornwall
Sat 16th Nov - Beehive Arts, Honiton, Devon
Fri 22nd Nov - Victoria Hall, Settle
Fri 6th Dec - St George's Church, Beckenham
Sat 7th Dec - Anchor Arts, Wingham
Thu 17th Dec - Barbican, London (with Steeleye Span)
Fri 20 Dec - Trading Boundaries, Fletching

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Click here for full details of tickets, venues and maps.

We'd love to post your photos, reviews, comments and setlists! Either email them to or pop them on the Strawbs Facebook group and we'll pick them up from there.


Those of us lucky enough to see Dave play live at the Bowie Bandstand in Beckenham on 17 August - the 50th anniversary of the original Bowie-organised festival - truly enjoyed a treat: a journey to the centre of the Strawbs! - See Dick Greener's report and Ray Stevenson's splendid photos from then and now.

This pic featured on the BBC News website to mark the listing of the Bandstand as a historic structure


RRP: 17.99
Released June 21, 2019.

A re-mastered 3 disc expanded clamshell Boxed Set Edition comprising 2 CDs & DVD (NTSC / Region Free) of this 1977 Album by the Strawbs

  • Featuring 33 bonus tracks including 11 out-takes from the recording sessions & the previously unreleased 60 minute BBC Radio & TV "Sight & Sound In Concert" performance aired in February 1978 on both CD & DVD
  • With illustrated booklet with a new essay and fully restored album artwork
  • There's a video on Facebook here.

    To promote the album Strawbs made a memorable appearance on the BBC TV and Radio simulcast programme "Sight & Sound in Concert", aired in February 1978 (featuring recently recruited keyboard player Andy Richards in their ranks) where they performed a blistering 60 minute set of some material from "Deadlines" along with other classics such as 'Lay Down', 'Ghosts', 'Heartbreaker', 'Cut Like a Diamond', 'Round and Round' and 'Hero and Heroine'. This concert appears on both a CD and a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) in this set for the first time, re-mastered from the original BBC tapes.

    Click here for more details.


    Justin Hayward headlines the On The Blues Cruise 2020, scheduled for 1 Apr to 8 Apr - Strawbs are on the bill again (not yet clear whether full electric band or Acoustics). Other artists include:
    The Zombies
    Alan Parsons
    Art Garfunkel
    Dave Mason
    Glenn Hughes
    Colin Blunstone
    Al Stewart
    Wishbone Ash
    Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band
    The Orchestra Starring Former Members Of ELO
    Ronnie Spector And The Ronnettes

    Sailing from and returning to Miami April 1-8, 2020, the cruise will visit Philipsburg, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island, arguably two of the finest ports in the Caribbean! Plus there's a visit to Norwegian Cruise Line's private island, Great Stirrup Cay, including an "island refresh" update that will be completed prior to our visit.

    There will be three music filled days at seawith the opportunity to hang with fellow cruisers and artists without feeling rushed to get it all in!

    More at:


    Photo: Matt Condon

    The big 50th has come and gone (sadly I was unable to attend!) After a successful US tour, the Strasewbs headed to the Strand in Lakewood NJ, to join formre members and guests for a three day golden anniversary celebration.

    Photos, reviews, comments and other goodies are at: the 50th Annniversary page. More stuff om the separate 50th anniversary site at"


    Photo by Alison Brown - more from Alison at the November tour page.

    The UK electric tour was a great success and some photos and coomments can be found here


    A splendid package of LP facsimile CD reissues of all 9 of the A&M Strawbs albums in an attractive slipcase, with all original inserts etc. included, along with a Japanese booklet with sleeve notes and lyrics and mockups of the original Obis on the original Japanese vinyl releases. Very attractive - the track listings are the same as the UK CD releases in 1998 and 2008 (apart from Bursting At The Seams and Hero And Heroine (see the 2018 reissues page for details), though it looks as though the music (or at least the original album tracks) has been re-transferred from analogue master tapes and remastered by Universal Tokyo - reportedly the best sounding Strawbs CDs to date!

    These releases are appearing on Ebay as individual purchases with a very few 9CD promo box sets - snap them up before they go!

    For more details and comments see the 2018 reissues page

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