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The five Acoustic Strawbs gigs scheduled for February and March have sadly been cancelled due to illness.
If you've bought tickets for these gigs, please contact the venue concerned.
It is hoped that the dates can be rescheduled.

  • Fri 9 Feb - Ballroom, Stamford
  • Sat 10 Feb - Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
  • Sun 11 Feb - Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleve
  • Sat 17 Feb - Revelation, Ashford
  • Fri 16 Mar - Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury



Strawbs join the Moody Blues Cruise 2-7 Jan 2018, sailing from Miami to George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.


There is now a preview from Dick Greener and a review from Richard Brennan on the reviews page.

Track listing

  1. In The Beginning/The Nails From The Hands Of Christ
  2. The Song Of Infinite Sadness
  3. The Familiarity Of Old Lovers
  4. When The Spirit Moves
  5. The Ten Commandments
  6. The Ferryman's Curse
  7. Bats And Swallows
  8. We Have The Power

The CDs arrived Monday 23 Oct and were posted out Tues 24 Oct many many many thanks to Marianne who took on the onerous task of getting them out to you. Thanks for bearing with us. Some people have started to receive them. Please send your views and reviews to:

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Faulty booklet ?

Please note that a very small number of CDs may be received which have the faulty CD booklet included. The faulty booklet has the names of supporters in the middle and the lyrics for "The Ferryman's Curse" appear on pp 2 and 11 rather than next to each other on pp 2 and 3. If you want to exchange your faulty booklet please let me know and we'll arrange one for you.

PLEASE NOTE: the booklet does NOT have the lyrics in the same order as the songs appear on the album - that is intentional.


  • 20th January 2018 - Lingfield, Surrey
  • 21st January 2018 - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • 22nd January 2018 - Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
  • 25th January 2018 - Chatham, Kent
  • 26th January 2018 - Thames Ditton, Surrey
  • 27th January 2018 - Shutlanger, Northants
  • 28th January 2018 - Hitchin, Herts
  • Always a great show. More details on Gigs page.



    There's a new review of the boxed set by Lindsay Sorrell, and an interview with Hud here.

    Released 5 May. You can order at Amazon:

    For a long time we have been waiting for Hudson Ford, an important part of the Strawbs story, to be released on CD. There have been some bootlegs, some Japanese card sleeve releases, but now there are firm plans for a proper boxed set release of the three A&M records, with bonus tracks, released by Caroline International. As well as the three albums, the boxed set includes non-album single B-sides and other unreleased tracks (such as "When The Lights Go Out" which was only ever on the Repertoire sampler). Sleeve notes by me.

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