Sent: Thu, 9 Jun 2005
'Stonishingly busy here with work stuff, so no May newsletter, sorry.
Some gig news, and some release news in this newsletter.
NB NEW "END OF TOUR PARTY" DATE ADDED TO ELECTRIC UK TOUR -
30 JUNE - NPL IN TEDDINGTON.
* Dave Cousins/Conny Conrad shows in Germany
* Haiku competition
* Back in the UK - Acoustic Strawbs at festivals
* Back in the UK and Denmark - electric band
NB includes new date 30 June
* Back in the UK - September Acoustic Strawbs gigs
* Release news
* Last but not least, Robert Kirby at large
DAVE COUSINS/CONNY CONRAD SHOWS IN GERMANY
Just a reminder for those in Germany that Dave Cousins and Conny Conrad
will be performing tracks from their new duo album "High Seas", released on
11 July, a slight delay from the initally announced date.
For a preview of the album, check out Strawbsweb.
Wednesday 8 June - Rockclub Belinda, Sulzbach, 19.00 hrs (support: Lenz
Thursday 9 June - Club Cassiopeia Stuttgart 19.00 hrs (support: Crimestop)
Friday 10 June - KIK, Offenburg 19.00 hrs (support: Klaus Bayer & friends)
Saturday 11 June - Gasthaus Lowen, Weitingen 19.00 hrs
Sunday 12 June - Launch of Cousins & Conrad album High Seas,
Schloss Weitenburg, Kreis Tubingen 17.00 hrs (support: Acoustic Storm) -
the launch event is set to be particularly special, hosted in a castle
owned by one of the great aristocratic families of Germany.
Tuesday 14 June - Eisbahnhalle/Museum, Losheim, 19.00 hrs
One of the stunning new tracks in High Seas is Dave Cousins' composition
"Haiku" - lyrics for the song (and all the other tracks) will be available
shortly from Strawbsweb.
A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, constructed in three lines of five,
seven, and five syllables respectively. The message of a haiku poem usually
centers on some aspect of spirituality and provokes an emotional response
in the reader. There is also an element of nature about haiku as in the
seasons although the reference is often oblique.
Write a Strawbs-related haiku and submit it to the website - send them by
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two lucky winners chosen by Dave Cousins - one in North America and one in
Europe will get to have lunch with Dave Cousins in North America and
Closing date: 31 July
Winners announced: end August.
No purchase necessary (though you can if you want !!!)
BACK IN THE UK - ACOUSTIC STRAWBS AT FESTIVALS
18 June - Black Sheep Festival, Masham, North Yorkshire - 2 sets
9 July - Ely Folk Weekend, Ely, Cambridgeshire - 2 sets
21 August - Burntwood Folk Festival, Burntwood, Staffordshire
BACK IN THE UK AND DENMARK - ELECTRIC BAND
22 June - Half Moon, Putney
24 June - Tuno Festival, Denmark
26 June - The Farm, Chapel-Saint-Leonards, nr. Skegness
27 June - Arc, Stockton-on-Tees
28 June Robin 2 Club, Bilston
29 June - Axminster Guildhall, Devon
NEW - 30 June - National Physical Laboratory, Teddington (end of tour party
gig). Doors/bar open 5.00 pm; show 8.30 pm. Ticket price £8, available
from Tony Grimmer 020 8943 6314.
BACK IN THE UK - SEPTEMBER ACOUSTIC STRAWBS GIGS
29 August - Castle Park Festival, Leicester Cathedral
1 September - Penrith Playhouse, Penrith
2 & 3 September - The Bein Inn, Glenfarg
4 September - The Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow
8 September - Mr Kyps, Poole
9 September - Tower Arts Centre, Winchester
10 September - North Shropshire Folk, Whitchurch Leisure Centre
16 September - Rockingham Arms, Wentworth
Further dates may be added.
* Cousins & Conrad: High Seas - 11 July (NEW DATE)
* Strawbs single: On A Night Like This / This Barren Land / Sunday Morning
(movie version) - 20 June (SAME DATE AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)
* Strawbs: Live At Nearfest 2004 - likely to be in the shops by August (NEW
DATE), unlikely to be available on June Electric tour Preview of the cover
* Full Bloom - revised edition (First edition no longer available from
Last year's live recording of the Acoustic Strawbs show at Natural Sound,
in Kitchener Ontario has been re-issued with the tracks "Remembering" and
"You and I" replaced by "Witchwood".
BRIAN WILLOUGHBY AND CATHRYN CRAIG DATES
A few festival dates for Brian and Cathryn over the summer.
3rd July Sevenoaks Festival, The Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall,
Sevenoaks. The John Smedley Memorial Concert at 8 p.m.
Contact:- 01732 450305
27th August - Nantwich Folk & Roots Festival
3rd & 4th September - Fylde Folk Festival
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, ROBERT KIRBY AT LARGE
The NYC Central Park Summer Stage includes a free concert on 2 July
featuring the music of Nick Drake with an orchestra led by Robert Kirby.
STRAWBSWEB - www.strawbsweb.co.uk
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