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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - AUGUST 2008

Sent: 14 Aug 2008


Hi all

Lots of ways to spend your money on Strawbs/Strawbs-related stuff being
announced this month, with CDs coming up from Fire, Craig & Willoughby and
Roy Hill. Plenty happening on the live front too.

DICK

Contents
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* Acoustic Strawbs, Sept/Oct - new date added
* Acoustic Strawbs - Norway/Denmark tour
* Dave Cousins/Blue Angel Orchestra live dates
* Release Dates
- Broken Hearted Bride
- Duochrome
- Universal re-issues
- Lay Down With The Strawbs
* Fire live CD
* New Cathryn Craig/Brian Willoughby album due Sept
* Roy Hill CDs
* Roy Hill live
* John Ford & friends live
* Good Old Boys confirmed for Strawbs Christmas party
* Bully Wee - early warning
* New booking agent for Strawbs





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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS, SEPT/OCT - NEW DATE ADDED
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An additional date has been added:

Thursday 2 October - Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Full date list now as follows:

Wed 10 Sept - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Mon 15 Sept - Minster WMC, Isle of Sheppey
Wed 24 Sept - The Musician, Leicester
Sat 27 Sept - Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Sun 28 Sept - Madame Guitar Fest, Tricesimo, Italy
Thu 2 Oct - Quay Theatre, Sudbury
Fri 3 Oct - Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon

Maps, details on Strawbsweb at:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_080789.htm


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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS - NORWAY/DENMARK TOUR
======================================

Some dates for Norway and Denmark announced (though not all yet confirmed).
Further news when we have it.

NORWAY

Friday 31 October, TBA, Hammar, Norway
Saturday, 1 November, TBA, Oslo, Norway
Sunday, 2 November, TBA, Norway
Tuesday, 4 November, TBA, Norway

DENMARK

Thursday, 6 November, Sonderborgus, Sonderborg
Friday, 7 November, Vise Vers Klub, Haslev
Saturday, 8 November, Fyn, Svendborg
Sunday, 9 November, Bruunske, Frederica


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DAVE COUSINS/BLUE ANGEL ORCHESTRA LIVE DATES
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Two dates for the diary:

Wed 22 Oct - Half Moon Putney
Blue Angel Orchestra (without Miller Anderson, but with Melvyn Duffy instead)
Support: Dave Cousins with Ian Cutler and Melvyn Duffy

Thu 27 Nov - The Brook Chatham
Blue Angel Orchestra
Support: Dave and Ian


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RELEASE DATES - BHB, UNIVERSAL, LAY DOWN WITH THE STRAWBS
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The Broken Hearted Bride
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Release date for the UK is 8th September
The release date for the US has been put back to 7 October.


Duochrome
---------

It has now been agreed that Pinnacle will release Duochrome on 6 October
2008. The BHB/Duochrome package at 20 will continue to be available from
witchwoodrecords.co.uk until then, after which both albums will sell at
full price.


Universal
---------
There is some confusion about this - various people (including me) have had
notices from Amazon saying the release date has been put back - but others
have had their copies from Amazon already.

I'll try and get to the bottom of this.


Lay Down With The Strawbs
-------------------------

You can order this now, direct from Secret Films in both CD and DVD format:

CD - http://www.secretrecordslimited.com/ViewProduct.asp?productID=240
DVD - http://www.secretrecordslimited.com/ViewProduct.asp?productID=245


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FIRE LIVE CD
============


Dave Lambert has signed a label deal for release of a new live Fire CD,
recorded during the band's reunion concerts in late 2007.

The album will be distributed worldwide by Angel Air, a highly-respected
label specialising in rare and classic album releases and re-releases. Dave
was happy to select Angel Air following positive recommendation from
several reliable sources.

Angel Air's website address is www.angelair.co.uk. Advance orders will be
taken prior to the CD going on general sale - release date will be 6th
October 2008.


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NEW CATHRYN CRAIG/BRIAN WILLOUGHBY ALBUM DUE SEPT
=================================================

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby have a new album coming soon:
"Surrender. They are both very happy with the record, produced by Phil
Rynhart, assisted by Brian and Cathryn.

Guest artists include Mary Hopkin and Doogie White on vocals, Dennis Bryon
on drums and vocals, Eleanor McEvoy on violin, Alistair Gavin keyboards and
Phil Rynhart on bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals, artwork and anything he
could lay his hands on!

The tracks are

* These Dreams (developed from This Night, These Dreams and You on
"Fingers Crossed")
* Two Hearts, One Love (new "band" version of Cathryn's popular song)
* Surrender (inspired by the survivors of the 2004 Tsunami)
* The Rejected Lover (a stunning duet featuring Mary Hopkin and Cathryn,
taken from Cathryn's great-grandfather's version in Cecil Sharp's book
"English Folksongs from The Southern Appalachians)
* Accanoe (a tribute to Pocahontas, who came from Cathryn's home territory)
* Rumours of Rain (an acoustic version of our mammoth Folk For Peace epic)
* Genevieve (Cathryn's aunt, a pioneering female pilot in Virginia)
* Genevieve in Flight (guitar instrumental)
* Alice's Song (a beautiful re-make of our signature song, with Eleanor
McEvoy)
* Glenarm (guitar instrumental, inspired by Brian's birthplace in Northern
Ireland)
* The Green Glens of Antrim (traditional folk song, featuring Brian's Dad,
Walter, on the accordion)

The album, on Cabritunes, will be available in September from
www.brianwilloughby.com


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ROY HILL CDS
============

Roy is embarking on a programme of re-releasing his material on CD.

Currently available from Roy's enthralling Myspace site:
http://www.myspace.com/royhillwordsandmusic which also features Roy's
fascinating "my life in showbiz a brief guide" and lots of pictures old
and new.

* Hello Sailor - 12 songs recorded 1976-77, a mixture of acoustic demos and
tracks recorded with The Strolling Players.

* Fun With Dave - 12 tracks recorded 1983-84 with producer David Richards.
Most are demos, some had loftier ambitions. David Richards went on to work
with lesser acts such as Queen, Bowie and Michael Jackson. I went on to
sell massage machines.

I've heard both these and they are excellent, Hello Sailor particularly
giving another side of some of the songs which would eventually come out on
Roy's solo album (he refers to it as"infamous" but I love it and am looking
forward to seeing that emerge).

* Live At The Mulberry Tree - Cry No More's debut outing originally
released on cassette in 1986, otherwise exactly what the title suggests,
with knobs on.

* Cry No More - From the pubs of Twickenham to ... American producers,
American Musicians, released in 1988 on vinyl and cassette. Chapter 15 of a
study in career pinball.

order by e-mail from deepdene@fsmail.net.



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ROY HILL LIVE
=============

Some rare opportunities coming up to see Roy take the stage alone. Not to
be missed.

7th September - Brentford Festival
11th September - The Barn, Milton Arms, Portsmouth
17th October - The Turks Head, Twickenham



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HUD GIGS
========

Plenty more opportunities over the next few weeks to catch Hud live with
the various bands he's involved with - what a busy boy!


Saturday 22nd August
GINNY BROWN BAND
The Red Lion
92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth TW7 6JQ
Tel: 020 8560 1457
Nearest train stations Isleworth (0.2 miles), Syon Lane (0.6 miles),
St Margarets (1.5 miles)


Sunday 24th Aug
GINNY BROWN BAND
The Royal British Legion
79 New Heston Road
Hounslow TW5 0LG
Tel: 020 85704713


Mon 25th Aug 2008 (Bank Holiday Monday)
GINNY BROWN BAND(3pm - 5pm)
Parliament Hill Bandstand
For more details please contact:
Paul Maskell
c/o Staff Yard
Highgate Road
London NW5 1QR
Phone: 020-7332 3773
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/openspaces
&
THE GOOD OLD BOYS (Evening)
92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, TW7 6JQ
Tel: 020 8560 1457
Nearest train stations Isleworth (0.2 miles), Syon Lane (0.6 miles),
St Margarets (1.5 miles)

Friday 29th August
THE GOOD OLD BOYS
The Gordon Arms
Gordon Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6EP
Tel: 01494 522977

Friday 5th September
THE GOOD OLD BOYS
The Woodman
Joel Street, Eastcote, HA5 2PR
Tel: 020 842 94717

Saturday 13 Sep 2008
THE GOOD OLD BOYS
Barnhall Community and Social Club
Alderney Gardens, Brock Hill, Wickford, Essex, SS1 7NL
Tel: 01268 765063


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JOHN FORD & FRIENDS LIVE
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John Ford & Friends will be appearing ~ Sat 13th Sept. 9:30pm ~ for a
'British Re-Invasion Night' at the newly opened LuLu's Village Pub
[formerly the Port Jefferson Village Pub] 1509 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
11777 minutes from Port Jeff Ferry.

Sharing the bill - direct from UK from his September 2008 Tour - John
Young, recently named 'Best Prog Vocalist of the Year' by the Progressive
Rock Hall of Fame Awards.

LuLu's Village Pub is a fantastic new club! Great stage, smashing sound
system and cool decor!
See the pics and more: www.myspace.com/lulusvillagepub.

Also see John Young's MySpace - www.myspace.com/johnyoungband and John
Ford's at www.myspace.com/johnfordofthestrawbs and his website at
http://www.johnfordmusic.net



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GOOD OLD BOYS CONFIRMED FOR STRAWBS CHRISTMAS PARTY
===================================================

News just in that Hud's band the Good Old Boys are confirmed to appear at
the Strawbs Christmas Party on 6 December.

Tickets are likely to be 12 and as before include a buffet.

There are other attractions yet to be announced (but we're keeping these
close to our chest for now).


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BULLY WEE - EARLY WARNING
=========================

The excellent folk band Bully Wee which features Ian Cutler on fiddle is
touring again early next year. Very very entertaining and well worth a look.

2009
16th Jan - Claygate The Ram Folk Club
18th Jan - Horsham Folk Club
20th Jan - Dartford Folk Club
22nd Jan - Brook Theatre Chatham
24th Jan - Red Lion Birmingham
25th Jan - Hitchin Folk Club
26th Jan - Nettlebed Folk Club (date not yet confirmed) with Phil Beer



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NEW BOOKING AGENT FOR STRAWBS
=============================

And finally, there are new booking details effective from Mon 18 August for
those who want to book the Strawbs (electric and acoustic) in the UK:


Don McKay
Rhino Agency
60 Babbacombe Road
BROMLEY
BR1 3LW
020 8460 4956

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DICK GREENER
London, UK
e-mail: dgreener@ndirect.co.uk
STRAWBSWEB - www.strawbsweb.co.uk
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside"


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DICK GREENER
London, UK
e-mail: dgreener@ndirect.co.uk
STRAWBSWEB - www.strawbsweb.co.uk
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside"