Sent by Dick Greener 16 Apr 2010
After a very very busy time at work, here's an
update on matters Strawbs-related, including news of Dave Cousins' lyrics book.
* Cry No More - Sat 17 Apr - Royal Oak, Hampton
* Acoustic Strawbs gigs
* Secrets, Stories & Songs
* Other Witchwood releases
CRY NO MORE - SAT 17 APR - ROYAL OAK, HAMPTON
Another opportunity this Saturday to catch the excellent CNM at a free gig:
The Royal Oak, 45 Oak Avenue, Hampton, Greater London, TW12 3NR.
Show time 8.00pm prompt as they have to finish by 11.00.
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS GIGS
New Acoustic Strawbs gig to announce - Acoustic
Strawbs appearing as part of the Four Churches
Festival (Artistic Director, one Rick Wakeman, formerly of this parish ;-)
The Acoustics will be appearing on Sat 29 May at
St Peter and St Paul, Brockdish - showtimes 6.30 and 8.30 pm.
Also coming up for the Acoustics:
Fri 30 Apr, Astor Theatre, Deal
Sat 1 May, Rope Tackle Centre, Shoreham
Two Dave Cousins/Ian Cutler dates:
Tue 1 June, Cellar Central Theatre, Chatham
Tue 22 June, Folk Club, Ringwood
SECRETS, STORIES & SONGS
Dave Cousins' collected lyrics - including some
lyrics from the depths of Dave's archived
notebooks which have never seen the light of
day. The book runs to some 300pp. Each song
includes some commentary from Dave about the
song, and where non-standard, infornation about
the guitar tuning it's played in. The book comes
with a 17-track CD which features Dave reading
various of the lyrics. I've had the pleasure of
proofreading this and it's a fantastic
package. I'll be loading up some sample pages
from the book onto Strawbsweb shortly.
It's going to be a limited edition of 1000 copies
and will be available to pre-order from Witchwood
Records shortly. I'LL E-MAIL AGAIN WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER.
Those who pre-order by (deadline tbc) will get
their names included in the printed book which
will be available in July: only pre-ordered
copies will be signed and numbered by Dave Cousins.
Price from Witchwood Records will be £19.99 plus post & packaging as follows:
UK - £2.50
Europe - £ 5.50
Rest of the world - £9.50
OTHER WITCHWOOD RELEASES
Work is under way on putting together the first
release from the Twickenham 40th Anniversary show
- a 2 CD set with highlights from the show, which
will be available we hope in July.
And we've hopefully got another surprise to
follow later in the year .... watch this space.
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."