Sent by Dick Greener 22 July 2010
I know this is the third Strawbswebnews this month, but it's all kicking off here .... plenty of news to pass on.
* 40th Anniversary Releases - pre-ordering live
* More news about Dave Cousins Book Launch - 14 Aug
* Roy Hill/CNM & others - 15 Aug gig
* Craig & Willoughby news
* Cumberland (We Are Tennessee) on YouTube
* Live dates
* Hud gigs - August/September
40TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASES - PRE-ORDERING LIVE
There's now a cover image for the Wakeman/Cousins 40th Anniversary release - a CD/DVD package.
The Wakeman Cousins CD/DVD release and the 2CD Strawberry Fayre are now available for pre-ordering.
If you order either Strawberry Fayre or both releases online with Witchwood Records before 21 August your name will be included in the Strawberry Fayre booklet only (we're not including names in the Wakeman/Cousins release).
The Witchwood Records online shop is at: http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/wwr/
The albums are scheduled for release in October.
MORE NEWS ABOUT DAVE COUSINS BOOK LAUNCH - 14 AUG
As previously announced, Dave is holding a book launch for Secrets, Stories & Songs at the Deal Hoy pub in Deal on 14th August, starting at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Dave and Ian Cutler will be playing. They are looking into the possibility that the event may be web-cammed and viewable over the net. More info when I have it.
The Deal Hoy is a great Shepherd Neame pub, situated at:
16 Duke Street
DAVE COUSINS INTERVIEW ON RADIO KENT
Dave has been interviewed by Roger Day on Radio Kent and talks about the remastered Sandy Denny & The Strawbs release All Our Own Work. It's still available on iPlayer at for a short while:
The interview starts at 28 minutes into the show.
ROY HILL/CNM & OTHERS - 15 AUG GIG
The economically titled "35 Years In Showbiz And Still No Hits Gala Performance" at the Ram Jam Club in Kingston on 15 August has morphed into a mini-festival of Roy Hill-related delights. The Ram Jam's a great, intimate venue - virtually a festival for a fiver!
Playing so far, Roy Hill (singer-songwriter), Cry No More, Steve Whalley, Phil Martin. More to come!
Guests will play solo slots and join in with the Roy Hill (singer-songwriter) set.
Runs from 5.00-10.00PM. Admission £5. Capacity 70.
Reservations via email@example.com
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY NEWS
Cumberland (We Are Tennessee) on YouTube
An original song by Cathryn & Brian about the devastating floods in middle Tennessee, May 2010,) has had community video and factual comments added to it to make a powerful YouTube video at:
The song is available on iTunes.
A couple of additional dates added to Brian & Cathryn's live itinerary for the rest of the year (14 Oct and 4 Dec). Full list below.
Sat 28th COMBE MARTIN Pack o' Cards, EX34 0ET 01271 882366
Fri 3rd FAVERSHAM FESTIVAL Chimney Boy, ME13 8PG 01795 534368
Sat 4th WAKEFIELD Red Shed, WF1 1QX 019243 85000
Sun 5th WOODWORKS FESTIVAL, MK43 0PR 01234 767037
Wed 8th GT BARDFIELD High Barn, CM7 4SL 01371 811291
Fri 10th MOIRA Miners Centre, DE12 6BP 01676 540219
Fri 24th MADAME GUITAR FESTIVAL, TRICESIMO, ITALY
Sat 25th MADAME GUITAR FESTIVAL, TRICESIMO, ITALY
Sun 26th MADAME GUITAR FESTIVAL, TRICESIMO, ITALY
Wed 29th HINCKLEY HinckleyACT, LE10 3EZ 01455 631609
Thur 30th COVENTRY Coombe Club, CV3 2HY 02476 714370
Fri 1st CANNOCK Four Ways Inn, WS12 3HL 01543 271269
Sat 2nd KIRKBY STEPHEN Masonic Hall, CA17 4QN 017683 72123
Tue 5th CRAMLINGTON The Hind, NE23 6DT 01670 715106
Wed 6th UPPERMILL Cross Keys, OL3 6LW 01457 833897
Fri 8th TENBURY WELLS St Michaels, WR15 8TG 01584 810291
NEW - Thur 14th NARBERTH Queen's Hall, SA67 7AS 01834 861212
Tu 30th CROXDALE Daleside Arms, DH6 5HY 01388 815162
Wed 1st IRVINE Vineburgh Centre, KA12 0TH 01294 551047
Thu 2nd FALKIRK Argyll's, FK1 1LS 01324 630922
Fri 3rd KINGSWINFORD Ashwood Marina, DY6 0AQ 01384 831263
NEW Sat 4th TORQUAY Blue Walnut Cafe 01803 394113
Sun 5th LEE MILL Westward Inn, PL21 9EE 01752 708770
HUD GIGS - AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
7 - The Sportsman, 2 Scots Hill, Croxley Green WD3 3AD Tel: 01923 443360 (The Ali Mac Band)
20 - The Coach & Horses,183, London Road, Brentford TW7 5BQ Tel: 020 8560 1447 (The Beaky Band)
21 - Barnhall Soc Club, Alderney Gdns, Brock Hill, Wickford SS11 7NL Tel: 01268 765 063 (The Beaky Band)
22 - Red Lion, 92-94 LInkfield Road Isleworth,Middlesex TW7 6QE Tel: 020 8560 1457(The Ginny Brown Band)
27 - The Black Horse, High Rd, Eastcote, Pinner HA5 2EN Tel: 020 8866 9106 (Amba Band)
28 - The Crown, Ley Hill Common, Nr Chesham, Bucks HP5 1PY Tel: 01404 783910 (Good Old Boys) (LUNCHTIME)
29 - The Crown, Colham Green Rd Hillingdon UB8 3QH Tel:01895 442 303 (Good Old Boys)
30 - The Bandstand, Parliament Hill, Highgate Road (3pm start) (Ginny Brown Band)
1 - Dustys, Holmer Green, Watchet Lane, Holmer Green HP15 6UF Tel: 01628 521112 (Good Old Boys)
4 - Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump lane, Hayes Tel: 020 85730205 (Good Old Boys)
5 - The Horns, 1 Hempsted Rd, Watford WD17 3RL Tel: 01923 225020 (Good Old Boys)
9 - Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd Staines TW18 2DX Tel 01784 452302 (Good Old Boys)
17 - General Elliot, St Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR Tel: 08721 077 0770 (Beaky Band)
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."