Sent by Dick Greener 13 Aug 2010
Some more news and a few reminders.
* Strawberry Fayre - pre-orders close 20 Aug
* Dave Cousins Book Launch - 14 Aug
* Dave Cousins Interview - Isle Of Wight Radio - Sun 15 Aug
* Roy Hill/Cry No More and others - 15 Aug
* The Great British Folk Festival - 3-5 Dec
* Rick Wakeman/ Jon Anderson Dates - Oct/Nov 2010
* Rick Wakeman Solo Dates - A Very Intimate Evening With Rick Wakeman - Sep/Dec 2010
* Conny Conrad & Friends - Rock For Your Children
* On Strawbsweb
STRAWBERRY FAYRE - PRE-ORDERS CLOSE 20 AUG
Please note that pre-ordering will close at 5.00pm UK time on 20 August.
That's the last opportunity to pre-order Vol.1 of the 40th Anniversary releases - Strawberry Fayre (2CD) - via Witchwood Records' online shop and get your name in the CD booklet.
You can order Vol. 2 the Rick Wakeman/Dave Cousins (CD/DVD) at the same time (not including names in this release).
Track listings are on the website front page.
Prices: both packages are priced at £15.99 plus p&p from Witchwood Records; we'll be offering a pre-order special price for both at £27.00 plus p&p.
The Witchwood Records online shop is at: http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/wwr/
Links to the actual CDs on the front page of Strawbsweb.
Both albums are scheduled for release in October.
DAVE COUSINS BOOK LAUNCH - 14 Aug
Just a reminder about this on 14th August at the Deal Hoy in Deal, 1.30pm onwards, free entry.
Dave and Ian Cutler will be playing for around 45 minutes.
16 Duke Street
Reviews of the book and your online comments are coming in - check out:
DAVE COUSINS INTERVIEW
ISLE OF WIGHT RADIO - SUN 15 AUG
Every Sun 2 - 4pm Britain's longest running non-stop radio chat show. This Sunday August 15 - features an interview with Dave Cousins.
"Also on the show is DAVE COUSINS from the legendary STRAWBS. He's been in the band since the 60s and has a remarkable story. He will also talk about the re-release of the album they made with the late Sandy Denny."
The show can be heard all along the South Coast of England on 107FM and all over Britain via our website www.iwradio.co.uk
ROY HILL/CRY NO MORE AND OTHERS - 15 AUG
Another reminder for this mini-festival.
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.
THE GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL - 3-5 DEC
BUTLINS HOLIDAY CAMP, SKEGNESS
Early warning of this mega event at which Acoustic Strawbs are playing on 4 Dec. Essentially the idea is that you book into Butlins Holiday Camp for a weekend and see lots of mega acts.
Book at: www.bigweekends.com
Announced so far:
* Kate Rusby
* Acoustic Strawbs
* Sandi Thom
* John Renbourn & Jacqui Mcshee
* Oyster Band
* Hunter Muskett
* Deborah Bonham Acoustic
* Richard Digance
* Gary Fletcher Band
* Phil Cool
* The Dylan Project
* Gordon Giltrap
* Away With The Faeries
* Legends Of Folk Rock The Gathering (including current/former members of Lindisfarne, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, Fairport, Magna Carta)
* Rod Clements
* Nine Below Zero Unplugged
RICK WAKEMAN/ JON ANDERSON DATES
A series of dates towards the end of 2010 featuring both Rick and Jon Anderson. The concert series will feature the music of YES, some new songs and of course, the legendary banter between them. There is a tour flyer available to download from the Rick Wakeman website - www.rwcc.com.
Cambridge, Sat Oct 09, Corn Exchange 01223 357851
Crawley, Mon Oct 11, The Hawth 01293 553636
Croydon, Tue Oct 12, Fairfield Halls 0208 688 9291
Ipswich, Thu Oct 14, The Corn Exchange 01473 433100
Stevenage, Fri Oct 15, Arts & Leisure Centre 01438 363200
Tunbridge Wells, Sat Oct 16, Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613
Liverpool, Tue Oct 19, Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
Wolverhampton, Thu Oct 21, Civic Hall 08703 207000
Basingstoke, Fri Oct 22, The Anvil 01256 844244
Leeds, Sun Oct 24, Grand Theatre 0844 848 2701
Buxton, Mon Oct 25, Opera House 0845 1272190
Poole, Fri Oct 29, Lighthouse 0844 406 8666
St Albans, Sat Oct 30, Alban Arena 01727 844488
Bristol, Mon Nov 01, Colston Hall 0117 922 3686
Southend, Tue Nov 02, Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351135
Edinburgh, Sat Nov 06, Playhouse 0870 6063424
Perth, Sun Nov 07, Concert Hall 01738 621031
Gateshead, Mon Nov 08, The Sage 0191 443 4661
Manchester, Thu Nov 11, Palace Theatre 0870 4013000
London, Mon Nov 15, indigo2 at the O2 0844 844 0002
RICK WAKEMAN SOLO DATES - SEP/DEC 2010
A VERY INTIMATE EVENING WITH RICK WAKEMAN
Rick's plan to do 1 solo show a month has snowballed a little: a few dates in September and one in December. Keep any eye on Rck's website for further details: www.rwcc.com
Shrewsbury, Fri 10 Sep, Theatre Severn 01743 281281
Chelmsford, Thu Sep 16, Civic Theatre 01245 606505
Dartford, Fri Sep 17, Orchard Theatre 01322 220000
Durham, Sat Sep 18, Gala Theatre 0191 332 4041
Inverness, Mon Sep 27, Eden Court 01463 234234
Beccles, Norfolk, Fri Dec 3, The Granary
CONNY CONRAD & FRIENDS - ROCK FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Conny Conrad (Dave's collaborator on the High Seas album) has recorded a charity song (in 6 different formats). "Rock For Your Children" is intended as a weapon against child poverty worldwide. You can listen to clips from the songs at this English language website:
And check out the main Rock For Your Children website (German language):
Read more about the CD/MP3s and some words from Conny about his initiative on the Rock For Your Children page on Strawbsweb:
And finally, we've been adding to the related bands/artists section of Strawbsweb - recently added pages wrtten up by Pete Bradey (thanks Pete!) for:
* Craig & Willoughby's Rockin;' Rhythm Revue
* The Three MustGetBeers
* Mary Hopkin
* Melyvn Duffy
More to come. Check out the related bands section at:
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."