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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - JULY 2011

Sent by Dick Greener, 22 July 2011


Hi folks

Still furiously busy at work, hence the radio silence from me.

Some big new releases, and some great live news,
including details of West Coast and Canada dates
for the Acoustics in Sept/October.

DICK

Contents
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* Acoustic Strawbs not on at High Voltage, 23 July
* Acoustic Strawbs with Rick Wakeman, AbbeyFest, Bury St Edmunds, 24 July
* Acoustic Gold - NEW RELEASE
* Old School Songs - RE-ISSUED
* Sandy Denny & Alex Campbell: 19 Rupert Street - NEW RELEASE
* September/October - North American dates
* Acoustic dates Italy/UK
* Craig & Willoughby "Freeway to her Dreams" single
* Craig & Willoughby dates July - December
* Roy Hill news
* Zeus news
* The Once news

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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS NOT ON AT HIGH VOLTAGE, 23 JULY
================================================

Please note that the Acoustic Strawbs have
withdrawn from High Voltage tomorrow Saturday 23rd July.

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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS WITH RICK WAKEMAN, ABBEYFEST, BURY ST EDMUNDS, 24 JULY
===================================================

However they are of course playing at Bury St
Edmunds' Abbeyfest 2011 on Sunday 24 July.

The gig is in the Abbey Gardens in the open air,
so let us hope for reasonable weather.

Gates open: 5pm
Gig finishes: 10pm approx.

The Acoustics will be joined onstage for a few numbers by Rick Wakeman!!

Headline act is Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings,
featuring Bill Wyman, Andy Fairweather-Low,
Georgie Fame, Albert Lee and others.

Tickets from: http://www.abbeygardensfestival.co.uk/
You can collect at the gate if you are ordering
now. For those of you wondering whether to go
because f possible bad weather, I've had
confirmation that you can buy tickets at the show
if you make a last minute decision to go.

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ACOUSTIC GOLD
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A new release for Acoustic Strawbs, collecting a
selection of key tracks from earlier (in some
cases no longer available) Witchwood releaes and
a few surprises - live tracks of songs never
released before in acoustic form - "Jesus" and
"Grace Darling", and two Cousins/Willoughby
tracks - an unreleased version of "Beat The
Retreat" recorded in Italy, and the B-side of
"The King", the stunning acoustic version of "Ringing Down The Years".

Release date: 8 August

A preview from me coming shortly. A thoroughly
enjoyable collection with some real gems and some great unreleased stuff.

Tracks
------
1. Ghosts
(Baroque & Roll)
2. Copenhagen*
(Dancing To The Devil's Beat)
3. A Glimpse Of Heaven**
(Live At Hampton Court DVD - unreleased on CD)
4. Midnight Sun
(Hero And Heroine In Ascencia)
5. Evergreen***
(Baroque & Roll)
6. Grace Darling‡
(UNRELEASED - recorded live at Johnny D's,
Somerville MA)
7. Cold Steel
(Painted Sky)
8. Autumn
(Full Bloom)
9. Josephine, For Better Or For Worse
(Strawberry Fayre)
10. Witchwood**
(Live At Hampton Court DVD - unreleased on CD)
11. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus‡
(UNRELEASED - recorded live at The Fishpond,
Matlock Bath)
12. Benedictus
(Painted Sky)

Heritage Gold
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13. Cousins And Willoughby: Beat The Retreat‡
(UNRELEASED - recorded 1979 in Bergamo Italy)
14. Ringing Down The Years‡
(B-side of "The King", recorded at
Tittenhurst Park, 1980)

Special Guests:
Ian Cutler*: Fiddle
Rick Wakeman**: Piano
Robert Kirby***: String Arrangement
‡ Previously Unreleased

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OLD SCHOOL SONGS - RE-ISSUED
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Dave Cousins & Brian Willoughby's highly
acclaimed acoustic album re-issued on CD with
bonus tracks "Song For Alex" and "You Never Needed Water".

The first 23 copies of Old School Songs to be
ordered from Witchwood Records are individually signed by Dave Cousins.

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SANDY DENNY & ALEX CAMPBELL: 19 RUPERT STREET
=============================================

A real find for Sandy Denny fans - some
unreleased/unheard material recorded informally
at Alex Campbell's house in Glasgow in 1967.

Stuart Douglas, Alex Campbell's cousin found a
tape of this when he cleared out Patsy Campbell's
flat in Glasgow when she died in 2005.

Carsten Linde provided the original tape, which
was recorded in the living room of 19 Rupert
Street, Glasgow, on 5th August 1967 on a quarter
track domestic machine. You can hear Sandy and
Alex laughing and joking as though you were in the room with them.

Says Dave:
"This newly restored recording shows Sandy as I
knew her, bright and cheerful ... Sandy's voice
could pin back your ears or melt your heart. I'm
so pleased to be able share this historic recording with you."

The last track is Alex's kids waking up and coming down to join the session.

This is an unexpected and astonishing new
addition to the Sandy archive. It's roughly
recorded to be sure, but the spirited performance shines through.

Release date: 19 September

Tracks
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1. The Leaves Of Life (Trad. arr. Denny)
2. Willie Moore (Trad. arr. Denny/Campbell)
3. Balulalow (Trad. arr. Denny)
4. The Sans Day Carol (Trad. arr. Denny/Campbell)
5. Trouble In Mind (Trad. arr. Denny/Campbell)
6. Jimmie Brown The Newsboy (Carter)
7. The Midnight Special Trad. arr. Denny/Campbell)
8. Milk And Honey (Frank)
9. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Denny)
10. Fairy Tale Lullaby (McGeachy - aka John Martyn)
11. She Moves Through The Fair (Trad. arr. Denny)

And so to bed…
12. Chuffa Chuffa Chuff/Clementine/Jesus Loves Me

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER - NORTH AMERICAN DATES
========================================

A new East Coast date has been added at the front
of the tour - Towne Crier, Pawling NY, on 14
Sept. This is a SOLO Acoustics show without the Zombies, like Strand Lakewood.

As well as the West Coast dates, details below,
there are now some Canadian dates, all of which
(apart from San Diego) will be Zombies/Acoustics gigs.

EAST COAST DATES
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Wed 14 Sep, Towne Crier, Pawling NY
ACOUSTICS SOLO
Thu 15 Sep, MusikFest Café, Bethlehem PA @ ArtsQuest Centre
Fri 16 Sep, Montgomery College, Silver Spring MD @ Cultural Arts Centre
Sat 17 Sep, Keswick Theatre, Glenside PA
Sun 18 Sep, Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown NY
Mon 19 Sep, Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis MD
Wed 21 Sep, Showcase Live, Foxborough MA
Thu 22 Sep, Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry NH
Fri 23 Sep, Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT,
Sat 24 Sep, Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville CT
Sun 25 Sep, Strand Theater, Lakewood NJ
ACOUSTICS SOLO
Mon 26 Sep, City Winery, New York NY
Tue 27 Sep, City Winery, New York NY
Wed 28 Sep, State Theater, State College PA

WEST COAST DATES
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Fri 30 Sep, Celebrity Theater, Phoenix AZ
Sat 1 Oct, Canyon Club, Agoura Hills CA
Sun 2 Oct, The Coach House, San Juan Cap… CA
Mon 3 Oct, Acoustic Music, San Diego CA
ACOUSTICS SOLO

CANADIAN DATES
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Wed 5 Oct, McPhillips Station Cas., Winnepeg MB
Fri 7 Oct, Casino Regina, Regina SK
Sun 9 Oct, Century Casino, Edmonton AB
Wed 12 Oct, Convention Centre, Kamloops BC
Thu 13 Oct, River Rock Casino, Richmond BC

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ACOUSTIC DATES ITALY/UK
=======================

A couple of Italian gigs to announce for August

Thu 18 Aug, Arcipelaghi Sonori, San Cesario sul
Panaro, Modena, Italy
Fri 19 Aug, Andar per Musica Moio de'Calvi
Bergamo, Italy

And early warning of a couple of UK Acoustics
dates when the boys get back from North America.

Thu 20 Oct, The Pop Factory, Porth
Fri 21 Oct, Gedling All Hallows, Nottingham

NB the previously announced gig on 10 September
at Nynehead will not now go ahead.

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CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY "FREEWAY TO HER DREAMS" SINGLE
=================================================

Brian & Cathryn have recorded a new single, which
is now available on iTunes!! According to one
online source, it's a track from a forthcoming
new album to be called "Freeway".

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CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY DATES JULY - DECEMBER
========================================

JULY
SU 24 TROWBRIDGE...Village Pump... Mortimer St. BA14 8BN...01225 707346

AUG
F12 SALTBURN FEST... Marske Road, TS12
1PN...01287 622623
SA 13 " " "
TU16 RADIOWEY.CO.UK...BOB'S FOLK SHOW LIVE 9.00p.m.
TH 25 PARKGATE... The Boathouse, The Parade, CH64 6RN...0151 677 1840
SA 27 ITALY

SEP
F2 HINCKLEY, Sketchley Meadows Business
Park, Unit 7 Watling Close, LE10 3EZ, 01455 234000.
SA 3 WAKEFIELD FEST, Red Shed,Vicarage Street, WF1 1QX, 01924 385000
SU 4 WOODWORKS FEST, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0PR, 01234 762614
TU 13 CAMBERLEY THEATRE, Knoll Road, GU15 3SY, 01276 707600
F 16 WORCESTER, Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, WR1 3LD, 01905 611427
F 30 BARNARD CASTLE, Nine Kings Bistro, DL12 8JJ

OCT
SA 1 COCKERMOUTH, The Kirkgate, CA13 9PJ,
01900 826448
NOV
W 2 BALDOCK, The Orange Tree, Norton Road,
SG7 5AW, 01767 683583 TH3 WREXHAM, The
Nag's Head, Mount Street , LL13 8DW
W9 KIRKHAM, Willows Catholic Club, Fern Lane, PR4 2BQ, 01772 673744
F11 MOIRA, Miners Welfare, Bath Lane, DE12 6BP, 01676 540219
F18 ROWLEY REGIS, Blackheath Club, John St, B65 0EP, 07847 307534
W23 OTLEY, Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate, LS21 1AD, 01943 464858
TH24 ROTHBURY, Queen's Head, NE65 7SR, 01669 620470
F25 CARLISLE, Sunset Suite, Warwick Road, CA1 1LL, 01228 541799
W30 FAVERSHAM, Chimney Boy, Preston St, ME13
8PG, 01795 534368
DEC
TH1 BOURNEMOUTH, Pig & Whistle, Queens Rd, BH2 6BE, 01202 707498
F2 FARNCOMBE, St. John's Church, GU7 3EH, 01483 421520
SU4 TWICKENHAM, Cabbage Patch, London Rd, TW1
3SZ, twickfolk.co.uk

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ROY HILL NEWS
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I'm a cider drinker ..
----------------------
A reminder that Roy is billed to appear at the
White Lion Annual Cider Festival in Bourton, Dorset, on Sat 23 July:

White Lion, High Street, Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5AT

What a combo - devastating cider and Roy's
powerful and devastating repertoire ! Not to be missed.

The full line-up:
· Blackmore Vale Folk
· Dan Bovey
· Heifer
· Roy Hill
· Jeb and the Ends
· El Skanko
· Stop Go Sixty
· The Kitchen Sink Bnd
· The Makinis
· The Minority

Starts: 12 noon
Entrance free (apart from the cost of all those
20 local ciders! And the barbecue!)

Roy Hill/Steve Whalley gig
--------------------------
Roy plays again with Steve Whalley at Ram Jam
Club, Kingston on August 27, further announcements soon.

Sadly, no Cry No More news at present.

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ZEUS NEWS
=========

New edits of several tracks from the forthcoming
Zeus album are up on the band's Myspace now
http://www.myspace.com/zeusacoustic) along with one whole track, "Morning Dew".

No firm date for the album's release, or any
gigs, but the recordings are said to be complete at least.

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THE ONCE NEWS
=============

The up and coming Canadian folk band who recently
released a fabulous cover of Dave Cousins' "Sail
Away To The Sea" on their great first album "The
Once" - Dave says: "Please tell the band it's one
of the loveliest recordings I've ever heard,
irrespective of whether I wrote it or not!" Check it out -
http://theonce.ca/

They are visiting the UK in September, and playing a few gigs, details below.

Fri 9 Sep, Sun 11 Sep: BROMYARD - Bromyward
Folk Festival (www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk)
Tue 13th Sep: STANLEY (County Durham) -
South Causey Folk Music Club @ South Causey
Inn (01207 235555 /www.southcausey.co.uk)
Thu 15th Sep: OSWESTRY (Shropshire) - The
Ironworks (01691 679123 / www.the-ironworks.co.uk) 8pm
Fri 16th Sep: BANGOR (North Wales) - The Blue
Sky Cafe (01248 353020 / 01248 355444 / www.blueskybangor.co.uk) 8pm
Sun 18th Sep: RAMSBOTTOM (Lancashire) -
Ramsbottom Music Festival (0161 761 2216
/ www.ramsbottomfestival.com) 2pm

There are some great YouTube videos around if you
want to hear what they sound like, including an
accapella version of Leonard Cohen's "Coming Back To You":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfkzKHeoBY

[ends]

DICK GREENER
STRAWBSWEB- www.strawbsweb.co.uk
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