Sent by Dick Greener, 6 Sep 2012
STRAWBSWEBNEWS - SEPTEMBER 2012
A healthy set of live gig updates and some updated Deadlines information this month. Please do send in your reviews and pix for the website - e-mail address below.
* US Acoustic dates - September 2012
* Deadlines update
* Dave Cousins writes
* UK September/October Acoustic dates
* Canadian Acoustic dates - October, new dates added
* Electric Strawbs - November UK dates - update
* Extra UK December date for Acoustic Strawbs
* Craig & Willoughby - UK dates, new dates added
* John Ford - new date
* Bully Wee/Ian Cutler dates (Jan 2013)
* Grace Darling: a stage celebration of a national heroine
US ACOUSTIC DATES - SEPTEMBER 2012
Acoustic Strawbs played the first night of the tour last night at Jamming Java, Vienna VA - an enthusiastic review received already.
We really want to hear what you think. So, as well as posting to Facebook if you are a member of the Strawbs Facebook page, please send your reviews and photos to:
so I can add them to Strawbsweb. Reviews and photos and other info about the tour (maps and start times etc. for all the shows) are at:
There's an DC interview article by Rob Nagy about the Sellersville show (tonight 6 Sept) and the album "Of A Time" at:
And there's also a piece about support act John Wesley Harding at:
Don't forget that you have till 5pm UK time on 19TH SEPTEMBER to pre-order the fabulous Deadlines CD re-issue, to get your name in the booklet and be entitled to download the 3 exclusive bonus track MP3s.
Dave Cousins writes
Dave has written about the recording of Deadlines for the website - see link below
My review of the the Deadlines CD is now on Strawbsweb at:
UK SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ACOUSTIC DATES
Don't forget the scattering of UK gigs between the US and Canadian trips:
Sun 30 Sep - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
Thu 4 Oct - Festival, Tenterden
Fri 5 Oct - The Rock, Maltby
CANADIAN ACOUSTIC DATES - OCTOBER - NEW DATES ADDED
Some new dates have been added to the upcoming Canadian Acoustic Strawbs tour - date list is now as follows:
Saturday 13 October 2012
Gesu Theatre, Montreal QC
Sunday 14 October 2012
Capitol Theatre, Port Hope ON
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Thursday 18 October 2012
Peter's Place, Gravenhurst ON
Friday 19 October 2012
Aeolian Performing Arts Centre, London ON
Saturday 20 October 2012
Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place, Hamilton ON
Sunday 21 October 2012
Festival Place, Sherwood Park AB
Monday 22 October 2012
Live At The Royal, Nelson BC
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Minstrel Cafe, Kelowna BC
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Hermann's Jazz Club, Victoria BC
Thursday 25 October 2012
Nancy Appleby Theatre, Athabasca AB
Saturday 27 October 2012
Crescent Heights Community Hall, Calgary AB
More details, including start times, maps etc, at:
ELECTRIC STRAWBS - NOVEMBER UK DATES - UPDATE
Please note that the venue for the Bristol gig on 16 Nov has changed: it was at the Fleece, but is now being held at the Exchange.
Details of the November tour will be posted soonish at:
EXTRA UK DECEMBER DATE FOR ACOUSTIC STRAWBS
Another December date has been announced for the Acoustics, as well as the Clacton date at West Cliff Theatre on 14 Dec they are also booked for:
Wed 5 Dec - Playhouse, Whitley Bay
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY - UK DATES - NEW DATES ADDED
Two new dates added to Brian and Cathryn's itinerary later this year.
Sat 6 Oct: Acorn Folk Club, Old Ship Aground, Quay St. Minehead TA24 5UL 01643 709394
Sat 1 Dec: The Red Shed, 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX
Full date list for Brian and Cathryn now on gigs page at:
JOHN FORD - NEW DATE
JOHN FORD AND LARRY, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Sat 17 Nov 2012
Strand Center for the Arts - Lakewood, NJ
All Ages Show
Limited to just 165 seats, this intimate performance allows the audience to sit on stage with the performers.
Don't wait too long to buy your tickets as Backstage Pass shows regularly sell out! Doors open at 7:00pm; showtime 8:00 PM
Tickets $25 (plus service charge)
BULLY WEE/IAN CUTLER DATES (JAN 2013)
Early warning of some more opportunities to see the excellent Bully Wee Band, with Ian Cutler on fiddle.
Thu 17 Jan, The Brook Theatre, Chatham, Kent
Fri 18 Jan, Bridgewater Arts Center, Somerset
Sat 19 Jan, Devoran Village Hall, Cornwall - with Phil Beer
Sun 20 Jan, Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon - with Phil Beer
Mon 21 Jan, Nettlebed Folk Club, Oxfordshre - with Phil Beer
Tue 22 Jan, Ringwood Folk Club, Hants
Thu 24 Jan, Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant, Hants
Fri 25 Jan - Ram Club, Thames Ditton, Surrey
Sat 26 Jan - Sarah Thorne Theatre Club, Broadstairs, Kent
Sun 27 Jan - Hitchin Folk Club, Herts
GRACE DARLING: A STAGE CELEBRATION OF A NATIONAL HEROINE
And finally, for Grace Darling devotees ....
The story of the Victorian sea rescue heroine Grace Darling is to be brought to the stage. Tyneside-based Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, whose international and national stage hits include Dirty Dusting, Waiting For Gateaux, Maggie's End and Son of Samurai, have penned Amazing Grace to celebrate the achievements of the first Victorian female heroine, who tragically died in 1842 aged only 26, four years after her heroic deed off the Northumberland Coast between Bamburgh and Seahouses.
Grace Darling and her lighthouse keeper father lived on Longstone island when, in a storm on September 7, 1838, the SS Forfarshire struck the notorious Harcar rocks, a part of the Farne Islands. Of the 63 people on board, nine managed to escape in the lifeboat while Grace and her father selflessly manned a coble to heroically rescue 9 people stranded on the rocks.
The play will tell the story of Grace Darling through the eyes of a modern-day writer called Grace who wants to make a film about her famous namesake.
Trevor Wood explained: "It's a funny, modern take on a wonderful story and will appeal to everyone aged from 13 to 113. We want to celebrate Grace's achievement whilst illustrating how the Hollywood machine can play fast and loose with the facts.
The three-week north east tour will begin with a world premiere at Alnwick Playhouse on Wednesday, October 17, as follows:
Alnwick Playhouse: 01665 510 785 Wednesday, October 17; Thursday,
October 18 (evening and matinee); Friday, October 19
Consett Empire: 01207 218171 Saturday, October 20 (evening and matinee)
Hexham Queen's Hall: 01434 652477 Monday, October 22 and Tuesday,
October 23 (evening and matinee)
Gala theatre (Durham): 0191 332 4041 Wednesday, October 24 and
Thursday, October 25 (evening and matinee)
Hartlepool Theatre: 01429 890 000 Friday, October 26
Gateshead Old Town Hall: 0191 433 6965 Saturday, October 27
Customs House (South Shields): 0191 454 1234 Monday, October 29 and
Tuesday, October 30 (evening and matinee)
Blyth Phoenix theatre: 01670 367 228 Wednesday, October 31
Berwick Maltings: 01289 330999 Thursday, November 1 and Friday,
November 2 (evening and matinee)
Playhouse Whitley Bay: 0844 277 2771 Saturday, November 3 (evening and
Tickets for Amazing Grace are on sale from the venues. For further information visit www.edwaughandtrevorwood.co.uk
Amazing Grace is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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