Sent by Dick Greener, 8 April 2014
STRAWBSWEBNEWS - APRIL 2014
Sorry it's been a while, but a few things to bring you up to speed on.
* Exorcising Ghosts - pre-order offer
* Acoustic Strawbs dates, April to August
* Acoustic Strawbs, Canada dates, October 2014
* Craig and Willoughby news
* Hud's gigs, April to July
* New books section
EXORCISING GHOSTS = PRE-ORDER OFFER
Dave Cousins' long-awaited biography Exorcising Ghosts is to be published on 1 Sep 2014. The first 500 early purchasers will receive a numbered advance copy before publication date with a unique specially designed "ex libris" bookplate, their copy will be signed by Dave and their name will be included in the book.
THIS SPECIAL OFFER IS NOW LIVE via Witchwood Records online shop at
Pre-ordering will close on 30 April 2014.
UK £19.95 including p&p
EU and North America £21.99 including p&p
Rest of world £25.99 including p&p
I've had the pleasure of reading it in draft and there is loads of material in there which no-one (including ME!) ever knew about. It's an absolute must for Strawbs fans everywhere.
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS UK DATES APRIL TO AUGUST
Early warning of some upcoming UK dates for Acoustic Strawbs.
Saturday 19 April 2014
with Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash & Curved Air
Sunday 20 April 2014
The Kaff, Wigan
Saturday 26 April 2014
Town Hall, Selby
Saturday 17 May 2014 (previously annouced for 10 May)
Village Hall, Chaldon
This is a charity gig. Tickets are £15.00 each. Bookings can be made by contacting Paul at email@example.com or by calling on 10883 348327 or 07525 479932. Details of payment by BACS, PayPal or Cheque will be provided when people contact Paul.
Wednesday 4 June 2014
The Greystones, Sheffield
Friday 15 August 2014
Clumber Park, Worksop
supporting Status Quo
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS, CANADA DATES, OCTOBER 2014
Early warning of some Canadian Acoustic dates in October. More may be added.
Fri 17 October, Studio at Hamilton Pl, Hamilton ON
Sat 18 October, Peter's Place, Gravenhurst ON
Sun 19 October, Schoolhouse, Burnston ON
Mon 20 October, Hughs Room, Toronto ON
Tue 21 October, Hughs Room, Toronto ON
Wed 22 October, Petit Campus, Montreal QC
Fri 24 October, Aeolian Hall, London ON
Sat 25 October, Chalmers Utd Church, Kingston ON
CRAIG AND WILLOUGHBY NEWS
A few more dates in Brian and cathryn's Spring tour. More details at their website at
Friday, April 18, 2014
Westhoughton Folk Club
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Davy Lamp @ Washington Arts Centre Biddick Lane
Thursday, April 24, 2014
1 The Parade, Parkgate, Neston, Cheshire
Friday, April 25, 2014
Liverpool Acoustic @ the view two gallery, Liverpool
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Brian Player's Acoustic Cafe, Farncombe
Brian has also written and self-published a book about his experiences: "40 Years On The Road...For Something I Didn't Even Do". It's available in the UK for £20 plus £3 p&p from Brian direct -
HUD'S GIGS, APRIL TO JULY
You can catch Hud playing with various bands over the next three months.
12th Sportsman, 2 Scotts Hill, Croxley Green WD3 3AD (ALI MAC BAND)
25th Hayes Working Men's club, Pump Lane, Hayes UB3 3N (THE BEAKY BAND)
27th The Boot, St Albans (ALI MAC BAND)
3rd Red Lion, Isleworth (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
9th The Three Steps, Cowley UB8 2DX (THE BEAKY BAND)
10th The General Eliott, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE BEAKY BAND)
16th The Royalist, 29 Western Ave, Market Harborough LE16 9PL (THE BEAKY BAND)
17th Sportsman, 2 Scotts Hill, Croxley Green, WD3 3AD (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
23rd The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond Athletic Club,Twickenham Rd, TW9 2SF (ALI MAC BAND)
24th The General Eliott, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
25th The Horns, Watford 4PM START (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
31st Tilehurst British Legion, Downing Road, Tilehust RG31 5BB (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
6th Cobham (ALI MAC BAND)
27th The Royalist, 29 Western Ave, Market Harborough LE16 9PL (ALI MAC BAND)
28th The Red Lion, Isleworth (THE BEAKY BAND)
11th The General Elliott, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
19th Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump Lane, Hayes UB3 3N (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
20th Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath - 3PM START (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
NEW BOOKS SECTION
And finally, a new section for the two Witchwood books releases has been added to the logo (now I remembered how to do it ;-) In the coming weeks I'll add further items of interest to Strawbs fans to this part of the site.
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."