Sent by Dick Greener, 23 Jun 2015
* Wigan show 27 June postponed
* CANCELLED Acoustics at Inn-Ovation Festival, 31 July to 2 Aug
* Electric Strawbs at WakemanFest, 30 Oct to 1 Nov
* CORRECTED Acoustic Strawbs upcoming gigs
* Access All Areas - CD/DVD Release
* Top 50 Prog albums - Hero and Heroine
* Willoughby And Craig gigs
* Hud gigs
** Rock Atlas - Second Edition
** J P Bean - Singing From The Floor: A History Of British Folk Clubs
* Y Viva Espana
WIGAN SHOW 27 JUNE POSTPONED
Sorry to announce that this coming Saturday's show in Wigan has had to be postponed, owing to routing difficulties. It will be rescheduled later in the year.
ACOUSTICS AT INN-OVATION FESTIVAL, 31 JULY to 2 AUG
UPDATE: 5 JULY: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE PROMOTERS.
News in of an additional acoustic date, the day after the electric tour finishes on Sat 1 Aug. Sunday 2 Aug sees Acoustic Strawbs heading north to West Yorkshire headlining a bill on the third and last day of this festival which also includes Clive Gregson and Iain Matthews.
Treats over the first two days include Julian Dawson, The Poozies and The Alan Hull Songbook, with workshops on songwriting, tunings, fiddle and more, from the likes of Clive, Andy Roberts and Tom Leary (who played with Dave Lambert in Zeus a few years back).
The Brooksbank School
Tickets £15 Fri; £40 Sat; £40 Sun; weekend £70 (all plus a booking fee)
ELECTRIC STRAWBS AT WAKEMANFEST, 30 OCT TO 1 NOV
News coming in of an extra-special Electric Strawbs gig, with Rick Wakeman joining the electric band on stage for the first time since 1971!
Rick says on his site: "The Electric Strawbs of course will be very special as I will be joining them for 2 pieces. The Hangman and the Papist and also Where is this Dream of our Youth... and I will be using an original Hammond L100 similar to the one I used on the original recording at the Queen Elizabeth Hall."
This is a three day event that would revolve around people Rick has worked with and his own band, The English Rock Ensemble. Full day on Friday, full day Saturday and a very special charity day on the Sunday which finishes around 5pm so everybody can head off home. It is hoped to be an annual event.
Line-up currently includes Ricks English Rock Ensemble, Wakeman Cubed, a performance of Viv Stanshall's Sir Henry At Rawlinson's End, and the Cadbury Sisters. There are various Q&A sessions scheduled.
Details of the line-up at: http://www.wakemanfest.com/
You can also pre-register for tickets.
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS - UPCOMING GIGS
Some more acoustic dates running up to the year end, including, in December, a couple of large venue gigs supporting fellow 70s band Family, and another appearance at the Great British Folk Festival.
Sun 2 Aug - Inn-Ovation Festival (see above)
Sat 12 Sep , Old Courts Theatre Wigan (rescheduled from June)
Fri 11 Sep - The Artrix, Bromsgrove
Thu 17 Sep - Square & Compass, Ilminster
Fri 18 Sep - Guildhall, St Ives
Fri 25 Sep - The Brook, Chatham
Sat 7 Nov - Westcoast Bar, Margate
Fri 27 Nov - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester(*)
Sat 28 Nov - Frome Mini Blues & Folk Festival (also playing) The Pretty Things, Robin Bibi and The Worried Men - Cheese & Grain, Frome(*)
(*) note corrections
Sun 6 Dec - Great British Folk Festival, Skegness
Thu 10 Dec - ABC, Glasgow (with Family)
Sun 13 Dec - Empire, Shepherds Bush (with Family)
ACCESS ALL AREAS - CD/DVD RELEASE
A new Strawbs release from Demon Records - a 1990 televised concert on CD and DVD, from Central TV's Bedrock show. The line-up is Cousins, Hooper, Hudson, Willoughby, Demick and Parren. The package comes with extensive sleeve notes.
The Access All Areas releases are a series of live shows fom various folk and rock legends including Lindisfarne, Rick Wakeman, Fairport Convention and many others.
The Strawbs CD+DVD was released on 8 June. There's a YouTube video of "Lay Down" taken from the release at:
For an Amazon buy link see below:
TOP 50 PROG ALBUMS - HERO AND HEROINE
Rolling Stone magazine have voted Hero and Heroine number 44 in the Top 50 prog rock albums of all time!
WILLOUGHBY AND CRAIG GIGS
Details from Brian and Cathryn's site at:
Includes some "Very Hopkin" shows with Mary's daughter Jessica Lee Morgan. You'll find the details on the Very Hopkin tour at: http://www.maryhopkin.com/veryhopkin/index.html
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
COTTINGHAM LIVE @ THE BACK ROOM
173 HALLGATE, COTTINGHAM, YKS HU16 4BB (United Kingdom)
01482 844543 Set: 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015
PARKGATE FOLK CLUB @ THE BOATHOUSE
PARKGATE, CHES CH64 6RN (United Kingdom)
Set: 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015
THE DAVY LAMP @ Washington Arts Centre
Biddick Lane, Fatfield, TWR NE38 8AB (United Kingdom)
Set: 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2015
FOLK EAST @ GLEMHAM HALL
Woodbridge, SFK (United Kingdom)
Set: 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
VERY HOPKIN @ The Borderline
Manette Street, London, (United Kingdom)
Set: 8:00 PM
Friday, September 11, 2015
VERY HOPKIN @ Pontardawe Arts Centre
Herbert St, Pontardawe, Pontardawe, (United Kingdom)
Set: 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015
VERY HOPKIN @ The Globe Live Music Venue
125 Albany Road, Cardiff, (United Kingdom)
029 2023 0130 Set: 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Clef & Cask
Dewley Cramlington, Dewley Cramlington, NBL NE23 6DT (United Kingdom)
Set: 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2015
ROTHBURY ROOTS @ THE QUEENS HEAD
Rothbury, NBL NE65 7SR (United Kingdom)
01669 620470 Set: 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Tolbooth Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NL (United Kingdom)
Set: 8:00 PM
DENHOLM FOLK FESTIVAL @ DENHOLM FESTIVAL
Eastlea, Denholm, DENHOLM, (United Kingdom)
01450 870664 Set: 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Eileen's Tea Rooms
Castleblayney, MOG (Ireland)
Set: 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015
65 Union Street, Belfast, (United Kingdom)
028 9023 2474 Set: 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Dorking Folk Club
Social Club, Friends Provident, Dorking, Surrey, Dorking, (United Kingdom)
01306 888 530 Set: 8:00 PM
27TH Prince Albert, Hampton road TW2 5QB Middlesex (THE BEAKY BAND)
(also on 27th - The Full Moon, Little Kingshill, HP16 0EE - THE GOOD OLD BOYS without Hud)
28TH The Full Moon, Little Kingshill, HP16 0EE (2pm start) (THE BEAKY BAND )
3RD Nettlebed Club, High Street, Nettlebed, Oxon RG9 5DD (THE REPERTOIRE DOGS)
11TH The Black Horse, Greenford UB6 0AS (THE BEAKY BAND)
18TH Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump Lane, Hayes UB3 3N (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
24TH The General Elliot, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (ALI MAC BAND)
25TH The Red Lion, Isleworth (THE BEAKY BAND)
31ST Halfway House, Rickmansworth WD3 7DQ (THE BEAKY BAND )
**1st Chestnut (THE BEAKY BAND)
**7th The General Elliot, Uxbridge UBB 2UR (THE BEAKY BAND)
**14th The General Elliot, Uxbridge UBB 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
**21st Sunbury Cricket Club (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
**28th The Brushwood Inn, Hillingdon, UB8 3HY (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
**29th The Red Lion, Isleworth (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
**30th The Horns, Watford (8.30pm start) (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
BOOKSHELF - ROCK ATLAS - SECOND EDITION
David Roberts has extended his coverage of the Strawbs in this second edition of his fascinating book, which lists 800 music-related places in the UK.
NB. Amazon UK only seems to have his frst edition for sale, so try the publisher sites above.
BOOKSHELF - SINGING FROM THE FLOOR:
A HISTORY OF BRITISH FOLK CLUBS
Multiple quotes from Dave and many other leading lights of the folk world in this examination of the folk club culture in the 60s and early 70s, in their own words, collected by writer J P Bean. It really takes you back to those days of sitting on the floor at folk clubs....
Y VIVA ESPANA
And finally, in looking round the web the other day, I found a site which has Spanish translations of many many Strawbs songs. Check it out if you are linguistically minded ....
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."