Sent by Dick Greener, 8 Mar 2016
* upcoming UK Acoustic gigs
* upcoming UK electric gigs
* Beverley Folk Festival - 17-19 Jun
* 45s and downloads on Strawbsweb
UPCOMING UK ELECTRIC GIGS - APR
The gig details pages are now up on Strawbsweb at:
Please note - the gig on 23 Apr previously announced as Neil's Jazz & Blues should be NELL's Jazz & Blues (apologies to Nell!)
Fri 22 Apr - Flowerpot, Derby
Sat 23 Apr - Nell's Jazz and B, West Kensington, London
Sun 24 Apr - Anchor Arts , Wingham
Wed 27 Apr - Robin 2, Bilston
Thu 28 Apr - The Stables, Milton Keynes
Fri 29 Apr - Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
UPCOMING UK ACOUSTIC GIGS - MAR-JUN
The are a few Acoustic gigs in Mar still to come - for details see
Sat 12 Mar - The Old Chapel, Alfriston, E Sussex
Sun 13 Mar - Half Moon, Putney
Sat 26 Mar - Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough, N Yorks
And the April to June gig details page is now available at:
Fri 15 Apr - Square & Compass, Ilminster
Sat 16 Apr - Guildhall, St Ives
Sun 17 Apr - Matthews Hall, Topsham
Fri 17 Jun - Cricket Club, Sunbury
Sun 19 Jun - Folk Festival, Beverley (see below)
BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL - 17-19 JUN
A great 3-day festival (17-19 Jun) featuring Acoustic Strawbs (19th), as well as the following (and many many more):
* Kate Rusby (17th), Jez Lowe (18th/19th), Steeleye Span (19th) - need no introduction!
* Lindisfarne Story Band (18th) - Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw, a young band backing them
* The Animals & Friends (18th) - with original members John Steel & Mick Gallagher
* Steve Tilston & Friends (18th) - veteran folk guitarist and singer/songwriter
* Gilmore & Roberts (17th/18th) - former Fairport support, very good
* Les Barker (19th) - veteran folkster and humorist
* Merry Hell (19th) - boisterous folk rock from ex-members of the Tansads
* Roger Davies (18th) - I saw Roger support Fairport the other week - he was very good
45S AND DOWNLOADS ON STRAWBSWEB
Lots of uploading improved scans and newly discovered A&M single releases onto Strawbsweb at
Did you know:
* Lay Down was released in Peru;
* The Man Who Called Himself Jesus (El Hombre Que Se Llamo Jesus A Si Mismo) was released in Argentina;
* Part Of The Union came out in Greece, Guatemala and Brazil;
* Here It Comes wasn't released in the US or Canada, but was the Strawbs only (as far as we know) Kenyan single?
More to come from Alison, who is cranking her scanner up as you read this, and more from me as I start on the later years.
A few new covers added to the downloads section at:
George Hogg has contributed a great "Shine On Silver Sun", and a gentle version of Dave's lovely track from The Boy In The Sailor Suit, "The Smile You Left Behind". And a new pared-down take on "Lay Down" from Scottish singer songwriter Vivien Scotson.
Anyone else have Strawbs covers to contribute? Send your mp3s to email@example.com and send an email to the normal firstname.lastname@example.org address to let me know.
You can always find out what has recently been added to Strawbsweb at:
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."