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Dick Greener
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Sent by Dick Greener, 16 Aug

Hi all

Apologies again for the radio silence over the last month or so - I have not been able to do as much on Strawbsweb as I'd like, owing to some medical issues with my eyesight. Hope this will be positively resolved soon, but for now I'm doing less on screen than I'm used to.

Update on Canadia Electric dates (Oct 2018), UK electric dates (Nov 2018, including another gig at Chelsea's fabulous Under The Bridge venue) and some UK Acoustic gigs in 2018.

For 2019, the "On The Blue Cruise" in February and a US tour in April, including the upcoming 50th anniversary weekend.

Updates on Dave Bainbridge shows, Craigg & Willoughby Autumn gigs, Hud's regular gigging schedule and a date for John Ford.

And finally, news of the release of Hudson Ford's fourth album, Daylight.

Full gig details to follow on Strawbsweb.



* Canada electric dates, Oct 2018
* UK dates - electric, Nov 2018
* UK dates - acoustic 2018
* On The Blue Cruise, Feb 2018
* US electric dates, April 2019
* Strawbs 50th anniversary, 26-28 April 2018
* Dave Bainbridge/Lifesigns/Celestial Fire gigs, Sept 2018
* Craig & Willoughby dates
* John Ford gig
* Hud's gigs
* Hudson Ford reissue - Daylight


Wednesday 10 October - Maison de la Musique, Le Palais Montcalm, Quebec City QC
Thursday 11 October - Club Soda, Montreal QC
Friday 12 October - Centre for Performing Arts, Oakville ON
Saturday 13 October - Peters Players, Gravenhurst ON
Sunday 14 October - Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Monday 15 October - Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Tuesday 16 October - Aeolian Hall, London ON
Wednesday 17 October - Cultural Centre, Midland ON


Thursday 15 November - Robin 2, Bilston
Saturday 17 November - HRH Prog, Pwhelli
Sunday 18 November - Corn Exchange, Hertford
Monday 19 November - Public Halls, Harpenden
Wednesday 21 November - The Pier, Worthing
Friday 23 November - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Saturday 24 November - Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
Sunday 25 November - The Astor, Deal
Monday 26 November - Under the Bridge, Chelsea


Friday 9 November - Baptist Church, Emsworth
Saturday 1 December - GB Folk Festival, Skegness
Sunday 2 December - GB Folk Festival, Skegness
Monday 3 December - Arts Centre, Barnoldswick


10-15 February 2018

Visiting Nassau/Paradise Island, The Bahamas and a private island Labadee.

As well as the Strawbs, bands include:
* Justin Hayward
* The Zombies
* Todd Rundgren
* Dave Mason
* Steve Hackett
* Alan Parsons
* Procol Harum
* Al Stewart
* Wishbone Ash
* Poco

For more details:


Friday 12 April - YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore NY
Saturday 13 April - Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair NJ Sunday 14 April - TBA
Monday 15 April - TBA
Tuesday 16 April - TBA
Wednesday 17 April - Lovin Cup, Rochester NY
Thursday 18 April - TBA
Friday 19 April - Towne Crier, Beacon NJ
Saturday 20 April - Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA

26-28 April 2018

Friday 26 April - 50th Anniversary weekend , Lakewood NJ
Saturday 27 April - 50th Anniversary weekend, Lakewood NJ
Sunday 28 April - 50th Anniversary Weekend - Sunday Brunch, Lakewood NJ (VIP tickets only)

Further details of what is planned for the weekend will be released in due course - plans look impressive, with a number of line-ups and guests - I'm certainly going to be making the trip, as the Strand is one of my favourite venues in the world.

VIP tickets
This from Ray Coles who is organising the 50th event at the Strand Theater in Lakewood NJ:

Celebrate 50 years of Strawbs and be a part of history during this three-day celebration of the folk/rock/prog legends, hosted by founding member Dave Cousins. For this epic festival, Strawbs past & present are joined by special and surprise musical guests, including a full symphony orchestra for a gala event that will showcase every era of Strawbs music: folk to Ferryman; acoustic to electric; the subtle to the symphonic.

The Strand is offering a limited Strawbs Golden VIP Package, ultra-deluxe access to this once-in-a-lifetime 50th Anniversary experience. Included is:
choice premium seating for both performances at the historic Strand Theater;
drink vouchers good for four free drinks (two per day) from The Strand's full Gallery bar;
exclusive souvenir laminate lanyard;
Sunday brunch with Strawbs and their guests on April 28, 2019 at Ramada Hotel in Tom's River, NJ.

With fans from all over the world expected to attend Strawbs 50th Anniversary Weekend, this VIP package will sell out quickly!

You can buy VIP tickets at:


Coming up in September, a number of Dave Bainbridge-related live shows:

LIFESIGNS Friday 7th, 7.30pm, Crauford Arms, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LT, UK
LIFESIGNS Saturday 8th, Resonate Festival, 02 Islington Academy, London

CELESTIAL FIRE Thursday 13th, The Light Church, Jubilee Centre, Jermyn Street, Bradford, BD1 4EJ, UK (tickets/info coming soon)

CELESTIAL FIRE Friday 14th venue TBC, details coming soon

CELESTIAL FIRE Saturday 15th, Trading Boundaries, , Sheffield Green, nr Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3RB, UK

LIFESIGNS Wednesday, 26th The Robin, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ, UK

LIFESIGNS Thursday, 27th, Rebellion, 2B Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WZ, UK

DAVE BAINBRIDGE & SALLY MINNEAR Saturday 29th, Lynn Guitar Festival, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7TT, Wales, UK

CELESTIAL FIRE Sunday 30th Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start


Dates to end of year - for more gigs in 2019, see

16 September 2018
Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH

18 September 2018
The English Folk Music Club, Madhouse, Tiro de Pinchon, Villa Costa, Villamartin, Spain

21 - 23 September 2018
"Madame Guitar" Acoustic Guitar Festival, Tricesimo, Udine, Italy

27 September 2018
Uxbridge Folk Club, Uxbridge RNA, 388b Long Lane, Hillingdon, Middx UB10 9PG

03 October 2018
Spalding Folk Club, The South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1SS

05 October 2018
Bingham Folk Club, Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion, Brendon Grove, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8TN

06 October 2018
Ovington Village Hall Richmond, N Yorks DL11 7BW

07 October 2018
Horsham Folk Club, The Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham, W Sussex RH12 1JF

08 October 2018
Kitchen Garden, 17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SA

09 October 2018
St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2BH

10 October 2018
Cramlington Folk Club, Benedictine Social Centre, Glenluce Drive, Southfield Green, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 6YA

11 October 2018
Beamish Mary Folk & Acoustic Nights, Beamish Mary Inn, No Place, nr Stanley, Co Durham DH9 0AQ

12 October 2018
National Forest Folk Club, Moira Miners' Welfare, Moira, Nr Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire DE12 6BP

14 October 2018
Banbury Folk Festival - main stage Sunday

15 October 2018
Stirling Folk Club, Stirling County RFC, Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling FK9 5AP

16 October 2018
House Concert at Celtic Music Radio, 54 Admiral Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1HU

18 October 2018
Denholm Folk Club, Auld Cross Keys Hotel, Denholm, Roxburghshire TD9 8NU

21 October 2018
Folk On The Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Devon PL21 9EE

24 October 2018
Culm Valley Music & Performance Club, Uffculme Village Hall, Bridge Street, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3AX

25 October 2018
Common Folk, Pelsall Cricket Club, Walsall Road, Pelsall, Walsall, W Midlands WS3 4BP

26 October 2018
Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre, 45 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD


27 SEPT 2018
John Ford with Ian Lloyd's Stories
7 PM (Doors Open: 6:30 PM)

The Triad Theater
158 WEST 72 ST. (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)
New York, NY 10023 (212) 279-4200
TRIAD Event Link:
ALL AGES. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol.
TICKETS: $25. Tickets at Door cash only. ATM located by Box Office.
BUY ONLINE: The Triad recommends patrons pre-purchase their tickets via credit cards online.

John with his band will be performing hits from his historic song catalog including "Part of the Union" along with new music from his 2 forthcoming albums, some Beatles favorites and surprises, followed by an Instrumental Shadows Surf mix, and ending with an Electric Finale joined by Ian Lloyd.

Special Guest: Ian Lloyd's Stories band performing a select opening set. Featuring Ian's #1 worldwide Hit "Brother Louie" and Ian's other great tunes!


And of course, a number of dates for hard-working Hud:


17th The Gateway, 31 Greyfriars Road, Reading RG1 1PA (ALI MAC BAND)
19th The Horns, Watford, WD17 3RL - 4pm start (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
26th The Three Horseshoes, 131 High St, Shepperton TW17 9BL - 5pm start (disco from 2pm, barbecue all day) (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
27th Bagster House Club, Walton Lane, Shepperton TW17 8LP - 3pm start (THE BEAKY BAND)


22nd Royston Social Club, 12 College Road, St. Albans AL1 5ND (THE BEAKY BAND)
28th The Three Horseshoes, 131 High St, Shepperton TW17 9BL (ALI MAC BAND)
29th Tilehurst British Legion, Downing Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5BB (THE BEAKY BAND)
30th The Red Lion, Isleworth - 3pm start (MEAT & 2 VEG)


6th The Three Wishes, 122 / 126 High Road, Edgware HA8 7EL (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
19th The Halfway House, 91 Uxbridge rd, Rickmansworth WD3 7DQ (THE BEAKY BAND)
20th The General Elliott, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE BEAKY BAND)
25th The Riverside club, 6 Laleham Road, Staines TW18 2DX (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
26th The Dashwood Arms, Old Oxford Rd, Piddington HP14 3BH (THE BEAKY BAND)


And finally, news that Daylight, the fourth Hudson Ford album, originally releaed on CBS after they parted company with A&M, is to be released on CD by Esoteric (who released the A&M Boxed set).

"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."

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