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Denmark, 25 March 1972
May  4, 1972 May  4, 1972


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Bickershaw Festival 6.5.1972


For a long time now, the String band have been entrancing and casting spells and revelations upon minds everywhere and their recent evolution into a full scale show from a simple musical act is a worthwhile feather in the cap. They seem to be perpetually at the pinnacle of their musical development, only to strike out in yet another direction every time with natural and wonderful purpose. By now , the pantomime element in their act is firmly established as an invaluable part of their make-up and there is thus another dimension in the already multi -dimensional framework of their art. There must be very few bands who have as much talent and sincerity , so naturally contained and as much uniqueness. The serenity and grace of the Stringband and the beauty of their lyrics and their whole beingness, occupy a quiet space of their own amongst the random chaos.

The Stringband's first lady - Likky, is developing gradually and highly into a very enchanting songstress, with a gift for delicate and beautiful music. Her song, 'Secret Temple' is to be waited for and listened to carefully among all the other fields of song which will be going down. Whilst the Stringband master of mime, Malcolm leMaistre (closely challenged by Robin the Wily Wizard) - is also flowering musically, his mysterious evocative songs seem older than they would appear, somehow lodged in a different period of time with a strange relevance. His song about Marco Polo , 'Down Before Cathy', is a particularly good example. 
Meanwhile, Messrs Williamson, and Heron are still creating works of art, beautiful new songs. Mikeís 'Antoine ', a song about Berlioz and Robin's ' Let the Moon Hang Low' and his Hebridean love song are outstanding . There ís also a great little instrumental medley written by Mike, featuring himself, Likky and Malcolm. And oh yes, the addition of the lovely Suze Watson -Taylor in a delightful stage debut with bopping be -bop vocals on Mikes magnificent 'Feast Of Stephen' makes for a really stirring finale.

The Stringband are currently working on their next album, due out about next september . They just completed a very successful tour of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland and will be doing gigs in Germany and France soon. Their most recent musical contribution is Robin's solo album ' Myrrh' now on release.

William A Murray, Bickershaw programme (May 1972)
(Foto: Barry Plummer)






Mike Heron - guitar/vocal/keys/bass.etc
Robin Williamson -
violin/guitar/vocals
Malcolm Le Maistre - vocals/whistle/harmonium
Licorice - vocal /bass


Additional musicians were
Jack on guitar on the first medley of jigs,
Stan and Susie W.T. on Feast of Stephen.


Supposed Tracklist
  • This Moment
  • Black Jack Davy
  • The Circle is Unbroken
  • Medley of Jigs (Drunken Black Winter, etc)
  • Everything's Fine Right Now
  • Won't You Come See Me
  • Secret Temple
  • Feast of Stephen
  • Medley of excerpts from Job's Tears, Koeeaddi There and Very Cellular Song
    Encores:
  • Weather The Storm
  • Medley of Jigs (Grumbling Old Men etc)
Regarding the DVD's they performed:
This Moment
Adam and Eve
Weather The Storm
Evolution Rag
Talking of the End
Jigs
Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending











Insel Grün bei Germersheim

Sonntag, 21. Mai 1972:
Wind (3 Uhr)
Abacus (11 Uhr)
Albert Mangelsdorff
Strawbs
Karthago
Tom Paxton
Milkwood
Lindisfarne
Incredible String Band
Ekseption
Spencer Davis
Uriah Heep (22 Uhr)





     Tracklist

  1. This Moment
  2. Black Jack David
  3. The Circle Is Unbroken
  4. Jigs - The Bird That Lives On Rain/Yellow Flames Of Whin/Jenny In The Mosshouse/Drunken Black Winter
  5. Won't You Come See Me
  6. Feast Of Stephen
  7. Weather The Storm
  8. Jigs - Sunday Is My Wedding Day/Drops Of Whiskey/Grumbling Old Men

Pinkpop Festival
Geleen, Netherlands

May 22, 1972



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Fotos: Pinkpop Festival
Bobino Theatre, Paris, May 1972

(Supposed date is May 28, but on that day they really played at the Lincoln Festival)













Sunday May 28th 1972




Sunday

11.30: Host John Peel.

12 noon: Natural Acoustic Band.

12.45: Focus.

1.30; Brewer's Droop.

2.15: Spencer Davis.

3.15: Incredible String Band.

4.30: Lindisfarne and Andy Andrews.

7.15: Average White Band.

8.00: The Persuasions.

8.40: Slade.

9.55: Monty Python.

10.30: Beach Boys.










Likky leaves ...




... Gerard Dott joins






Chichester Festival Theatre, The Garden Penzance




Plymouth Guildhall, Aug. 12, 1972







(Foto: Sounds)
(Foto: New Musical Express 1972)









October 1972: Release of
EARTHSPAN


Promotion poster for Earthspan


Promotion poster for the single

Dutch single release
"Black Jack David", November 1972


Review (click to enlarge)

Promotional Stand-alone Cardboard





September - November 1972:
Tour USA / Canada






Capitol Theatre NY, 9 Oct. 1972 Programme of Capitol Theatre
(click on picture to enlage)
Vancouver, Nov. 4, 1972

My Father's Place
10. - 12. 10. 72
(click on image to enlarge)




Sundown, Edmonton





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