Clive Palmer Sad News
Founding member of The Incredible String Band Clive Palmer died at the West
Cornwall Hospital in Penzance on 23 November 2014 after a long illness.
(Added 25 November 2014)
Ducks on a Pond
The live set by incrediblestringband2003 from Salford's Lowry Theatre has
been reissued as a three-disc CD and DVD set.
(Added 2 November 2014)
BGO has remastered two Incredible String Band albums, U and I
(Added 2 November 2014)
New Robin Williamson CD
Robin's latest CD Trust in the Rising Light is released 4 November on
(Added 7 October 2014)
Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions
Mike Heron recorded three tracks with Trembling Bells for BBC Radio 2's Mark
Radcliffe's Folk Sessions. There are now available for download from
amazon.co.uk and iTunes.
(Added 22 August 2013)
Witches Hats & Painted Chariots
Shindig magazine has an Incredible String
Band Special due out in
(Added 22 May 2013)
BeGlad Compendium Relaunch
The Songs of the
Incredible String Band
date is 18 May 2013 with the relaunch of the
revised version of beGlad The Incredible String Band Compendium. This is at the Green Note,
Parkway, Camden. 2-5pm
- With Malcolm LeMaistre,
Norman Lamont, Joe Murphy (Sgt Buzfuz), Polly MacLean, Jowe Head's Demi-Monde,
the Desperate Ones and Fate or Ferret.
- Tickets available from
(Added 5 May 2013)
Shindig Issue 32
The latest issue of this superb magazine had a major feature on Mike Heron's
non-ISB career covering Smiling Men with Bad Reputations and Mike
Heron's Reputation. This is in advance of a major celebration of the
Incredible String Band, Witches Hats & Painted Chariots, due on 6 June
(Added 11 April 2013)
Live at the Fillmore East June 1968
The next ISB release from Hux, due out in February 2013, will be the June
1968 Fillmore East concert, previously a bootleg of variable quality. The gig
features Mike and Robin playing material from Hangman and Wee Tam
to a rapturous audience. The original mono reel-to-reel tape was in the
Witchseason archive, and so this will be the complete concert without cuts and
in brilliant quality. Robin has written some sleevenotes, as has Stan Lee (!)
who was at the gig ,and a Joe Boyd interview is in the pipeline.
(Updated 13 January 2013)
New Robin Williamson CD
A new CD from Robin Williamson is Love Will Remain. This is available
as CD and 180g vinyl. The latter includes an insert with large paintings and
texts from Robin.
(Added 7 June 2012)
The Lost Broadcasts
Rare footage of the Incredible String Band playing live on Germany's Beat
Club in 1970 has emerged and is now available on DVD from Gonzo Multimedia.
(Added 7 December 2011)
New Album from Clive Palmer
Clive's new album is called Along the Enchanted Way.
Dr Strangeley Strange Plays Live in London!
Dr Strangely Strange are making a rare London appearance at the Jazz Cafe,
Camden , onSaturday October 29th. Tickets are on sale now.
On 26 September 2011, Hux is reissuing Heavy Petting as a digi-pack (remastered,
with a 36-page booklet, unreleased bonus tracks, loads of previously unseen
photos and new additional artwork by Tim Booth). To mark this the band - plus
special guests - will perform the album live alongside a selection of earlier
material. There will be an added rhythm section for the electric tracks, and
Paul Simmons of the Bevis Frond will guest on lead guitar. Other guests are yet
to be confirmed.
(Added 19 May 2011)
Mike Heron Web Site
Mike has a new Web site on-line at
out for Mike around the UK in May and June 2011.
(Added 24 March 2011)
Incredible String Band Remastered
Joe Boyd has been working with the original engineer John Wood to remaster
the original Elektra recording and these have now been released in Fledg'ling
Records. No additional tracks are included so that the integrity of the original
albums is preserved. However, there are essays by Robin, Mike and Clive as well
as Joe Boyd to complete the package.
(Added 17 April 2010)
Mike Heron and Georgina Seddon are supporting Robyn Hitchcock on his UK tour.
(Added 16 April 2010)
Woodstock 40 Years On
A new DVD due for August release is Woodstock Diary. This is a documentary
and it features footage of bands not included in the original film of the event
such as the Incredible String Band. Also, a six CD set includes just about all
of the Woodstock performances including two from the Incredible String Band
which have not been available on previous Woodstock compilations.
(Updated 7 August 2009)
Rock and Roll Tourist
Graham Forbes' latest book shows him having a go at travel writing.
(Added 23 April 2009)
On July 19th 2009, various
people including Mike Heron and Dr Strangey Strange will be covering Incredible
String Band songs. The event has been organised by Joe Boyd at London Barbican.
Mojo March 2009
The latest issue of Mojo magazine has a brief feature on Billy Connolly.
Billy came out of the same Scottish folk scene as Robin, Clive and Mike. He
notes that "all-time favourite album" is Wee Tam & The Big Huge". He
also remarks that he and Robin share the same birthday.
(Added 3 February 2009)
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