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The Straw Horses
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News from The Straw Horses


updated August 2018


Sunday 2nd September 2018
The Songwriter Sessions
The Drunken Duck, Kislingbury, Northampton, 7.30pm


updated May 2018


Sunday 10th June 2018
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival


Saturday 28th July 2018

Twinfest, Northampton: The Pomfret Arms


updated October 2017


Tuesday 16th January 2018
The Great Knight Folk Club, Northampton


updated June 2017

Two gigs:

Thursday 22nd June, 8pm
The Pomfret Arms
10 Cotton End, NN4 8BS Northampton
It's the opening gig of Twinfest 2017.  Full details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1035697603228474

Thursday 29th June, 8pm
The Villiers Hotel
3 Castle St, Buckingham MK18 1BS
10 - tickets via the link below.
An evening of spoken word and music, including sets from The Straw Horses and Rob Bray on his own, doing his 'trenchant and irreverent' improvised song-mangling routine.  Full details are here: http://www.bucklitfest.org/product/event-1-1-venessa-the-bard-8-00-pm-thursday-29th-june/


updated May 2017

The Straw Horses will play at YorkieFest, York House, Stony Stratford, at 6pm on Saturday 13th May.  More info: http://york-house.org.uk/events/yorkiefest-2017/


updated April 2017

'Dorset Tales' is released today!  See the panel on the right for where to get it.  More info about the album is on its dedicated page within this website.


updated March 2017

Just back from the MaNo festival in Marburg, Germany, where we played three gigs, saw a load of great bands, caught up with old friends and made a bunch of new ones.  Beautiful!

We've just revised the website to make it work on smaller screens and to get it ready for the launch of the second album, 'Dorset Tales'  It's been in the studio for over a year and is now in the factory.  It'll be out in April.  Follow us on facebook for a run of previews counting down to the launch day, and join our mailing list to be among the first to know when we release it.


updated Jan 2017

Happy New Year to you all!  We played a very special Winter Solstice House Party on December 21st in which we performed our entire Wheel Of The Year suite, interspersed with poems written specially for the occasion.  Remember - house gigs are a great way to enjoy acoustic music like ours.  Let us know if you want one.


Buy Dorset Tales on CD or as a download

The Straw Horses' second album 'Dorset Tales' is available from Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, Google Play, and other retailers.

Front cover of 'Dorset Tales' by The Straw Horses

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