Sunday 14 April 2019, 2pm
Psychedelic folkies Dr Strangely Strange have been working with Adrian Whittaker on a book about their glory years, 1967 - 1972. Dr Strangely Strange: Fitting Pieces To The Jigsaw will be published on March 15, 2019. It’s a beautifully produced A4-format paperback which will be on sale at the gig. There will be a few short readings, and all involved will gladly sign copies.
‘Adrian Whittaker has hacked through the undergrowth and rediscovered a forgotten wonderland of the weird folk underground. Rich in colourful half-memories and eccentric detail, this telling playfully reanimates a dormant British/Irish counterculture, with its dreams of the curiously curious and the abnormally odd.’
Rob Young (The Wire, author of Electric Eden)
'Heroic retrievals, digging and sifting the mists of memory, reveal the secret history of a Dublin band finding themselves, and the words and sounds of that city's emerging subterranean moment.'
Iain Sinclair (writer, film-maker, psychogeographer and Dublin contemporary)
This concert marks the 50th anniversary of Kip Of The Serenes, so expect some songs from that album. The gig will largely feature old-style acoustic Strangelies, right down to using a harmonium alongside the OTO grand. For the finale, the original trio of Tim Booth, Tim Goulding and Ivan Pawle will be joined by Paul Simmons (Bevis Frond) on lead guitar, Paul Dufour on drums and Jon Clayton on bass. There may be a couple of other special guests at the event, as yet unconfirmed.