Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 8.00 pm
http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
LOYALTY CARD: 6 visits = £5 credit.

FEB 16 COME-ALL-YE with spotlight on MILLY MURPHY £3
Bring your songs & tunes. A good night to try out something new or perform for the first time.
Milly, clarinet player, singer & dancer with The Knots of May, Sussex Harmony & Shepherds Arise, will bring some of her own charming songs & readings.
FEB 23 THE TWAGGER BAND £7
Will Duke, Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Ian Chisholm & Sue Evans sing & play mostly traditional music on hammered dulcimers, concertinas, guitars, harp, whistles, bouzouki, mandolin, Northumbrian pipes, serpent & hurdy gurdy.
MAR 2 ELSIE'S BAND £7
David Watts (voice) Iris Bishop (duet concertina, accordion) & John Hills (voice, songwriter, guitar, mandolin, harmonica) offer traditional & more recent songs & tunes in fine style.
MAR 9 BOND OF UNION £6
Brighton trio Richard Inman, Benjamin Board & Johnny Hewes sing in unaccompanied harmony about heroism & injustice, struggle & superstition, soldiers & revolutionaries, but always about the bonds of union that connect us.
MAR 16 TOM McCONVILLE £8 http://www.tommcconville.co.uk/
'Tom is a brilliant fiddler & great singer; a wonderful ambassador of the James Hill musical tradition.' (Aly Bain). Splendid Newcastle fiddler & singer blends Newcastle, Irish, Scottish & US traditions plus classical & jazz. Tom has been a big influence on the new generation of folk musicians. Advance tickets available.
Advance tickets available from the club and website.
MAR 16 TOM McCONVILLE FIDDLE & SONG WORKSHOP
10.45 am 4.45 pm Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
Song accompaniment & basic harmony on the fiddle, either with another singer or yourself. Singers welcome too. Some music sent in advance.
Details and booking form available from the club and website.
MAR 23 ELYE CUTHBERTSON £5
Elye is a fine young melodeon player, finalist in the New Roots competition for young folk musicians in 2018, taught by Hazel Askew.
MAR 30 SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY £10 http://www.shirleycollins.co.uk
Shirley's love, knowledge & understanding of English traditional song are second to none. Ian is her musical director & accompanist; he produced her award-winning Lodestar album & its follow-up, due for release this year.
Advance tickets available from the club and website.
MAR 31 (Sunday) SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY: ENGLISH FOLK SONG & ACCOMPANIMENT WORKSHOP
SOLD OUT, EMAIL TO JOIN WAITING LIST
10.45 am 4.45 pm Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
For singers & musicians. Bring an English traditional song for Shirley to give her unique guidance on interpretation & performance. Ian will offer thoughts & techniques for developing sympathetic accompaniments.
Details and booking form available from the club and website.
APR 6 JACK HOGSDEN & LEON HOGSDEN £6
Jack is a dazzling young melodeon player, singer & guitarist from Sussex (Ditchling Morris). His father Leon sings & plays a stylish guitar. Mainly English traditional songs & tunes.
APR 13 COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE £7 https://cohenbk.com/
Cohen is a young, brilliant & inventive melodeon & anglo concertina player & a glorious singer with a deep understanding of traditional music & a powerful, compelling style of his own.
He's in great demand at folk music festivals & clubs as a solo performer & with the trio Granny's Attic.
Advance tickets available from the club and website.
APR 13 COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE MELODEON WORKSHOP
10.45 am 4.45 pm Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
The workshop will focus on English melodeon playing for experienced players.
Cohen will begin by delving into the rich repertoire of English traditional tunes & will explore how advanced melodeon techniques can be used to develop these tunes.
Finally, Cohen will explore the melodeon's capabilities as an accompanying instrument both for accompanying song & for accompanying other musicians. Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking form available from the club and website.
APR 20 COME-ALL-YE: EASTER & SPRING (with home-made Easter biscuits) £4
Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme. A good night to try out something new or perform for the first time. We serve traditional home-made Easter biscuits.