LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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JAN 5 TWELFTH NIGHT COME-ALL-YE £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings for the last day of Christmas. Unexploded carols welcome. This replaces Caroline Kendall, who is not well. We will ask her back another day.
JAN 12 WASSAIL by fire & candlelight £4
We light the open fire & the candles & serve rich, fruity Twelfth Cake & a wassail bowl of hot spiced old ale. Bring songs, tunes & readings for wassailing & winter. Bring twigs from your own apple trees to take part in our indoor wassailing ceremony & share any blessing it may give.
JAN 19 SUSSEX All-day SINGAROUND
11.00 a.m. 11.00 p.m. The Royal Oak, High Street, Barcombe, East Sussex BN8 5BA
Free admission. Good pub food on sale all day.First an hour of informal tunes while people arrive. Then the singing starts, with a break from 6.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m., finishing with a good hour of glorious choruses. Ballads & the occasional instrumental party piece will be very welcome too.
Sunday 20th. January 2019 noon - 3.00 p.m.
ENGLISH TUNES SESSION
The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Free admission. Good pub food on sale.
JAN 26 STEVE TURNER £7 http://steve-turner.co.uk/
Brilliant, inventive concertina player & singer of old & new songs from the British Isles & the US, Steve also plays cittern, mandolin & banjo.
   
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FEB 2 ROBB JOHNSON £7 Robb Johnson's Official Website
Exciting, entertaining singer, songwriter & guitarist specialising in wit, political satire, humour & affection for the common man. His latest recording is a triple CD called Ordinary Giants.
FEB 9 RAMSKYTE £6 https://www.facebook.com/Ramskyte-528399307508163/
John Bartlett, John Thornton & Pete Luscombe are a vocal harmony trio from Hampshire singing mainly English traditional songs & some written by John Bartlett. They have a strong, rich style with plenty of choruses.
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 http://twaggerband.co.uk/
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.
   
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MAR 2 ELSIE'S BAND £7 http://www.elsiesband.com/
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 http://bondofunion.co.uk/
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 here
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
here
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 here
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
here
   
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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 here
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
here
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.