LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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FEB 1 VIC & TINA SMITH 'ALL THE BIRDS OF THE AIR'£7
Lewes musicians Tina and Vic (of the Sussex Pistols & Folk at the Royal Oak) bring a multi-media show celebrating our feathered friends in song, tune, verse and lore along with many illustrations. The live performance will be interspersed with a few recordings of relevant songs from some of Britain's finest traditional singers.
FEB 8 SOUND TRADITION £7
https://www.soundtradition.co.uk/
Tonight at The Sheriff's Room, The White Hart,High Street, Lewes BN7 1XE
An a cappella folk foursome (David, Linda, Catherine and Moose) singing in glorious harmony. Their varied repertoire ranges from lively chorus songs to lilting ballads, and from medieval times to the modern day, but always with an ear for the English folk tradition. Stirring stuff.
FEB 15 CAROLYN ROBSON & IRIS BISHOP £8
Carolyn Robson is a superb singer of traditional songs from her native Northumberland & from Scotland. She was part of the much-loved vocal harmony trio Craig Morgan Robson & is an inspiring leader of harmony workshops & community choirs. Iris Bishop, well-known for accompanying Martyn Wyndham-Read & playing with Elsie's Band, accompanies magically on duet concertina & accordion. Martyn was to have appeared tonight but is recovering from surgery. We have rebooked Martyn and Iris for 30th January 2021
FEB 22 UNDERSTORY £7
https://understory.band/
Understory are Heather McAslan (mandolin, piano) John Sandall (little fiddle, big fiddles, stringy things) & Tom Evans (accordion, slide guitar, feet, potentially anything) three young musicians & singers infusing traditional songs & tunes with flavours of classical music & jazz.
FEB 29 JIM & LUKE MURRAY £6
http://www.jim-murray.co.uk/jbm/a-music.html
Jim, a founder member of Hedgehog Pie, plays guitar & sings songs from Tyneside & ones he's written in his local style. The songs are often humorous, always inventive & ingenious, & often with a social point to make. Jim's son Luke plays fiddle. They are joined by The Too Good to Hurry Band (TGTH), who are Alex Szyszkowski - melodeon and concertina, Dave Wooldridge - fiddle, & Lis Stewart - concertina.
   
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MAR 7 NARTHEN £10
http://haremusic.agency/narthen/
Narthen are Jim Causley (Devil's Interval, Mawkin Causley) Barry Coope (Coope Boyes & Simpson) Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Moirai) & Fi Fraser (The Old-Fashioned, Polkaworks). They offer songs to touch your heart, make you think, & thrill your ears. They are known for their 4-part harmony, but also play piano, accordion, fiddle, soprano sax, ukulele & whistles. Advance tickets from club & website.
Advance tickets from HERE
SATURDAY MAR 7 NARTHEN VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
10.45 am - 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
The workshop will use traditional & contemporary folk song, covering a range of topics, arranged for three- and four-part harmony. Each harmony part has its own dedicated tutor. Teaching will be by ear but dots will be available for those who like to have them. This is a mixed ability workshop.
Details and booking form HERE
MAR 14 JACK RUTTER £7
https://www.jackruttermusic.com/
Fine young singer with guitar & bouzouki has a deep understanding of traditional songs & brings them powerfully to life.
MAR 21 ASKEW SISTERS £10
http://askewsisters.co.uk/
Emily & Hazel, two young singers with melodeon & fiddle offer inspired arrangements of traditional music – fresh & compelling. As a duo & in other bands they are popular festival headliners.
MAR 28 DAOIRÍ FARRELL £12
http://www.daoiri.com/
Dublin-born Daoirí is a fine singer of Irish traditional song & turns the bouzouki into a force of nature, with a range from powerful to subtle & always in sympathy with the song. In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer Award at the Fleadh in Co. Derry.
Advance tickets from HERE
SATURDAY MAR 28 DAOIRÍ FARRELL BOUZOUKI WORKSHOP
10.45 am - 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
The workshop will cover bouzouki backing tunes, song accompaniment & arrangement, new chords & alternative runs. It's for enthusiastic beginners & intermediate players.
Details and booking form HERE
   
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APR 4 ANDY TURNER £7
http://www.magpielane.co.uk/andyturner/
Fine singer of English traditional songs & Anglo concertina player. He plays with Magpie Lane, Geckoes, Chameleons, in a duo with fiddler Mat Green, & has worked with Chris Wood, Oyster Band & Mellstock Band.
APR 11 SONGS FOR EASTER & SPRING £4
Bring songs, tunes, readings & poems to suit the theme. Vocal & instrumental groups are welcome, as well as soloists. A good night to try performing for the first time. We serve traditional home-made Easter biscuits, with a crisp coating of sugar, lemon & currants.
APR 18 JIB (JIM MAGEEAN, INGRID & BARRIE TEMPLE) £10
JIB are three terrific singers from the North-East. All have a powerful & extensive repertoire of sea songs & shanties, some traditional & some written by Barrie. They generate mighty, ringing vocal harmonies & are much in demand at folk festivals.
Advance tickets from HERE
APR 18 JIB (JIM MAGEEAN, INGRID & BARRIE TEMPLE) WORKSHOP
'THE SEA: A PLACE OF WORK & SONG'
10.45 am - 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
The workshop will cover the North-East's history & vital connection with the sea, illustrated by sea songs – work songs – life & love songs - & why, where & when they were used & sung. An informative, instructive workshop culminating in a big singing session. Audience participation is essential. Teaching will be by ear but dots will be available for those who like to have them. A mixed-ability workshop.
Details and booking form HERE
APR 25 BEN PALEY £8
https://www.benpaley.com/hello
Ben is a natural & scintillating musician who has been playing the fiddle music of the USA, Sweden & Ireland since he was six. He has toured widely with his father Tom Paley, The Long Hill Ramblers, Tab Hunter, The New Deal String Band & Sarah Grey & Kieron Means. He has recorded with Damon Albarn, Michael Nyman, McDermott's Two Hours, Mandragora, The Levellers & recently The Servants' Ball.
Advance tickets from HERE
APR 25 BEN PALEY FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 am - 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Ben writes: 'During the workshop we'll aim to enjoy learning & playing some interesting tunes from the USA, Sweden & Ireland - & maybe elsewhere! While we're at it, perhaps we’ll think about technique, style, regional & national differences, how to play nicely with others ... & the state of the world in general...'
Details and booking form HERE