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

MAR 11 MATT QUINN http://www.mattquinnmusic.co.uk/ £6
LATE CHANGE OF VENUE
The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
Born and raised in Sussex, Matt sings and plays melodeon and duet concertina, He has focused his solo repertoire on traditional songs and tunes that have been collected in Sussex.
Matt is launching his solo CD - The Brighton Line.

MAR 18 TOM McCONVILLE http://www.tommcconville.co.uk/ £8
TOM McCONVILLE: FIDDLE WORKSHOP
Saturday 18th. March 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
'Tom is a brilliant fiddler & great singer; a wonderful ambassador of the James Hill musical tradition.' (Aly Bain). Tom's ground-breaking fiddle playing has had a huge influence on his contemporaries. The traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland & America are fused with classical, jazz & bluegrass. The results are timeless. He has played with Bob Fox, Kieran Halpin, his own band Dabhand, Alistair Anderson's Syncopace, Phil Cunningham, Barbara Dixon, Chris Newman & Pauline Cato. He's an inspiration for the new generation of musicians including Seth Lakeman & Kate Rusby. The workshop will focus on how to choose fiddle tunes & play them in a simple, lively & dynamic style, conscious control of the bow & violin, & the use of chords & embellishment. Some music will be sent out in advance.
IN THE EVENING TOM McCONVILLE PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA £8 (advance tickets from club & website)

MAR 25 SUNJAY http://www.sunjay.tv/ £6
Dazzlingly brilliant young blues & folk guitarist & singer with his own distinctive style. About to star as Buddy Holly in a new touring show.
APR 1 ROY CLINGING http://www.facebook.com/roy.clinging/ £7
Fine singer, songwriter, English concertina player & guitarist with a special interest in the songs, dance music, folklore & history of his native Cheshire.
Roy has performed in several of Mick Ryan’s ballad operas & with Cheshire fiddler Neil Brookes.
ROY CLINGING: SONG ACCOMPANIMENT FOR CONCERTINA
Saturday 1st April 2017 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Places £15 (£7 for 2 under-25-year olds)
Useful techniques for English concertina, including some useful on any concertina system, so all systems are welcome.
IN THE EVENING ROY CLINGING PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club & website.
Details and booking forms available from the club.
APR 8 IONA FYFE https://ionafyfemusic.com £5
Superb young Scottish traditional singer, with piano, finalist in BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award competitor, New Roots finalist.
APR 15 EASTER COME-ALL-YE£4
Bring songs & tunes for Easter & Spring. We serve home-made Easter biscuits.
APR 22 LOUISE JORDAN: 'NO PETTICOATS HERE' http://louisejordan.co.uk/no-petticoats-here/ £6
At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD (http://thedorsetlewes.co.uk/)
Stories of remarkable women of the First World War told through songs & personal histories: beautiful, moving & inspiring, & thought-provoking. Voice, guitar, piano.
APR 29 WELCOME IN THE MAY £4
Bring songs, tunes & stories for May. We serve home-made Maids of Honour (cream, eggs, almonds, lemons, currants & pastry).
MAY 6 ROSIE HODGSON & ROWAN PIGGOTT £6
http://www.rosiehodgson.com
http://www.rowanpiggott.com
Rosie writes & sings beautiful songs. Rowan is also a fine singer & brilliant fiddler in the Irish & Swedish traditions. Two fine young performers.