Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 8.00 pm
LOYALTY CARD: 6 visits = £5 credit.
FEB 18 OLLIE KING www.olliekingmusic.com £7
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Ollie plays & sings music steeped in the customs & traditions of England. He's one of our most exciting young melodeon players with a mature, well-rounded & distinctive style, playing only vintage Hohner instruments. Ollie plays with many other young musicians including Owen Woods, Mel Biggs & Matt Quinn in Boxtet.
OLLIE KING MELODEON WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
The workshop will look at getting some life & soul into your playing. We'll look at bellows techniques, right-hand techniques, & phrasing & articulation as ways to add some vim & vigour to dance tunes, & subtlety & musicality to slower tunes. Booking forms from the club & website.
FEB 25 DAMIEN BARBER & MIKE WILSON CANCELLED
Owing to family problems, Damien and Mike have had to cancel this date. We'll get them back as soon as we can.
Best wishes to Damien, Tiny and Merry.
We will have a Come-All-Ye instead. £3
MAR 4 LEN GRAHAM www.storyandsong.com £7
Len is one of Ireland's best-known singers with an international reputation not only for his entertaining, eloquent & moving singing style but also for the breadth & depth of his knowledge of the Ulster tradition.
LEN GRAHAM WORKSHOP: ULSTER SONGS & BALLADS
10.45 a.m. – 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under-25-year-olds)
Each session will put songs in context, giving historical & social background. As an oral tradition these songs will be taught by ear with lyrics provided. You are encouraged to bring an audio recording device.
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)