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

MAY 26 COME ALL YE ‘THE FOUR SEASONS’ with DIANE & STEVE NEVILL £3
Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme. A good opportunity to try a new song or perform in public for the first time to friendly listeners.
Singing & instrumental groups also welcome.
JUNE 2 BOB KENWARD £6
Bob writes beautiful & funny songs in traditional style about his native Kent, with haunting tunes & fine choruses, accompanied on guitar.
JUNE 9 NANCY KERR nancykerr.co.uk £9
A superb fiddle player, singer & composer, Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation. A fine performer of traditional music & song, she is also a splendid writer of songs & tunes with her own poetic voice.
JUNE 9 NANCY KERR FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Tune learning at your own pace, with useful techniques for expanding repertoire, developing your musical ear, & playing with expression & swing. Some music will be sent in advance.
JUNE 16 FOURGONE CONFUSION £6
John & Di Cullen with their friends Pete & Brenda Storer bring new, inventive & intelligent songs, some poignant, some wistful, some hilarious, with four-part vocal harmony, guitar, bouzouki & flute.
JUN 23 RAMEKINS £6
A local duo, comprised of Mike Kerry and Roger Case, who perform stirring sea-songs and shanties as well as self-penned original arrangements.
JUN 30 THE OLD FIRM (Gaslight Follies reincarnated) £7
Denise & Stuart Savage, Iris Bishop & Jim Ward present a sparkling collection of Music Hall songs, recitations & traditional songs with Duet & English concertinas.
Sunday 15 July MARTIN CARTHY BALLAD FORUM
10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Martin is unsurpassed as a performer of English traditional song & dance music. His knowledge & skill is performing & restoring ballads is unequalled.
Participants will nominate a ballad in advance that they will sing & the group will discuss. (If in doubt about what counts as a ballad, ask us beforehand.)
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club.
ON SATURDAY 14 JULY MARTIN CARTHY PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£10, tickets from club)
Saturday 21 July MUSIC OF SALLY SLOANE WORKSHOP (for any instrument) with IAN HAYDEN
10.45 – 4.45 Places £25 (2 under-25s £12)
Sally Sloane (1894-1982) of New South Wales was one of the most important Australian traditional singers & musicians, playing one-row melodeon, fiddle & moth-organ.
Ian will guide attendees to play along with recordings of Sally to absorb her style & will provide a handout & dots for selected tunes.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club.
IN THE EVENING WILL DUKE PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£7, tickets from club.)
Saturday 28 July PAUL SARTIN FIDDLE WORKSHOP
0.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Paul is a brilliant fiddler, performing with Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast, Faustus & many more.
The workshop will cover traditional Southern English repertoire from the Pyle manuscript of Nether Wallop, Hampshire. Music will be provided on the day.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club.
IN THE EVENING BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£12, tickets from club.)
Saturday 28 July PAUL HUTCHINSON ARRANGMENT SKILLS WORKSHOP (any instrument)
10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club.>
Paul is well known for his work with Belshazzar’s Feast, Hoover the Dog, Karen Tweed, The Playford Liberation Front & the Pagoda Project.
The workshop will cover musical arranging skills for concert performances, exploring harmonies, improvisation, writing countermelodies, textures & dynamics. Some music will be sent in advance & some arranged from scratch on the day.
IN THE EVENING BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£12, tickets from club.>)