LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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JUN 4 MICK RYAN & PAUL DOWNES £7
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Beautiful singing & dazzling virtuoso guitar; superb songs written by Mick, plenty of humour as well.
JUN 11 JERRY JORDAN £6
THE WHITE HART, High Street, Lewes BN7 1XE, in the County Suite
A consummate unaccompanied singer of traditional songs & ballads, Jerry also writes some of his own.
Jerry will be joined for several songs by Martyn Wyndham-Read, Jan Creaye, Barbara Hayes, and Paul Holden & Cath Moore.
JUN 18 GEORGIA LEWIS & FRIENDS £6
http://www.georgialewis.co.uk/
Beautiful young singer of English traditional & written songs with the dazzling fiddler Rowan Piggott & stylish guitarist Felix Miller. Georgia also plays accordion.
JUN 25 DIANE & STEVE NEVILL £6
THE WHITE HART, High Street, Lewes BN7 1XE, in the County Suite
Two fine voices with guitar, melodeon, concertina, plenty of choruses.
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JUL 2 MATT SEATTLE £6
http://www.dragonflymusic.co.uk/
Matt plays Border pipes, fiddle & guitar. Haunting slow airs, jaunty hornpipes, thrilling rants & jigs from a master musician.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

MATT SEATTLE WORKSHOP: ARRANGING TRADITIONAL TUNES for any instrument
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
Many of Matt's brilliant & beautiful arrangements are published as the popular ‘Airs for Pairs' books. He's published & researched many collections of Border music. His compositions have been recorded by Kathryn Tickell, Rob MacKillop & many more. The workshop will cover some approaches to arrangement & harmony for mixed melody instruments in a variety of traditional tune genres. Some music will be sent out in advance.
JUL 9 KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL £7
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/mitchell.htm
Kevin (from Derry) and Ellen (from Glasgow) are two of the country's finest singers of traditional Scottish & Irish songs. They are in demand at folk music festivals in the British Isles, Canada & the USA. They have a deep understanding of the history & performance of these wonderful songs & have recorded extensively.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL BALLAD FORUM
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
Kevin & Ellen will sing some ballads themselves & will lead discussion on the ballads brought by workshop participants. You are invited to nominate a ballad in advance that you will sing & the group will discuss.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

JUL 16 BARTRAM BROOKES WEATHERALL £7
Neil Brookes (fiddle, flute) Tony Weatherall (melodeon) & Chris Bartram (voice, percussion) play & sing traditional music from Shropshire, Cheshire, the Welsh borders & Staffordshire with joyful, vigorous authenticity.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

BARTRAM BROOKES WEATHERALL WORKSHOP: SHROPSHIRE TUNES for any instrument
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
The workshop will cover a selection of dance & popular tunes from 19th. century manuscripts. Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

JUL 23 JACK HOGSDEN & TOM EVANS 5:30 – 11:00 pm Free entry
Sandra & Valmai's birthday bash
Two splendid young singers & players with guitar, accordion, melodeon, concertina. We'll meet upstairs in the Elly at 5.30 p.m. for a cold buffet & a chat, with informal tunes & songs from 6.30- 8.00. The club will run broadly as normal in the evening. Everyone's welcome. Bring voices & instruments but no food.
JUL 30 BOB LEWIS £6
A genuine Sussex traditional singer with a beautiful, expressive voice & a repertoire of fine & unusual old songs.
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AUG 6 COME ALL YE with Don & Di Morgan: ‘FORGET ME NOT' £3
Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme.
AUG 13 COME ALL YE with Brad & Carole Chick: ‘IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH' £3
Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme.
AUG 20 COME ALL YE with Sandra Goddard: ‘GREEN, GREEN, GREEN' £3
Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme. Spotlight feature from SUE GRAVES.
AUG 27 COME ALL YE with Diane & Steve Nevill: ‘TRAVEL & TRAVELLERS': £3
Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme.
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SEP 3 HARVEST SUPPER in the presence of JOHN BARLEYCORN £4
Home-made harvest loaves, English cheeses & apples. Bring songs, tunes & readings for harvest.
SEP 10 LEVERET http://www.leveretband.com £12
Brilliant, beautiful & inventive music from Andy Cutting (melodeon) Rob Harbron (English concertina) & Sam Sweeney (fiddle).
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

ANDY CUTTING MELODEON WORKSHOP http://www.andy-cutting.co.uk/about.html
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
ROB HARBRON All systems CONCERTINA WORKSHOP http://www.robertharbron.com
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
The Dorset, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
SAM SWEENEY ENGLISH FIDDLE WORKSHOP http://www.samsweeneymusic.com/
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

SEP 17 FOUR STAR TRIO http://www.facebook.com/FourStarTrio/?fref=ts £8
Con Fada Ó Drisceoil (accordion, voice) Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle) & Pat ‘Herring' Ahern (Irish slide guitar, bouzouki) play & sing the music of Cork in fine, exuberant traditional style.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

FOUR STAR TRIO WORKSHOP on MUSIC OF SLIABH LUACHRA for any instrument
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
CON Ó DRISCEOIL IRISH SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
SUNDAY SEP 18 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

SEP 24 ELSIE'S BAND http://elsiesband.com/ £7
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
David Watts (voice) Iris Bishop (duet concertina, accordion) & John Hills (voice, guitar, mandolin, mouth organ). Songs & tunes in Southern English traditional style.
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NOV 13 Frankie Armstrong
Natural voice