LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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JUN 7 DAVE TOWNSEND & GILL REDMOND £7
Dave is a brilliant English concertina player, singer & fiddler with the Mellstock Band. Gill Redmond is a superb cello player, lively & inventive. Their CD ‘New Road to Alston' is full of English traditional music played with style & dash.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
DAVE TOWNSEND & GILL REDMOND: VILLAGE BAND WORKSHOP for any instrument
Saturday 7th. June 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
Dave runs the popular long-established Hands-On Music workshops in Witney. Today is for any instrument to play Dave's splendid, joyful Village Band arrangements of traditional tunes in 4 or 5 parts, selected from village musicians' manuscript books. Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUN 14 DÓNAL MAGUIRE http://www.donalmaguire.co.uk/donal.html £6
The Dorset Arms,22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD

Dónal was born and reared in Co. Louth, Ireland. He became a resident at Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger's Singers Club with Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner & Terry Yarnell. He's one of the best Irish singers of old & new songs. He plays beautiful guitar, fiddle, mandolin & tenor banjo.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
DÓNAL MAGUIRE: BALLAD FORUM
Saturday 14th. June 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m Places £25
The Dorset Arms,22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
Dónal will perform & discuss some Irish ballads, traditional & contemporary. Participants are invited to bring at least one ballad to sing & talk about with the group. Dónal will help them find ways of telling the song's story so as to do justice to both the song & the singer.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUN 21 JOHN CONNOLLY https://myspace.com/johnconolly £6
An outstanding writer & singer of songs in traditional style, John accompanies himself on guitar & melodeon. He's given us Dancing Days, Weary Winter, Angels of Lincoln, Old Men Sing Love Songs, The Trawling Trade, Time Ashore is Over, Mr. Punch & Judy Man & Fiddler's Green.
JUN 28 MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ http://www.martynwyndhamread.com/ £8
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
One of our finest singers for over 40 years, Martyn brings songs from his time in Australia, from his native Sussex, & also some by Graeme Miles & Mike O'Connor, with guitar. He's solo tonight as a birthday treat for our good friends Trevor & Rosemary Curry.
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JUL 5 JIM CAUSLEY http://www.jimcausley.co.uk/ £6
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Jim is a spellbinding young singer from Devon. His glorious voice, accordion playing & cheeky humour illuminate the songs he brings from Devon & beyond. He's been in The Devil's Interval & Mawkin: Causley.
JUL 12 ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN £7
Andy is a fine player of English dance music on Anglo concertina, as well as a singer. Mat is a splendid fiddler, the Squire of Bampton Morris, & was in the popular Woodpecker Band. They play together in the concert band Magpie Lane. Andy is in Geckoes.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
ANDY TURNER: ENGLISH DANCE MUSIC for CONCERTINA WORKSHOP ( all systems)
Saturday 12th. July 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
The Dorset Arms,22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
Andy is a splendid solo performer & a popular & experienced tutor. He's also played with the Oyster Band, Chris Wood, the Christminster Singers & the Mellstock Band. *
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
MAT GREEN: ENGLISH DANCE MUSIC for FIDDLE WORKSHOP
Saturday 12th. JUL 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Mat has a distinctive fiddle style – quintessentially English & very danceable. *
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

*Both workshops are for the individual instruments in the morning and will join up together in the afternoon. The theme of both is playing English country dance music in a lively, danceable way. Participants will be encouraged to play by ear but dots will be provided as a guide & sent out in advance. Not suitable for complete beginners.
JUL 19 CAROLE ETHERTON & ANDREW McKAY http://www.cranedrivinmusic.com/page6.htm £6
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Carole used to live in Sussex but Andrew whisked her away to the Gower, Wales, where they write & perform songs in traditional style with Andrew's Crane duet concertina & Carole's cornemuse. Their inspiration comes mainly from historic tales & traditions of Swansea & Gower.
JUL 26 THE CLAQUE Free admission (Valmai's birthday treat)
Tom Addison, Bill Crawford, Barry Lister, Dave Lowry, & Sean O'Shea blend five voices of depth & maturity in thrilling, rich & sometimes dangerous harmony. Between them they have been in The Songwainers, Isca Fayre & Hollinmor. They choose unusual & compelling songs, mainly from the tradition.
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AUG 2 COME ALL YE: FAIRS, FUN & FROLICS £3
with Diane & Steve Nevill
AUG 9 COME ALL YE: DECEPTIONS £3
with Bryan Creer & Valmai Goodyear at the Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD
AUG 16 COME ALL YE: PARENTS, HUSBANDS & OTHER OBSTACLES TO LOVE £3
with Brad Chick & Carole Hanson
AUG 23 COME ALL YE: SUN, MOON & STARS COME ROUND AGAIN £3
with Sandra Goddard
AUG 30 COME ALL YE £3
with Derek Seed
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SEP 6 TRISTRAM ELPHICK MATCHAM £4
Mikey, Tony & Steve sing English traditional songs in harmony & solo, with whistle & concertina.
SEP 13 JOHN KIRKPATRICK http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/ £9
Superb singer, great writer, fine dancer & the best English squeezer bar none. John is one of the great solo acts & has played with the Albions, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Band of Hope & many more. Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

JOHN KIRKPATRICK: MODES WORKSHOP for any instrument
Saturday 13th. September 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
'Modes' are kinds of scales that are not quite the same as the common Do Re Me variety. John will explain exactly what they are, how they behave, where you find them in English folk music, & what to do with them once you've identified what they are. Of interest to any instrumentalist or singer, especially anyone who's been trying to harmonise or accompany modal melodies. Music will be sent out in advance. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JOHN KIRKPATRICK: ENGLISH TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP
Sunday 14th. September 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
John's singing style is direct, compelling, beautiful & often humorous. In the workshop he will explore what you can learn from listening to, and singing along with, recordings of traditional singers. Tempo, articulation, rhythm, and phrasing. He will compare this with Folk Revival styles, and warn of the dangers of the Bing Crosby effect in English traditional song. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
SEP 20 DAMIEN BARBER & MIKE WILSON £7
Powerful, compelling singing of English traditional & traditional-style songs with two fine voices, concertina & guitar. Damien's ‘Lock-In' has just appeared at Glastobury. Mike has recently performed & recorded with The Wilsons on Sting's ‘The Last Ship'.
SEP 27 SET ON THE DOWNS Facebook page £5
Aisling Murray, Rowan Piggott, Joy Paley and Izzy Carroll
Four young musicians & singers of Irish, English and American traditional music, each with an impressive musical pedigree.
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Ballad Forums and Workshops
25 Oct Maire ni Chatasaigh
Irish harp
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25 Oct Chris Newman
Guitar
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8 Nov Moira Craig & Carolyn Robson
Vocal harmony
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15 Nov Jody Kruskal
US Old-Time & Vintage for concertinas
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Advance Tickets for evening performance only.
29 Nov Jerry O'Reilly
Irish broadsides & songs translated from Gaelic
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Advance Tickets for evening performance only.
6 Dec Brian Peters
Melodeon
7 Dec Brian Peters
Ballad forum (Sunday)