LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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JUN 6 MARTIN CARTHY http://www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm £10
A magnificent singer & guitarist; one of the greatest influences on British traditional music for two generations.

MARTIN CARTHY BALLAD FORUM
SUNDAY 7TH. JUN 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Martin Carthy is unsurpassed as a performer of English traditional song & dance music. His knowledge & skill in performing & restoring ballads is unequalled. Martin will bring his expertise in restoring & performing ballads, & also his insights into the ballads that you bring yourselves. Choose a ballad in advance that you will sing & the group will discuss. Ballads chosen so far are Omie Wise, The Trees They Do Grow High, Fause Foodrage, Fair Janet, The Earl of Mar's Daughter, The Proud Girl, Little Sir Hugh and Lady Diamond.
JUN 13 GEOFF LAKEMAN £6
Father of Seth, Sean and Sam, Geoff sings and plays duet concertina. Many of his songs are traditional from Devon and Cornwall, and he writes songs in traditional style. A warm and engaging performer.
JUN 20 WATERLOO £3
Bring songs & tunes to mark the 200th. anniversary of the battle. If you'd like to reserve a song or tune, email us to make it yours.
JUN 27 HARD PRESSED £6
Three voices (Liz Randall, Roger Resch & Derek Seed) sing all manner of sea songs to accordion, whistle, concertina & autoharp, with plenty of choruses.
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JUL 4 AISLING MURRAY & ROWAN PIGGOTT £5
Two fine young performers sing & play Anglo concertina & fiddle: Irish & English songs & tunes with some Swedish tunes as well.
JUL 11 LEON ROSSELSON http://www.leonrosselson.co.uk/ £8
Leon has been writing incisive, thought-provoking, witty & beautiful songs for over 50 years. He sings & plays guitar.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

LEON ROSSELSON SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
Saturday 11 JUL 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Leon's early songs were topical-satirical (broadcast on That Was The Week That Was) but he later drew on Music Hall, French Realist song amongst others.
The workshop will cover approaches to writing, effective & singable song language, song form & techniques, & bringing a song alive with music.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUL 18 RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE http://www.petecooper.com/rattle.htm £8
American Old-Time songs & tunes from Dave Arthur (voice, guitar, 5-string banjo, melodeon) Pete Cooper (fiddle, voice) & Dan Stewart (5-string banjo, guitar, voice). Exciting, authentic & very entertaining.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

JUL 18
PETE COOPER, OLD-TIME FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
DAN STEWART, OLD-TIME 5-STRING BANJO WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Rights of Man, 179 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
DAVE ARTHUR: WORKSHOP on WITCHCRAFT IN FOLK TALES & BALLADS
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUL 25 DAN QUINN http://danquinn.co.uk/ £6
Dan plays melodeon & sings. He's one of the country's best players, firmly rooted in English traditional dance music with excursions into music from Australia, New Mexico, Italy & Quebec. He's been in the influential bands Flowers & Frolics, Gas Mark Five, the Dan Quinn Trio & The Dan Quintet, & also performed as a duo with Will Duke. These days he plays with Duck Soup, The Watch & with his son Matt as The Mighty Quinns. We've bullied him into playing solo tonight.
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AUG 1 COME ALL YE : NO BOUNDARIES £3
With DIANE & STEVE NEVILL. Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
AUG 8 COME ALL YE £3
With DEREK SEED. Bring songs & tunes to share.
AUG 15 COME ALL YE: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS £3
With BRAD & CAROLE CHICK Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
AUG 22 COME ALL YE: THE DARK & THE LIGHT £3
Spotlight on GAYNOR & JOHN LAMB
MC SANDRA GODDARD. Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
AUG 29 COME ALL YE: ALL ROUND THE GARDEN £3
With BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR. Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
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SEP 5 DICK MILES http://www.dickmiles.com £6
Traditional songs & tunes from East Anglia & Ireland on English concertina & guitar. Dick also writes songs about the sea in traditional style.
SEP 12 LADY MAISERY http://www.ladymaisery.com/ £8
Hannah James, Hazel Askew & Rowan Rheingans sing in harmony with accordion, harp, fiddle, banjo & concertina. Hannah also step-dances. They draw on the music of the British Isles, America & Scandinavia.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

LADY MAISERY VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
Saturday 12 September 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
The workshop will cover warming up, tune singing (diddling) arrangement and harmony techniques and using the voice as an instrument. Their previous workshop for us sold out fast. Booking forms from the club & website.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
SEP 19 ALMA FIDDLES http://www.almafiddles.co.uk/ £7
Emily Askew, Sarah Jones, Nicola Lyons & guitarist Adrian Lever are inspired by fiddle traditions from England & across Europe. At the heart of their music is the bright & vibrant sound of three fiddles in harmony.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

ALMA: FIDDLES IN HARMONY WORKSHOP - GUITARS WELCOME TOO
Saturday 19 September 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
A day for fiddlers & guitarists to revel in playing together in harmony, with guidance & inspiration from four fine players with their own distinctive styles. Some music will be available in advance. Booking forms from the club & website.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
SEP 26 CAPELLA £6
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Tony & Lesley Petty sing traditional, music hall, new & humorous songs in beautiful, unusual vocal harmony.
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OCT 10 Copper Family
As part of Lewes Folk Festival
OCT 17 Jim Bainbridge
OCT 31 Theme Night
Halloween
NOV 14 Sara Grey & Kieron Means
Workshop Appalachian & blues accompaniment
NOV 21 Graeme Knights & Jim Magean
Shanties Workshop
NOV 28 & 29 Alistair Anderson
Workshop Hidden Hexham suite for any instrument
DEC 5 Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner