LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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OCT 6 Songs of the Sea with Don & Di Morgan £3
Bring songs & tunes on a maritime theme – not only shanties, but more reflective or epic music evoking humanity's ageless love of & struggle with the oceans at war & at work.
OCT 12-14 LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Tickets available from the Lewes Folk Festival Website
OCT 12 ALISTAIR ANDERSON IN CONCERT 9.00 – 11.00 p.m. £10
OCT 13 JIM CAUSLEY IN CONCERT (Lewes Folk Festival) £12
with VIC & TINA SMITH, LIZZIE BENNETT, CHARLOTTE & SPONG, CAROLINE KENDALL
14 OCT ROWAN PIGGOTT: THE SONGHIVE 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. £8
A folksong project voicing the plight of our native bees, 'the little musicians of the world'. Fiddle & voice.
OCT 20 BOB LEWIS £7
Genuine Sussex traditional singer with a beautiful voice, fine singing style & an unusual range of songs.
OCT 20 BOB LEWIS WORKSHOP: SONGS OLD & NEW
2:00 – 4.45 pm
Places £15 (2 under-25s £7)
Where our songs come from, how we make them our own, & where they’re going. Bring a song to sing & discuss.
OCT 27 HALLOWEEN £4
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
We light candles & serve traditional home-made soul cakes.
Bring songs, tunes & tales for the time of Halloween.
   
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NOV 3 BOB & GILL BERRY http://www.wiltshirefolkarts.org.uk/bobandgill £7
Late change of venue. The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Traditional & new folk songs in vocal harmony, with bouzouki, mandolin & concertina from the organisers of Chippenham Folk Festival, Devizes Folk Club & Wiltshire Folk Arts.
NOV 10 TOM PERRY & CLIVE BROOKS http://www.tomperryandclivebrooks.com £6
Traditional & new songs in a capella vocal harmony, with plenty of choruses. Festival favourites in the Midlands & North.
NOV 17 DAOIRI FARRELL http://daoiri.com/£10
Brilliant, engaging young singer of traditional Irish songs, with bouzouki, performing alongside some of the biggest names in Irish music. All-Ireland Champion Singer 2013.
Advance tickets are available from the club or can be ordered here
NOV 24 THE NIGHT WATCH £8
Andy Casserley & Ian Pittaway sing & play bray harp, recorders, rebec, gittern, oud, shawm, saz, simfony & psaltery, to name but a new. They have huge enthusiasm for the point where traditional & Early Music interact.
Advance tickets are available from the club or can be ordered here
NOV 24 NIGHT WATCH WORKSHOP: EARLY MUSIC FOR FOLK MUSICIANS
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
10.45 am – 4.45 pm
Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
For any instrument. 16th. Century music including improvisation for singers & players. Some music available in advance.
Details and booking form here.
   
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DEC 1 THE TEACUPS £8
Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert & Will Finn, four young acapella singers pouring new life into traditional & more recent songs with distinctive, thrilling harmonies.
Advance tickets are available from the club or can be ordered here
DEC 1 THE TEACUPS WORKSHOP: VOCAL HARMONY
10.45 am – 4.45 pm
Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
For any voice. Making & learning 3 & 4-part harmony arrangements, including rounds. Music reading not necessary.
Details and booking form here.
DEC 8 BRUCE MOLSKY £8
One of the finest US Old-Time fiddle & banjo players & singers, bringing excitement. Beauty, humour & immense technical skill to the music. He dropped out of college to soak up authentic Appalachian styles at the feet of its legendary pioneers, now long gone.
Advance tickets are available from the club or can be ordered here
DEC 8 BRUCE MOLSKY US OLD-TIME FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 am – 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
A selection of regional styles will be taught by ear.
Details here.
The workshop is sold out.
Email Valmai Goodyear to go on the waiting list.
DEC 15 ‘Shepherds Arise’ £8
Old Sussex carols with fiddle, flute, bassoon, serpent, whistle & concertinas, Sussex tunes, Sussex readings, Sussex mummers’ play.
Advance tickets are available from the club or can be ordered here
DEC 22 Christmas party £4
Carols, home-made mince pies, minimalist panto, candles & an open fire. Bring a party piece or chose a carol from our carol book for everyone to join in. Ballgowns optional. We always end with Shepherds Arise sung by fire & candlelight alone.
DEC 29 Diane & Steve Nevill £6
Club residents Diane & Steve sing & play traditional & modern songs with guitar, melodeon, concertina & hammered dulcimer. A lively choice of unusual songs beautifully sung & played, with plenty of choruses.
   
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JAN 5 Caroline Kendall £6
JAN 12 Wassail £6
JAN 19 Sussex All-Day Singaround
JAN 26 Steve Turner £7