LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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SATURDAY 1st. NOVEMBER 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £15
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
SINGING FOR BEGINNERS DAYTIME WORKSHOP
Want to sing but a little nervous that the right sounds won't come out on demand?
Tutor HALEY STEVENS http://www.voiceworkshops.co.uk

NOV 1 MOIRAI http://www.moiraitrio.co.uk/ £6
Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews & Melanie Biggs sing & play saxophone, keyboard, fiddle & melodeon in this exciting new trio.
NOV 8 CAROLYN ROBSON & MOIRA CRAIG £7
Moira's silvery voice & Carolyn's warm, honeyed tones combine beautifully in songs from Scotland & Northumberland. As well as being distinguished solo singers, they were until last year two of the three members of the well-loved trio Craig Morgan Robson.

CAROLYN ROBSON & MOIRA CRAIG VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
Essentials of group singing; learning some songs in harmony; working out your own arrangements; using harmony to create interest & excitement in a song. Music reading is not essential but some music may be available if needed.
NOV 15 JODY KRUSKAL http://www.jodykruskal.com/ £7
Direct from Brooklyn NY, Jody is a master of the unruly Anglo concertina, squeezing out vintage US tunes & songs that are hilarious, gritty & true - often with strong bluesy flavours & fine choruses.

JODY KRUSKAL:US OLD-TIME & VINTAGE MUSIC for all concertina systems
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA (evening performance still at the Elephant and Castle)
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
A few American old-time songs & tunes for learning, simple techniques to get that American sound & develop elements of style & accompaniment. Some music will be sent out in advance.
NOV 22 DOVETAIL TRIO http://dovetailtrio.com/about.html £6
Fine young performers Matt Quinn (voice, melodeon, concertina, mandolin, fiddle) Rosie Hood (voice) & Jamie Roberts (guitar, voice) present England's traditional songs with a bold & fresh approach.
This week at The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
NOV 29 JERRY O'REILLY http://www.jerryoreilly.net/ £7
A commanding, spellbinding singer steeped in Irish traditions, beginning with singers in many generations of his own family. He helps to run the foremost traditional singing club in Ireland, An Góilín.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

JERRY O'REILLY: IRISH TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
Vocal decoration, song selection, Irish broadsides & Irish language songs translated into English. Teaching will be by ear and will include listening to recordings of inspirational traditional singers.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
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DEC 6 BRIAN PETERS http://www.brian-peters.co.uk £7
A wonderful singer & player of melodeon, Anglo concertina & guitar, firmly rooted in Northern traditional music but with an ear for American and other styles as well. Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

BRIAN PETERS MELODEON WORKSHOP
Saturday 6 December 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Brian Peters is one of the country's finest melodeon players & an internationally-known instrumentalist & singer with a wide teaching experience on melodeon. He specialises in Northern English dance music & accompanying traditional song, but has also experimented with blues, Tex-Mex & much else. The workshop will cover three main topics if time permits (see provisional timetable). Players should have a G/D instrument & be reasonably experienced; music will be provided for readers but by-ear learners are welcome too. Booking forms from club & website. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
BRIAN PETERS BALLAD FORUM
Sunday 7 December 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £25
Brian Peters has been singing some of the greatest Child Ballads for many years, but established his reputation as one of their leading researchers & performers with the ballad CD 'Songs of Trial & Triumph'. In this forum Brian will bring his expertise in locating, refurbishing, arranging & singing the greatest ballads, & also his knowledge of the ballads that you bring yourselves, including comparative versions & fascinating source recordings from the tradition.You are invited to bring at least one traditional ballad of your choice to sing & talk about. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
DEC 13 SHEPHERDS ARISE! £6
SUSSEX CAROLS from CHURCH MANUSCRIPTS & ORAL TRADITION with period instruments.
Readings from Shirley Collins, tunes from Sussex manuscripts featuringWill Duke, & a Sussex Mummers Play.
DEC 20 CHRISTMAS PARTY (ball-gowns optional) £4
Bring your Christmas party piece or choose a carol from our book to sing by firelight & candlelight. Thrill to our minimalist pantomime & enjoy home-made mince pies.
DEC 27 REMEMBERING GEORGE OAKLEY £3
George was a true Sussex man and one of the founders of the club in its present form. Tonight we will sing some of his favourites and share memories of a much-loved singer.
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JAN 3 COME ALL YE £3
Bring any songs & tunes you fancy, seasonal or not.
JAN 10 WASSAIL £4
Bring songs & tunes for winter & the turn of the year. We serve our fruity, rum-soaked Twelfth Cake & a wassail bowl of hot spiced old ale. Bring a twig of your own apple tree to be wassailed at our special indoor ceremony. We light the open fire & candles once more.
JAN 17 SUSSEX ALL-DAY SINGAROUND 11.00 a.m – 11.00 p.m.
Royal Oak, Barcombe, near Lewes BN8 5BA
The day starts with an hour of informal tunes while people arrive. Then the singing begins, with a break from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m., finishing with a good hour of glorious choruses. Ballads & the occasional instrumental party piece are very welcome too. Free admission with collection.
http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/
JAN 18 (Sunday) FREE ENGLISH TUNES SESSION, noon- 3.00 p.m., Elephant & Castle
Good pub food on sale. Free admission.
JAN 24 JOHN JOSEPH & MICK HOWARD £5
Eye-wateringly funny & full of surprises. Hard hats recommended in case of ballistic onions.
JAN 31 BOB LEWIS £6
Bob is a genuine Sussex source singer with a fine voice & an unusual selection of traditional songs - beautiful, funny, dramatic, moving & delightful.
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28 Mar Benny Graham, Barrie & Ingrid Temple
Newcastle songs down the generations
25 Apr Tom McConville
Fiddle
30 May Martin & Shan Graebe
Vocal harmony & voice technique
7 June Martin Carthy
Ballad forum
11 July Leon Rosselson
Songwriting
18 July Pete Cooper
Fiddle
18 July Dan Stewart
Banjo
18 July Dave Arthur
Witchcraft in song & story
12 Sept Lady Maisery
Vocal harmony
19 Sept Alma Fiddle Band
Fiddles in harmony
14 Nov Sara Grey & Kieron Means
Appalachian & blues accompaniment
21 Nov Graeme Knights & Jim Magean
Shanties
28 & 29 Nov Alistair Anderson
Hidden Hexham suite for any instrument