LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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JUN 1 JERRY JORDAN £6
Jerry has a fine voice & compelling way with traditional songs, especially ballads. He also writes his own in traditional style. Jerry has recently recorded a CD, ‘The Leaves of Life’ & is working on another.
JUN 8 JEZ LOWE £8 https://www.jezlowe.com
One of England's finest singer-songwriters, making powerful, moving & often humorous songs using the traditional styles of his North-East home about working people, especially minters, shipbuilders & deep-sea fishermen. Jez plays guitar, harmonica & cittern.
JUN 8 JEZ LOWE: SONGWRITING IN TRADITIONAL STYLE
10.45 am – 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Jez's songs such as Back in Durham Gaol, Old Bones, The Bonny Barque the Bergen, These Coal Town Days & High Part of the Town have been recorded by Fairport Convention, the Tannahill Weavers, the Unthanks & the Young'uns.
He currently works with his band The Bad Pennies, with Bob Fox, Billy Mitchell & Benny Graham in The Pitmen Poets, and contributed to the new BBC Radio Ballads series.
The workshop will cover an approach to writing 'modern' songs using the techniques & sensibilities often found in traditional folk songs & narrative ballads, both lyrically & musically. People who don't read music or play an instrument are welcome.
JUN 15 CHARLIE QUINNELL £6
Charlie has a beautiful, expressive voice & wide repertoire of traditional songs in English, with a few in Scots Gaelic. Originally from Framfield, he now lives in Inverness & swings a mean scythe.
Many people will remember him from Sussex All-Day Singarounds & Lewes Folk Festival.
JUN 22 SANDRA KERR £9 https://www.sandrakerr.net
Sandra Kerr has long been a brilliant & influential singer & player of the English concertina, since with her days with Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
A versatile musician with a fine, expressive voice, she is also an accomplished songwriter & has been a core tutor on the Newcastle University Traditional Music degree course.
Sandra has recorded with many fine performers including her daughter Nancy Kerr & James Fagan. She also co-wrote the music for the children's TV series Bagpuss.
SUNDAY JUN 23 SANDRA KERR : CONCERTINA & SONG WORKSHOP
10.45 am – 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
The workshop is for any concertina system. It will focus on creative accompaniment for the voice & also a short session on the tunes Sandra recorded with Vic Gammon on the highly entertaining CD Early Scottish Ragtime.
Some music is ready to be sent in advance.
JUN 29 CAPELLA £6
Old & new songs in 2-part vocal harmony
   
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JUL 6 SUNTRAP £6
http://www.suntrap.org/
THIS SATURDAY WE WILL BE AT THE ROYAL OAK, STATION STREET, LEWES, BN7 2DA
Folk-inspired quartet with entrancing, slip-sliding vocal harmonies & graceful accompaniments on original, contemporary & trad songs.
They are Sarah Byers (vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, whistle) Mary Wilson (vocals, violin) Sue Graves (vocals, guitar, ukulele) & John Sandall (violin, viola).
JUL 13 JIM GLOVER & CHRIS SKINNER £6
Traditional & tradition-infused songs sung with conviction, charm & plenty of choruses.
JUL 20 DAVE WEBBER & ANNI FENTIMAN £6
http://www.oldandnewtradition.com/daveandanni/
Glorious, rich vocal harmony in traditional songs & some written by Dave, unaccompanied & with concertina.
JUL 27 PETER COLLINS £6
Fine singer of songs in traditional style, with plenty of choruses & some surprises. Peter runs the Neptune singing sessions at Broadstairs Folk Week.
   
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AUG 3 Come All Ye ‘Lost & Found’ £3
With Don & Di Morgan
AUG 10 Come All Ye ‘Another Day, Another Crust’ £3
With Derek Seed
AUG 17 Come All Ye ‘Trouble & Strife’ £3
With Brad & Carole Chick
AUG 24 Come All Ye ‘All Dressed Up’ £3
With Diane & Steve Nevill
AUG 31 Come All Ye ‘High …Or Low?’ £3
With Sandra Goddard
   
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SEP 7 TOM LEWIS £8
http://www.tomlewis.net/
Tom sings with ukulele & melodeon. A superb, spellbinding singer of traditional sea songs & ones he’s written, drawing on his own experience of life at sea (24 years in Royal Navy submarines).
SEP 14 JEFF WARNER £8
http://www.jeffwarner.com/
SEP 14 JEFF WARNER US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION WORKSHOP
Saturday 14th. September 2019 10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
A fine singer of American traditional songs, Jeff accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo & English concertina. He presents music from North Carolina to New England with warmth, humour & understated scholarship.
He's also a great teacher with a deep understanding of the origins on the music & how to perform it for today's listeners.
His parents, Anne & Frank Warner, collected & published a huge number of traditional songs from the Eastern USA, with respect, empathy & affection for the singers. Their enormously important work is housed in the Library of Congress.
The early part of the workshop will be an overview of the Warner collection (1938-1966) including voices & photos of the traditional singers. In the late afternoon Jeff presents & teaches songs from the collection.
JEFF WARNER PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
(£8; advance tickets from HERE
Details and booking form avalable HERE
SEP 21 JOHN SPIERS £10
https://www.johnspiers.co.uk/
SEP 21 JOHN SPIERS: MELODEON
10.45 am – 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation.
Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers. He's now working as a duo with Peter Knight of Steeleye Span.
The workshop will cover building arrangements of traditional tunes on D/G melodeon to make full use of its many sounds & textures, both as a solo instrument & as part of a band.
This is a mixed ability workshop for all except complete beginners. Some music will be sent out in advance.
JOHN SPIERS PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
£10; advance tickets from HERE
Details and booking form avalable HERE
SEP 28 DEREK SEED: THESE SONGS MADE ME A FOLKIE £ 4
Derek, one of our residents, presents twelve songs which have inspired, thrilled & attracted him over five decades of singing. There will be plenty of time for floor singers as well.
   
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LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB WORKSHOPS NOW BOOKING
Forms from the club or on links below.
VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER EARLY DANCE MUSIC FOR FOLK MUSICIANS WORKSHOP.
http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/
Saturday 12th. October 2019 10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Vicki Swan (nyckelharpas, bagpipes, flute, vocals) & Jonny Dyer (accordion, guitars, vocals) As versatile musicans Vicki & Jonny wear many hats. One hat is playing for dance - early music, Playford, ceilidh and contra.
This workshop is all about the wonderful art of playing for dance. The art of the groove & accompaniment, how to play with bounce & getting the feet moving.
Vicki & Jonny have just released an album of danceable /listenable music with Purcell's Polyphonic Party. Learn their vibrant approach of playing for dance in all the different iterations. Some music will be sent in advance.
Details and booking form avalable HERE
VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER NYCKELHARPA & SCANDI WORKSHOP (any instrument)
Sunday 13th. October 2019 10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer have developed a reputation for inspired & enchanting performances. Vicki plays the Swedish nyckelharpa, an instrument attracting a growing following in this country. Having amassed an almost complete collection of nyckelharpas across the ages Vicki will teach the music dedicated to each type.
The workshop will take you on a nyckelharpa journey charting its development from the 1408 Sienaharpa, Moraharpa, kontrabasharpa and ending with the 19th century silverbasharpa. Some nyckelharpas are available to borrow: Book early to reserve an instrument. Any chromatic instrument is also welcome. Some music will be sent in advance.
Details and booking form avalable HERE