LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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DEC 5 LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER £7
http://www.lynneandpat.co.uk/
Traditional songs, music hall songs & some of Lynne's own in radiant vocal harmony. A huge range from the noblest emotions to ingenious smut. Very entertaining.
DEC 12 JOHN & DI CULLEN & IRIS BISHOP £6
Delightful singing harmony with John's stylish, delicate guitar playing & the beautiful tones of Iris's duet concertina & accordion.
DEC 19 CHRISTMAS PARTY (ball-gowns optional) £4
Bring your Christmas party piece or choose a carol from our book to sing by firelight & candlelight. Enjoy our home-made mince pies. We're usually visited by Mad Jack's Mummers.
DEC 26 CLOSED FOR BOXING DAY
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JAN 2 SHEPHERDS ARISE! £6
SUSSEX CAROLS from CHURCH MANUSCRIPTS & ORAL TRADITION with period instruments.
Sussex Christmas readings, tunes from Sussex manuscripts featuring Will Duke, & a Sussex Mummers Play.
JAN 9 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 16 SUSSEX ALL-DAY SINGAROUND 11.00 a.m 11.00 p.m.
The Royal Oak, Barcombe 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.
JAN 17 (Sunday) FREE ENGLISH TUNES SESSION, noon- 3.00 p.m., Elephant & Castle
Good pub food on sale. Free admission.
JAN 23 MOLLY EVANS £5 At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
https://soundcloud.com/music-molly
Lovely young singer & fiddle player; a New Roots Competition finalist.
JAN 30 JOHN MORGAN £6
John sings mainly English traditional songs & plays guitar & melodeon. A beautiful, honest performer, he recorded with Shirley Collins on 'Anthems in Eden'.
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FEB 6 BOB KENWARD £6
http://www.tonbridgefolkclub.org/bobkenward/
Beautiful & funny songs mainly about Kent, with guitar.
FEB 13 CAPELLA £6
Unusual & attractive vocal harmonies from Tony & Lesley Petty.
FEB 20 SUSSEX HARMONY CD LAUNCH £6
http://sussexharmony.org.uk/
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
West Gallery hymns, Sacred Harp and glees in glorious harmony with period instruments & costumes. Their new CD 'Smocks, Frocks & Wild Shepherds' will be available.
FEB 27 MOIRAI £7
http://www.moiraitrio.co.uk/
Jo Freya (Blowzabella), Sarah Matthews (Cupola) & Mel Biggs (Boxtet) sing & play saxophone, clarinet, fiddle, whistles, guitar & melodeon. A lovely blend of English & Continental music & song.
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MAR 5 RUDE MECHANICALS £6
http://www.rudemex.co.uk/
Ray Chandler & Barry Ruffell play mainly British & US traditional music & songs on an amazing variety of instruments including concertina, banjo, fiddle, nyckelharpa, piccolo, mandolin, mandola, brass & reeds.
MAR 12 PETE COE & ALICE JONES £8
http://fivefingerfrank.co.uk/about-the-show/
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Pete is a folk music legend. A gripping performer, he sings, plays melodeon, banjo, bouzouki & mountain dulcimer, dances & teaches. Alice is a fine young singer playing clarinet, keyboard, & whistle.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

MAR 12 PETE COE & ALICE JONES
WORKSHOP on FRANK KIDSON'S SONG & TUNES COLLECTION
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Frank Kidson was an intelligent, sympathetic & entertaining early collector of traditional songs, tunes & broadsides working in the late 1800s in Yorkshire. His collection is huge & fascinating. Pete & Alice will share songs & music from the collection. Voices & all instruments welcome. Some material will be available in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
MAR 19 CHARLOTTE & SPONG £6
http://www.musicfinders.co.uk/Sea/sea.htm
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
A mixture of beautiful & funny old & new songs, many of Charlotte's own, with duet concertina, fiddle, mandolin & guitar; a touch of jazz, too.
MAR 26 EASTER & THE EQUINOX £4
Bring songs & tunes for spring and Easter. We serve home-made Easter biscuits.
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APR 16 Simon Mayor
Mandolin
APR 16 Hilary James
Voice
APR 23 Night Watch
Mediaeval music
APR 30 Rheingans Sisters
Swedish & French fiddle music
MAY 21 Jeff Warner
Songs crossing the Atlantic
JUL 02 Matt Seattle
Tune arranging
JUL 09 Kevin & Eileen Mitchell
Ballads
JUL 16 Bartram Brookes Weatherall
Shropshire tunes for any instrument
SEP 10 Andy Cutting
Melodeon
SEP 10 Rob Harbron
Concertina
SEP 10 Sam Sweeney
Fiddle
SEP 17 Four Star Trio
Sliabh Luachra music
SEP 18 Con O Drisceoil
Irish songwriting
NOV 13 Frankie Armstrong
Natural voice