LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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JUN 02 BOB KENWARD £6 facebook icon
Bob writes beautiful & funny songs in traditional style about his native Kent, with haunting tunes & fine choruses, accompanied on guitar.
JUN 09 NANCY KERR http://nancykerr.co.uk/ £9
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A superb fiddle player, singer & composer, Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation. A fine performer of traditional music & song, she is also a splendid writer of songs & tunes with her own poetic voice.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
JUN 09 NANCY KERR FIDDLE WORKSHOP
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10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
Tune learning at your own pace, with useful techniques for expanding repertoire, developing your musical ear, & playing with expression & swing. Some music will be sent in advance.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
JUN 16 FOURGONE CONFUSION £6
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
John & Di Cullen with their friends Pete & Brenda Storer bring new, inventive & intelligent songs, some poignant, some wistful, some hilarious, with four-part vocal harmony, guitar, bouzouki & flute.
JUN 23 RAMEKINS £6
A local duo, comprised of Mike Kerry and Roger Case, who perform stirring sea-songs and shanties as well as self-penned original arrangements.
JUN 30 THE OLD FIRM (Gaslight Follies reincarnated) £7
Denise & Stuart Savage, Iris Bishop & Jim Ward present a sparkling collection of Music Hall songs, recitations & traditional songs with Duet & English concertinas.
   
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JUL 7 UNREEL TRIO £6
Ian Chisholm, Mike Ainscough & Phil James play Scottish, US, blues & jazz songs & tunes on fiddles, guitars & mandolin.
Steven Sibbald has had to return to Scotland for family reasons.
JUL 14 MARTIN CARTHY http://alanbearmanmusic.co.uk/artists/martin-carthy/ £10
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Unsurpassed performer of English traditional song & dance music, reinventor of the guitar, & a huge influence on at least two generations.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
SUNDAY 15 JULY MARTIN CARTHY BALLAD FORUM
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10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
Martin is unsurpassed as a performer of English traditional song & dance music. His knowledge & skill is performing & restoring ballads is unequalled. Participants will nominate a ballad in advance that they will sing & the group will discuss. (If in doubt about what counts as a ballad, ask us beforehand.) Ballads chosen so far: The Wild Wild Berry, The Baron of Brackley, Matty Groves, The Constant Lovers, Willie's Lady, Barbara Allen, The Robber Bridegroom, Crazy Man Michael, A Week Before Easter, Prince Heathen, Andrew Lammie, Mill o' Tifty's Annie, The Welcome Sailor, Tam Lin, Sir Henry & the King of France, Sir Patrick Spens, Cold & Raw The North Wind Blows.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
JUL 21 WILL DUKE £7
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A fine singer of mainly English traditional songs, Will plays Anglo concertina in a dazzling style, with many tunes from the Sussex source musician Scan Tester of Horsted Keynes. Tickets from club & website.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
JUL 21 MUSIC OF SALLY SLOANE WORKSHOP (for any instrument) with IAN HAYDEN
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10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places 25 (2 under-25s 12)
Sally Sloane (1894-1982) of New South Wales was one of the most important Australian traditional singers & musicians, playing one-row melodeon, fiddle & moth-organ. Ian will guide attendees to play along with recordings of Sally to absorb her style & will provide a handout & dots for selected tunes.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
JUL 28 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST http://www.belshazzarsfeast.com £12
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Paul Sartin (voice, fiddle, oboe) has played with Faustus & Bellowhead & directed The Transports. Paul Hutchinson (accordion) has played with Hoover the Dog, Karen Tweed, Playford Liberation Front & The Pagoda Project. A talent for comedy that only virtuosos have.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
PAUL SARTIN: FIDDLE WORKSHOP http://www.paulsartin.co.uk
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10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
Paul is a brilliant fiddler, performing with Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast, Faustus & many more.
Using tunes from the Pyle MS of Hampshire, the workshop will tackle warm-ups, technical issues, learning by ear, ornamentation, arrangements. Music will be provided on the day.
The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
PAUL HUTCHINSON: ARRANGING SKILLS WORKSHOP http://www.secretaccordionist.co.uk
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10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places 35 (2 under-25s 17)
Paul is well known for his work with Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog, Karen Tweed, The Playford Liberation Front & the Pagoda Project.
The workshop will cover musical arranging skills for concert performances, exploring harmonies, improvisation, writing countermelodies, textures & dynamics. Some music will be sent in advance & some arranged from scratch on the day.
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
   
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We stay open throughout August with Come All Ye nights.  
   
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Future Workshops
 
8 Sept Kevin Burke
Irish fiddle
15 Sept Maire ni Chathasaigh
Harp
15 Sept Chris Newman
Guitar
20 Oct Bob Lewis
English song
24 Nov Night Watch
Early Music for folk musicians
1 Dec The Teacups
Vocal harmony