LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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OCT 7 SONGS OF THE SEA £3
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Don Morgan leads this popular evening. Bring songs and tunes about the sea & seafaring: not only shanties, but the wider range of beautiful, stirring & thoughtful music inspired by man’s relationship with the oceans.
OCT 13-15 LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFindex.php
with Martyn Wyndham-Read, Iris Bishop, Jackie Oates, Tristan Seume, The Young Coppers, Shirley Collins, Ian Kearey. Dance displays by 21 sides, tune & song sessions, workshops & more.
OCT 14 JACKIE OATES & TRISTAN SEUME £12
Concert with support from John & Di Cullen, Dan Quinn, Bob Lewis, Mandy & Aisling Murray.
OCT 21 THE ASKEW SISTERS http://www.askewsisters.co.uk/ £8
Emily & Hazel Askew are a dazzling young duo using fiddle, voices, melodeon & concertina to breathtaking effect. Dark ballads & dance tunes are played & sung with driving energy. They also play Early Music.
ASKEW SISTERS: EARLY MUSIC FOR FOLK MUSICIANS WORKSHOP (voices too)
10.45 am –4 .45 pm. Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) For any instrument
The workshop will focus on a dynamic range of mediaeval & Renaissance music that is often not far from folk music.
OCT 28 DOVETAIL TRIO http://www.dovetailtrio.com/ £7
Jamie Roberts (voice, guitar) Rosie Hood (voice) & Matt Quinn (voice, duet concertina) bring youth & brilliance to English traditional songs.
   
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NOV 4 CLOSED FOR BONFIRE
NOV 11 NIAMH PARSONS & GRAHAM DUNNE £10
http://www.niamhparsons.com
Niamh has one of the finest voices in Irish traditional music & an international reputation, headlining festivals & performing for both President Clinton & Irish PM Bertie Ahern.
Graham is a brilliant guitarist, a sensitive accompanist & fiery soloist, having played with Liz Carroll, Paddy Keenan & Tommy Peoples.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
NIAMH PARSONS IRISH SONG WORKSHOP
Saturday 11th. November 10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Traditional Irish & English song in the English language; sourcing songs, choosing songs to suit the singer, breathing exercises & finding the best key for the singer.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
GRAHAM DUNNE GUITAR WORKSHOP
Saturday 11th. November 10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
An informed approach to the accompaniment of Irish traditional music & song. The workshop will be tuning-agnostic, as the information given & discussed will be relevant to all. Flatpicking melodies also, for those interested.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
NOV 18 JODY KRUSKAL £7
SOLD OUT e-mail: Valmai Goodyear to be put on the waiting list
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.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
JODY KRUSKAL US OLD-TIME WORKSHOP
Saturday 18th. November 10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
US Old-time tunes for concertina band & all others, fiddlers being especially welcome. For ear players & readers. Dots & audio available in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
NOV 25 TREVOR & MICHAEL CURRY £6
Popular local father & son with fiddle, guitar, melodeon & whistle sing & play mainly English traditional songs & tunes. Plenty of choruses & tunes to join in.
   
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DEC 02 BRIAN PETERS £7
http://www.brian-peters.co.uk
One of the country's finest melodeon, anglo concertina & guitar players & spellbinding singer of mainly British traditional songs, Brian also offers blues, Tex-Mex & other US styles.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
BRIAN PETERS MELODEON WORKSHOP
Saturday 2nd December 10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Enriching your playing with right-hand harmony; how to play grand & stately tunes; tunes from the unusual tradition of New England.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
BRIAN PETERS MELODEON WORKSHOP
SUNDAY 3rd December 10.45 - 16.45 Places £30 (2 under-25-year-olds £15)
Brian has been singing the greatest Child Ballads for many years, recording the acclaimed CD 'Songs of Trial & Triumph'.Bring one or two traditional ballads of your choice to sing & discuss (choose in advance).
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
DEC 09 SHEPHERDS ARISE £7
Old Sussex carols with fiddle, flute, bassoon, serpent, whistle & concertinas, Sussex tunes, Sussex readings, Sussex mummers' play.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here – this sold out last year.
DEC 16 RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE £8
http://www.petecooper.com/rattle.htm
Dave Arthur, Peter Cooper & Dan Stewart play Appalachian & British songs & tunes with banjos, fiddle, guitar & melodeon. Dazzling, thrilling & authentic.
DEC 23 CHRISTMAS PARTY £4
Carols, mumming play, home-made mince pies, minimalist panto. Bring a party piece or chose from our carol book. Ballgowns optional.
DEC 30 PEPPER'S GHOST £7
Allan & Rene Marriot's charming Victorian Magic Lantern show with music & readings from Charlotte & Spong, plus shadow puppetry.
   
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JAN 06 BOB LEWIS & THE COPPER FAMILY - A CD LAUNCH £10
An evening with the Copper Family and Bob Lewis to launch a CD, 'Two Bobs' Worth,' of recently-discovered recordings of Bob Lewis and Bob Copper (with concertina) on Rod Stradling's Musical Traditions label. This would have been Bob Copper's 103rd. birthday. Bob and the Coppers will give us two one-hour spots, so we are starting the evening early at 7.30 p.m. Doors will open at 7.00 p.m.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.