LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

January February March Home
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JAN 7 SHEPHERDS ARISE £7 SOLD OUT
Old Sussex carols in vocal harmony with flute, clarinet, fiddle, concertinas, whistles & serpent; tunes & readings from Sussex sources.
JAN 14 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 21 SUSSEX ALL-DAY SINGAROUND 11.00 a.m 11.00 p.m.
The 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.
JAN 22 (Sunday) FREE ENGLISH TUNES SESSION, noon- 3.00 p.m., Elephant & Castle
This session follows the annual Sussex All-Day Singaround on 21st. January at The Royal Oak, Barcombe in Barcombe.
Good pub food on sale. Free admission.
JAN 28 SOUND TRADITION £6
http://www.soundtradition.co.uk
Linda Baddeley, David Bartlett, Catherine Legg & Moose Rosser sing traditional songs in glorious four-part harmony under the influence of such as Peter Bellamy, The Young Tradition & The Watersons.
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FEB 4 ALAN AUSTEN & LINDA SMITH £6
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Allan's own songs in traditional style & plenty from the singing of Brighton fisherman Johnny Doughty, with Kentish lute, autoharp & melodeon.
FEB 11 JOY LEWIS & DERRICK HUGHES £6
http://www.joydeckmusic.co.uk
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Beautiful singing & playing with guitar, harp, Northumbrian pipes, whistles, recorder, hammered dulcimer.
FEB 18 OLLIE KING £7
http://www.olliekingmusic.com
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Ollie plays & sings music steeped in the customs & traditions of England. He's one of our most exciting young melodeon players with a mature, well-rounded & distinctive style, playing only vintage Hohner instruments. Ollie plays with many other young musicians including Owen Woods, Mel Biggs & Matt Quinn in Boxtet.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

OLLIE KING MELODEON WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
The workshop will look at getting some life & soul into your playing. We'll look at bellows techniques, right-hand techniques, & phrasing & articulation as ways to add some vim & vigour to dance tunes, & subtlety & musicality to slower tunes.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

FEB 25 DAMIEN BARBER & MIKE WILSON CANCELLED
http://www.damienandmike.co.uk
Owing to family problems, Damien and Mike have had to cancel this date. We'll get them back as soon as we can.
Best wishes to Damien, Tiny and Merry.
We will have a Come-All-Ye instead. £3
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MAR 4 LEN GRAHAM £7
http://www.storyandsong.com
Len is one of Ireland's best-known singers with an international reputation not only for his entertaining, eloquent & moving singing style but also for the breadth & depth of his knowledge of the Ulster tradition.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

LEN GRAHAM WORKSHOP: ULSTER SONGS & BALLADS
10.45 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Places £30 (£15 for two under-25-year-olds)
Each session will put songs in context, giving historical & social background. As an oral tradition these songs will be taught by ear with lyrics provided. You are encouraged to bring an audio recording device.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

MAR 11 MATT QUINN £6
http://www.mattquinnmusic.co.uk/
Born and raised in Sussex, Matt sings and plays melodeon and duet concertina, He has focused his solo repertoire on traditional songs and tunes that have been collected in Sussex.
Matt is launching his solo CD - The Brighton Line.
MAR 18 TOM McCONVILLE £8
http://www.tommcconville.co.uk/
TOM McCONVILLE: FIDDLE WORKSHOP
Saturday 18th. March 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
'Tom is a brilliant fiddler & great singer; a wonderful ambassador of the James Hill musical tradition.' (Aly Bain). Tom's ground-breaking fiddle playing has had a huge influence on his contemporaries. The traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland & America are fused with classical, jazz & bluegrass. The results are timeless. He has played with Bob Fox, Kieran Halpin, his own band Dabhand, Alistair Anderson's Syncopace, Phil Cunningham, Barbara Dixon, Chris Newman & Pauline Cato. He's an inspiration for the new generation of musicians including Seth Lakeman & Kate Rusby. The workshop will focus on how to choose fiddle tunes & play them in a simple, lively & dynamic style, conscious control of the bow & violin, & the use of chords & embellishment. Some music will be sent out in advance.
IN THE EVENING TOM McCONVILLE PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA £8 (advance tickets from club & website)
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

MAR 25 SUNJAY £6
http://www.sunjay.tv/
At only 22, Sunjay is an extraordinarily mature and accomplished singer and guitarist covering both blues and folk.