LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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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.

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.
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 on the theme "Blow Hot. Blow Cold." £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.
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.

MAR 11 MATT QUINN £6
http://www.mattquinnmusic.co.uk/
LATE CHANGE OF VENUE At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
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/
Dazzlingly brilliant young blues & folk guitarist & singer with his own distinctive style. About to star as Buddy Holly in a new touring show.
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APR 1 ROY CLINGING £7
http://www.facebook.com/roy.clinging/
Fine singer, songwriter, English concertina player & guitarist with a special interest in the songs, dance music, folklore & history of his native Cheshire. Roy has performed in several of Mick Ryan’s ballad operas & with Cheshire fiddler Neil Brookes.
ROY CLINGING: SONG ACCOMPANIMENT FOR CONCERTINA
Saturday 1st April 2017 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Places £15 (£7 for 2 under-25-year olds)
Useful techniques for English concertina, including some useful on any concertina system, so all systems are welcome.
IN THE EVENING ROY CLINGING PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB

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

APR 8 IONA FYFE £5
https://ionafyfemusic.com
Superb young Scottish traditional singer, with piano, finalist in BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award competitor, New Roots finalist.
APR 15 EASTER COME-ALL-YE£4
Bring songs & tunes for Easter & Spring. We serve home-made Easter biscuits.
APR 22 LOUISE JORDAN: 'NO PETTICOATS HERE' £6
http://louisejordan.co.uk/no-petticoats-here/
At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD
Stories of remarkable women of the First World War told through songs & personal histories: beautiful, moving & inspiring, & thought-provoking. Voice, guitar, piano.
APR 29 WELCOME IN THE MAY £4
Bring songs, tunes & stories for May. We serve home-made Maids of Honour (cream, eggs, almonds, lemons, currants & pastry).
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MAY 6 ROSIE HODGSON & ROWAN PIGGOTT £6
http://www.rosiehodgson.com
http://www.rowanpiggott.com
Rosie writes & sings beautiful songs. Rowan is also a fine singer & brilliant fiddler in the Irish & Swedish traditions. Two fine young performers.