LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

May June July and beyond Home
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MAY 7 MANDY and AISLING MURRAY £6
Mandy is an all-Ireland Anglo concertina champion & a fine singer of Irish traditional songs.
MAY 14 THE BIG PETTOS £6
Peter Collins sings traditional-style songs in a huge, warm, expressive voice, with plenty of choruses. Jane & Tony Petto join him in bluesy, gospelly vocal harmonies.
MAY 21 JEFF WARNER http://www.jeffwarner.com £7
A fine singer of American traditional songs, Jeff accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo & English concertina with warmth, humour & understated scholarship.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

MAY 21 JEFF WARNER : AMERICAN SONGS & SINGING WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
The workshop will cover traditional American songs, American songs influenced by or grown from British ones, and ways of making traditional songs your own using techniques adapted from traditional singers. Bring a traditional or newer song to sing. MP3s & lyrics will be sent ahead for sample songs. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
MAY 28 COME ALL YE with DIANE & STEVE NEVILL £3
Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD
Bring songs & tunes to share.
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JUN 4 MICK RYAN & PAUL DOWNES £7
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Beautiful singing & dazzling virtuoso guitar; superb songs written by Mick, plenty of humour as well.
JUN 11 JERRY JORDAN £6
THE WHITE HART, High Street, Lewes BN7 1XE, in the County Suite
A consummate unaccompanied singer of traditional songs & ballads, Jerry also writes some of his own.
Jerry will be joined for several songs by Martyn Wyndham-Read, Jan Creaye, Barbara Hayes, and Paul Holden & Cath Moore.
JUN 18 GEORGIA LEWIS & FRIENDS £6
http://www.georgialewis.co.uk/
Beautiful young singer of English traditional & written songs with the dazzling fiddler Rowan Piggott & stylish guitarist Felix Miller. Georgia also plays accordion.
JUN 25 DIANE & STEVE NEVILL £6
THE WHITE HART, High Street, Lewes BN7 1XE, in the County Suite
Two fine voices with guitar, melodeon, concertina, plenty of choruses.
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JUL 2 MATT SEATTLE £6
http://www.dragonflymusic.co.uk/
Matt plays Border pipes, fiddle & guitar. Haunting slow airs, jaunty hornpipes, thrilling rants & jigs from a master musician.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

MATT SEATTLE WORKSHOP: ARRANGING TRADITIONAL TUNES for any instrument
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
Many of Matt's brilliant & beautiful arrangements are published as the popular ‘Airs for Pairs' books. He's published & researched many collections of Border music. His compositions have been recorded by Kathryn Tickell, Rob MacKillop & many more. The workshop will cover some approaches to arrangement & harmony for mixed melody instruments in a variety of traditional tune genres. Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUL 9 KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL £7
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/mitchell.htm
Kevin (from Derry) and Ellen (from Glasgow) are two of the country's finest singers of traditional Scottish & Irish songs. They are in demand at folk music festivals in the British Isles, Canada & the USA. They have a deep understanding of the history & performance of these wonderful songs & have recorded extensively.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL BALLAD FORUM
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
Kevin & Ellen will sing some ballads themselves & will lead discussion on the ballads brought by workshop participants. You are invited to nominate a ballad in advance that you will sing & the group will discuss.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUL 16 BARTRAM BROOKES WEATHERALL £7
Neil Brookes (fiddle, flute) Tony Weatherall (melodeon) & Chris Bartram (voice, percussion) play & sing traditional music from Shropshire, Cheshire, the Welsh borders & Staffordshire with joyful, vigorous authenticity.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

BARTRAM BROOKES WEATHERALL WORKSHOP: SHROPSHIRE TUNES for any instrument
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
The workshop will cover a selection of dance & popular tunes from 19th. century manuscripts. Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JUL 23 JACK HOGSDEN & TOM EVANS 5:30 – 11:00 pm Free entry
Sandra & Valmai's birthday bash
Two splendid young singers & players with guitar, accordion, melodeon, concertina. We'll meet upstairs in the Elly at 5.30 p.m. for a cold buffet & a chat, with informal tunes & songs from 6.30- 8.00. The club will run broadly as normal in the evening. Everyone's welcome. Bring voices & instruments but no food.
JUL 30 BOB LEWIS £6
A genuine Sussex traditional singer with a beautiful, expressive voice & a repertoire of fine & unusual old songs.
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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