LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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DEC 1 THE TEACUPS £8
Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert & Will Finn, four young acapella singers pouring new life into traditional & more recent songs with distinctive, thrilling harmonies.
DEC 1 THE TEACUPS WORKSHOP: VOCAL HARMONY
10.45 am – 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
For any voice. Making & learning 3 & 4-part harmony arrangements, including rounds. Music reading not necessary.
DEC 8 BRUCE MOLSKY £8
One of the finest US Old-Time fiddle & banjo players & singers, bringing excitement. Beauty, humour & immense technical skill to the music. He dropped out of college to soak up authentic Appalachian styles at the feet of its legendary pioneers, now long gone.
EVENING PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT
Contact
Valmai Goodyear to be put on the waiting list.
DEC 8 BRUCE MOLSKY US OLD-TIME FIDDLE WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP SOLD OUT
Email Valmai Goodyear to go on the waiting list.
10.45 am – 4.45 pm Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
A selection of regional styles will be taught by ear.
DEC 15 ‘Shepherds Arise’ £8
Old Sussex carols with fiddle, flute, bassoon, serpent, whistle & concertinas, Sussex tunes, Sussex readings, Sussex mummers’ play.
Advance tickets are available from the club or can be ordered here
DEC 22 Christmas party £4
Carols, home-made mince pies, minimalist panto, candles & an open fire. Bring a party piece or chose a carol from our carol book for everyone to join in. Ballgowns optional. We always end with Shepherds Arise sung by fire & candlelight alone.
DEC 29 Diane & Steve Nevill £6
Club residents Diane & Steve sing & play traditional & modern songs with guitar, melodeon, concertina & hammered dulcimer. A lively choice of unusual songs beautifully sung & played, with plenty of choruses.
   
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JAN 5 TWELFTH NIGHT COME-ALL-YE £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings for the last day of Christmas. Unexploded carols welcome. This replaces Caroline Kendall, who is not well. We will ask her back another day.
JAN 12 WASSAIL by fire & candlelight £4
We light the open fire & the candles & serve rich, fruity Twelfth Cake & a wassail bowl of hot spiced old ale. Bring songs, tunes & readings for wassailing & winter. Bring twigs from your own apple trees to take part in our indoor wassailing ceremony & share any blessing it may give.
JAN 19 SUSSEX All-day SINGAROUND
11.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. The Royal Oak, High Street, Barcombe, East Sussex BN8 5BA
Free admission. Good pub food on sale all day.First an hour of informal tunes while people arrive. Then the singing starts, with a break from 6.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m., finishing with a good hour of glorious choruses. Ballads & the occasional instrumental party piece will be very welcome too.
Sunday 20th. January 2019 noon - 3.00 p.m.
ENGLISH TUNES SESSION
The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Free admission. Good pub food on sale.
JAN 26 STEVE TURNER £7 http://steve-turner.co.uk/
Brilliant, inventive concertina player & singer of old & new songs from the British Isles & the US, Steve also plays cittern, mandolin & banjo.
   
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FEB 2 ROBB JOHNSON £7 http://www.robbjohnson.co.uk/
Exciting, entertaining singer, songwriter & guitarist specialising in wit, political satire, humour & affection for the common man. His latest recording is a triple CD called Ordinary Giants.
FEB 9 RAMSKYTE £6 https://www.facebook.com/Ramskyte-528399307508163/
John Bartlett, John Thornton & Pete Luscombe are a vocal harmony trio from Hampshire singing mainly English traditional songs & some written by John Bartlett. They have a strong, rich style with plenty of choruses.
FEB 16 COME-ALL-YE with spotlight on MILLY MURPHY £3
Bring your songs & tunes. A good night to try out something new or perform for the first time.
Milly, clarinet player, singer & dancer with The Knots of May, Sussex Harmony & Shepherds Arise, will bring some of her own charming songs & readings.
FEB 23 THE TWAGGER BAND £7 http://twaggerband.co.uk/
Will Duke, Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Ian Chisholm & Sue Evans sing & play mostly traditional music on hammered dulcimers, concertinas, guitars, harp, whistles, bouzouki, mandolin, Northumbrian pipes, serpent & hurdy gurdy.
   
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MAR 2 ELSIE'S BAND £7 http://www.elsiesband.com/
David Watts (voice) Iris Bishop (duet concertina, accordion) & John Hills (voice, songwriter, guitar, mandolin, harmonica) offer traditional & more recent songs & tunes in fine style.
MAR 9 BOND OF UNION £6 http://bondofunion.co.uk/
Brighton trio Richard Inman, Benjamin Board & Johnny Hewes sing in unaccompanied harmony about heroism & injustice, struggle & superstition, soldiers & revolutionaries, but always about the bonds of union that connect us.
   
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LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB WORKSHOPS NOW BOOKING
Forms from the club or on links below.
Saturday 16th. March TOM McCONVILLE: FIDDLE & SONG WORKSHOP http://www.tommcconville.co.uk/
10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
‘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 newer generation of musicians including Seth Lakeman & Kate Rusby. The workshop will focus on song accompaniment & basic harmony on the fiddle, either with another artist or with oneself.
Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking form avalable HERE
IN THE EVENING TOM McCONVILLE PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£8, tickets from club & website)
Sunday 31st. March SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY: ENGLISH FOLK SONG & ACCOMPANIMENT WORKSHOP http://www.shirleycollins.co.uk
10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Shirley’s love, knowledge & understanding of English traditional song are second to none. A singer of great authority, she is also an illuminating writer on traditional music.
Ian Kearey is her musical director & accompanist; he produced her award-winning Lodestar album & its follow-up, due for release this year.
The workshop is for singers & musicians. Participants are invited to bring an English traditional song for Shirley to give her unique guidance on interpretation & performance. Ian will offer thoughts & techniques for developing sympathetic accompaniments.
Details and booking form avalable HERE
ON SATURDAY 30th. MARCH SHIRLEY COLLINS & IAN KEAREY PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£10, tickets from club & website)
Saturday 13th. April COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE: MELODEON WORKSHOP http://cohenbk.com
10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Cohen is a young, brilliant & inventive melodeon & anglo concertina player & a glorious singer with a deep understanding of traditional music & a powerful, compelling style of his own.
He’s in great demand at folk music festivals & clubs as a solo performer & with the trio Granny’s Attic. Cohen loves to share knowledge & ideas & is a fine teacher.
The workshop will focus on English melodeon playing for experienced players. Cohen will begin by delving into the rich repertoire of English traditional tunes & will explore how advanced melodeon techniques can be used to develop these tunes. Finally, Cohen will explore the melodeon’s capabilities as an accompanying instrument both for accompanying song & for accompanying other musicians.
Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking form avalable HERE
IN THE EVENING COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£7, tickets from club & website)