LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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APR 07 SESSION NIGHT with ROGER STAMP & FRIENDS £6
Roger, percussion player & singer, brings friends from the local Irish music, English music & world music communities together to sing & play. Bring instruments & voices to join in a very lively evening.
APR 14 FOXGLOVE TRIO http://www.thefoxglovetrio.co.uk £6
From Wales, the trio bring unusual traditional & new songs in English & Welsh with close vocal harmonies, melodeon, cellos, guitar, whistle & bodhran.
APR 21 JOHN CONOLLY £6
At The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA facebook icon
From Grimsby, John sings & plays guitar & melodeon. He is a prolific & talented songwriter in the traditional style – Irish singers the world over will swear that his Fiddler's Green is Irish traditional, but John wrote it, as he did Mr. Punch & Judy Man & Angels of Lincoln.
APR 28 NICK DOW £6
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Nick sings & plays English traditional songs with sparkling guitar, sometimes unaccompanied, in authentic style. He has recorded many songs from source singers & has strong links with Traveller life, being an expert painter & restorer of gypsy wagons.
   
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MAY 05 WELCOME IN THE MAY £4
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Bring songs & tunes for May. We serve Maids of Honour (a traditional Maytime treat with cream, eggs, butter, lemon, currants & almonds) & will present a Robin Hood play.
MAY 12 JOY LEWIS & DERRICK HUGHES http://www.joydeckmusic.co.uk £6
At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD facebook icon
Beautiful & entertaining traditional songs & tunes with guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes, hammered dulcimer, whistles, concertina, harp & bowed psaltery.
MAY 19 JACK HOGSDEN http://jackhogsdenmusic.wordpress.com £6
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Sparkling young singer musician makes traditional songs his own, adding fresh invention & energy with guitar & melodeon.
MAY 26 COME-ALL-YE ‘THE FOUR SEASONS’ with STEVE AND DIANE NEVILL £3 facebook icon
Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme. A good opportunity to try a new song or perform in public for the first time to friendly listeners. Singing & instrumental groups also welcome.
   
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JUN 02 BOB KENWARD £6 facebook icon
Bob writes beautiful & funny songs in traditional style about his native Kent, with haunting tunes & fine choruses, accompanied on guitar.
JUN 09 NANCY KERR http://nancykerr.co.uk/ £9
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A superb fiddle player, singer & composer, Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation. A fine performer of traditional music & song, she is also a splendid writer of songs & tunes with her own poetic voice.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
JUN 09 NANCY KERR FIDDLE WORKSHOP
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10.45 a.m - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Tune learning at your own pace, with useful techniques for expanding repertoire, developing your musical ear, & playing with expression & swing. Some music will be sent in advance.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
JUN 16 FOURGONE CONFUSION £6
John & Di Cullen with their friends Pete & Brenda Storer bring new, inventive & intelligent songs, some poignant, some wistful, some hilarious, with four-part vocal harmony, guitar, bouzouki & flute.
JUN 23 RAMEKINS £6
A local duo, comprised of Mike Kerry and Roger Case, who perform stirring sea-songs and shanties as well as self-penned original arrangements.
JUN 30 THE OLD FIRM (Gaslight Follies reincarnated) £7
Denise & Stuart Savage, Iris Bishop & Jim Ward present a sparkling collection of Music Hall songs, recitations & traditional songs with Duet & English concertinas.
   
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JUL 7 UNREEL QUARTET £6
Ian Chisholm, Steven Sibbald, Mike Ainscough & Phil James play Scottish, US, blues & jazz songs & tunes on fiddles, guitars & mandolin.
   
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Future Workshops
 
Sunday 15 July MARTIN CARTHY BALLAD FORUM
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10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Martin is unsurpassed as a performer of English traditional song & dance music. His knowledge & skill is performing & restoring ballads is unequalled.
Participants will nominate a ballad in advance that they will sing & the group will discuss. (If in doubt about what counts as a ballad, ask us beforehand.)
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
ON SATURDAY 14 JULY MARTIN CARTHY PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£10, tickets from club & here)
Saturday 21 July MUSIC OF SALLY SLOANE WORKSHOP (for any instrument) with IAN HAYDEN
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10.45 – 4.45 Places £25 (2 under-25s £12)
Sally Sloane (1894-1982) of New South Wales was one of the most important Australian traditional singers & musicians, playing one-row melodeon, fiddle & moth-organ.
Ian will guide attendees to play along with recordings of Sally to absorb her style & will provide a handout & dots for selected tunes.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
IN THE EVENING WILL DUKE PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£7, tickets from club & here)
Saturday 28 July PAUL SARTIN FIDDLE WORKSHOP
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0.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Paul is a brilliant fiddler, performing with Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast, Faustus & many more.
The workshop will cover traditional Southern English repertoire from the Pyle manuscript of Nether Wallop, Hampshire. Music will be provided on the day.
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
IN THE EVENING BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£12, tickets from club & here)
Saturday 28 July PAUL HUTCHINSON ARRANGMENT SKILLS WORKSHOP (any instrument)
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10.45 – 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Details and booking form can be obtained from the club and here.
Paul is well known for his work with Belshazzar’s Feast, Hoover the Dog, Karen Tweed, The Playford Liberation Front & the Pagoda Project.
The workshop will cover musical arranging skills for concert performances, exploring harmonies, improvisation, writing countermelodies, textures & dynamics. Some music will be sent in advance & some arranged from scratch on the day.
IN THE EVENING BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£12, tickets from club & here)
8 Sept Kevin Burke
Irish fiddle
15 Sept Maire ni Chathasaigh
Harp
15 Sept Chris Newman
Guitar
20 Oct Bob Lewis
English song
24 Nov Night Watch
Early Music for folk musicians
1 Dec The Teacups
Vocal harmony