LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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AUG 2 COME ALL YE: FAIRS, FUN & FROLICS £3
with Diane & Steve Nevill
AUG 9 COME ALL YE: DECEPTIONS £3
with Bryan Creer & Valmai Goodyear at the Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD
AUG 16 COME ALL YE: PARENTS, HUSBANDS & OTHER OBSTACLES TO LOVE £3
with Brad Chick & Carole Hanson
AUG 23 COME ALL YE: SUN, MOON & STARS COME ROUND AGAIN £3
with Sandra Goddard
AUG 30 COME ALL YE £3
with Derek Seed
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SEP 6 TRISTRAM ELPHICK MATCHAM £4
Mikey, Tony & Steve sing English traditional songs in harmony & solo, with whistle & concertina.
SEP 13 JOHN KIRKPATRICK http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/ £9
Superb singer, great writer, fine dancer & the best English squeezer bar none. John is one of the great solo acts & has played with the Albions, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Band of Hope & many more. Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

JOHN KIRKPATRICK: MODES WORKSHOP for any instrument
Saturday 13th. September 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
'Modes' are kinds of scales that are not quite the same as the common Do Re Me variety. John will explain exactly what they are, how they behave, where you find them in English folk music, & what to do with them once you've identified what they are. Of interest to any instrumentalist or singer, especially anyone who's been trying to harmonise or accompany modal melodies. Music will be sent out in advance. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
JOHN KIRKPATRICK: ENGLISH TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP
Sunday 14th. September 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
John's singing style is direct, compelling, beautiful & often humorous. In the workshop he will explore what you can learn from listening to, and singing along with, recordings of traditional singers. Tempo, articulation, rhythm, and phrasing. He will compare this with Folk Revival styles, and warn of the dangers of the Bing Crosby effect in English traditional song. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
SEP 20 DAMIEN BARBER & MIKE WILSON £7
Powerful, compelling singing of English traditional & traditional-style songs with two fine voices, concertina & guitar. Damien's ‘Lock-In' has just appeared at Glastobury. Mike has recently performed & recorded with The Wilsons on Sting's ‘The Last Ship'.
SEP 27 SET ON THE DOWNS Facebook page £5
Aisling Murray, Rowan Piggott, Joy Paley and Izzy Carroll
Four young musicians & singers of Irish, English and American traditional music, each with an impressive musical pedigree.
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OCT 4 TERRY MASTERSON £5
Traditional Irish songs with guitar & unaccompanied, presented with wit & charm.
OCT 11 HARVEST SUPPER in the presence of JOHN BARLEYCORN £4
Bring songs, tunes, poems & readings for the harvest. We serve home-made harvest loaves, English cheeses & apples. A Lewes Folk Festival event: http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFindex.php
OCT 18 THE TWAGGER BAND £6
http://www.twaggerband.co.uk/The_Twagger_Band/Home.html
Mostly traditional music & song with concertinas, dulcimers, bagpipes, whistles, psaltery, harmonium, recorders, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, serpent & crumhorn.
OCT 25 MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH & CHRIS NEWMAN £10
Virtuoso Irish harp & guitar playing & singing. Entrancing. Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH IRISH HARP WORKSHOP
http://www.mairenichathasaigh.com
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Many times an All-Ireland and Pan-Celtic award winner, Maire has developed profoundly influential techniques for harp performance of traditional Irish music. She gives regular workshops in Ireland, the UK, USA and Europe. Learn some lovely tunes from the Irish tradition and discuss appropriate rhythm, phrasing, ornamentation and accompaniment - primarily by ear and imitation, though written music will be provided.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
CHRIS NEWMAN GUITAR WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Chris's playing is full of grace, brilliance & humour. As well as being steeped in traditional music he has played with Diz Disley & Stéphane Grappelli & Fred Wedlock. He is the guitar tutor on the Newcastle University traditional music degree course. The workshop will cover technical exercises, ways of playing cleanly and economically, and a look at several different musical styles. Music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
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SATURDAY 1st. NOVEMBER 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £15
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
SINGING FOR BEGINNERS DAYTIME WORKSHOP
Want to sing but a little nervous that the right sounds won't come out on demand?
Tutor HALEY STEVENS http://www.voiceworkshops.co.uk
Details and booking forms available from the club and here.

NOV 1 MOIRAI http://www.moiraitrio.co.uk/ £6
Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews & Melanie Biggs sing & play saxophone, keyboard, fiddle & melodeon in this exciting new trio.
NOV 8 CAROLYN ROBSON & MOIRA CRAIG £7
Moira's silvery voice & Carolyn's warm, honeyed tones combine beautifully in songs from Scotland & Northumberland. As well as being distinguished solo singers, they were until last year two of the three members of the well-loved trio Craig Morgan Robson.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

CAROLYN ROBSON & MOIRA CRAIG VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
Essentials of group singing; learning some songs in harmony; working out your own arrangements; using harmony to create interest & excitement in a song. Music reading is not essential but some music may be available if needed.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
NOV 15 JODY KRUSKAL http://www.jodykruskal.com/ £7
Direct from Brooklyn NY, Jody is a master of the unruly Anglo concertina, squeezing out vintage US tunes & songs that are hilarious, gritty & true - often with strong bluesy flavours & fine choruses.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

JODY KRUSKAL:US OLD-TIME & VINTAGE MUSIC for all concertina systems
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
A few American old-time songs & tunes for learning, simple techniques to get that American sound & develop elements of style & accompaniment. Some music will be sent out in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
NOV 22 DOVETAIL TRIO http://dovetailtrio.com/about.html £6
Fine young performers Matt Quinn (voice, melodeon, concertina, mandolin, fiddle) Rosie Hood (voice) & Jamie Roberts (guitar, voice) present England's traditional songs with a bold & fresh approach.
NOV 29 JERRY O'REILLY http://www.jerryoreilly.net/ £7
A commanding, spellbinding singer steeped in Irish traditions, beginning with singers in many generations of his own family. He helps to run the foremost traditional singing club in Ireland, An Góilín.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

JERRY O'REILLY: IRISH TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £30
Vocal decoration, song selection, Irish broadsides & Irish language songs translated into English. Teaching will be by ear and will include listening to recordings of inspirational traditional singers.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
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6 Dec Brian Peters
Melodeon
7 Dec Brian Peters
Ballad forum (Sunday)