LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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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.
MAY 13 MANDY MURRAY & FRIENDS £6
All-Ireland champion Anglo concertina player & fine singer Mandy is joined by friends & family from the local Irish music community.
MAY 20 LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER £7
http://www.lynneandpat.co.uk
A wonderful range of songs from high tragedy to social comment to ingenious smut, all in thrillingly beautiful vocal harmony. Some dressing-up & plenty of hearty laughs.
MAY 27 COME ALL YE with DIANE & STEVE NEVILL £3
Bring songs & tunes to share.
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JUN 3 BOB LEWIS £6
Genuine Sussex traditional singer with a beautiful, expressive voice & a fine range of unusual songs from the county.
JUN 10 CLOUDSTREET £7
http://www.cloudstreet.org/
From Australia, Nicole Murray, John Thompson & Emma Nixon bring hot harmonies with spellbindingly precise delivery. They add humour, vitality & excitement to traditional & modern Australian, English & Celtic songs & tunes. Guitar, flute, fiddle, whistle & concertina enrich the mixture
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

CLOUDSTREET: VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
Saturday 10th. June 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
A fabulous day of skill development exploring your voice, finding ways to bring your own style to a song and take it to performance, playing with harmonies & learning techniques to get a song across. For all skill levels. Music reading not necessary.
IN THE EVENING CLOUDSTREET PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

JUN 17 PETE COE £7
http://www.backshift.demon.co.uk
Pete is a magnificent singer & musician, one of the greatest now performing. He plays melodeon, banjo, bouzouki, Appalachian dulcimer & guitar, & step dances. As well as singing traditional songs he writes his own in traditional style. He's a fine & inspiring tutor & collector.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

PETE COE: SONG ACCOMPANIMENTS WORKSHOP
Saturday 17th. June 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year-olds)
A fabulous day of skill development exploring your voice, finding ways to bring your own style to a song and take it to performance, playing with harmonies & learning techniques to get a song across. For all skill levels. Music reading not necessary.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

PETE COE: BALLAD FORUM
Sunay 18th. June 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £30 (£15 for two under 25-year-olds)
Pete introduces some of the lesser-known versions of the Child Ballads he's learned from traditional singers & using a variety of printed sources to create his own interpretation of the narratives. You're invited to bring at least one ballad to sing & talk about.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

JUN 24 GLASHIN £6
Paul & Jo Dengate play Irish tunes & songs with sparkling flute & stylish guitar
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JUL 1 JEFF & ELAINE GILLETT £6
Traditional songs & some settings of William Blake's poetry. Jeff is a sensitive, skilful guitarist & also plays concertina, mandolin & Appalachian dulcimer.
JUL 8 JIM GLOVER & CHRIS SKINNER £6
Traditional & written songs, unaccompanied, stirring, thoughtful, lyrical, intelligent & humorous, with plenty of choruses.
JUL 15 SALLY IRONMONGER & BRIAN CARTER £6
JUL 22 BOB FOX £10
BOB FOX: SONGS OF THE PITMEN POETS WORKSHOP
http://www.bobfoxmusic.com
10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Bob is a fine singer & brilliant guitarist from the North East with a huge range of songs from the area. He tours extensively in the UK, USA, Australia & Europe.
Since 1975 he has performed & recorded with Tom McConville, Stu Luckley, Vin Garbutt, Billy Mitchell of Lindisfarne, John Tams & Benny Graham as well as solo. Since 2011 Bob has played The Songman in the West End show War Horse (music by John Tams).
Bob also tours with Jez Lowe, Billy Mitchell & Benny Graham in the superb show The Pitmen Poets. This workshop will give participants the chance to learn some of the songs written by the Pitmen Poets of the North East & to learn about their background.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

IN THE EVENING BOB FOX PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
JUL 29 PETER COLLINS £6
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SEP 2 THE WATERGRAIN BAND
SEP 16 PURCELL'S POLYPHONIC PARTY
PURCELL'S POLYPHONIC PARTY WORKSHOP
http://purcells-party.swan-dyer.co.uk/index.html
Saturday 16th. September 10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Purcell's Polyphonic Party are Vicki Swan (nyckelharpas) Jonny Dyer (harpsichord, guitars) & John Dipper (viola d'amore). They offer a light-hearted programme of 17th. & 18th. Century music, seamlessly blending Classical/Baroque styles with English & Swedish folk traditions.
The workshop will focus on that bridge between classical & folk: helping classical musicians to access folk music, and enabling folk musicians to find new harmonies & accompaniments by exploring the structures of Baroque polyphony. Some music will be sent in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER NYCKELHARPA & SCANDI WORKSHOP
http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/
SUNDAY 17th. September 10.45 - 16.45 Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer have developed a reputation for inspired & enchanting performances.
Vicki plays the Swedish nyckelharpa, an instrument attracting a growing following in this country. See http://www.nyckelharpa.me.uk/. Jonny plays guitar, accordion & spinet.
The workshop will take you on a journey from the early modal Swedish music of the moraharpa and säckpipa, through the legendary nyckelharpa player Byss-Calle, and end up with more complicated tunes. Some nyckelharpas are available to borrow: book early to reserve an instrument. Any chromatic instrument is also welcome.
Music will be sent in advance
Details and booking forms available from the club and here

IN THE EVENING PURCELL'S POLYPHONIC PARTY PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.