LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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MAR 5 RUDE MECHANICALS £6
http://www.rudemex.co.uk/
Ray Chandler & Barry Ruffell play mainly British & US traditional music & songs on an amazing variety of instruments including concertina, banjo, fiddle, nyckelharpa, piccolo, mandolin, mandola, brass & reeds.
MAR 12 PETE COE & ALICE JONES £8
http://fivefingerfrank.co.uk/about-the-show/
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Pete is a folk music legend. A gripping performer, he sings, plays melodeon, banjo, bouzouki & mountain dulcimer, dances & teaches. Alice is a fine young singer playing clarinet, keyboard, & whistle.

MAR 12 PETE COE & ALICE JONES
WORKSHOP on FRANK KIDSON'S SONG & TUNES COLLECTION
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
Frank Kidson was an intelligent, sympathetic & entertaining early collector of traditional songs, tunes & broadsides working in the late 1800s in Yorkshire. His collection is huge & fascinating. Pete & Alice will share songs & music from the collection. Voices & all instruments welcome. Some material will be available in advance.
MAR 19 CHARLOTTE & SPONG £6
http://www.musicfinders.co.uk/Sea/sea.htm
At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA
A mixture of beautiful & funny old & new songs, many of Charlotte's own, with duet concertina, fiddle, mandolin & guitar; a touch of jazz, too.
MAR 26 EASTER & THE EQUINOX £4
Bring songs & tunes for spring and Easter. We serve home-made Easter biscuits.
Cotillion Top
APR 2 TUNES & SONG SESSION with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
Bring instruments to lead & join in mainly English tunes. Singers very welcome too.
APR 9 THE TONIC £6
Julie Atkin (piano, vocals) Ollie Wood (percussion, vocals) Malcolm Wood (melodeon, vocals) & Gavin Atkin (fiddle, mnelodeon, duet concertina, vocals) do mainly traditional English dance tunes & songs with bounce & fun.
APR 16 SIMON MAYOR & HILARY JAMES http://mayorandjames.com/ £10
Dazzling mandolin, mandobass, guitar, fiddle, beautiful singing. Traditional tunes & songs, blues, classical, a touch of jazz. Wonderful wry humour.
APR 16 SIMON MAYOR MANDOLIN WORKSHOP http://www.mandolin.co.uk/
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Simon is this country's finest mandolin player & a great teacher. The workshop will cover all right & left hand techniques including position shifting, tremolo, decoration, tone production, improvisation & ensemble playing with some easy parts to follow. Some music will be sent in advance.
APR 16 HILARY JAMES VOICE WORKSHOP http://www.folksong.co.uk
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £25 Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St, Lewes BN7 2RD
Hilary's, pure, quintessentially English voice suits traditional song, blues & baroque. The workshop will use songs & styles from British & American traditions. Find your natural voice: warm-ups, breath control, tune & flexibility. Group singing 'by ear' with simple improvised harmony. Song sheets & sound clips available in advance.
APR 23 THE NIGHT WATCH: 'FROM BARD TO VERSE' http://www.the-night-watch.org.uk £8
Ian Pittaway & Andy Casserley present songs & music from Shakespeare's plays with tremendous style using period instruments & in costume.
APR 23 THE NIGHT WATCH: MEDIAEVAL MUSIC FOR FOLK MUSICIANS WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Andy Casserley and Ian Pittaway sing & play bray harp, recorders, rebec, gittern, oud, shawm, saz, simfony, psaltery, & more. The workshop will cover early harmony, demonstration of instruments, mediaeval singing & playing styles, & interpreting mediaeval notation. No previous experience of early music is necessary. Some music will be sent in advance.
APR 30 THE RHEINGANS SISTERS http://www.rheinganssisters.co.uk £7
Spellbinding fiddle-singers Rowan & Anna are steeped in traditional music from Britain, France, Scandinavia & beyond. Rowan performs with Lady Maisery, Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band, Eliza Carthy & Karine Polwart. Anna holds a 1st. class diploma from the Conservatoire Occitan.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.

APR 30 THE RHEINGANS SISTERS FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Places £35 Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
The workshop will cover rhythm, bowing & ornamentation in several European & American traditional fiddle styles, ideas to use in your own playing, improvisation, making up harmonies, accompanying songs & duo playing. Teaching by ear. Details and booking forms available from the club and here
Cotillion Top
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.
Cotillion Top
JUL 2 Matt Seattle
Arranging Traditional Music
JUL 9 Kevin & Ellen Mitchell
Ballad Forum
JUL 16 Bartram Brookes Weatherall
ShropshireTunes
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