LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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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
Sally writes powerful, evocative songs about life, love, & social justice & delivers them with style & humour. Brian is a superb guitarist.
JUL 22 BOB FOX £10
http://www.bobfoxmusic.com
BOB FOX: SONGS OF THE PITMEN POETS WORKSHOP
Sadly, Bob has had to cancel the workshop but will still be with us in the evening.
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.

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
Fine & much-loved unaccompanied singer of old & new songs with a magnificent, rich & expressive voice.
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AUG 5 COME ALL YE with Derek Seed £3
'ONWARD, EVER DOWNWARD'
At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD
Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
AUG 12 COME ALL YE with Don & Di Morgan £3
'TRUE FRIENDS & FALSE'
Bring songs, tunes, poems & readings.
AUG 19 COME ALL YE with Brad & Carole Chick £3
'WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE'
Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
AUG 26 COME ALL YE with Diane & Steve Nevill £3
'SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW'
Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme.
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SEP 2 THE WATERGRAIN BAND £7
https://thewatergrainband.wordpress.com/
Ben Paley (fiddle), Pip Ives (accordion, concertina), Geoff Sandiford (double bass) & Martin Young (voice, guitar).
Trad & written songs & tunes.
SEP 9 HARVEST FESTIVAL £4
We serve home-made harvest loaves, English cheeses & apples. Bring songs, tunes, verses & readings for harvest time.
SEP 16 PURCELL'S POLYPHONIC PARTY £8
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.