LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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MAR 1 SUNJAY BRAYNE http://www.sunjaybrayne.com/ £6
Brilliant young blues guitarist & singer who's been supporting Steeleye Span, Phil Beer, Julie Felix, John Renbourne & Wizz Jones.
MAR 8 ROY CLINGING http://www.royclinging.com/ £6
A fine singer of traditional songs & his own songs, with English concertina & guitar, Roy specialises in music from Cheshire. He's performed with Neil Brookes & in Mick Ryan's folk operas.
MAR 15 JON HESLOP http://www.shanty.org.uk/member/jon-heslop.html £5
Powerful writer & singer of songs in traditional style, with guitar, often on sea themes: Lifeboat Prayer, Cheap Boat for Sale & Candles are all his.
MAR 22 JUDY COOK http://judycook.net/ £6
Touring from America, Judy brings a huge range of splendid traditional songs & ballads, including some logging & cowboy songs.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
MAR 23 (SUNDAY) JUDY COOK BALLAD FORUM
Places 25 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Judy lifts the spirit & entertains with a fascinating & varied Anglo-American repertoire. Her unaccompanied presentation & delivery are a great example to any singer & combine with her joy of singing to delight all listeners.
In the forum Judy will perform & lead discussion of ballads which have crossed to America from Britain. You are invited to bring a ballad of your own choice to sing & talk about.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
MAR 29 VIC & TINA SMITH - note early start at 7.30 p.m. £5
At the end of 2013 Vic & Tina stepped down from running the excellent Royal Oak Folk Club in Lewes. Tonight, as well as singing & playing, they will give a presentation on their 50 years of running traditional music clubs, with wonderful anecdotes & nostalgic pictures. This will be very entertaining and instructive to anyone interested in what makes a good folk club.
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APR 5 THE RHEINGANS SISTERS http://www.rowanrheingans.co.uk/bands-duos-projects £6
Rowan Rheingans (of Lady Maisery) & her sister Anna play & sing traditional & new music from Scandinavia, Britain & America with two fiddles, two voices, banjo, cello, bansitar & concertina. Gorgeously refreshing.
APR 12 EMMANUEL PARISELLE & CHRISTIAN MAES £8
Emmanuel & Christian are two of the best melodeon players in France. They are brilliantly entertaining & very funny, too.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
EMMANUEL PARISELLE & CHRISTIAN MAES FRENCH DANCE TUNES WORKSHOP for any instrument
Saturday 12th. April 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Two inspiring teachers, experts in French regional dance music, favourites at On Bouge in London & all over the country. Emmanuel has taught at Concertinas at Witney and regularly leads melodeon-building weeks for EATMT in Suffolk.
The workshop will cover a nice choice of dance tunes from Brittany, central & south-west France, with Christian teaching melody style & Emmanuel chordal accompaniment. Some music will be sent in advance.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
APR 19 EASTER COME-ALL-YE £4
Bring songs, tunes, stories & readings for spring & Easter. We serve home-made Easter biscuits.
APR 26 ASKEW SISTERS http://www.askewsisters.co.uk/ £7
At The Crown Inn, 191 High Street, Lewes BN7 2NA
Frequent festival headliners, this splendid young duo perform glorious, lively traditional songs & tunes with fiddle & melodeon.
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MAY 3 WELCOME IN THE MAY with Maids of Honour £4
Bring songs, tunes, stories & readings for May. We serve home-made Maids of Honour (a seasonal treat with pastry, cream cheese, eggs, almonds, brandy, lemons & currants).
MAY 10 COME-ALL-YE: THE WEATHER £3
Bring songs, tunes, stories & readings on the subject of weather. Plenty of scope for imagination.
MAY 17 HANNAH JAMES & SAM SWEENEY http://www.hannahandsam.co.uk/ £8
One of the foremost duos in English folk music, Hannah (Lady Maisery, Demon Barbers Roadshow) & Sam (Bellowhead, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, The Full English) play mainly English songs & tunes on fiddle & accordion, with Hannah's splendid clog dancing. This is their last tour for a long time.
Advance tickets for the evening performance are available from the club or can be ordered here.
HANNAH JAMES:2 CLOG DANCE WORKSHOPS
http://www.clogbox.co.uk/
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Morning places £15 Afternoon places £20
Hannah is a fine, inspiring teacher of clog dancing. The morning workshop is for beginners (clogs can be provided) & the afternoon for the more experienced. Hannah has a particular interest in using clog as a percussive instrument. She'll cover improvisation & creating new steps in the advanced workshop & set some of the foundations for this in her beginner classes.
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
SAM SWEENEY: ENGLISH FIDDLE WORKSHOP
http://www.samsweeneymusic.com/
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35
Sam is a dazzling young fiddler in the English traditional style & an experienced, inspiring tutor. The workshop will look at injecting life into fiddle tunes, right arm & left hand techniques, improving sound quality, learning a few tunes, searching for exciting repertoire yourself, & how to free yourself from the simple notes of a tune. N.B. Music will not be sent in advance unless specifically requested!
Details and booking forms available from the club and here
MAY 24 COME-ALL-YE £3
No theme tonight bring songs, tunes, readings & poems about anything that takes your fancy.
MAY 31 JEFF WARNER http://www.jeffwarner.com/ £6
Touring from America, Jeff brings songs from lumber camps, fishing villages & the mountains of the USA with banjo, guitar & English concertina. His songs, rich in local history & a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past.
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Ballad Forums and Workshops
7 June Dave Townsend & Gill Redmond
Village Band music for any instrument. Details
14 June Donal Maguire
Irish ballad forum. Details
12 July Mat Green
English fiddle. Details
12 July Andy Turner
English dance music for concertinas. Details
13 Sept John Kirkpatrick
Modes
14 Sept John Kirkpatrick
English folk song
25 Oct Maire ni Chatasaigh
Irish harp
25 Oct Chris Newman
Guitar
8 Nov Moira Craig & Carolyn Robson
Vocal harmony
15 Nov Jody Kruskal
US Old-Time & Vintage for concertinas
29 Nov Jerry O'Reilly
Irish broadsides & songs translated from Gaelic
6 Dec Brian Peters
Melodeon
7 Dec Brian Peters
Ballad forum (Sunday)