Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: – (01273) 478124 or 881316
Here is the programme for the rest of our season up until the end of
July and for the first month of the new one in September:-
July 1st * £6.00 * BAYOU SECO
From Silver City, New Mexico, Ken and Jeannie present a vibrant,
stunning range of the rural musics of the southern states of the USA
July 8th * £6.00 * REG MEUROSS
The remarkable singer/songwriter who last played here to a capacity
crowd in the company of Hank Wangford.
July 15th * £6.00 * THE OTHER BAND
Perennial local favourites, Marilyn, Iris and Gary perform their
catholic repertoire to the highest musical standards
July 22nd * £6.00 * KAREN RYAN, PETE QUINN & BRONA McVITTIE
Three members of the superb band, “The London Lasses” bring us the
Irish tradition in song and music on fiddle, harp and piano.
July 29th * Free Admission * END OF SEASON OPEN NIGHT
All performers welcome – particularly those who have not performed for
***** WE ARE CLOSED DURING AUGUST *****
Sept 2nd * £7.00 * SPIDER JOHN KOERNER with CHIP SMITH
Traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic
guitarist, song-crafter, singer and living legend with his fiddle
Sept 9th * £6.00 * TAFFY THOMAS & AIMEE THOMAS
Britain’s first Laureate for Storytelling and an MBE for services to
storytelling and charity shares the evening with his daughter’s lovely
Sept 16th * £6.00 * JOHN CONOLLY
The internationally-respected songwriter with his universally known
“Fiddlers’ Green” and many other fine songs
Sept 23rd * free admission * OPEN NIGHT
In response to many requests, we are putting in some extra Open Nights
into our programme to give more opportunity for our many floor singers
to have more of a chance to perform
Sept 30th * £6.00 * THE CLAQUE
Tom Addison, Barry Lister, Dave Lowry and Sean O’Shea. Distilled from
the legendary groups of old, four voices of depth and maturity blended
to bring warmth and harmony to the English Tradition.
Oct 7th * £10.00 (£8.00 in adv.) * JOHN KIRKPATRICK
One of the most talented and popular arrtractions on the folk scene.
John plays for thr opening night of the Lewes Folk Festival.
Our Future Guests will include:-
DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON * SYLVIA BARNES AND CAROLE & ALAN PRIOR
Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include
all of the above.
2 ] LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010.
The two Lewes folk clubs are combining their efforts to promote this
festival, largely based in their own clubrooms and other venues in the
town. It will include folk club evenings, dance displays,
presentations, workshops, singarounds and tune sessions. Watch this
circular and elsewhere for updates on the guests/programme etc. If you
would like to receive an email of the programme for the festival (as
it stands at the moment) please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the
.doc file of the programme will be sent to you or you can read the
details on-line at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFprogramme.php
The website is at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFindex.php
An outline of events is given at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFprogramme.php
Tickets from the paying events are now on sale by cheque or by Paypal
and these are:-
JOHN KIRKPATRICK Thurs 7th October 8pm £8
SHIRLEY COLLINS presents “AMERICA OVER THE WATER” Fri 8th October 8pm £8
NIGEL BAGGE & EDDIE ARMER Fri 8th October 8pm £6
STEP DANCE WORKSHOPS 9th October 10.45am £4
GORDON HALL presentation Sat 9th October 12 noon £4
West Gallery Singing Workshop Sat 9th October 2pm £4
FESTIVAL DANCE 9th October 8pm £8
SUSSEX SINGERS CONCERTS 9th October 8pm £8
PEPPERS’ GHOST MAGIC LANTERN SUSSEX SHOW 9th October 8pm £8
HENRY HILLS OF LODSWORTH presentation Sun 10th October 11am £4
An hour with PETE COE Sun 10th October 12.15pm £4
These are the advanced tickets prices. It will be £2 more for each
evfent if you pay on the door – so book your tickets at -
We are delighted that Shirley Collins has agreed to become the
Advance tickets are now ob sale and are starting to sell well!!!
3] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK ON “MYSPACE”
Our MYSPACE profile enables us to provide sample tracks of coming
guests as well as show photos and biographies of coming guests. It is
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-
Bayou Seco – “Lazy Heart” – (July 1st)
Reg Meuross – “Lizzie Loved A Highwayman” – (July 8th)
The Other Band – “Dark Eyes” (July 15th)
Brona McVittie [with Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn] – “Ballyronan Maid” – (July 22nd)
Spider John Koerner – “Danville Girl” – (September 2nd)
John Conolly – “Fiddler’s Green” – (September 16th)
The Claque – “The Devil’s Questions” – (September 30th)
John Kirkpatrick – “Welcome To Hall” – (October 7th)
Sylvia Barnes [with Alan & Carole Prior] – “Lonely Waterloo” – (November 25th)
After each gig the songs will drop off to be replaced with another by
an upcoming guest.
In addition there are videos by each of the following coming guest artists:-
BAYOU SECO July 1st
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER September 2nd
TAFFY THOMAS September 9th
JOHN CONOLLY September 16th
THE CLAQUE September 30th
JOHN KIRKPATRICK October 7th
SYLVIA BARNES November 25th
4] SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE – UPDATED
For all the listings of folk music, song club, dances, festivals in
and around Sussex, have a look at http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk
This site all always kept updated with the latest events and those
currently listed cover all the dates up until the end of June 2010 .
5] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from
the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. Issue no 243 covers the months of
June & July. They are packed with adverts for various folk festivals,
folk music record companies, specialist shops, instrument makers and
other services as well as details of all the folk song and dance
events in our area. To obtain copies of this free magazine as it is
published, please send SAE’s to Vic Smith at the address below.
It is also the address to send album review copies to. Potential
advertisers are also asked to contact Vic for a statement of our
The copy date for the August/September issue is June 30th. However, it
should be mentioned for future issues that once the available space
has been filled, no more adverts can be accepted even if they are
received BEFORE the copy date. With this in mind, it is worth
contacting the editors before the copy date to state your intentions
and reserve advertising space even if you have not got final details
or you copy prepared.
JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 email@example.com
VIC SMITH 01273 478124 firstname.lastname@example.org
The current issue is number 243 covers the months of June and July and
is now available.
6] THE FOLK DIARY ON LINE
THE FOLK DIARY is available on-line at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/fd.htm You will need Adobe ACROBAT
READER to read the pages. The size of each page is given by each page
link and the content of each page is indicated. The following issues are now
on-line and are listed here with the content of each page:-
ISSUE No. 243 JUNE – JULY 2010
Page 1(720kb) Seth Lakeman in Sevenoaks, Croydon folk club (Mons),
Hobgoblin Music, Brighton Folk & Blues Club (Fris).
Page 2 (1451kb) Barry Murphy banjos, Barber Taylor & Reed at The Open
House, Vince’s fiddles, Six Bells Chiddingly (Tues), Shoreham Folk
Page 3 (919kb) Lewes Saturday folk club, Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes
(Thurs), Copy dates and contact details.
Page 4 (442kb) Lewes Folk Festival.
Page 5 (862kb) Harmony Glen in Seaford, The Rude Mechanicals Shoreham
(Weds), Marling Morris, Joy & Derrick Hughes in Slinfold, Beacon folk
club Tunbridge Wells (Mons) Elsies (Sats), Tenterden Folk Club.
Page 6 (2064kb) Bluegrass & Old Timey in the SE, Hat Music Films,
Brighton Singers Club (Weds), Folk Camps, Amberley folk club (Tues).
Page 7 (2290kb) Songs on South Downs Lands Worthing, Eliza Carthy at
Chequer Mead, Northumbrian Pipes Tuition, Black Umfolosi 5 at the
Royal Oak, Lewes. .
Page 8 (950kb) Mid Sussex Folk Singers Ashurst, Fee calls ceilidhs,
Lamb Folk Club Eastbourne (Weds), Cigar box guitars, Littlehampton
Folk & Roots Festival, Martin Simpson trio in Guildford.
Page 9 (1312kb) (385kb) Seaford Folk Club (Fris), Swedish tune session
in Shoreham, Folk On The Coast Bognor (Fris), Willow Arundel (Weds).
Page 10 (2600kb) Tonbridge Folk Club (Mons), North Brighton Folk &
Chat (Suns), Horsham Folk Club (Suns), Gary’s Live Music Club Coolham
Page 11 (2512kb) Tenterden Folk Festival, Brighton Acoustic session
(Mons), Brighton Cellarfolk (Tues), Piggies Open Mike Uckfield (Tues),
White Horse Bodle St. Green (Mons).
Page 12 (2766kb) Crawley Folk Festival.
7] LEWES WORKSHOPS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
The workshops last a full Saturday or Sunday and the tutor performs at the
club in the evening. The programme for 2010 will be:-
5 June MIKE O’CONNOR & BARBARA GRIGGS Cornish tunes from source manuscripts
6 June MIKE O’CONNOR Songwriting in the tradition
10 July KAREN TWEED O’Carolan’s music (any instrument)
18 Sept MOOR MUSIC Dartmoor music (any instrument)
9 Oct JOHN ADAMS Village Music Project (any instrument)
10 Oct CHRIS COE Ballad forum
31 Oct MARTIN CARTHY Guitar
13 Nov FRANKIE ARMSTRONG Singing & vocal techniques
20 Nov TIM LAYCOCK Concertina (all systems)
The website for more details is
http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/workshps.html or contact Valmai
Goodyear on (01273) 476757 or email ValmaiGoodyear@aol.com
The Lewes Saturday Folk Club has a new domain name -
http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/. This will work in parallel with
the old name http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/ for the time being but
they hope to phase it out so please change your bookmarks.
8] REGULAR SESSIONS IN THE LEWES/BRIGHTON AREA
Bryan Creer has taken on the task of detailing these, and they are posted at
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed – contact
him on Bryancreer@aol.com
9] UCKFIELD FESTIVAL CEILIDH WITH THE SUSSEX PISTOLS
Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE
Time: 8pm Tickets: £8
Full details at http://www.uckfieldfestival.co.uk/friday16july.html
Box Office at http://www.uckfieldfestival.co.uk/page18.html
…And if you are ever looking for a good barn dance band, look no
further than THE SUSSEX PISTOLS – though you should get in quickly -
available dates for 2010 are being snapped up quickly. They will be
playing once again for the largest and most prestigious dance in our
area, the BRIGHTON MIDWINTER CEILIDH at the Corn Exchange in Brighton
on December 20th. As usual, the 500 plus tickets will sell out very
Contact Tina on 01273 478124 or email her at email@example.com to
book the band. The band’s website is at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm and they have a
MYSPACE profile as well at http://www.myspace.com/thesussexpistols
VIC & TINA SMITH
26 Ferrers Road
SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE:-
LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL WEBSITE:-
SUSSEX PISTOLS BARN DANCE BAND WEBSITE:-
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