NINE ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR FEBRUARY

NINE ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR FEBRUARY

1] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: – (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.

Every Thursday 8.pm PROMPT START
Here is our programme for the coming months:-

Feb 4th * £6.00 * MARTYN WYNDHAM READ & IRIS BISHOP

One of the finest voices on the folk scene in the company of one of
the most talented and sensitive accompanists.

Feb 11th * £6.00 * JEZ LOWE

‘One of the best writers to come out of England’ Richard Thompson.
‘One of our best songwriters’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Feb 18th * £6.00 * CHRIS BARTRAM, NEIL BROOKES & TONY WEATHERALL

A new trio from Shropshire that combines the excellent singing of
Chris with the a pair of the finest exponents of English dance music
on fiddle and melodeon

February 25th * £6.00 * PETA WEBB & KEN HALL

Two great singers whose voices combine wonderfully well. Their
repertoire of songs come from England, Ireland and

America and they are noted experts on traditional singing.

March 4th * £6.00 * ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN

A welcome return for this talented pair. Andy sings and plays melodeon
and anglo-concertina. Mat dances morris jigs and plays fiddle. Their
playing really creates sparks of excitement.

March 11th * £7.00 * TIM VAN EYKEN

Following his great success at the National Theatre and the West End
in “War Horse”, Tim returns to solo performing and this will be one of
his first gigs since doing so. Ex-Waterson:Carthy

March 18th * £10.00 * MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON

>>>ADVANCE TICKET ONLY

March 25th * £6.00 * JIM McFARLAND

One of Ireland’s top singers of traditional songs is making a short
English tour from his home in Derry. Jim has a great voice, many
excellent songs and he decorates his singing in a beautiful way

Later in 2010, our guests will include:-

* ROSIE DAVIS, JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST (replacing the band weather
cancellation evening) * CHRIS COE & JOHN ADAMS * JOHN KIRKPATRICK *
JEFF WARNER * BAYOU SECO * DEBBIE McCLATCHY

Our websites are at   and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include
all of the above.

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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.  At the moment this is still in the early planning stages but
watch this circular and elsewhere for updates on the guests/programme
etc. At the moment the following artists have agreed to appear: –
SHIRLEY COLLINS, JOHN KIRKPATRICK, CHRIS COE, JOHN ADAMS, PETE COE.
SUE COE, CHRIS PARTINGTON, THE COPPER FAMILY, BOB LEWIS, PEPPERS’
GHOST and a notable number of display dance teams have also indicated
their willingness to participate. The website at
http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFindex.php will gradually be developed
as plans become finalised.

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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
at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-

Martyn Wyndham Read & Iris Bishop – “The Foggy Dew” – (February 4th)
Chris Bartram, Neil Brookes & Tony Weatherall – “Barleycorn” – (February 18th)
Tony Weatherall [as part of Bartram. Brookes & Weatherall]- “The
Woolsack – Oh What A Row – Reel” – (February 18th)
Mat Green & Andy Turner – “Quicksteps” – (March 4th)
Tim Van Eyken – “Barleycorn” – (March 11th)
Chris Parkinson [with Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson] – “Scotch
Measure/Mount Hills” – (March 18th)
Norma Waterson [with Martin Carthy & Chris Parkinson] – “Sheepcrook &
Black Dog” – (March 18th)
Martin Carthy [with Norma Waterson & Chris Parkinson] – “Georgie” – (March 18th)
Jim MacFarland – “Reynardine” – (March 25th)
Rosie Davis [with Joe Locker & Bob Winquist] – “My Blue Heart” – (April 15th)

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:-

MARTYN WYNDHAM READ & IRIS BISHOP February 4th

JEZ LOWE February 11th
TIM VAN EYKEN March 11th
MARTIN CARTHY March 18th
NORMA WATERSON March 18th
JIM MacFARLAND March 25th
ROSIE DAVIS JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST April 15th
JEFF WARNER May 20th
CHRIS FOSTER June 17th
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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 February 2010
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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 241 covers the months of
February and March. 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
advertising rates.

The copy date for the April/May issue is February 26th. 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.

Please contact

JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 jimars@globalnet.co.uk

Or

VIC SMITH 01273 478124 tinvic@globalnet.co.uk

The next issue will be number 242 and will cover the months of April
and May and will be available from Mid-March.
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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 issue is now
on-line and are listed here with the content of each page:-

ISSUE No. 241 FEBRUARY – MARCH 2010

Page 1(640kb) Beacon Tonbridge Wells (Mons), Vinces Fiddles, Six Bells
Chiddingly (Tues), Nanci Griffiths at De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill.
Page 2 (938kb) Pokey Lefarge at the Blue Coconut Pulborough, Grub’s
Music Bar East Grinstead, White Horse Bodle St. Green (Mons), GBH
Ceilidhs Godalming (Sats), Elsie’s (Sats), Folk On The Coast Bognor
(Fris).
Page 3 (861kb) Lewes Saturday folk club, Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes
(Thurs), Copy dates and contact details.
Page 4 (1601kb) Amberley Folk Club (Tues), Brighton Acoustic sessions
at The Nelson (Mons), Kate’s Kitchen Band, Brighton Cellarfolk (Tues),
Piggie’s Open Mic sessions Uckfield (Tues).
Page 5 (1688kb) Hobgoblin Music, The Hawth Crawley, Gary’s Live Music
Club Coolham (Sats).
Page 6 (449kb) The Blue Coconut Pulborough, Mid-Sussex Folk Singers
Ashurst (Weds) Rude Mechanicals Shoreham (Weds), Fee Calls Ceilidhs,
Lamb folk club Eastbourne (Weds), Brighton Folk & Blues Club Open
House (Fris).
Page 7 (1667kb) Meltdown Ceilidhs Haywards Heath (Sats), Sussex Folk
Association, Acoustic Sussex.
Page 8 (474kb) Seaford Folk Club (Fris), Brighton Singers Club The
Pond (Weds), Tonbridge Folk Club (Mons), The Sussex Song & Ale,
Croydon Folk Club (Mons), Barry Murphy’s banjos.
Page 9 (1339kb) (385kb) Blue Coconut Pulborough, Horsham Folk Club
(Suns), Jolly Brewer Brighton (Suns), Electric Voices Guildford area.
Page 10 (1241kb) Willows Arundel (Weds), CD reviews by Jim Marshall
and Vic Smith
Page 11 (938kb) Folk Music in Tenterden (Fris), CD reviews by Jim
Marshall and Vic Smith
Page 12 (942 kb) Spyboy Presentations

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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:-

20 Feb STEVE TURNER Concertinas for song accompaniment
27 Feb COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON Vocal harmony
27 Feb GEORGINA BOYES Folklore seminar (pm)
27 March BEN PALEY Fiddle
17 April SHIRLEY COLLINS Trad song masterclass
18 April SHIRLEY COLLINS Trad song masterclass
24 April ISSEY EMENEY Melodeon
22 May JOE PENLAND North Carolina song & society
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.

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8] MONTHLY SESSION IN LEWES

There are very enjoyable Sunday afternoon sessions in the bar of the
Royal Oak in Station Street in Lewes. These will be on the last Sunday
of the month from 3.30 – 5.30pm. Dates for the next sessions are

~~~~~        February 28th – March 28th ~~~~~

They will be run by Vic & Tina Smith.

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9] OTHER REGULAR SESSIONS IN THE LEWES/BRIGHTON AREA
Bryan Creer has taken on the task of detailing these, and they are posted at
http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/Sessions.php
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed – contact
him on Bryancreer@aol.com

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 …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 performed
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 sold out very quickly.
Contact Tina on 01273 478124 or email her at tinasmith226@yahoo.co.uk  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

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VIC & TINA SMITH
26 Ferrers Road
LEWES
East Sussex
BN7 1PZ
England

Tel & Fax:- 01273 478124
Email:-
tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
folk@brighton.co.uk

ROYAL OAK WEBSITES:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE:-
http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk

LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL WEBSITE:-

http://lewesfolkfest.org/

SUSSEX PISTOLS BARN DANCE BAND WEBSITE:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm

COMPOUND SOUNDS WEBSITE
http://www.compoundsounds.com

http://www.myspace.com/jalisherrifokonteh

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