FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MARCH 2010

TEN  ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MARCH

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:-

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 – NOW SOLD OUT
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

April 1st * Free Admission * ALL FOOLS DAY OPEN NIGHT
Anything is possible!

April 8th * £6.00 * HAZEL & EMILY ASKEW
Traditional songs and music with melodeon and fiddle played with
attack, verve and imagination

April 15th * £6.00 * ROSIE DAVIS, JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST
The vibrant trio of an English woman, an American and a Canadian
combine to give us a stunning combination of bluegrass, Old Timey and
flat-foot dancing. This replaces the booking for these three cancelled
in January because of bad weather

April 22nd * £6.00 * JOHN ADAMS & CHRIS COE
John and Chris combine forces to present their own lively and
absorbing brand of (mainly traditional) songs and tunes

April 29th * £6.00 * ROGER WATSON & MUSA M’BOOB
The English singer and melodeon player and the Gambian master drummer
who work together brilliantly in Boka Halat bring as their
exhilarating music

May 6th * £6.00 * ÉAMONN Ó BRÓITHE & CREENA MULCHRONE
Éamonn is an outstanding exponent of the uillean pipes and Creena is
the wonderfully talented young Irish singer who has been gracing our
club lately

May 13th * £6.00 * PAUL BURGESS
One of England finest fiddle players (Old Swan Band, English Country
Dance band etc.) is also a talented singer

May 20th * £6.00 * JEFF WARNER
Singer, musician on banjo and concertina, folklorist
, Jeff’s performances are musically satisfying as well as being entertaining

May 27th * £6.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
The first visit of this expert entertainer who performs with wit and
imagination. While she plays a variety of acoustic instruments, when
touring she just takes banjo and maybe a fiddle

Later in 2010, our guests will include:-

CHRIS FOSTER * KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM * BAYOU SECO * SPIDER
JOHN KOERNER * JOHN CONOLLY * THE CLAQUE * JOHN KIRKPATRICK * KEN HALL
& PETA WEBB (replaced the recently postponed date)

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:-

 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)
Emily & Hazel Askew – “Fare The Well, My Dearest Dear (April 8th)
Rosie Davis [with Joe Locker & Bob Winquist] – “My Blue Heart” – (April 15th)
Chris Coe & John Adams – “Peeler Creek Waltz/Dog In Difficulty” – (April 22nd)
Jeff Warner – “Come Take A Trip In My Airship” – (May 20th)

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:-

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
ROGER WATSON & MUSA M’BOOB April 29th
JEFF WARNER May 20th
CHRIS FOSTER June 17th
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER September 2nd
THE CLAQUE September 30th
JOHN CONOLLY September 16th
JOHN KIRKPATRICK October 7th
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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 has just passed. 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:-

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
~~~~~   March 28th – April 25th ~~~~~
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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10] HORSES BRAWL IN LEWES
This message from Robin:-
Although my wife and I live near Dorking, we run a concert series in
Lewes, at the workshop of the harpsichord maker Malcolm Rose. This is
the website for the series:

http://www.theworkshopseries.co.uk

On 20th March we have Horses Brawl, which is a real classical/folk
crossover act, as you may already know. It’s just a small venue –
about 50 seats – and we have at least 20 left at this stage.
Many thanks
Robin
Barn Cottage,
Ruckmans
Okewood Hill
Dorking
RH5 5ND
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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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