TEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR JUNE

TEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR JUNE

1] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: – (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
For only the second time, we are selling advance tickets for an event.
This is for:-
June 3rd
BLACK UMFOLOSI 5
Tickets are £8 each and we still have a few available. It may be
possible to buy these on the door but to secure a ticket for the
evening phone 01273 478124 or email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk

Here is the programme for the rest of our season up until the end of July:-

June 3rd * £8.00 * BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 (from ZIMBABWE)
An amazing coup for us! We bring you one of Africa’s outstanding vocal
harmony groups singing in Shona and English ***ADVANCE TICKETS – PHONE
OR EMAIL***

June 10th * £6.00 * PETA WEBB & KEN HALL
Peta & Ken’s artistic ability and warm, informative approach and their
visible enthusiasm for singing have deservedly won many friends and
admirers.

June 17th * £6.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
Thoughtful, passionate, intelligent, nerve-jangling performances of
English traditional songs and ballads. One of the folk revival’s
greats.

June 24th * £6.00 * KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM
Making their first appearance for us, they bring entertaining
performances of traditional songs and ballads of both land and sea.

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
us before.

Our Future Guests will include:-
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER * TAFFY & AIMEE THOMAS * JOHN CONOLLY * THE CLAQUE
* JOHN KIRKPATRICK * DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON

Our websites are at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/
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. 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 tinvic@globalnet.co.uk  and the
.doc file of the programme will be sent to you
 The programme is reaching its final shape and among the artists who
have agreed to appear include: – 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 is being
developed as plans become finalised, An outline of events will appear
within the next few days at
http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFprogramme.php
We are delighted that Shirley Collins has agreed to become the
festival’s patron.
Advance tickets will go on sale from June 1st – today!!!
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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:-

Black Umfolosi 5 – “Summertime” (June 3rd)
Peta Webb & Ken Hall – “Yodel It Over Again” – (June 10th)
Chris Foster – “Lord Bateman” – (June 17th)
Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham – “The Sailor’s Prayer” – (June 24th)
Bayou Seco – “Lazy Heart” – (July 1st)
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)
The Claque – “The Devil’s Questions” – (September 30th)

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:-

BLACK UMFOLOSI June 3rd
CHRIS FOSTER June 17th
BAYOU SECO July 1st
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER September 2nd
JOHN CONOLLY September 16th
THE CLAQUE September 30th
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 June 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 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
advertising rates.
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.
Please contact
JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 jimars@globalnet.co.uk
Or
VIC SMITH 01273 478124 tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
The current issue is number 243 covers the months of June and July and
is now available.
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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 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
Festival.
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
(Sats)
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.
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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:-

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
~~~~~     June 27th – July 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] 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

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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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