TEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MARCH

TEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MARCH

Fwd from http://www.facebook.com/andyrobertsfolkmusic

Rather later this month as Vic & Tina have been out of the country

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

A great start to the New Year with a large attendance appreciating some really fine music. Now we look forward to:-

Mar 10th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT.
All are welcome to come and have a go!

Mar 17th * £6.00 * TERRY MASTERSON
The man who started the first folk club in Lewes all those years ago. Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a great singer who has a huge repertoire of Irish songs.

Mar 24th * £7.00 * TOM PALEY
A rare solo appearance by this important and prominent figure. The best of Old Timey on fiddle, banjo and guitar.

Mar 31st * £10.00 * MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON (Advance tickets on sale from Feb 01st)
The iconic singer/guitarist who has been the leading exponent of English traditional song for decades now is joined by one of his favourite accompanist on various free reed instruments.

Apl 07th * £7.00 * PETE COOPER & RICHARD BOLTON
Richard on guitar and cello and Pete on fiddle and mandolin present a mesmerising evening of fiddle tunes and songs

Apl 14th * £7.00 * DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON
 Two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience with a deep understanding of their musical heritage.

Apl 21st * £7.00 * JEZ LOWE
Utterly convincing singing backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, and mandolin has made Jez one of Britain's top attractions on the folk/acoustic/Celtic circuit.

Apl 28th * £7.00 * BAYOU SECO
From New Mexico, Ken and Jeanie bring us a range of their wonderful music that covers Cajun, traditional Hispanic, Cowboy, native American and Old Timey music.

May 5th * £7.00 * MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT
A new generation of England’s leading folk music family! They are Lal Waterson’s children; Marry an outstanding singer and Olly a great multi-instrumentalist.

May 12th * £7.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
A return visit for this multi-talented performer – an excellent singer and great musician. Tim has a wonderful way of involving his listeners in his varied performances.

May 19th * £6.00 * STUART REED
One of the cornerstones of the folk scene in Sussex, Stuart’s voice was at the centre of our most popular group, The Taverners.

May 26th * free admission * OPEN NIGHT

Our Future Guests will include:-
NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN * ZOOX * ALICE GERRARD & BEVERLY SMITH * DENISE & STUART SAVAGE with their presentation on the life & songs of Henry Hills * CATHAL McCONNELL & DUNCAN WOOD

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] ADVANCE TICKETS FOR MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON – 31st MARCH
It is now obvious that Norma Waterson will not be back to full health in time for this booking. She is still in hospital after twelve weeks (though reports in the last few days do report an encouraging progress). The booking will go ahead with only Martin and Chris, but will still be an enormously popular attraction so we will be selling advance tickets (£10 each). Tickets will be on sale at the Royal Oak each Thursday but you can apply for tickets by sending a cheque and an S.A.E. to us at the address at the bottom of this newsletter.
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3] LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 6th – 9th OCTOBER 2011
Following the success of this October’s event, the organisers have decided to go ahead with another festival in 2011. Details of guests and events will be announced in future issues of this circular – but names as diverse as SID KIPPER and THE BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 from Zimbabwe have already been booked.
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4] 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:-

Terry Masterson – "The Song of Wandering Aengus" – (March 17th)
Tom Paley – "George Collins" – (March 24th)
Martin Carthy – "The Foggy Dew" – (March 31st)
Chris Parkinson – “Scotch Measure/Mount Hills” – (March 31st)
Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton – "Roadrage Berserk" – (April 4th)
Dana & Susan Robinson – "Glory In The Meeting House" – (April 14th)
Jez Lowe – "The Judas Bus" – (April 21st)
Bayou Seco – "Lazy Heart" – (April 28th)

(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)
There is also two photo montage videos of some of the best nights at the Royal Oak. One covering the club evenings during 2007 and the other between 2002 and 2006.
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5] 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 there are over 100 events currently listed covering all the dates up until the end of March.
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6] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. Issue no 247 covers the months of February & 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 delivery of issue 248 covering April & May is promised for tomorrow.
Please contact
JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 jimars@globalnet.co.uk
Or
VIC SMITH 01273 478124 tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
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7] 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 contents:-
ISSUE No. 247 FEBRUARY – MARCH 2011
Page 1( Meltdown Barn Dances Haywards Heath (Sats), Brighton Singers' Club (Weds), Vinces's violins, Spiers & Boden at Martlets Hall Burgess Hill
Page 2 Spyboy Presentations, Richard Thompson Band at Brighton Dome, Hobgoblin Music
Page 3 Brighton Folk & Blues Club is taking a break, Cara Dillon at Chequer Mead East Grinstead, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill Presentations
Page 4 Eastbourne Folk Club (Weds), Brighton Acoustic Session (Mons), Cigar Box Guitars, Roebuck Laughton (Suns), Folk On The Coast Bognor (Fris), Beacon Tunbridge Wells (Mons), Cellarfolk Brighton (Tues).
Page 5 Lewes Saturday Folk Club,Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (Thurs).
Page 6 CD Reviews.
Page 7 Seaford Folk Club (Fris), Sussex Song and Ale in July, Electric Voice Presentations in the Guildford area
Page 8 Chichester Pickers (Thurs), Rude Mechanicals Shoreham (Weds), Six Bells Chiddingly (Tues), Elsies (Sats), Tonbridge Folk Club (Mons), North Brighton Song & Chat (Suns), Fee Calls Ceilidhs, Mid-Sussex Chorus & harmony Night Ashurst (Weds), White Horse Bodle St, Green (Mons).
Page 9 Horsham Folk Club (Suns), Acoustic Sussex Presentations
Page 10 Amberley Folk Club (Tues), Copy dates and contact details, Hove Folk Club (Fris), Hat Music Films, Sussex Folk Association.
Page 11 Willows Folk Club Arundel (Weds), Tannahill Weavers at Framfield Hall, Fairtrade Festival Ceilidh Burgess Hill.
Page 12 Ropetackle Shoreham Events.

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8] VIDEO PAGE ON THE FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK WEBSITE
The Folk at the Royal Oak website now has a page devoted to YouTube and Facebook videos. It is at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/videos.htm The page is divided into two sections, the first showing videos of guest artists who will be appearing at the Royal Oak, and the second section showing videos of some performances on past nights at the Royal Oak. The videos currently being shown on that page are as follows:-
SECTION 1
VIDEOS: VIDEOS OF COMING GUESTS

TERRY MASTERSON on March 17th
TOM PALEY on March 24th
MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON on March 31st
PETE COOPER on April 7th
DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON on April 14th
JEZ LOWE on April 21st
BAYOU SECO on April 28th
NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN on June 16th
ALICE GERRARD on October 13th
BEVERLY SMITH on October 13th
SECTION 2
VIDEOS TAKEN DURING CLUB EVENINGS AT THE ROYAL OAK
Them38 videos embedded here include performances by  CHRIS FOSTER * JEZ LOWE * CHRIS BARTRAM, NEIL BROOKES & TONY WEATHERALL * MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP *MIKE GULSTON * TIM VAN EYKEN * CARTHY, WATERSON & PARKINSON * DAVIS, LOCKER & WINQUIST * BLACK UMFOLOSI from ZIMBABWE  *SPIDER JOHN KOERNER with CHIP SMITH * TERRY MASTERSON * MARILYN BENNETT  * JOHN KIRKPATRICK * THE LONG HILL RAMBLERS * THE TWAGGER BAND * LINDA GAME * MAGGIE BOYLE * MANDY MURRAY

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9] LEWES WORKSHOPS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
The workshops last a full Saturday or Sunday and the tutor performs at the
club in the evening.
 Forthcoming workshops in 2011 –

12 March Tom McConville    Fiddle
12 March David Newey    Guitar
19/20 March    Alistair Anderson    Steel Skies Suite & performance (any instrument)
09 April    The Claque    Ballad forum
30 April    Sara Grey    Banjo & song
21 May    Chris Sherburn    Irish concertina
21 May    Denny Bartley    Irish song & guitar
04 June    Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop    Singing & accompaniment
11 June    John Kirkpatrick    John K's tunes (any instrument)
16 July    Brian Peters    Melodeon
17 July    Brian Peters    Ballad forum
17 Sept    Cloudstreet    Vocal harmony
15 Oct    Tom & Barbara Brown    West Country songs
29 Oct    Jody Kruskal    Concertina
03 Dec    Paul & Liz Davenport    Ballads

The website for more details is
 or
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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10] 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 2011 are being snapped up 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