LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

May June July August and Beyond Home
   
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7 May COME ALL YE £3
14 May Sovereign Seas C-Side Support Concert MC Derek Seed
Support event for Denise Savage's bowel cancer charity. Details to follow.
21 May ANDY IRVINE £12
28 May COME ALL YE £3
   
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18 June RATTLEBAG £6
From Hastings, five women's voices in harmony singing traditional & more recent songs. Lively, joyful & funny. Rattlebag are stalwarts of Wassailing, Jack in the Green & other calendar customs.
25 June JOHN & DI CULLEN £7
New, inventive & intelligent songs, poignant, wistful & hilarious, with delicate vocal harmony & scintillating guitar.
   
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2 July ZAK VAN DER VYVER £7
A master of the traditional South African concertina style, Zak is dazzling, charming & delightful. He features on the famous 'Anglo International' showcase CDs.
9 July JIB (JIM MAGEEAN, INGRID & BARRIE TEMPLE) £10
(Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com to reserve a ticket, pay cash on the night)
JIB are three terrific singers from the North-East. All have a powerful & extensive repertoire of sea songs & shanties, some traditional & some written by Barrie. They generate mighty, ringing vocal harmonies & are much in demand at folk festivals.
9 July JIB WORKSHOP: 'THE SEA: A PLACE OF WORK & SONG'
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com for places, pay cash on the day
The workshop will cover the North-East's history & vital connection with the sea, illustrated by sea songs – work songs – life & love songs - & why, where & when they were used & sung. An informative, instructive workshop culminating in a big singing session. Audience participation is essential. Teaching will be by ear but dots will be available for those who like to have them. A mixed-ability workshop.
Sunday 10 July 'REMEMBERING PETER & MAUREEN COLLINS' 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m. approx
Royal Oak, Barcombe, BN8 5BA Admission free.
This is a day to celebrate the lives of Peter & Maureen, sadly lost to us during the pandemic. Jim Glover & Chris Skinner have booked the Function Room at The Royal Oak. Sean the landlord will be pleased to welcome you for lunch and/or evening meals in the pub & Harvey's Ales.
Please email Chris & Jim (jimandchris32[at]gmail[dot]com) so they can give the landlord an idea of numbers for catering & Becky Collins will know how many cakes to make.
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch time Music Session
2:00 - 4:00 Sing, Say or Play Session
4:00 - 5:00 Tea & Amazing Cakes (baked by Becky, who is ably maintaining the high standards set by Peter & Maureen!)
5:00 - 10:00ish Sing, Say or Play Session
Meals available all day long; please order and pay at the Bar.
16 July JACK HOGSDEN £7
Jack is a young Sussex musician working mainly traditional songs & tunes with beautiful, exciting guitar, melodeon & mandolin accompaniment. He's currently studying on the Newcastle University traditional music degree course.
23 July JOHN KIRKPATRICK £12
(Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com to reserve a ticket, pay cash on the night)
John Kirkpatrick is a superb singer, great writer, fine dancer & the best English squeezer bar none. He is one of the great solo acts on the folk scene & has played with the Albions, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Band of Hope & many more.
23 July JOHN KIRKPATRICK: CONCERT BAND ARRANGEMENTS WORKSHOP for any instrument
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com for places, pay cash on the day
The workshop will cover playing four-part arrangements of folk tunes, suitable for any acoustic instrument. No keyboards or full drumkits please. This is a workshop John does at Sidmouth every year. Written music will be sent in advance.
Sunday 24 July JOHN KIRKPATRICK: VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com for places, pay cash on the day
John's singing style is direct, compelling, beautiful & often humorous. In the workshop he will be teaching songs - traditional & John's own - in up to four-part harmony, using written arrangements but also teaching by ear.
16 July CAROLINE KENDALL £6
Charming singer & stylish guitarist from Sussex offering new & traditional songs & tunes.
   
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6 August COME ALL YE with DIANE & STEVE NEVILL £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings. Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
13 August COME ALL YE with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings. Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
6 August COME ALL YE with BRAD & CAROLE CHICK £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings. Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
13 August COME ALL YE with DEREK SEED £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings. Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
   
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10 Sept KEITH MACDONALD & ANGE HAUCK
18th/19th. CENTURY DANCE MUSIC FROM GERMANY for any instrument
Saturday 10 September 10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17)
Email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com to reserve a place, pay cash on the day
Folk enthusiasts in Germany & beyond are leading a revival of interest through manuscripts & collections of dance music, mainly from the 18th. & 19th. century.
The best-known is probably the Dahlhoff family collection from Westfalia. The workshop will be led by Keith Macdonald (piano accordion) & Ange Hauck (German & French bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, harp).
The workshop will offer a variety of tunes from this era: Polkas, Seskens. Polonais, Zwiefache & the ubiquitous ‘Tantz’, also touching on similarities to contemporary English tunes.
It is for instruments able to play in G, D & C. Written music will be available with some teaching by ear.
IN THE EVENING KEITH MACDONALD, ANGE HAUCK & MEL STEVENS PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£7: email valmaigoodyear[at]aol[.]com to reserve a ticket)
 
17 Sept ALISTAIR ANDERSON
NORTHUMBRIAN TUNES workshop & evening performance
17 Sept DAN WALSH
CLAWHAMMER BANJO workshop & evening performance
 
15 Oct ANDY CUTTING
MELODEON workshop & evening performance
15 Oct ROB HARBRON
CONCERTINA workshop & evening performance
16 Oct SAM SWEENEY
FIDDLE workshop & evening performance
 
22 Oct SARAH GREY & KIERON MEANS
evening performance
 
29 Oct BEN PALEY
FIDDLE workshop & evening performance
 
19 Nov RILEY BAUGUS
US OLD-TIME BANJO workshop & evening performance