LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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1 October SONGS OF THE SEA with DON MORGAN £3
Bring your own music of the sea – not just shanties, but songs & tunes new & old celebrating our love of, dread of, dependence on & awe of the sea.
8 October A TUNES SESSION CELEBRATING ANDY WARBURTON £3
Andy Warburton, banjo player & enthusiastic session musician, was the main force behind the inspirational Lewes Favourites tune books and the Lewes Favourites tunes practice sessions, later exported to festivals round the country. We lost Andy in October 2012, far too early. This will be an opportunity for many of his friends & family to gather, play his favourite tunes, perhaps try out some of his Old Scrote recipes, & exchange anecdotes. Unfortunately it’ll be a bit cold for his favourite sport of dwyle flunking.
15 October LEVERET £15
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Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (melodeon) Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (English concertina). Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery & delightful inventiveness. A glorious flood of relaxed, natural & inventive music, truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.

ANDY CUTTING MELODEON WORKSHOP
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
Andy's workshop will start with basic tune (English session tunes) playing & gradually introduce more advanced techniques on both the right & left hands. We will also look at ways to improve your bass end playing. Teaching will be by ear.

ROB HARBRON CONCERTINA WORKSHOP (any system)
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
Rob's workshop will cover aspects of technique that will help all players get the most from their instrument & repertoire. He will teach a few interesting yet accessible tunes and explore some stylistic elements, including phrasing, use of the bellows, rhythmic groove, chords & harmony. The workshop is focused on the English system but open to players of all systems. Some music will be sent in advance.

SAM SWEENEY FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
Sam's workshop will primarily look at ways to inject life & groove into traditional English fiddle tunes in 4/4, 3/2 & 6/8. Sam will be covering right arm & left hand techniques, improving sound quality. Learning a few tunes & how to free yourself from the simple notes of a tune.
Some music will be sent in advance.
22 October BOB LEWIS £8
A fine Sussex source singer, Bob has a beautiful, agile voice & a huge repertoire of unusual songs, historic, tragic, epic & amusing. In a fascinating blend of old & new, he has recently set some of Bob Copper's poems to traditional tunes.
29 October BEN PALEY £8
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A scintillating but natural player of US old-time, Swedish, & Irish traditional music, Ben is an enchanting performer. For years he played with his father Tom Paley, one of the greatest influences on American traditional music. As well as playing & singing solo, he performs with The Long Hill Ramblers, The Servants' Ball , The New Deal String Band & The Sussex Pistols.

BEN PALEY FIDDLE WORKSHOP
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
Ben writes: 'During the workshop we'll aim to enjoy learning & playing some interesting tunes from the USA, Sweden & Ireland - & maybe elsewhere! While we're at it, perhaps we'll think about technique, style, regional & national differences, how to play nicely with others ... & the state of the world in general...' Some music will be sent in advance.
   
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5 November CLOSED FOR LEWES BONFIRE
12 November NATASHA NORODIEN & TERRY LEES FREE
DEREK SEED'S DIAMOND DO - AN EVENING SPONSORED BY DEREK
TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF SINGING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Natasha is a lovely singer & talented multi-instrumentalist (guitar & flute). Terry is a brilliant guitarist & national competition winner. They sing & play mainly traditional songs from Britain & beyond. Our resident Derek Seed will host the evening - with a surprise or two!
19 November RILEY BAUGUS £10
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Riley Baugus represents the very best of old-time US 5-string banjo & song. His powerful singing voice & brilliant playing place him squarely at the head of the next generation of US roots music. Born in the Southern Appalachians, he has toured with dancer Ira Bernstein, singer Tim Eriksen & fiddle & banjo player Dirk Powell. He's recorded with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss & Willie Nelson.
RILEY BAUGUS US OLD-TIME BANJO WORKSHOP
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
The workshop will cover an attractive selection of tunes which Riley learned from old folks in the mountains, with lots of historical & musical information. He teaches in a modern way, playing the tune several times, breaking down & working through each phrase slowly, focusing on techniques to improve one's playing. No-one should leave disappointed!
26 November MISSING RICHARD £7
Tom Evans (accordion, voice, melodeon) & Harriet Barton (fiddle) are fine young performers playing old & new music from Britain, Europe & beyond. They are delightfully inventive & entertaining.
   
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3 December RAMSKYTE £7
10 December SHEPHERDS ARISE £8
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Old Sussex carols with fiddle, flute, bassoon, serpent, whistle & concertinas, Sussex tunes, Sussex readings, Sussex mummers' play.
17 December CHRISTMAS PARTY BY FIRE & CANDLELIGHT £4
Carols, home-made mince pies, minimalist panto, candles & an open fire. Bring a party piece or chose a carol from our carol book for everyone to join in. Ballgowns optional.
We always end with Shepherds Arise sung by fire & candlelight alone.
24 December Closed
31 December Closed
   
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11 March Jez Lowe Songwriting
1 April The Wilsons Vocal harmony
29 April Will & Pippa Noble Ballad forum