LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

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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.
20 August COME ALL YE with BRAD & CAROLE CHICK £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings. Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
27 August COME ALL YE with DEREK SEED £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings. Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
   
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3 September MOSSY CHRISTIAN & MEGAN WISDOM £7
Megan (East Anglia) & Mossy (Lincolnshire) are young performers who sing & play traditional & newer music, blending freshness & vigor with a deep understanding of their roots. Mossy plays fiddle, Anglo concertina & one-row melodeon. Megan plays table harmonium.
10 September KEITH MACDONALD, ANGE HAUCK, MEL STEVENS £7
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Trad dance music from France, Germany, Britain & beyond with accordion, assorted bagpipes, harp, fiddle, hurdy gurdy & trombone.
Keith & Ange are well known as a duo playing for dancing in the German folk scene. Keith & Mel featured in The Drift.

WORKSHOP: 18th/19th. CENTURY DANCE MUSIC FROM GERMANY for any instrument
KEITH MACDONALD & ANGE HAUCK
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, 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.
11 September EXTRA LEWES TUNES SESSION Free
Noon - 3:00, to follow the German tunes workshop on Saturday 10th. September with Keith Macdonald and Ange Hauck and their evening performance with Mel Stevens at Lewes Saturday Folk Club.
The tunes session will be downstairs in the bar at the Elephant & Castle, and good basic pub food will be on sale.
17 September ALISTAIR ANDERSON & DAN WALSH £12
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Music & songs from the British Isles & beyond from Alistair, master of the English concertina & Northumbrian pipes, & Dan, stellar young banjo player, singer & guitarist.

ALISTAIR ANDERSON: NORTHUMBRIAN TUNESMITHS WORKSHOP for any instrument
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
Tunes from the compositions of James Hill (fiddle) Tom Clough, Billy Pigg (pipers) Kathryn Tickell (pipes/fiddle) Will Atkinson (button box/mouth organ) Willie Taylor (fiddle) plus some of his own. He will also discuss Northumbrian playing styles. Music will be sent out in advance.

DAN WALSH BANJO WORKSHOP
10.45 - 4.45 Places £35 (2 under-25s £17) Email for places, pay cash on the day
BBC Folk Awards Best Musician nominee Dan Walsh is a brilliant, innovative young clawhammer banjo player, singer and guitarist. He plays British, Irish and American folk music with a healthy dose of funky grooves, poignant songs, astonishing musical departures & lively humour.
Dan is the only international banjoist to be invited to teach at the Midwest Banjo Camp in the USA. He also teaches at Newcastle and Sheffield universities. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of clawhammer banjo, explaining the techniques to get started & 'tricks' to enable playing more types of tunes, leading into composing & arranging. Some music (banjo tab) will be sent out in advance.
24 September GEOFF LAKEMAN & ROB MURCH £8
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Geoff sings & plays sparkling Crane duet concertina. Rob, English classical banjo virtuoso, also plays with Moor Music of Devon. English folk music, Twenties jazz, vintage Americana, & plenty of good humour.
   
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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 TBA
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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19 Nov RILEY BAUGUS
US OLD-TIME BANJO workshop & evening performance
11 March Jez Lowe Songwriting
1 April The Wilsons Vocal harmony
29 April Will & Pippa Noble Ballad forum