LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB PROGRAMME

Febuary March April and Beyond Home
   
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3 February MIKE BETTISON & DAN QUINN £10 cash
Dan & Mike play melodeon & sing. Together & separately they were part of bands which changed the way English dance music is played - Flowers & Frolics and Gas Mark 5. They also sing funny & serious songs from the tradition & the music hall.
10 February FOUR GONE CONFUSION £10 cash
John & Di Cullen with Pete & Brenda Storer sing a sparkling mixture of new & traditional songs, funny, serious & beautiful, with superb guitars, psaltery, flute, kalimba & bouzouki, with added vocal harmonies.
17 February THE LONG HILL RAMBLERS £13 cash
Email to reserve tickets, pay cash on the night Laura Hockenhull (voice, banjo) Ben Paley (fiddle, voice) & Dan Stewart (banjo, guitar, voice) play US Old-time & vintage music & songs with style, grace & humour.
24 February CATHY BARCLAY & SARAH YARWOOD £10 cash
Mother & daughter duo Cathy & Sarah weave delicate vocal harmonies into songs of the folk tradition. Cathy sang with a capella bands Beggars Velvet & Bryony. She also plays dulcimer. Their CD Our Thyme appeared in April 2023.
   
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2nd March SHAKE ME UP SALLY £10
https://sallyironmonger.co.uk/shakemeupsally
Sally Ironmonger, Brian Carter, Tony Petty & Lesley Petty (Capella) sing old & new songs in gorgeous vocal harmony with stylish guitar accompaniment. Sally writes funny, incisive & beautiful songs.
9th March COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE £12
https://cohenbk.com/
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Cohen is a young, brilliant & inventive melodeon & anglo concertina player & a glorious singer with a deep understanding of traditional music & a powerful, compelling style of his own. He's in great demand at folk music festivals & clubs as a solo performer & with the trio Granny's Attic.
COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE MELODEON WORKSHOP
Saturday 11 November 10:45 - 16:45 £45 (2 under-25s £22 Email to reserve places)
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The workshop will focus on English melodeon playing for experienced players. Cohen will begin by sharing useful melodeon exercises and techniques, before delving into the rich repertoire of English traditional tunes, exploring how advanced melodeon techniques can be used to develop these tunes.
Some music will be sent out in advance.
16th March GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN £9
Lively & authentic songs & tunes from the tradition, music hall & musical theatre with melodeon & Jeffreys duet concertina
23rd March MIKE NICHOLSON £9
Traditional & newer songs in a glorious 99% cocoa solids voice, with guitar & unaccompanied.
30th March EASTER & SPRING COME ALL YE £5
Bring songs, tunes & readings for Spring. Derek Seed is in the chair. We'Sll be serving home-made Easter biscuits. This is a good night for performing in public for the first time to friendly listeners.
Vocal & instrumental groups welcome.
   
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6th April JON LOOMES & TOM KITCHING £12
https://jon-loomes.com/music http://www.tomkitching.co.uk/
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Jon describes himself as 'primarily famous for playing guitar in a variety of cruel & unusual tunings'. He sings & also plays cittern, mandolin, English concertina, bagpipes & hurdy gurdy.
Tom is an exciting & inventive fiddler, playing mainly English music & encompassing elements of many other traditions. He is also an entertaining author, writing about his musical travels in this country & recording CDs to illustrate the books.
TOM KITCHING FIDDLE WORKSHOP
Saturday 11 November 10:45 - 16:45 £45 (2 under-25s £22 Email to reserve places)
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Tom is an experienced & inspiring teacher of fiddle. Fuller details of the workshop will be available soon.
13th April DOM PRAG £10
https://www.domprag.com/
A fine, compelling young singer & stylish guitarist with a wide range of traditional & more recent songs from Richard Thompson, Christy Moore & Paul Davenport, plus some intelligent & varied songs of his own.
20th April DAOIRÍ FARRELL £15
https://www.daoiri.com/
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Dublin-born Daoirí is a fine singer of Irish traditional song & turns the bouzouki into a force of nature, with a range from powerful to subtle & always in sympathy with the song. He began singing in the famous Góilin Singers Club & has accompanied Christy Moore, Dónal Luny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Arty McGlynn & many more. In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer Award at the Fleadh in Co. Derry.
DAOIRÍ FARRELL BOUZOUKI WORKSHOP
Saturday 11 November 10:45 - 16:45 £45 (2 under-25s £22 Email to reserve places)
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The workshop will cover bouzouki backing tunes, song accompaniment & arrangement, new chords & alternative runs. It's for enthusiastic beginners & intermediate players. Please bring a recording device to make sound & video recordings to help with follow-up study.
27th April JACK HOGSDEN £10
https://www.jackhogsdenmusic.com/
Fine, entertaining young singer & player of English traditional music with guitar & melodeon. He makes the old songs his own, adding fresh invention & energy.
   
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LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB MUSIC WORKSHOPS 2024 (more to come)
The workshops mostly last a full Saturday or Sunday & the tutor performs at the Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ, on the Saturday evening. Email for places, pay cash on the day.
18 May Coracle (Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst, Anna Tam) Early Music for Folk Musicians
8 June Carolyn Robson & Moira Craig Vocal harmony
15 June Dave Townsend & Ian Giles Village Band
7 or 8 Sept Pete Shepheard & Arthur Watson Ballad forum
21 Sept Tom McConville Fiddle
12 Oct Crows Song arrangement & accompaniment
10 Nov (Sunday) Bruce Molsky US Old-Time fiddle
16 Nov Doc Rowe & Jill Pidd 'Seasons & Songs'