Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 8.00 pm
LOYALTY CARD: 6 visits = £5 credit.
JAN 5 TWELFTH NIGHT COME-ALL-YE £3
Bring songs, tunes & readings for the last day of Christmas. Unexploded carols welcome. This replaces Caroline Kendall, who is not well. We will ask her back another day.
JAN 12 WASSAIL by fire & candlelight £4
We light the open fire & the candles & serve rich, fruity Twelfth Cake & a wassail bowl of hot spiced old ale. Bring songs, tunes & readings for wassailing & winter. Bring twigs from your own apple trees to take part in our indoor wassailing ceremony & share any blessing it may give.
JAN 19 SUSSEX All-Day SINGAROUND
11.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.
The Royal Oak, High Street, Barcombe, East Sussex BN8 5BA
Free admission. Good pub food on sale all day.First an hour of informal tunes while people arrive. Then the singing starts, with a break from 6.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m., finishing with a good hour of glorious choruses. Ballads & the occasional instrumental party piece will be very welcome too.
JAN 20 noon - 3.00 p.m. ENGLISH TUNES SESSION
The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Free admission. Good pub food on sale.
JAN 26 STEVE TURNER £7
Brilliant, inventive concertina player & singer of old & new songs from the British Isles & the US, Steve also plays cittern, mandolin & banjo.
FEB 2 ROBB JOHNSON £7
Exciting, entertaining singer, songwriter & guitarist specialising in wit, political satire, humour & affection for the common man. His latest recording is a triple CD called Ordinary Giants.
FEB 9 RAMSKYTE £6
John Bartlett, John Thornton & Pete Luscombe are a vocal harmony trio from Hampshire singing mainly English traditional songs & some written by John Bartlett. They have a strong, rich style with plenty of choruses.
FEB 16 COME-ALL-YE with spotlight on MILLY MURPHY £3
Bring your songs & tunes. A good night to try out something new or perform for the first time.
Milly, clarinet player, singer & dancer with The Knots of May, Sussex Harmony & Shepherds Arise, will bring some of her own charming songs & readings.
FEB 23 THE TWAGGER BAND £7
Will Duke, Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Ian Chisholm & Sue Evans sing & play mostly traditional music on hammered dulcimers, concertinas, guitars, harp, whistles, bouzouki, mandolin, Northumbrian pipes, serpent & hurdy gurdy.
MAR 2 ELSIE'S BAND £7
David Watts (voice) Iris Bishop (duet concertina, accordion) & John Hills (voice, songwriter, guitar, mandolin, harmonica) offer traditional & more recent songs & tunes in fine style.
MAR 9 BOND OF UNION £6
Brighton trio Richard Inman, Benjamin Board & Johnny Hewes sing in unaccompanied harmony about heroism & injustice, struggle & superstition, soldiers & revolutionaries, but always about the bonds of union that connect us.