Traditional song and music at the Lewes Saturday Club, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes, Sussex

Lewes Saturday Folk Club

Elephant and Castle

White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.

8:00 to 11:00 every Saturday evening


Our interest is mainly (but not exclusively) in British traditional music and song and contemporary folk music/song derived from the tradition.
Entry is usually £3 for Come-All-Ye's and between £5 and £7 for guest nights but see the programme for details.
No membership necessary.
Floor singers and musicians very welcome.

For tunes contributed to our regular Zoom tunes session, click HERE

From Saturday 7th. August 2021 we are cautiously re-opening with themed singarounds.
Bring songs, tunes, readings & poems to suit the theme. Vocal & instrumental groups are welcome, as well as soloists.
These are good nights to try performing for the first time.
Admission is £3 & we will be stamping your loyalty cards.
Keep checking back as plans may have to change at short notice if Government guidance changes.

7 AUG COME ALL YE with BRAD & CAROLE CHICK £3
'DESERT ISLAND DISCS'
Songs you couldn't live without
14 AUG COME ALL YE with DEREK SEED £3
'WONT TO GANG AGLE'
Songs of things going wrong for mice, man & machines
21 AUG COME ALL YE with DON & DI MORGAN £3
'WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS'
28 AUG COME ALL YE with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
'FAR AWAY'
4 SEPT COME ALL YE with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
'MAGIC & ENCHANTMENT'
11 SEPT COME ALL YE with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
'MURDER MOST FOUL'
18 SEPT COME ALL YE with DEREK SEED £3
'WHY DID WE EVER STOP SINGIN' 'EM?'
Old favourites too long neglected
25 SEPT COME ALL YE with DON & DI MORGAN £3
'HARVEST'
2 OCT COME ALL YE with MILLY MURPHY £3
'The Demon Drink'
9 OCT COME ALL YE with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
'OUTLAWS'At the White Hart, Sherrif’s Room
16 OCT COME ALL YE with DIANE & STEVE £3
No theme
23 OCT COME ALL YE with BRAD & CAROLE CHICK £3
'NEAR AND FAR'
30 OCT COME ALL YE with DEREK SEED £3
'LAUGH OR CRY, SAME PRICE'
6 NOV COME ALL YE with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
'GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT'
13 NOV COME ALL YE with BRAD & CAROLE CHICK £3
'BIRDS, TREES AND FLOWERS'
20 NOV COME ALL YE with DIANE & STEVE £3
No theme
27 NOV COME ALL YE with DON & DI MORGAN £3
4 OCT BOB LEWIS £7
Our first guest night of the "new normal" with this local traditional singer of national renown.
WORKSHOPS 2022 (10.45 am – 4.45 pm) £35
The tutor performs at the club in the evening. Booking forms from club website about four months in advance. Half-price places for 2 under-25 year-olds.
 
9 April RHEINGANS SISTERS: FIDDLE
 
30 April DAOIRÍ FARRELL: BOUZOUKI
 
11 June EMANUEL PARISELLE & DIDIER OLIVER
DANCE MUSIC from GASCONY
 
9 July JIM MAGEAN, BARRIE & INGRID TEMPLE
THE SEA: A PLACE OF WORK & SONG
 
23 July JOHN KIRKPATRICK: CONCERT BAND
24 July JOHN KIRKPATRICK: VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
 
17 Sept ALISTAIR ANDERSON: NORTHUMBRIAN TUNES
17 Sept DAN WALSH: CLAWHAMMER BANJO
 
15 Oct ANDY CUTTING; MELODEON
15 Oct ROB HARBRON: CONCERTINA
16 Oct SAM SWEENEY: FIDDLE
 
22 Oct SARAH GREY & KIERON MEANS
evening performance
 
29 Oct BEN PALEY: FIDDLE
 
19 Nov RILEY BAUGUS: US OLD-TIME BANJO


Residents:
Brad Chick, Carole Chick, Bryan Creer,
Dave Earl, Valmai Goodyear, Don Morgan,
Diane & Steve Nevill and Derek Seed.

If you would like to be put on our mailing list to receive our newsletters about forthcoming events, email Valmai Goodyear.
If you have a particular interest (song, instrumental, specific instrument) let us know so we can tell you about workshops that might suit you.

The Lewes Favourites tune book is now available.

Click for details.

Stop Press
We are now offering two half-price places per workshop to under-25's. Contact Valmai (contacts) in advance to secure a place.
  • Forthcoming workshops -

Last amended 18/02/21
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