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1. Horsham Folk Club
2. Bluegrass and Old Time 
3. Ditchling Morris and Mummers - Christmas 2007

From: "john Byng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 12 December 2007 21:01:10 GMT
Subject: What's on at Horsham Folk Club

Sunday 16th December
Old Time Music Hall
Time to brush up those lusty chorus songs and dust off the feather boas! £1
Sunday 23rd December
Song and Dance Christmas Party. 
Dance to the club’s own band. All welcome. Free
Sunday 30th December
Sunday 6th January 2008
Singer’s night. 
Floor spots welcome or just enjoy listening. £1
Best wishes and see you on Sunday if I don’t see you at the Bonabrill Christmas Party on Saturday (Dick Streeter may still have tickets).
John Byng


From: "Richard Townend" <richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 14 December 2007 09:39:48 GMT

Sat 15.12.07 – (note – not Fri 14) the Bluegrass-Plus Club, Netherne Athletic Club, Woodplace Lane, nr Coulsdon CR5 1NE -

- Xmas special night with two guest bands -  the New Essex Bluegrass Band + the Acoustic Astronauts

Sun 16.12.07 – Old-Time at the Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way (behind Saddlers Wells), London EC1R 1XA - 020 8552 8308 (Frank Weston)

Mon 17.12.07 – Bluegrass at the Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Road London N1 1DF  - 020 8340 4683 (Caspar)

Mon 17.12.07– Woody’s Kitchen at the Foresters Arms, Quarry Hill, Tonbridge – musicians welcome – Ron 01892 784714

Tue 18.12.07 – Grassroots at the Eight Bells, Hawkhurst Moor (1 mile S of Hawkhurst centre) – -

- Special night with Xmas buffet

Tue 18.12.07 – Ray Whiteway Roberts & friends at the Firemans Arms, Five Ash Down (N of Uckfield) - ray008_at_btopenworld_dot_com

- Xmas Special party night

Wed 19.12.07 – Roger Churchyard & Friends at the Stag, Old Town, Hastings - Roger 07871 844332

Wed 19.12.07 – Xmas Special ROOTS at Rainham (Kent) Oast - -

- American supper - please bring a little food to share and help make it a wonderful evening

Thu 20.12.07 – Roger Churchyard & Friends at the Royal Oak, Rye Foreign - Roger 07871 844332

Thu 20.12.07 – Biggin Hillbillies at the Farningham Social Club –

Fri 21.12.07 – The Southdown Ramblers at the Washington Music Club, Ashington Social Club, Mill Lane, Ashington, W.Sussex -

- Xmas Special party night

Sun 23.12.07 – Old-Time at the Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way (behind Saddlers Wells), London EC1R 1XA - 020 8552 8308 (Frank Weston)p

After Christmas – Friday 28 Dec at St Julians Club, Sevenoaks:  Nick Sands will present his collection of interesting and unusual instruments.  We’ll try and get a tune out of everything!  - if you have something out of the ordinary, do bring it along.   8pm - £5 (£3 concessions) – St Julians Club, St Julians Road, Sevenoaks TN15 0OX 01732 458261 (Rick Townend)

More at

Please send me details of any other gigs you may know about

Do check on the contact no etc. before travelling far




This year marks the 21st year or Ditchling Morris and Mummers performing in aid of the St Patrick’s Night Shelter in Hove. Last year we raised over £1400. Our principle performance is on Boxing Day at 1.00pm at the Bull Hotel in Ditchling and is preceded with carol singing for all. We are also performing in Lewes on 22 December in the pedestrian precinct at 11.00 am and 2.00pm and in the Lanes in Brighton on 1 January 2008 at 12.30pm.

Mumming plays and Morris are part of our English heritage and Ditchling Morris’s principle aim and objective is to promote this. We perform Morris dances in the Cotswold and Border styles and Mumming plays from Sussex of which there are 17 in total. Mummers plays are possibly medieval and are about healing and resurrection.

This year’s play comes from the village of Sompting, the principle characters being St George, Father Christmas, the Doctor and a Turkish knight.

It is a very popular event and last year attracted well over 300 people at the Bull in Ditchling.

Timing for this very traditional event is;

 Saturday 22 December – Lewes Pedestrian Precinct at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day - Bull Hotel, Ditchling at 1.00pm with carol singing to begin

Tuesday 1 January 2008 in the Lanes Brighton at 12.30pm
Note : two photos will be posted on the bulletinboard _at_ < > (as soon as I can!)
and the programme will be posted on our What's On pages.   1d

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board

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