From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 29 July 2008 10:31
Subject: SEFAN 2008-07-29_01 ANNOUNCE Eastbourne Lammas Festival

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From: "Simon" <herbedaceous_at_hotmail_dot_com>
Date: 28 July 2008 21:33:14 BDT

Subject: RE: Lammas Festival + SEFAN/Meltdown

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Now in its 8th year the Eastbourne Lammas Festival is back on the seafront’s Western Lawns on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August. Two full days of live music, dance, drumming, kids fun and workshops means there is something for everyone to watch or get involved in throughout the weekend. Entry on both days is free.
Live acts representing a wide range of traditional contemporary sounds play across both days:
Black Strap Molasses; Acusis; Purple Orchard; Terry Lees performing with Chris Page and Jim Lowton; Kim Thompsett; 5th Quarter; Strange Folk,
Blueshift Jazz Band; The Red Rubies; Mr Weston & The Ironing; Porvari.
The festival closes with an open air Celidh led by Rattlebone.
Saturday’s programme also includes the carnival procession from the pier to the festival site with performers, Eastbourne Giants Herne and Andred, Pentacle Drummers, morris dancers including Hunters Moon, Bacchus and The Gong Scourers and a special celebration of traditional Lammas; an ethereal, atmospheric, ritual dance of the folk song ‘John Barleycorn’, interpreted by Hunters Moon Morris. 
On Sunday, Terry Lees, winner of the 2000 Guitarist of the Year competition, is holding a Celtic guitar workshop in the Acoustic Tent.  The fee per person is just a £5 donation to the R.N.L.I. and there is a maximum of 15 places. Free workshops on the day include border morris dancing with Hunters Moon, and recycling fun for kids.
In addition to all the performances there will be the chance to peruse the many trade and craft stalls, get a tarot reading and listen to the festival storyteller. Kids can have a great time on the bouncy castle, watch Punch & Judy or have their faces painted. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or buy something tasty from the food stalls, Drinks are available too; coffees, teas and soft drinks, plus the Real Ale tent which will be selling Lammas Ale, specially brewed for the festival.
For full information about the Eastbourne Lammas Festival 2008 visit the festival website at

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

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