From: "Paula Arthur" <paula_at_dial_dot_pipex_dot_com>Date: 28 August 2008 15:51:14 BDTSubject: SEFAN - ebulletin , please
BrightonEarly Music Festival 2008Sunday 21st September - Free Folk afternoon for all the familyGet ready for this year’s trad/folk meets early music festival with an afternoon of music and dancing in the beautiful settling of . Morris men, a ceilidh with live band, tea and cakes or beer. Followed by an Irish session in the nearby Adelaide Gardens pub on Brunswick Holland Road. Get all the details on www.bremf.org.uk
Date: 29 August 2008 09:36:11 BDTSubject: Lewes Arms Folk Club in SeptemberDear Everyone,
The Lewes Arms has just been sold to Fullers with the minimum of public announcement. The couple running it were formerly at the Basketmakers in Brighton, a good local sort of pub, and took over on Wednesday 27th. August. Harveys is still on sale and the outlook is encouraging. There can't be anyone in the licensed trade unaware of the history (see http://lewesarms.blogspot.com/ for some entertaining reading) but you can rest assured that the hop-based life-forms of the front bar are watching developments closely.
30 AUG COME-ALL-YE with DIANE & STEVE NEVILL (£3 entry includes raffle tickets)The last of our summer come-all-ye's.
6 SEPT MARIAN BUTTON: BALLAD FORUM (Lewes Arms workshop no. 97)10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p. m. Places £15Marian is a spell-binding performer of ballads & traditional songs. She won the prestigious Song Competition at the 2002 National Folk Festival. Bring at least one traditional or modern ballad to sing & talk about. To avoid clashes, please state your preferred ballad when booking. If your choice has already been taken, we will let you know so that you can choose another. If in doubt about what counts as a ballad, please use the contact email or phone to ask.IN THE EVENING MARIAN BUTTON PERFORMS AT THE LEWES ARMS (£5)Advance tickets & booking forms available from the club & the website.13 SEPT HARVEST HOME (£3)Bring songs & tunes about the harvest. If possible, let us know your choice in advance so that we can draw up a running order. Home-made harvest loaves, English cheeses & apples will be served.20 SEPT MARY HUMPHREYS & ANAHATA WORKSHOP (http://www.treewind.co.uk/mha/)FENLAND TUNES WORKSHOP for ANY INSTRUMENT (Lewes Arms Workshop no 98)10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p. m. Places £25These two skilled, enthusiastic & popular performers have unearthed some rare gems of English song & dance music, particularly from the Fenland area. They play melodeons, Anglo concertina, cello, banjo & English concertina. Mary sings traditional songs, mostly in English, a few in Welsh.The workshop will cover tunes mainly from the Cambridge fens & surrounding areas, especially featuring tunes from the unpublished manuscripts of William Clarke of Feltwell, Norfolk, some East Anglian tunes & harmony arrangements. Music will be sent in advance.IN THE EVENING MARY & ANAHATA PERFORM AT THE LEWES ARMS (£6)Advance tickets & booking forms available from the club & the website.27 SEPT NICK HENNESSY (http://www.nickhennessey.co.uk/) (£5)A powerful & much-admired storyteller, singer & harpist.Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Arms Folk Club, Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed
LEWES ARMS FOLK CLUB WORKSHOPS 2008
The workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the club in the evening.
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.
6th Sept Marian Button Ballad forum
20th Sept Mary Humphreys & Anahata Fenland tunes (any instrument)
18th Oct Coope Boyes & Simpson Vocal harmony
18th Oct Georgina Boyes Seminar: Wassails, Carols & Winter Customs (pm)
25th Oct John Kirkpatrick Modes (any instrument)
22nd Nov Roy Clinging & Neil Brookes Cheshire tunes (any instrument)
6th Dec Paul Hutchinson Accordion
6th Dec Paul Sartin Fiddle
Belshazzar's Feast (evening)
SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND
Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear