From: Vic & Tina Smith [tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 01 February 2009 21:31
Subject: EIGHT ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM SUSSEX FOR FEBRUARY
EIGHT ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM SUSSEX FOR FEBRUARY



1] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk_dot_
Every Thursday 8.pm PROMPT START
Here is our programme for the next four months of 2009



Feb 5th * £6.00 * JEFF DAVIS

A very welcome return visit for one of America's finest performers of traditional songs and tunes on banjo, mandolo, guitar and fiddle.


Feb 12th * £5.00 * ZOOX

The enormously entertaining and talented trio of Linda Game, Becky Menday and Jo May



Feb 19th * £5.00 * THE OTHER BAND

One of the most popular bands in the south of England with a wide repertoire, Marilyn Bennett, Iris Bishop & Gary Holder



Feb 26th * £5.00 * FAUSTUS

The third trio on the trot! This time the superb combination of three of the folk scene's young Turks, Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose and Paul Sartin


Mar 5th * £7.00 * MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON
It is difficult not to fall back on superlatives; let's just say that in English folk music terms, this is as good as it gets.



Mar 12th * £5.00 * JIM & LYNETTE ELDON

The pride of Yorkshire! Jim is rightly regarded as one of the icons of English music with his singing and fiddling and Lynette is a champion clog dancer.



Mar 19th * £7.00 * DAVE SWARBRICK

We are delighted to welcome back the legendary fiddle player for another night of his tunes, songs and stories.



Mar 26th * £6.00 * LEON ROSSELSON

This year Leon will be celebrating fifty years of singing his challenging, thoughtful, provocative songs. His performances are a delight.


Apl 2nd * 5.00 * JIM BAINBRIDGE

A real one-off character. Jim's songs come from a wide range of sources and represent a unique approach to the tradition. He is also a great melodeon player



Apl 9th * £5.00 * MATT QUINN & TOM MOORE

Matt is a superb young multi-instrumentalist and singer who honed his skills at the Royal Oak. Tonight, he is joined by an even younger musician, the amazing fiddler, Tom Moore.





Apl 16th * £5.00 * HAZEL AND EMILY ASKEW

These sisters are two of the finest young performers on the scene. Fiddle and melodeon duets and lovely singing



Apl 30th * £6.00 * THE PALINKA BAND

A young female quartet from Hungary and Transylvania bring us their interpretation of this very rich cultural heritage.



May 7th * £5.00 * CON FADA DRISCEOIL *** Irish Season ***
One of Ireland's foremost comic song writers in the traditional style in recent decades and a very fine button accordion player



May 14th * £5.00 * KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL *** Irish Season ***
Two of Britain's finest singers of traditional songs. Kevin is from Derry and Ellen is from Glasgow



May 21st * £5.00 * OLIVER MULLIGAN & BRENDAN McAULEY *** Irish Season ***
Oliver, originally from County Monaghan, is a much respected singer of mainly Irish traditional songs, most in English and a few in Irish Gaelic. Tonight he is joined by a very fine uillean piper.



May 28th KATHLEEN O' SULLIVAN & BILLY TEARE *** Irish Season ***
A welcome return for Kathleen, the lead singer with "The London Lasses", one of the finest singers around, tonight in the company of one of Ireland's leading story tellers







Our Future Guests will include:-

TONY HALL * THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON * SPIERS, SHEPHEARD & WATSON * DAVE RUCH * DICK GAUGHAN * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
Our websites are at

www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic and

www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes



Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.

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2] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK ON "MYSPACE"
Our MYSPACE profile enables us to profile sample tracks of coming guests as well as show photos and biographies of coming guests. It is at www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:- Jeff Davis - "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy" - (February 5th)
Zoox - "Draggin' The Bow" - (February 12th)

The Other Band - "Dark Eyes" - (February 19th)
Faustus - "Ballina Whaler" - (February 26th)
Norma Waterson - "Sheepcrook And Black Dog" - (March 5th)

Dave Swarbrick - "The Trip We Took Over The Mountains - (March 19th)


After each gig the songs will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.
In addition there are videos by each of the following coming guest artists:- ZOOX - February 12th

NORMA WATERSON & MARTIN CARTHY - March 5th

Then

DAVE SWARBRICK - March 19th
JIM ELDON - March 12th

DAVE SWARBRICK - March 19th

LEON ROSSELSON - March 26th

THE ASKEW SISTERS - April 16th
CHRIS FOSTER - April 23rd
TONY HALL - June 11th

DAVE RUCH - October 22nd

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3] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK ON "YOUTUBE"
There are two photo-montage videos of artists that have appeared at the Royal Oak in past years posted on "Youtube".

The first one features singers and musicians who have played at The Royal Oak between 2002 and 2006. You can see it at:-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnHcbITBoJ0
It is accompanied by the following music:-
a] Foul Weather Call/From Night Till Morn
b] Monkey Hornpipe/Stepdance
c] Hunt The Squirrel/Four Hand Reel
This is played by Dan Quinn & Will Duke, two of the resident performers at the Royal Oak, and taken from their album "Wild Boys" available from:- www.danquinn.co.uk
The second one is a montage of some of the best performances at the Royal Oak during 2007. You can see it at:-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmQLe_Fz2UA
It is accompanied by the following music:-
a] The High Low Schottische / Untitled Schottische
b] The Bird on Nellie's Hat / Hopscotch Schottische
It is played by Will Duke, one of the resident performers at the Royal Oak, and taken from his 2008 album "Out of the Box " available from Will by emailing him at willlawrenceduke_at_hotmail_dot_com

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4] SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE - UPDATED
For all the listings of folk music, song club, dances, festivals in and around Sussex, have a look at whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk This site all always kept updated with the latest events and those currently listed cover all the dates up until the end of February 2009. ***********
5] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. Issue no 235 covers the months of February and March and this is now available. They are packed with adverts for various folk festivals, folk music record companies, specialist shops, instrument makers and other services as well as details of all the folk song and dance events in our area. To obtain copies of this free magazine as it is published,
please send SAE's to Vic Smith at the address below.
It is also the address to send album review copies to. Potential advertisers are also asked to contact Vic for a statement of our advertising rates.

The copy date for the April/May issue is February 28th. However, it should be mentioned that once the available space has been filled, no more adverts can be accepted even if they are received BEFORE the copy date. With this in mind, it is worth contacting the editors before the copy date to state your intentions and reserve advertising space even if you have not got final details or you copy prepared.

Please contact

JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 jimars_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk

Or

VIC SMITH 01273 478124 tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk
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6] THE FOLK DIARY ON LINE
THE FOLK DIARY is available on-line at
www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/fd.htm You will need Adobe ACROBAT READER to read the pages. The size of each page is given by each page link and the content of each page is indicated. The following issue is now on-line and is listed here with the content of each page:-

ISSUE No. 235 Febuary - March 2009
Page 1 (1679kb) Folk at the Hawth Crawley, Luca's music lessons, Folk Camps, Beacon Tunbridge Wells (Mons), Barber & Taylor at Open House Brighton Page 2 (1290kb) Piggies Open Mic Uckfield (Tues), Sussex Folk Association, Lamb Eastbourne (Wednesdays), Electric Voices presentations, Spyboy presentations
Page 3 (828kb) Lewes Saturday Club, Royal Oak Lewes (Thurs) - Advertising rates and copy dates
Page 4 (1306kb)Gary's Music Club Coolham (Sats), Vince's fiddles, Barry Murphy banjos, White Horse Bodle St. Green (Mons). Willows Folk Club Arundel (Weds)
Page 5 (1346kb) Spinning Jenny Dance Band, Seaford Folk Club (Fris), Hove Folk Club (Fris), Mid-Sussex Folk Singers (Weds)
Page 6 (1314kb) Brighton Acoustic Sessions (Mons), SEFAN Conference, North Brighton singarounds (Suns & Weds), Rude Mechanicals (Weds). Meltdown Ceilidhs (Sats), Cellarfolk Brighton (Tues), Fee calls Ceilidhs, Six Bells Chiddingly (Tues)
Page 7 (887kb) Broadstairs Folk Week, Brighton Folk & Blues Club, Hobgoblin Music
Page 8 (2068kb) Acoustic Sussex presentations, Horsham folk club (Suns)


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7] LEWES WORKSHOPS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
The workshops last a full Saturday or Sunday and the tutor performs at the club in the evening. The programme for 2009 will be:-



28th Feb Brian Peters Melodeon

1st. March Brian Peters Ballad forum

28th. March Tom McConville Fiddle

25th. April Craig Morgan Robson Way through the Woods
26th. April Craig Morgan Robson Vocal harmony

6th. June Kerr /Fagan /Harbron Fiddle /Bouzouki /Concertina
7th. June Kerr Fagan /Harbron Vocal harmony/Winter MS tunes
11th. July Will Duke Scan Tester's tunes

18th. July Bonnie Shaljean Harp

12th. Sept Tommy Peoples Fiddle

19th. Sept Jeff Warner Song accompaniment

10th. Oct Tim Edey Melodeon

14th. Nov Vicki Swan Scottish smallpipes

21st. Nov Tom & Barbara Brown Ballad forum

5th. Dec Billy Teare Storytelling

5th. Dec Kathleen O'Sullivan Irish song


The website for more details is
www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/workshps.html or contact Valmai Goodyear on (01273) 476757 or email ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com



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8] REGULAR SESSIONS IN THE LEWES/BRIGHTON AREA
Bryan Creer has taken on the task of detailing these, but has made changes to the way this is presented. Here is what he says:-
I have given free rein to my inner geek and written a new version of the Sessions page that works out the date of the next of each session (except for the weekly ones where it seemed a bit pointless). This was inspired by the uselessness of "Fortnightly counting from 3rd October 2006". I think it probably works almost all of the time (maybe). Would you like to change any references you make to it to
www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/Sessions.php
Cheers
Bryan
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed - contact him on Bryancreer_at_aol_dot_com

Look out for a return of an old favourite. The free monthly Sunday afternoon sessions at the Royal Oak in Station Street are going to be revived in March. More details of this in next month's newsletter.



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...And if you are ever looking for a good barn dance band, look no further than THE SUSSEX PISTOLS - though you should get in quickly - available dates for 2009 are being snapped up quickly.
Contact Tina on 01273 478124 or email her at tinasmith226_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk to book the band. The band's website is at
www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm and they have a MYSPACE profile as well at www.myspace.com/thesussexpistols

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VIC & TINA SMITH
26 Ferrers Road
LEWES
East Sussex
BN7 1PZ
England

Tel & Fax:- 01273 478124
Email:-
tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk
folk_at_brighton_dot_co_dot_uk

ROYAL OAK WEBSITES:-
www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic

www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE:-
whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk

SUSSEX PISTOLS BARN DANCE BAND WEBSITE:-
www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm

COMPOUND SOUNDS WEBSITE
www.compoundsounds.com

www.myspace.com/jalisherrifokonteh
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