From: Alan White <alzooms1_at_hotmail_dot_com>Date: 23 December 2008 20:37:43 GMTHi Penny,
I really hope that this will be the last announcement concerning change of venue for years to come!
BRIGHTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB
We are delighted to announce that ournew and permanent venue will be:
THE OPEN HOUSE(Yes, that really is the old Springfield!)146 Springfield Road BN1 6BZ
Because of recent venue problems, we have had tore-schedule our forthcoming programme as advertisedin The Folk Diary. The changes are:
Friday 2 January CLUB CLOSEDFriday 6 February HELEN WATSONFriday 5 June THE AMAZING Mr SMITH
Other dates will be announced through the usual channelsand the latest updates are available on our website at
Many thanks for reading this noticeAlan White 01273 822695Ness Jakeman 01273 736514
Date: 28 December 2008 15:50:52 GMTSubject: Lewes Saturday Folk Club in January 2009LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB(FORMERLY LEWES ARMS FOLK CLUB)Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ www.elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk/ 8.00 pmDear Everyone,By pure coincidence we'd already chosen the theme of Great Escapes for our first Saturday in 2009 before the avaricious new blighters at the Lewes Arms forced us out. We look forward to settling into our new home in the Elephant & Castle, and are extremely grateful to Huw and Declan for their warm welcome. Do take note that the extracurricular tunes session on Sunday 18th. January will now be at the Elephant, not at the Lewes Arms.Concertinas Anonymous (http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/concanon.html) also moves to the Elephant and will now be on the second Tuesday of the month, not the first Monday. The Lewes Favourites practice sessions (http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/Lewesfav.html) move to the Elephant and will now be on the fourth Tuesday of the month, not the third Wednesday.The club's website remains www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org for the time being.3 JAN GREAT ESCAPES (£3)Bring songs & tunes about escaping from things such as prison, undesirable marriages, gamekeepers, the scaffold, military service, blood relations & even the festive season.10 JAN WASSAIL (£3) AT THE ROYAL OAK, STATION STREET, LEWES BN7 2DABring songs & tunes for wassailing & the winter season. Twelfth Cake will be served.SUSSEX All-day SINGAROUNDSaturday 17th. January 200911.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.The Royal Oak, High Street, Barcombe (near Lewes) East Sussex BN8 5BAFree admission – good pub food on sale all day.First an hour of informal tunes while people arrive. Then the singing starts, finishing with a good hour of glorious choruses. Ballads & the occasional instrumental party piece will be very welcome too.ENGLISH TUNES SESSIONSunday 18th. January 2009noon - 3.00 p.m.Elephant & Castle, WHite Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJFree admission – good pub food on sale.24 JAN JOHN MORGAN (£4)Splendid singer of some unusual traditional songs with melodeon.31 JAN TREVOR & MICHAEL CURRY (£4)Tunes to join in, songs & party pieces with fiddles, whistle & guitar.
FRIDAY 30TH. JANUARY, 7.30 pm until lateSandra Goddard's party - bring food, drink, songs & music. Email me if you'd like to join the draught Harveys syndicate. Everyone is welcome.Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Elephant Folk Music, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed
TREVOR ARMS TUNES SESSION, SUNDAY 4TH. JANUARY, 3.30 - 5.30 p.m.The Trevor Arms, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SS (next to Glynde railway station)Meic Goodyear leads on fiddle.
JOHN HARVEY TUNES SESSION, TUESDAY 6TH. JANUARY, 8.00 - 11.00 PMJohn Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Lewes BN7 2AN (opposite Harveys Brewery in Cliffe High Street)If you'd like to lead one of these sessions, which are always on the first Tuesday of the month, let me know.
CONCERTINAS ANONYMOUSELEPHANT & CASTLE CLUB-ROOM, TUESDAY 13TH. JANUARY, 8.00 - 11.00 PMElephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ www.elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk/This is Bryan Creer's regular free session for concertina players of all systems and abilities, now on the second Tuesday of the month. What happens depends largely on who turns up, but there's usually some part-playing at some stage and a few session tunes get severely beaten up.
LEWES FAVOURITES ENGLISH TUNES PRACTICE SESSION, ELEPHANT & CASTLE CLUB-ROOM, TUESDAY 27th. JANUARY, 8.00 - 11.00 PMElephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ www.elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk/This is the free practice on the fourth Tuesday of the month for anyone wanting to practice tunes popular in local English sessions on any instrument. Andy Warburton has compiled two unbound supplements, one of a further 33 trendy tunes and another with a small selection of Scan Tester’s material; both are available to people coming to the practice sessions for the not unreasonable sum of £30p, but limited to one copy per person. They can also be downloaded from the Lewes Saturday Folk Club website www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/.
Lewes Elephant Folk Music Workshop No 104BRIAN PETERSMELODEON WORKSHOPPlaces £30Saturday 28th. February 200910.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJwww.elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk/
Brian Peters is an internationally-known instrumentalist & singer with a wide teaching experience on melodeon, including Melodeons at Witney, Folkworks, Music without Frontiers (Netherlands) & a Masterclass at the Australian National Folk Festival. He also gives regular lessons to groups & individuals. Working solo, with Gordon Tyrall, & in various bands, he specialises in Northern English dance music & accompanying traditional song, but has also experimented with blues, Tex-Mex & much else. He is an excellent Anglo concertina player as well.The workshop will cover three main topics if time permits (see provisional timetable). Players should have a G/D instrument & be reasonably experienced; music will be provided for readers but by-ear learners are welcome too.
BRIAN PETERS PERFORMS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE IN THE EVENING(£6; workshop booking forms & advance tickets available from www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/)
Lewes Elephant Folk Music Workshop No 105BRIAN PETERSBALLAD FORUMPlaces £20SUNDAY 1st. March 200910.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJwww.elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk/
The ancient ballads of Britain include many of the most powerful story-songs in the folk repertoire, exploring themes of heroism, savagery, magic & the supernatural. In this forum Brian Peters, leading researcher & performer of some of the greatest of the Child Ballads, will lead the group in discussing where to find the ballads, how to collate & arrange them, & how to set about singing them to best effect. Brian's expertise is well displayed on his recent CD dedicated to ballads, 'Songs of Trial & Triumph'.
Dirty Linen magazine (USA) says: 'He sings & plays with consummate skill, breathing life into unusual ballads which shimmer with magic & murder ... Peters's Child ballads embody trial & triumph, but also tragedy, action, excitement & humor, to say nothing of sex, drugs & even rock 'n' roll.You couldn't ask for more.'
You are invited to bring at least one traditional ballad of your choice to sing & talk about. To avoid clashes with other contributors. please state your preferred ballad in advance. If your choice has already been taken, we will let you know so that you can choose another.
Valmai Goodyear20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL01273 476757Lewes Elephant Folk Music, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJResidents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek SeedLEWES ELEPHANT FOLK MUSIC WORKSHOPS 2009The workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the pub in the evening.Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.28 Feb Brian Peters Melodeon1 Mar Brian Peters Ballad forum28 Mar Tom McConville Fiddle25 Apr Craig Morgan Robson 'Way through the Woods'26 Apr Craig Morgan Robson Vocal harmony6 Jun Nancy Kerr FiddleJames Fagan BouzoukiRobert Harbron Concertina7 Jun Nancy Kerr & James Fagan Vocal harmonyRobert Harbron Winter MS tunes11 Jul Will Duke Scan Tester's tunes18 Jul Bonnie Shaljean Harp12 Sept Tommy Peoples Fiddle19 Sept Jeff Warner Song accompaniment10. Oct Tim Edey Melodeon14 Nov Vicki Swan Scottish smallpipes21 Nov Tom & Barbara Brown Ballad forum5 Dec Billy Teare Storytelling5 Dec Kathleen O'Sullivan Irish songSPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BANDBryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear