From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 31 December 2008 14:18
Subject: SEFAN 2008-12-31_01 EVENTS (2)Sussex. Brighton Acoustic (Jan 05) / Lewes Workshop (March)
1. Nick Burbridge. Brighton Acoustic Session  Monday January 05 2009
2. Tom McConville fiddle workshop, Lewes Sat 28 March

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From: "Stuart Reed" <sr_at_stureed_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 30 December 2008 11:23:27 GMT
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Brighton Acoustic Session

Monday January 5th 2009

Nick Burbridge

Brighton based Anglo-Irish writer Nick Burbridge is a published poet and novelist and two of his plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

But he is better known locally as a singer songwriter whose songs have been recorded by The Levellers and his own band, McDermott’s 2 Hours.

A dynamic live performer, his lyrical melodies frame an uncompromising and passionate commitment to the dispossessed at the fringes of society.

Tonight he is accompanied by Ben Paley, who has been described by Britain’s leading acoustic magazine Folk Rootsas, “The finest folk fiddler of his generation.”

The Brighton Acoustic Session meets on the first Monday of the month at The Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Street, Brighton – 9pm start, admission free, with a collection.


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From:  ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Subject: Tom McConville fiddle workshop, Lewes Sat 28 March
Date: 30 December 2008 10:09:40 GMT

Dear Everyone,


Here are details of Tom's fourth workshop for us. In the evening he performs with the excellent young guitarist David Newey, Newcastle traditional music graduate and member of Emily Portman's band Rubus.


Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL

01273 476757

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

Lewes Elephant
Folk Music Workshop No 106
Places £30
 Saturday 28th. March 2009
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ


            Tom's ‘Northern swing fiddle’ combines Scots/Donegal styles, with Newcastle hornpipes a speciality.  He has a lovely flowing style, beautiful tone & faultless technique, & is a also a fine singer with a powerful yet mellow voice. He has played with Bob Fox, Kieran Halpin, his own band Dabhand,  Alistair Anderson’s Syncopace, Barbara Dixon, Phil Cunningham, Richard Thompson, Chris Newman & Pauline Cato & recently to great acclaim with his own Tom McConville Band featuring Claire Mann & Aaron Jones. He's an inspiration for the new generation of musicians including Seth Lakeman & Kate Rusby & will perform tonight with young guitar virtuoso David Newey (not to be missed).


            In addition to all this he has been nominated for BBC Folk Musician of The Year & is in great demand as a teacher to both younger & older players. He loves the fiddle with a great passion & sharing his music with others is his life's work.


            The workshop will feature Irish, Scots & Newcastle dance music . How to bring the tunes to 'life' and getting the 'lift' and swing into the music is the aim of the weekend. Bowing and ornamentation of the tunes will be included. Some of Tom's new tunes will feature (Tommy's Tunes). Laughing and total enjoyment is a must!! Music will be sent out in advance.


TOM McCONVILLE & DAVID NEWEY (of Emily Portman's band RUBUS
(£6; advance tickets available
from address at end of this form)


Saturday 28th. March 2009


Provisional Timetable


10.45   Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included).


11.00   Jigs and Reels . How to make them dance slowly with lift and panache.


12.30   Lunch


13.30   Tommy's Tunes


15.00   Tea/coffee break


15.15   The Art of the Hornpipe from the teaching of fiddle genius Sean McGuire.


16.45   Finish



N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Music, maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance.




Lewes Elephant Folk Music
 c/o 20, St. John's Terrace, LEWES,
 East Sussex BN7 2DL
Tel. (01273) 476757


Saturday 28th. March 2009
I would like to attend the workshop. I enclose a cheque for £30.00 for workshop fees (refreshments not included).












No. of tickets for evening performance (£6 each, include SAE for these):




E-mail address:


Tick for map:     Tick for accommodation list:


Please make cheques payable to Lewes Arms Folk Club (that's right) and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace,
LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL


Tel. (01273) 476757
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