From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 29 October 2009 13:07
Subject: SEFAN 2009-10-29_01 EVENTS (3 posts) Sussex
1. Brighton Acoustic Session - Guest Tim Broadbent. Nov 2nd
2. Lewes Saturday Folk Club in November
3. World Sacred Music - Soul of Bengal, Friday 6 November

From: "Stuart Reed" <sr_at_stureed_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 24 October 2009 22:55:29 BDT

Brighton Acoustic Session
NEXT MONDAY - November 2nd
The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED
Back in the day he forged his reputation as a wisecracking, barnstorming guitar picker on the worldwide folk club circuit and is still going strong.
These days a resident of France his energy is undiminished but has become a respected songwriter too, with a passionate commitment to, for example, prisoners on the death rows of America.
So, expect to hear a crowd-pleasing mixture of classic folk and country standards, music hall novelties and whatever has taken his fancy on his musical travels.
The Second Hand String Band
The dynamic young four piece Alt-Country outfit currently setting the pace on the Brighton music scene.
Audio & video clips and more at

From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 26 October 2009 18:03:33 GMT
Subject: Lewes Saturday Folk Club in November

OCT 31           HALLOWEEN BY FIRELIGHT & CANDLELIGHT       (3)                 
                        We'll be using the club-room fireplace & lighting candles to add to the atmosphere. Bring songs & tunes to suit. Home-made soul cakes will be served.
NOV 7             BILL WHALEY & DAVE FLETCHER           (6)
                        Glorious singing with deep harmonies, magnificent concertina  (both English and McCann) accompaniment & splendid choice of songs.
NOV 14            VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER (6)                         
                         Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer ( are young performers currently taking the  folk world by storm. Both sing. Vicki plays Scottish Smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute &  electric double bass; Jonny plays guitar, accordion & low whistle. They play British traditional, Swedish & new music.


                         Lewes Elephant Folk Music Workshop No. 119       
                        10.45 a.m. - 4.45.p.m.             Places 25
                        Vicki has a Royal College of Music degree & is a much-respected, innovative smallpiper. The workshop will cover bellows technique, tuning, correct posture, practice technique, playing together in harmony & a gracenotes surgery. Music will be sent in advance.
NOV 21          TOM & BARBARA BROWN (5)
Tom & Barbara ( are fine singers firmly rooted in the musical traditions of the West Country, & also folklore experts. Tom plays concertina, melodeon, mandola & guitar.      


                         Lewes Elephant Folk Music Workshop No. 120
                         TOM & BARBARA BROWN: BALLAD FORUM
                        10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places 20
                        You are invited to bring at least one traditional or modern ballad to sing & talk about: choose your ballad in advance so that you can be sure no-one else will be allowed to nick it. Ballads chosen so far areThe Gaberlunzie Man,The Parson & The Student (modern), Tis My Delight of a Summer's Day, The Laird o' Drum, The Dragon of Wantley (didn't get out last time), The Witch of Berkeley, The Cruel Sister, Barbara Allen, Spirits of George's Bank, Broomfield Hill, Lowlands of Holland, The Tithe Pig, The Flying Cloud.
                       NOV 28          BOB FOX                (6)
                        AT THE CROWN INN , 191 HIGH STREET,  LEWES BN7 2NA
                        Traditional & written songs from the North-East beautifully sung with elegant guitar accompaniment.


We now have unspeakably beautiful enamel lapel badges for sale featuring our heraldic chequered elephant. They are 2 each (2.61 plus p&p, cheques payable to 'Lewes Arms Folk Club' (still the account name).
Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL

01273 476757

Lewes Saturday Folk Club, 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, Denise & Stuart Savage, Derek Seed

The 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.

14 Nov Vicki Swan Scottish smallpipes
21 Nov Tom & Barbara Brown Ballad forum
5 Dec Billy Teare Storytelling
5 Dec Kathleen O'Sullivan Irish song

Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear 


Date: 27 October 2009 11:18:22 GMT
Subject: Soul of Bengal, Friday 6 November

Dear Friends

Rajeswar Bhattacharya from India and Suekali, his student for 21 years, will perform Indian Classical Raga and songs of Rabindranath Tagore at 7.30pm on Friday 6 November at the Iambic Theatre (above Bell Book & Candle), 38 Gardner St, Brighton. Chai and Indian snacks will be available after the concert.

50% of profits will be donated to the World Sacred Music Festival - so please support this delightful event.

For full details and booking see poster attached, or visit

Thanks and best wishes

Kate Whyman
Artistic Director
World Sacred Music Festival
21-22 Old Steyne
Brighton BN1 1EL

00 44 1273 648374
00 44 7766 686259

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

Charity registered in England and Wales No: 1111883
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in Cardiff


89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton,  BN1 7JQ
Tel.  +44 (0)1273 541453