Date: 28 April 2010 19:06:24 BDTSubject: Lewes Saturday Folk Club in May - The Room In The ElephantMAY 1 WELCOME IN THE MAY (£3)Bring songs & tunes for the season. Maids of Honour, a traditional May treat made with new cream, lemon, almonds, currants & pastry, will be served.MAY 8 SO LAST CENTURY STRING BAND (£5)Michi Mathias (fiddle, bnajo, voice) Dan Edwards (banjo, voice) & Tim Wharton (guitar, voice) play American Old-Time with excursions into jug band & 1920s/30s music.MAY 15 JOHN JOSEPH (£4)Underwater cyclist, yodelling chicken sexer, contortionist, unfrocked nun & intergalactic whistler: John is none of these things, but he is amazingly inventive & funny. Wear hard hat if nervous of ballistic onions.MAY 22Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 130JOE PENLAND: NORTH CAROLINA SONG & SOCIETY WORKSHOP10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £25Joe has inherited the song & storytelling traditions of the North Carolina Appalachians. He plays guitar & banjo. His account of life in the small village of Sodom Laurel is fascinating & often surprising. The workshop will cover 'Old Love Songs & Ballads from the Western North Carolina Mountains' & the oral tradition that preserved them. There will be plenty of opportunities to sing the songs. A work book with lyrics & information & a CD of field recordings will be provided for each participant.IN THE EVENING JOE PENLAND PERFORMS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLEAdmission £5. Advance tickets from the club or website.MAY 29 COME-ALL-YE (£3 including raffle tickets)
JUNE 5 (Saturday)
MIKE O'CONNOR & BARBARA GRIGGSCORNISH TUNES FROM MANUSCRIPTS for any instrumentPlaces £25 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.Mike (fiddle, Anglo concertina) and Barbara (harp) are experts in Cornish & early music. They are lively, enchanting performers. Mike has researched & published beautiful & unusual tunes from many important manuscripts (Ilow Kernow). He is also a fine songwriter, singer, storyteller & a bard of the Gorseth of Cornwall. Cornwall's musical history is complex, going back to the days of its Breton lords. The workshop will cover Cornish music from the Middle Ages onwards, with plenty of fascinating tunes to play & stories to hear. Non-playing listeners are welcome too.IN THE EVENING MIKE O'CONNOR & BARBARA GRIGGS PERFORM AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE. Admission £6. Advance tickets from the club or website.
JUNE 6 (Sunday)
MIKE O'CONNOR: SONGWRITING IN THE TRADITIONPlaces £25 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.Mike (fiddle, Anglo concertina & voice) is a fine songwriter, singer, storyteller & a bard of the Gorseth of Cornwall. His style is distinctive but rooted firmly in the tradition. His songs (The White Shepherd, The Best of Autumn, Unite, Unite, etc) have been recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Read, Johnny Collins, Sarah Morgan, Mike Nicholson & many more. He produced & directed the iconic folk operas The Cry of Tin & Unsung Heroes & recently took part in the production Cornish Lads.The workshop will cover the art & craft of songwriting: the first reasons for writing, the tools & materials available for following a traditional style, & polishing & performing.
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Denise & Stuart Savage, Derek Seed
LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB MUSIC WORKSHOPS 2010
Workshops last a full day. The tutor performs at the club on the Saturday evening.
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.
20 Feb STEVE TURNER Concertinas for song accompaniment
27 Feb COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON Vocal harmony
27 Feb GEORGINA BOYES Folklore seminar (pm)
27 March BEN PALEY Fiddle
17 April SHIRLEY COLLINS Trad song masterclass
18 April SHIRLEY COLLINS Trad song masterclass
24 April ISSY EMENEY Melodeon
22 May JOE PENLAND North Carolina song & society
5 June MIKE O'CONNOR & BARBARA GRIGGS Cornish tunes from source manuscripts
6 June MIKE O'CONNOR Songwriting in the tradition
10 July KAREN TWEED O'Carolan's music (any instrument)
18 Sept MOOR MUSIC Dartmoor music (any instrument)
9 Oct JOHN ADAMS Village Music Project (any instrument)
10 Oct CHRIS COE Ballad forum
31 Oct MARTIN CARTHY Guitar
13 Nov FRANKIE ARMSTRONG Singing & vocal techniques
20 Nov TIM LAYCOCK Concertina (all systems)
SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND
Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear