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Sent: 26 May 2010 11:43
Subject: SEFAN 2010-05-26_01 EVENTS (3 posts). SUSSEX
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1. Acoustic Sussex - Gretchen Peters tonight Wed. 26th May. SUSSEX
2. Gary's Club - Open Mic 19th June. SUSSEX
3. Upcoming from LEWES Saturday Folk Club. SUSSEX
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1.

Wednesday 26 May 2010
8pm
Gretchen Peters

at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead

www.chequermead.org.uk

£15 (£12.50 conc)  
Box Office 01342 302000

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2.
Date: 25 May 2010 18:44:39 BDT
Subject: Gary's Club - Musicians notice

Gary's Live Music Club
Coolham Village Hall
RH13 8QN
tel:01403-785674
email:gary_dot_holder_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk
web:www.bassistgaryholder.com
Musicians Notice

There is a 20 minute spot available at the next Open Mic Night, Saturday 19th June.
Please contact me if you would like to take it.  Strictly first come, first served.

£3.00 admission, free tea & coffee or bring your own.

Best wishes
Gary

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3. Round-up of LEWES. SUSSEX

Date: 24 May 2010 20:22:45 BDT
Subject: Lewes Saturday Folk Club in June - The Room In The Elephant 

PLEASE NOTE:  the club is meeting at the Black Horse, 55 Western Road, Lewes BN7 1RS this coming Saturday, 29th. May, for a singaround led by Sandra Goddard with support from Denise and Stuart Savage. Admission is a suggested £3, which includes a strip of raffle tickets for the traditional bottle of reasonable red.
 
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Lewes Saturday Folk Club in June - WORKSHOPS

Booking forms are on the club's website http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/ 
 
JUNE 5th       
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 131
MIKE O'CONNOR & BARBARA GRIGGS
CORNISH TUNES FROM MANUSCRIPTS for any instrument
Places £25  10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
            Mike (fiddle, Anglo concertina, voice) 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. He is also a fine songwriter & storyteller & a Cornish Bard.
            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 CLUB
Admission £6 - advance tickets from club or website.  
JUNE 6th       (SUNDAY)
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 132
MIKE O'CONNOR: SONGWRITING IN THE TRADITION
Places £25  10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
            Mike's songwriting style is distinctive but rooted firmly in the tradition. His songs 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.

Lewes Saturday Folk Club in June - The Room In The Elephant  - Guests

JUNE 12th         DICK MILES http://www.dickmiles.com/introduction.htm  (£5)
Dick  sings & plays mainly traditional songs & tunes on English concertina. A founder member of the New Mexborough English Concertina Quartet, he blends music from Suffolk, from SW Ireland, & from his own writing.
JUNE 19th         BRYONY  http://www.myspace.com/bryonysofar  (£5)
Cathy, Ailsa & Alison: three voices in beautiful harmony.
JUNE 26th         MARTIN & SHAN GRAEBE  http://www.martinandshan.net/index.htm (£5)
Fine vocal harmony; Martin & Shan sing unusual versions of traditional songs from the West. Martin also writes in traditional style ('Harry The Hawker Is Dead').
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also in June in Lewes

 

LEWES BLACK HORSE TUNES SESSION, 
SUNDAY  JUNE 6th.  2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Black Horse, 55 Western Road, Lewes BN7 1RS
The English tunes session which used to be at the Trevor Arms in Glynde on the first Sunday afternoon of the month has moved to The Black Horse. It starts earlier, at 2.30 p.m., and finishes at 5.30 p.m. as before. Bryan Creer leads on English concertina & fiddle. There is ample parking in the grounds of County Hall opposite.

 

CONCERTINAS ANONYMOUS,  
TUESDAY  JUNE 8th.  8.00 - 11.00 PM
ELEPHANT & CASTLE CLUB-ROOM, Elephant & 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 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,
TUESDAY  JUNE 15th.  8.00 - 11.00 PM
ELEPHANT & CASTLE CLUB-ROOM, Elephant & 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 Testerís 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.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/.
People are also welcome to bring tunes they'd like us all to try.

 

SONG & TUNES SESSION, THE ROYAL OAK, Station Street Lewes BN7 2DA
SUNDAY  JUNE 27th. ,   3.30 - 5.30 PM
Vic & Tina Smith lead an informal session in the bar on the last Sunday of every month.

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Lewes Saturday Folk Club - FUTURE WORKSHOPS

KAREN TWEED: O'CAROLAN'S MUSIC for any instrument
Saturday  JULY 10th.  Places £25            10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
A brilliant piano accordionist, Karen is steeped in Irish music as a performer, tutor & scholar. She has performed with The Poozies, Kathryn Tickell Band & John Kirkpatrick. She teaches at the Universities of Newcastle, Helsinki & Limerick, & for Folkworks. The workshop will cover 3 of OíCarolanís works, arranged for ensemble, exploring arrangement ideas. For any player of intermediate standard & above. Notation / learning by ear will be used.
IN THE EVENING KAREN TWEED  PERFORMS AT THE CLUB.
Admission £6. Advance tickets from the club or the website.

 

MOOR MUSIC: DARTMOOR MUSIC FOR ANY INSTRUMENT
Saturday SEPTEMBER 18th.        Places £25       10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
            Mark Bazeley (melodeon & concertina) & Jason Rice (accordion, step-dancing) began playing in childhood absorbing the unique Dartmoor style from their respective grandfathers Bob Cann & Jack Rice. Rob Murch (5-string banjo) is a dazzling exponent of the rarely-heard classic finger-style banjo. They appear at festivals & folk clubs throughout this country and in the USA. The  workshop will cover some of the repertoire of The Dartmoor Pixie Band including some tunes handed down through the generations. Emphasis will be on the lively danceable style of playing which is unique to Dartmoor.
 IN THE EVENING MOOR MUSIC  PERFORM AT THE CLUB
Admission £6.  Advance tickets from the club or the website.

9 Oct JOHN ADAMS & CHRIS PARTINGTON Village Music Project (any instrument)
10 Oct CHRIS COE Ballad forum
13 Nov FRANKIE ARMSTRONG Singing & vocal techniques
20 Nov TIM LAYCOCK Concertina (all systems)
12 Dec MARTIN CARTHY Guitar


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

01273 476757

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, 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.

SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND
Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear
http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/




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