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Lewes Saturday Folk Club _at_ Crown Inn 27 November - extra treats




From: "jbyng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>

Date: 26 November 2010 00:09:55 GMT

Subject: Horsham Folk Club & other local events


Dear Horsham Folk Club Members and friends


The club programme is available at but the next couple of gigs are listed below.


Sunday 28 November  Tattie Jam
Tattie Jam offers a distinctive brew of songs, from dark ballads and protest songs to off-the wall humour and tunes ranging from slow airs to kinetic jigs and reels. Much of the material is given a playful or funky contemporary twist, with contrast provided by the odd a capella song or unaccompanied tune.

Seylan Baxter and Ruaridh Pringle are highly accomplished singer/instrumentalists. They offer a varied but harmonious blend of reinterpreted traditional Scottish songs and tunes, as well as songs and tunes written by Ruaridh.
Admission £7 (members £5), under 18s free.


Sunday 5 December  Sara Grey with Kieron Means and Ben Paley
Sara Grey has a quality of voice that compels undivided attention. Her voice is both powerful and sweet with a distinctive and lovely tremolo. It is well suited to the native American ballads and ballads of Ireland and Scotland that she performs.  Sara is accompanied by her son, Kieron Means, a singer primarily of traditional songs but also of contemporary songs and a guitar player of great merit. Also playing is Ben Paley. Born in London, he was surrounded by traditional music from the outset.  Ben's beautiful and lively fiddle playing perfectly complements Sara and Kieron's traditional singing and playing.
Admission £8 (members £6), under 18s free.



John Byng




From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com

Date: 26 November 2010 10:55:33 GMT

Subject: Lewes Saturday Folk Club _at_ Crown Inn 27 November - extra treats


Dear Everyone,


A reminder that this Saturday we meet at The Crown Inn, 191 High Street, Lewes BN7 2NA. Our guests are Alan Day and Mike Ainscough, playing folk, blues, ragtime, rock'n'roll & music hall on Anglo concertina, guitar, voices, mandolin and fiddle. Here's a specimen:


Also joining us will be the excellent Twagger Band (Ian Chisholm, Will Duke, Sue Evans, Joy & Derrick Hughes) Reliable sources confirm that Derrick has recently acquired a tuba, but will have to keep it penned separately from his serpent and Northumbrian pipes to prevent an unplanned mating.


We'll be treated to a monologue or two from the inimitable Jim Ward, in his erudite but somehow shifty style.


Entrance £5, floor singers welcome as usual. We'll be at The Crown on Saturday 4th. December as well with Roister, but back in the Elephant on 11th. December with Martin Carthy.


Tootle pip,




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, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Denise Savage, Derek Seed, Stuart Walker

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.

12 Dec 2010 MARTIN CARTHY Guitar
19 Feb CLIVE HARVEY Ukulele
26 Feb CHRIS FOSTER & BARA GRIMSDOTTIR Icelandic vocal harmony/balladry
12 March TOM MCCONVILLE Fiddle 
12 March DAVID NEWEY Guitar
19/20 March ALISTAIR ANDERSON Steel Skies Suite & performance (any instrument)
9 April THE CLAQUE Ballad forum
30 April SARA GREY Banjo & song
21 May CHRIS SHERBURN Irish concertina
21 May DENNY BARTLEY Irish song & guitar
4 June MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP Singing & accompaniment
11 June JOHN KIRKPATRICK John K's tunes (any instrument)
16 July BRIAN PETERS Melodeon
17 July BRIAN PETERS Ballad forum 
17 Sept CLOUDSTREET Vocal harmony
15 Oct TOM & BARBARA BROWN West Country songs
29 Oct JODY KRUSKAL Concertina

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