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1.  FROM FIELD TO FOUNDRY - Friday 25th. March  8.00pm. SUSSEX
2. EFDSS - SHORE TO SHORE - From the West Country to the New Founde Land. LONDON

From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 24 March 2011 07:01:46 GMT
Subject: Magic lantern show with concertinas & songs, Lewes Friday 25th. March

FROM FIELD TO FOUNDRY. A Journey with Magic Lantern & Concertinas
Friday 25th. March  8.00 p.m.      Doors open 7.30 p.m.
The Assembly Room, Lewes Town Hall
Tickets £10 on the door (to include an interval drink)

Enquiries: Sussex Archaeological Society
01273 405737 members_at_sussexpast_dot_co_dot_uk

Images, traditional songs and readings about life on the land in Sussex at the time the Lewes Phoenix Foundry opened in 1832 and the changes it brought to working people's lives. The show was originally put together for the Lewes Phoenix Oral History Project. The Magic Lantern and the concertina were at the height of their popularity when the Foundry was also at its peak.

The images are supplied by Allan and Rene Marriott's Magic Lantern, the Victorian ancestor of the slide projector. The show will include many rare slides of old Lewes from the Archaeological Society's private collection, including a feature on a visit by Sanger's Circus in the early 1900s.

The lantern will also show an entertaining group of novelty slides with special effects, many of them humorous.

Music from Spare Parts Concertina Band.
To add to the general effect, the performers will be in costume.

In aid of the Sussex Archaeological Society.

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, Don Morgan, 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.

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
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
15 Oct TOM & BARBARA BROWN West Country songs
29 Oct JODY KRUSKAL Concertina

Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear


From: EFDSS Marketing <marketing_at_efdss_dot_org>
Date: 22 March 2011 13:21:19 GMT
Subject: Press release: 400 years of history in music and song

400 years of history in music and song

Shore To Shore: From the West Country to the New Founde Land

Thursday 7 April, 7.30pm

On Thursday 7 April, Cecil Sharp House in London will see the only performance in south-east England of Shore to Shore, an evening of music and song tracing the connections and development of folk songs on their travels from the West Country to Newfoundland - and back.

The evening includes rousing sea shanties and work songs, poignant ballads, comic ditties, folk tales and recitations, along with powerhouse jigs, reels and polkas on a variety of instruments, and with rich harmonies. And there are also contemporary songs that document current social and environmental situations in both places.

The performance was originally developed by Wren Music as part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in Canada, at Cupids Cove, Newfoundland. Now the project comes to England, and Shore to Shore at Cecil Sharp House is the only opportunity to see this very special performance in south-east England.

The performers

From Newfoundland: A Crowd of Bold Sharemen

This band is widely regarded as the finest in Newfoundland traditional song and instrumental music. Each member is an accomplished performer in his own right, and together they provide an unbeatable musical experience.

Jim Payne has been long known as a leading performer on melodeon, and a collector of Newfoundland traditional music. He is also one of the province's most prolific songwriters, as well as creating soundtracks for theatre, plays and documentaries.

Fergus O'Byrne is one of Newfoundland's most renowned banjo players, as well as a facilitator of programmes for young folk and traditional musicians.

Gerry Strong has a vast knowledge of traditional tunes and in addition to playing a wide variety of flutes and whistles is also a composer, arranger and storyteller.

Daniel Payne is the fastest rising star of Newfoundland's younger folk generation - a fine vocalist, and fiddle, accordion and flute player of rare talent.

From Devon:
Wren Band

Drawn from the array of professional musicians that make up the Wren Music team, the Wren Band consists of both vocal and instrumental dexterity from internationally recognised artists.

Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson are renowned for their strong vocal harmonies and instrumental variety. They are skilled exponents of folk song in all its forms from Devon and the south of England.

David Faulkner is at the forefront of the English bagpipe pipe tradition, and has won multiple awards for his playing of the Border pipes. His work has included tours and performances across Europe and USA.

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll are two of the leading lights of the new generation of Devon-based folk artists, specialising in traditional and contemporary English music on fiddles and voices, with a particular emphasis on tunes from the South West.

Tickets and more information are available from or 020 7485 2206.

Shore to Shore
Thursday 7 April, 7.30pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Tickets £14 advance, £17 on the door


From: "jbyng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 23 March 2011 22:58:44 GMT
Subject: Horsham Folk Club - Reminder

The Horsham Folk Club programme is available at but the next gigs are listed below.

Sunday 27 March Open Floor Night A chance for everyone to perform songs, tunes and readings in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  Always very popular.
Admission £2 (members £1).  Under 18s free.

Sunday 3 April Judy Cook Not to be missed, Judy sings a huge repertoire of (mostly) American songs and ballads. Her unaccompanied style delivered with a powerful yet compelling voice underscores the deep respect she has for tradition. Folks come away from a Judy Cook concert with a fresh insight into old songs and the delight of having joined in plenty of choruses and harmonies.  Judy entertains with programmes drawn from her vast and varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking world: from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains; from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland.  She presents these along with her personal memories in a straight-forward unaccompanied style.
Admission £6 (members £4). Under 18s free.

Best wishes
John Byng


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