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1. Burgess Hill Fairtrade Festival this weekend Spires and Boden Sunday March 6th. SUSSEX
2. Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2011-03-01 - Reminder for this Thursday. SUSSEX

From: " e-mail" <snowdrop1.music_at_virgin_dot_net>
Date: 28 February 2011 13:20:07 GMT

The Big Weekend - Friday 4th March 2011 - Sunday 6th March 2011 (Classics, Market, Ceilidh & Spiers and Boden)
We have lined up some truly amazing events for our third annual Fairtrade Festival in Burgess Hill. Please do check out our website for everything that is happening -


Friday 4th March - 7.30pm
Classics & Cakes, St John's Church, Burgess Hill
The Amici Consort comes all the way from the Royal Academy of Music. The trio consists of 3 excellent postgraduate students who will be performing a wide range of classical pieces on flute, violin and cello. The trio are already performing internationally and are sure to have good musical futures. They are joined by Matthew Socci, a young classical guitarist and composer - dubbed the Einaudi of the guitar.

The concert takes place in the relaxed setting of St John The Evangelist Church, Burgess Hill and starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5.00 available from the Burgess Hill Help Point, Present Company Burgess Hill or by email request tosnowdrop1.music_at_virgin_dot_net
Saturday 5th March - 10.00am to 3.00pm
Fairtrade Market, Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill.
Our third annual Fairtrade Market is again free to enter. We have around 20 stalls, including Divine Chocolate and coffee tasting with Percol. Loads of great gifts and Fairtrade food to buy.
Do come along and have a browse.
Saturday 5th March - 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)
Grand Ceilidh.  Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)

Sunday 6th March - 7.30pm
Spiers and Boden - Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill   
(Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)

Described as the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene. Spiers and Boden have built up a formidable reputation as artists inb their own right but also as part of the multi instrumental band Bellowhead. Multi award winning with a style all their own they are not to be missed. The gig opens with the beautiful singing of Julie Hall, our local Burgess Hill singer songwriter and the edgy songs of Gareth Davies-Jones.
Tickets are £14.00 each or £12.50 each for 4 or more. Ring 01444 242 888 for tickets or go to to book online (click on entertainment and then Martlets Hall)

Please come along and support Fairtrade and enjoy yourself at the same time. And do share this message with friends and family.

Kind regards


Robert Eggleston
Burgess Hill Town Fairtrade Group
0794 779 2033


From: "Martin Snodin" <martin.snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 28 February 2011 20:45:50 GMT
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2011-03-01 - Reminder for this Thursday

Thursday 3 March 2011
Jackie Oates

Her decision to leave Rachel Unthank & The Winterset to pursue a solo career looked like a brave decision at the time but has proved to be inspired.  Jackie was soon after nominated for as best newcomer in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  A swathe of glowing national reviews came with the release of ‘The Violet Hour’ soon after, with the album going on to be one of Mojo’s top ten folk albums of the year in 2008.  2009 saw Jackie walking away with a remarkable two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including the Horizon Award for best newcomer, the award which had alluded her the year before.  Jackie Oates, solo artist, had arrived.
Her latest album ‘Hyperboreans’ was the coming-of-age album for Jackie.  Produced by brother Jim Moray, it was nominated in the fRoots Critics’ Poll Album of the Year and she went on to receive three nominations in the BBC Folk Awards, for Folk Singer of The Year, Album of the Year and Best Traditional Track for ‘Isle Of France’. The album firmly established Jackie as one of the leading young artists in Britain today.
This short tour sees Jackie with her full 'Hyperboreans' band line-up.

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