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Thread #106539   Message #2403682
Posted By: Vic Smith
02-Aug-08 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
Every Thursday 8.pm PROMPT START

We owe a big "thank you" to all those who have supported us during another successful 11-month season at The Royal Oak, our nineteenth since moving to this pub. We are closed during August then after the summer break we have a strong programme lined up for the rest of the year:-

Sept 4th * 5.00 * STANLEY ROBERTSON, LIAM FARRELL, JOE WHELAN, REG HALL, SAM LEE.
We have an assembly of favourite and talented singers & musicians from Scotland, England and Ireland to help us celebrate the 60th birthday of Will Duke, our much loved and very talented resident singer and musician

Sept 11th *5.00 * BAJALY SUSO
We are delighted to be able to present another outstanding kora playing and singing jali from The Gambia.

Sept 18th *5.00 * DAVE SEALEY
The wonderful entertainer who was once one half of Cosmotheka. Music Hall at its liveliest and best

Sept 25th *5.00 * STEVE TURNER
Steve is an outstanding singer and musician on mandolin & concertina who has returned to performing in recent years.

Oct 2nd * 5.00 * MANDY MURRAY
The all-Ireland champion concertina player who is also a remarkable singer. This replaces the advertised appearance in July that Mandy was forced to cancel.

Oct 9th * 6.00 * BRUCE MOLSKY
Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades

Oct 16th * 5.00 * PETE COE
A multi-instrumentalist on melodeon, dulcimer, banjo and bouzouki, Pete is a lovely singer of both traditional and written songs with a particular affinity with ballads.

Oct 23rd * 5.00 * PETE MORTON
One of the outstanding English songwriters and a mesmeric character in front of an audience. His songs and performances are a joy

Oct 30th * 5.00 * RON TAYLOR & JEFF GILLETT
Ron, once of The Songwainers in a great singer and Jeff's guitar accompaniments support beautifully. Their recent album, "Both Shine As One", is a delight.

Nov 6th * 5.00 * JEZ LOWE
A man who written so many outstanding songs and one who performs them with great panache, style and relish.

Nov 13th * 6.00 * RORY McLEOD
Ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!

Nov 20th * 6.00 * MARTIN CARTHY
The outstanding singer and guitarist of the folk revival, Martin has been a top attraction for four decades now.

Nov 27th * 5.00 * JIGJAW
The superb line-up of Janet Russell, Rosie Davis, Kerry Fletcher and Frances Watt bring their unique combination of song, music and dance.

Dec 4th * free * LEWES LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT

Dec 11th * 5.00 * PEPPER'S GHOST CHRISTMAS SHOW
Songs, music, monologues and poems augment the wonderful Victorian Christmas magic Lantern show with Alan & Rene Marriott, Charlotte Oliver, Richard Spong & Roger Brasier.

Dec 18th * free * CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT
Our annual song and dance bash is always one of our most popular events.


Other attractions during 2009 will include:-
SULTANS OF SWING * MAGGIE HOLLAND * TONY HALL * JIM & LYNETTE ELDON * JEFF DAVIS * ZOOX * JIM BAINBRIDGE * THE ASKEW SISTERS

Our websites are at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic and
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes