The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106539   Message #2554810
Posted By: Vic Smith
01-Feb-09 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
Here is our programme for the next four months of 2009

Feb 5th * 6.00 * JEFF DAVIS
A very welcome return visit for one of America's finest performers of traditional songs and tunes on banjo, mandolo, guitar and fiddle.

Feb 12th * 5.00 * ZOOX
The enormously entertaining and talented trio of Linda Game, Becky Menday and Jo May

Feb 19th * 5.00 * THE OTHER BAND
One of the most popular bands in the south of England with a wide repertoire, Marilyn Bennett, Iris Bishop & Gary Holder

Feb 26th * 6.00 * FAUSTUS
The third trio on the trot! This time the superb combination of three of the folk scene's young Turks, Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose and Paul Sartin

Mar 5th * 7.00 * MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON
It is difficult not to fall back on superlatives; let's just say that in English folk music terms, this is as good as it gets.

Mar 12th * 5.00 * JIM & LYNETTE ELDON
The pride of Yorkshire! Jim is rightly regarded as one of the icons of English music with his singing and fiddling and Lynette is a champion clog dancer.

Mar 19th * 7.00 * DAVE SWARBRICK
We are delighted to welcome back the legendary fiddle player for another night of his tunes, songs and stories.

Mar 26th * 6.00 * LEON ROSSELSON
This year Leon will be celebrating fifty years of singing his challenging, thoughtful, provocative songs. His performances are a delight.

Apl 2nd * 5.00 * JIM BAINBRIDGE
A real one-off character. Jim's songs come from a wide range of sources and represent a unique approach to the tradition. He is also a great melodeon player

Apl 9th * 5.00 * MATT QUINN & TOM MOORE
Matt is a superb young multi-instrumentalist and singer who honed his skills at the Royal Oak. Tonight, he is joined by an even younger musician, the amazing fiddler, Tom Moore.


Apl 16th * 5.00 * HAZEL AND EMILY ASKEW
These sisters are two of the finest young performers on the scene. Fiddle and melodeon duets and lovely singing

Apl 30th * 6.00 * THE PALINKA BAND
A young female quartet from Hungary and Transylvania bring us their interpretation of this very rich cultural heritage.

May 7th * 5.00 * CON FADA DRISCEOIL *** Irish Season ***
One of Ireland's foremost comic song writers in the traditional style in recent decades and a very fine button accordion player

May 14th * 5.00 * KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL *** Irish Season ***
Two of Britain's finest singers of traditional songs. Kevin is from Derry and Ellen is from Glasgow

May 21st * 5.00 * OLIVER MULLIGAN & BRENDAN McAULEY *** Irish Season ***
Oliver, originally from County Monaghan, is a much respected singer of mainly Irish traditional songs, most in English and a few in Irish Gaelic. Tonight he is joined by a very fine uillean piper.

May 28th * 5.00 * KATHLEEN O' SULLIVAN & BILLY TEARE *** Irish Season ***
A welcome return for Kathleen, the lead singer with "The London Lasses", one of the finest singers around, tonight in the company of one of Ireland's leading story tellers



Our Future Guests will include:-
TONY HALL * THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON * SPIERS, SHEPHEARD & WATSON * DAVE RUCH * DICK GAUGHAN * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
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