The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106539   Message #3298898
Posted By: Vic Smith
30-Jan-12 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays

Our programme for February & March:-




Feb 02nd * 7.00 * KATE LISSAUER

A highly regarded exponent of American old-time country music, Kate is a champion fiddler, an expert clawhammer and old-time three-finger banjo picker, a guitarist, and an excellent singer.


Feb 09th * 7.00 * STEVE TURNER

A very talented concertina-player and a superb singer, Steve is also a remarkable exponent of the mandola. He is amongst most exciting performers on the folk scene.


Feb 16th * 7.00 * JEFF DAVIS

A rare & short tour by Jeff who is equally adept on fiddle, banjo, mandocello & guitar Jeff is one of America's most respected collectors and interpreters of traditional music


Feb 23rd * 8.00 * DAVE SWARBRICK

The iconic fiddle player has already named his retirement date so this will probably be the last chance to hear a solo performance at the Royal Oak where he has delighted before.


Mar 01st * 7.00 * CHRIS BARTRAM, NEIL BROOKES & TONY WEATHERALL

English traditional song & dance music at its finest. Neil's fiddle and Tony's melodeon generate real excitement and Chris's singing is wonderfully easy on the ear.


Mar 08th * 7.00 * NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS

"Her voice is so striking...that your attention gets quickly nailed to the floor ... you're on such a high at the end that you instantly hit play again, several times. It's easy to get besotted with." - fRoots


Mar 15th * 7.00 * JUDY COOK

Yet another touring American, Judy lifts the spirit and entertains with splendid traditional ballads and songs from a huge and varied Anglo-American repertoire.


Mar 22nd * free admission * TUNE & SONG SESSION

Will Duke & Dan Quinn lead an evening where English dance tunes are interspersed with songs. Come and join in the tunes or offer some songs or just listen!


Mar 29th * 7.00 * PETA WEBB, KEN HALL & SIMON HINDLEY

Two remarkable singers who draw their repertoire from songs learned from British traditional singers and from early American country music with some lovely accompaniments from Simon's guitar.


Our Future Guests will include:-
ANDY IRVINE * JIM McFARLAND & JERRY O'REILLY * MIKE GULSTON & BLANCHE ROWEN * JOHN KIRKPATRICK * GORDON TYRRALL * MATT QUINN * JIM & LYNETTE ELDON * SISTERS UNLIMITED * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON * JEFF WARNER * MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK


Our websites are at

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic
and
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes