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Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays

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Subject: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Nov 07 - 01:08 PM

Next Thursday, JOHN KIRKPATRICK will be presenting his very wonderful show, "CAROLLING & CRUMPETS" at the Royal Oak in Station St. in Lewes

the club's website is at:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/

and at:-
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
you can see a video clip of John and hear him sing one of the songs from his show.

Vic


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Brendy
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 11:14 AM

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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Dec 07 - 07:57 AM

A big thank you.....

to everyone who turned up and joined in with an outstanding evening with Carolling & Crumpets last Thursday and particularly to John Kirkpatrick for giving such a magnificent performance.



And apologies to.....

all those of you who could not get in after the HOUSE FULL signs went up early on and to the 20 or so performers who did not get a chance to do a floor spot because we were so inundated. Perhaps I could remind them (and anyone else who would like to perform) that we have one of our very occasional Open Nights with free admission next Thursday 6th December.


And our next big night.....

will be on Thurs. 13th December when we will be presenting ANDY IRVINE. Come early to be sure that you get in. Doors open at 7.30pm. There is a track of Andy singing and a video clip of him performing at the club's Myspace site.


Royal Oak

Station Street

Lewes

East Sussex

BN7 4DA
Websites:-

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic or

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
For more details email folk@brighton.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Surreysinger
Date: 01 Dec 07 - 01:36 PM

And should you have missed John Kirkpatrick, and live within hailing distance of Guildford, he will be Carolling with his Crumpets on December 14th at the Music Institute club. However, there were only 7 tickets left on last mention at close of play at the club last night, so you'll have to get your skates on (how's that for a seasonal allusion?). Have a look at the Electric Voices website
for further information.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 04:47 PM

Great start to the New Year at the Royal Oak this Thursday with that superb songwriter:-
BILL CADDICK.
Listen to a track of his singing and watch a video of him at
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes and then come and see him at

Royal Oak 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, Not Available , South BN7 2DA


An outstanding songwriter and a compelling singer. "Holds your attention from first to last. He has hell of a voice and plays a mean guitar." fRoots


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Fliss
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 09:13 AM

The nice Mr Caddick is a good friend of Tony and myself. He drinks at the same pub as us near Ironbridge. Have a lovely evening.

Thanks for the email updates. I havnt got to the Royal Oak as yet but have been to the Lewes Arms.

Happy New Year

fliss


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Jan 08 - 11:51 AM

Thursday 10th January
ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN
Read About them at

http://www.magpielane.dsl.pipex.com/andyturner/mat_andy.htm

Hear them at

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

See them live at


Royal Oak 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DA

on Thursday 10th January


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 12:27 PM

Thursday 17th January
THE TITANIC SYNCOPATORS with PETA WEBB
The star of the Titanic Syncopators is Peta Webb, one of greatest and most versatile singers of classic old songs in the UK. Her numerous solo projects, duet collaborations and memberships of innovative groups and bands (in various genres) have resulted in many published recordings and albums.

With the Titanic Syncopators Peta sings a range of distinctive songs from the 1920s and 30s, selected for their striking melodies and evocative lyrics, most of which are well known and loved, though we have found some less frequently performed items which our audiences enjoy. Among others we like the music of Fats Waller, the Gershwins, and Walter Donaldson, and people say we "sound authentic like old records" (which we take as a compliment); but we are not deliberately trying to imitate other bands. What we do is what we do.

Tony Engle - saxophone, Bob Winquist - violin, Alan Ward - cornet, Charlie Hewlett - guitar, Peta Webb - vocals, Tony Russell - tenor guitar, Andy Simons - guitar, Ned Clack - tuba

Quite a departure to hear a band like this in a folk club - but also a very exciting evening in prospect

Find out more about Folk at the Royal Oak at:-

Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes website
and
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes Myspace

Hear four songs by Peta Webb and The Titanic Syncopators at:-

Titanic Syncopators Myspace


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 03:38 PM

Like all appearances by The Titanic Syncopators, they went down very well at the Royal Oak in Lewes last night *
Next Thursday 24th January, we move on with Europe's finest Old Timey music band, THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND
The New Deal String Band was formed in 1966 by Tom Paley and Joe Locker, two banjo-and-guitar playing ex New Yorkers living in London. The band was active for many years with various fiddle players and then went into hibernation until the 1990's when Tom's son Ben took up the fiddler's slot.
Tom, who has been playing guitar and banjo since the 1940's, was a founder member of the New Lost City Ramblers. Both Tom and Joe have graced the UK scene with their authentic Old Timey music for many years
Hear the band singing Down of Penney's Farm and see a video of the Tom's amazing guitar playing at the Royal Oak's MySpace site.
For further details email Vic Smith



*This awful joke is the copyright of the Titanics' cornet player, Alan Ward.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 02:25 PM

Nice to the club room looking so full last night for such an excellent performance by THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND. It was particularly pleasing to see TOM PALEY on such good form; amazing singing and playing of fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica and autoharp from a man who is only a month shy of his 80th birthday!

Next Thursday, 31st January, we shall be presenting the first appearance in Lewes of THE BOAT BAND. They send this message:-

After playing for many years, trawling the venues of Britain and beyond, THE BOAT BAND have picked up a huge and varied catch of tunes: Creole, Caribbean, gospel, Cajun, Irish, zydeco and blues-not much slips through the net.If it can be played on accordion and fiddle (or trombone, washboard, trumpet, banjo etc), if it touches the heart and moves the feet, it`s in the repertoire.

Our latest venture takes the band away from the cajun twosteps of South Louisiana to the dance music of northwest England, drawing on the rich tradition of some thousands of tunes collected by and from the musicians of Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. Our favourite current source of good tunes is the Langdale fiddler William Irwin. and The Boat Band have released a CD called "A TRIP TO THE LAKES" featuring these tunes.

Come along to this gig and enjoy the English tunes and songs nestling in alongside the already eclectic offerings, whether it's at an all out ceilidh, a strictly cajun dance or a sit-down concert. The line-up is based on: Kate Barfield (fiddle, trombone, vocals), Greg Stephens (guitar, banjo, vocals), Tony Weatherall (accordions, vocals), plus occasional special guests.
See you there.
Love XXX The Boat Band XXX


Hear the band on the Royal Oak Myspace site
and read more about them on News section of The Royal Oak Website


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 02:57 PM

Next Thursday, 24th April, at the Royal Oak in Lewes, there will be the first folk club appearance by an exciting new combination of very experienced performers,
BOB WINQUIST (fiddle)
ROSIE DAVIS (guitar, autoharp, vocals, dancer)
JOE LOCKER (banjo, guitar, vocals)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Apr 08 - 05:28 PM

Thursday May 1st
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes

A rare chance to hear the wonderful voice of the Appalachian singer, CLAUDIA GOULD. She will be appearing in the company of her son, the outstanding fiddle player BEN PALEY

The club's two websites are at:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic
and
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:19 AM

On Thursday 24th, we have an unusual and exciting night to present at The Royal Oak.

TERRY MASTERSON and CHRIS LITTLEDALE will be giving us a brilliantly devised show called "TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT" with the songs, poems, readings and sounds of the things that move us about.

This will be the last guest evening of another very successful eleven month season - our nineteenth since moving to The Royal Oak. On Thursday 31st we have our GRAND END-OF-SEASON OPEN NIGHT with free admission and the promise that several of the artists who have been our guest performers during the season will turn up to provide floor spots.

More details at

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/

and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Aug 08 - 12:23 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 11:38 AM

***TWO CHANGES TO ADVERTISED PROGRAMME***

BAJALY SUSO
Stop me if you have heard this one before, but..... we have just heard from that people who were organising his British tour that they have failed to get a British entry visa for Bajaly Suso even although they had managed to obtain a British Work Permit, so his advertised appearance on September 11th will have to be cancelled.

DAVE SEALEY
A mix up in arrangements with another folk club organiser means that the advertised appearance by Dave Sealey on September 18th will also not take place.

Replacement attractions for both 11th and 18th September will be announced here as soon as they have been finalised.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 01:22 PM

Royal Oak
Station Street,
Lewes.
BN7 2DA


As a replacement for the previously advertised appearance by Dave Sealey we will now be presenting another master of the songs and monologues of the Music Hall, J


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 01:24 PM

Royal Oak
Station Street,
Lewes.
BN7 2DA


As a replacement for the previously advertised appearance by Dave Sealey we will now be presenting another master of the songs and monologues of the Music Hall, JIM WARD


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 01:33 PM

JIM WARD..... Ah Yes! The date. - 18th September


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 08:05 AM

Sept 11th * £5.00 * MATT QUINN
On hearing that Matt has achieved a place at the University of Newcastle Traditional Music Course to start later in September, we decided to give him an evening to himself to thank this young man for his major contribution to our venture over the last couple of years during which his singing and his musicianship on fiddle, melodeon and mandolin has developed so rapidly and radically.
This replaces the previously advertised appearance by Bajaly Suso


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Sep 08 - 09:17 AM

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


Hear Steve at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Read his biography at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Sep 08 - 09:24 AM

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.


Hear Mandy at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Read her biography at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 09:58 AM

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


Early arrival advised as another capacity crowd is expected - doors open at 7.30pm

Hear Bruce at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Read his biography at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:50 AM

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.


Photos, biography and Pete singing The Fireman's Song available from the two websites mentioned in the previous posting.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 10:48 AM

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.


Photos, biography and Ron & Jeff singing Lisbon available from the two websites mentioned in previous postings.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:37 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 09:34 AM

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!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 06:08 AM

Thanks to Rory McLeod for a truly outstanding and highly energetic performance on Thursday. next Thursday it is:-

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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 08:28 AM



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.


You can hear a track from Janet Russell's very recent album on our Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes where the six tracks by coming artists are as follows:-

Janet Russell [of Jigjaw] - "The Pigeon & The Sparra" - (November 27th)
Sultans of Squeeze [John Kirkpatrick & Chris Parkinson] - "Gentlemen of High Renown" - (January 8th)
Maggie Holland - "A Proper Sort of Gardener" - (January 15th)
Bill Prince - "Once I Courted A Damsel" - (January 22nd)
Jeff Davis - "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy" - (February 5th)
Zoox - "Draggin' The Bow" - (February 12th)
(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:01 AM

A huge thank you to JIGJAW for a truly outstanding night at the Royal Oak last night. They have actually managed to come up with an original approach to presenting a folk club evening with the dancing in the incredibly talented pair of Rosie Davis and Kerry Fletcher incorporated fully into the other elements of the performing.
An incredibly tight, scintillating, invigorating performance. Don't miss a chance to see Jigjaw.
Next Thursday:-


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

The last Open Night we had was in July and starting promptly at 8pm and by limiting each performer or group of performers to two items each, we just managed to put the last performers - a five-piece group - on at 5 to 11. Phew!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 06:29 AM

Jigjaw were indeed terrific. All that stepping to unaccompanied voices in harmony was a revelation.

Thanks very much for providing a warm refuge for deep-frozen buskers on Lewes Late Shopping Night!

Tootle pip,

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 06:30 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 09:14 AM

Dec 18th * free * CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Our annual song and dance bash is always one of our most popular events. All welcome


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 06:20 AM

We start 2009 with a real bang next Thursday -

Jan 8th * £7.00 * THE SULTANS OF SQUEEZE
Two maestros of free reed instruments and England's finest folk singer. John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson make their first appearance in the area. Unmissable!


More details at

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm

and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes where you can hear tracks by the following coming guests:-

Sultans of Squeeze [John Kirkpatrick & Chris Parkinson] - "Gentlemen of High Renown" - (January 8th)
Maggie Holland - "A Proper Sort of Gardener" - (January 15th)
Bill Prince - "Once I Courted A Damsel" - (January 22nd)
Jeff Davis - "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy" - (February 5th)
Zoox - "Draggin' The Bow" - (February 12th)
Norma Waterson - "Sheepcrook And Black Dog" - (March 5th)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 06:45 AM

What a start to 2009! The Sultans of Squeeze gave it everything last night combining humour, outstanding musicianship, lovely singing and an interesting and hugely varied repetoire.... and a lovely appreciative capacity crowd.
Many thanks to John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson.

Next Thursday:-
Jan 15th * £5.00 * MAGGIE HOLLAND
Now based in Edinburgh, this is a rare southern appearance for this very talented singer of traditional songs plus songwriter, with banjo and guitar.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 10:50 AM

Five unsolicited emails received so far about last night's performance by the Sultans of Swing included the following statements

"Enjoyed the Sultans last night - we'll be back"

"Another great night with the Sultans."

"Hi Vic, great to see you both last night - what a fantastic evening!"

"Cracking good evening with the Sultans tonite"

"What a cracker! I've seen them both before lots of times but never
together. What a double act! So funny, so musical."

Who knows - there may be more to follow. People haven't come home from work on Friday yet! Interestingly, three were also asking for more details of a song that had been sung one of the resident singers - so we must be doing something right!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Surreysinger
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 11:02 AM

Of course you're doing something right, Vic!! Wish I'd remembered that the Sultans were on ... I'd have braved the cold and the long journey down from Guildford by train for that one.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Will Fly
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 11:20 AM

Well, it was a FANTASTIC night - JK & CP were absolutely superb! I'm playing their album as I write this... (And thanks for the floor spot, by the way - I was with Ian C - the crowd was very kind).


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 01:19 PM

Will Fly said -


Well, it was a FANTASTIC night - JK & CP were absolutely superb! I'm playing their album as I write this... (And thanks for the floor spot, by the way - I was with Ian C - the crowd was very kind).


Send me your email address and I'll reply with a photo of you and Ian


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 01:57 PM

Thanks Vic - PM'd.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 06:39 AM

Another great night on Thursday with an appreciative audience enjoyed a committed and thoughtful performance by Maggie Holland.

This was helped by some truly outstanding floor spots the included:-

* Bob Walser the professional American singer and melodeon player came to us straight from Heathrow airport en route for Aberdeen and was really brilliant

* Robb Johnson one of Britain's leading songwriters was on fine form as well and Maggie had him join her for a duo version of his fine song Overnight as an encore

* Marilyn Bennett lead singer with The Other Band was singing like an angel.

* Will Duke(concertina), Derrick Hughes(Northumbrian pipes and whistle) and Ian Chisholm(guitar) who played some fine sets of tunes together.

Next Thursday -

Jan 22nd * £5.00 * BILL PRINCE
The debut in Lewes of a very engaging singer with a crisp and adventurous guitar style. Traditional and own songs.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 08:19 AM

Next Thursday we have a special evening:-

Jan 29th * £5.00 * "LISTEN & YOU SHALL HEAR" – THE LIFE & WORK OF LUCY BROADWOOD
As told, sung and played by Irene Shettle and Ralph Jordan.


More details of this evening at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm

and examples of songs from all our coming guests in the next six weeks at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes where you can hear :-

Irene Shettle & Ralph Jordan - "The Moon Shines Bright" - (January 29th)
Jeff Davis - "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy" - (February 5th)
Zoox - "Draggin' The Bow" - (February 12th)
The Other Band - "Dark Eyes" - (February 19th)
Faustus - "Ballina Whaler" - (February 26th)
Norma Waterson - "Sheepcrook And Black Dog" - (March 5th)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)

At our MySpace there are also embedded YouTube videos of the following coming guests:-

ZOOX - February 12th
FAUSTUS - February 26th
NORMA WATERSON & MARTIN CARTHY - March 5th
then....
DAVE SWARBRICK (March 19th) with Martin
JIM ELDON - March 12th
DAVE SWARBRICK - March 19th
LEON ROSSELSON - March 26th
THE ASKEW SISTERS - April 16th
CHRIS FOSTER - April 23rd
TONY HALL - June 11th
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 06:03 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 12:00 PM

*** SERIOUS OMISSION FROM THE PREVIOUS POSTING ***

Apl 23rd * £5.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
One of the finest singers and most thoughtful inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs. A rare chance to catch him on tour from his new home in Iceland.

with apologies to Chris for leaving him out!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 12:36 PM

A wonderful evening from Faustus on Thursday night was much appreciated by a capacity crowd - and, of course, we are expecting another capacity crowd next Thursday (5th March) for the return visit of
NORMA WATERSON, MARTIN CARTHY and CHRIS PARKINSON


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 07:22 AM

Apologies to the very many people who turned up only to see the HOUSE FULL sign up before the event started last night. Those who did get in were treated to a quite magnificent performance by NORMA WATERSON, MARTIN CARTHY and CHRIS PARKINSON.

The advice we had given to the very many people who had phoned or emailed about the evening was if you are in the pub before 7.30 when the doors open, you will be able to get in and I am glad to say that this was the case for both capacity nights, this week and last week. It is also the advice that I would give to people who want to see DAVE SWARBRICK (March 19th) and LEON ROSSELSON (March 26th)

In the meantime we know that we are in for great things next Thursday:-

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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 11:51 AM

A great evening last night with Jim Eldon presenting the best of the raw authenticity of his performance and Lynette Eldon in outstanding form in her exciting rattling clog dancing.

Next Thursday should also be a corker:-

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.


Early arrival advised! If you want to be sure of getting in, be in the pub by 7.30pm when the doors open.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 05:44 PM

Thanks to Dave Swarbrick for a super evening on Thursday and thanks to a wonderfully appreciative audience for supporting him. We finish of an exciting month for us next Thursday with:-

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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 07:25 PM

THE PALINKA BAND April 30th CANCELLED

24th March - We have just received this message from Maria of The Palinka Band:-

Sorry we have not contacted you for a long time, but there has been some unfortunate incidents. A member of the band, Katalin, became sick and had to return to Hungary for the appropriate cure. She is not likely to recover and hence return to the UK earlier than May. We all hope she gets better soon after which our band can continue playing, but while she is sick we can not make any gigs. This also means that we have to cancel the performance at The Royal Oak on 30 April.
We are really sorry to cancel this performance and I hope we can work together in the future. All members of the band is really sad to have this unintended break and we hope you understand.

A replacement will be announced here as soon as it has been arranged and a new date arranged for The Palinka Band as soon as that is possible.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 05:01 PM

Wow! Rarely has there been such an enthusiastic response at the Royal oak as the one given to Leon Rosselson for a truly outstanding performance last night. Many thanks, Leon.

Next Thursday:-
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


And this coming Sunday -
The Royal Oak
Station Street, Lewes
Song & Tune Session
The Last Sunday of the month - 3.30 - 5.30pm


Starting this coming Sunday, there are going to be regular Sunday afternoon song and tune sessions at the Royal Oak. All are welcome to come along and join in, play, sing or just listen. The intention is that singers and musicians should get an equal part in the proceedings.
Please forward this information on to anyone that you think would be interested.
best wishes
Vic & Tina


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Mar 09 - 05:15 PM

I'd also like to mention our Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes and tell you what the updated site features:-

There are musical examples of each of the following coming guests:-

Jim Bainbridge - "East End Girls" - (April 2nd)
Matt Quinn & Tom Moore - "The Shropshire Lass/The Swiss Boy/Iron Legs" - (April 9th)
The Askew Sisters - "The Old Virginia Lowlands" - (April 16th)
Chris Foster - "The Banks of Newfoundland" - (April 23rd)
Con 'Fada' Ó Driscoeil - "King Lear" - (May 7th)
Kevin Mitchell - "The Banks of Brandywine" - (May 14th)

(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)

There is also two photo montage videos of some of the best nights at the Royal Oak. One covering the club evenings during 2007 and the other between 2002 and 2006.
There are also video clips of some of our coming guests:-

JIM BAINBRIDGE - April 2nd
THE ASKEW SISTERS - April 16th
CHRIS FOSTER - April 23rd
TONY HALL - June 11th
THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS - July 16th
MICHAEL MARRA - September 24th
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd
DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 06:48 AM

Jim Bainbridge was on very fine form last Thursday night and we now look forward to next week's appearance by two very young teenage performers who are already making a big impact:-

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.


We have taken immediate advantage of the fact that the number of tracks tracks that can be uploaded to each MySpace site has been increased from six to ten for out Folk At the Royal Oak, Lewes MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
by uploading tracks to publicise our coming attractions on Thursday nights.

The tracks of coming guest artists that are currently on the site are:-

Matt Quinn & Tom Moore - "The Shropshire Lass/The Swiss Boy/Iron Legs" - (April 9th)
The Askew Sisters - "The Old Virginia Lowlands" - (April 16th)
Chris Foster - "The Banks of Newfoundland" - (April 23rd)
Con 'Fada' Ó Driscoeil - "King Lear" - (May 7th)
Kevin Mitchell - "The Banks of Brandywine" - (May 14th) Kevin is appearing with Ellen Mitchell.
Kathleen O'Sullivan - "My Generous Lover" - (May 28th) Kathleen is appearing with Billy Teare
Tony Hall - "Jimmy Shand's March/Miss Elspeth Campbell" (June 11th)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)

We have also embedded some YouTube videos of coming guests into the site, currently these are of:-

THE ASKEW SISTERS - April 16th
CHRIS FOSTER - April 23rd
TONY HALL - June 11th
THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS - July 16th
MICHAEL MARRA - September 24th
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd
DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 07:11 AM

Here is a prediction! Look out for the fiddle duo of Matt Quinn & Tom Moore. If they can achieve what they have already as teenagers, they are surely going to be huge names on the folk scene. Their performance on Thursday at the Royal Oak in Lewes was quite stunning. (There is a picture on them in full flight on Thursday at http://froots.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4307 )

Next Thursday also sees the Royal Oak presenting very talented young performers:-

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 03:11 PM

On another thread, Valmai Goodyear wrote:-

Emily and Hazel Askew were excellent at the Royal Oak in Lewes last night.

And Mike Ainscough replied:-

Indeed they were.

I can only add that the whole evening gave me a total buzz. Lovely performance from the guests, super enthusiastic and responsive audience and some great and varied floor spots. (And Valmai and Mike were amongst them!)

Next Thursday should also be thoroughly enjoyable with.....

Apl 23rd * £5.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
One of the finest singers and most thoughtful inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs. A rare chance to catch him on tour from his new home in Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 03:54 PM

Thanks to Chris Foster for another outstanding performance last night. Looking forward to next week, please note that we have been forced to change the advertised appearance by THE PALINKA BAND who have beeb forced to cancel because of ill - health. Instead, we will be having one of our very rare Open Nights

April 30th OPEN NIGHT - FREE ADMISSION

This night was originally advertised as an evening with the exciting new Hungarian band, The Palinka Band. However, one of their members has become seriously ill and has returned to Hungary and the band have been forced to cancel the appearance. As we have not been able to come up with a replacement that would be even a vaguely suitable replacement for a vibrant young Eastern European female quartet, we have decided to hold one of our occasional free admission Open Nights and give the many performers who support our venture more of a chance to sing and play that they very limited opportunities that they get on our guest nights.


Also we would love to see performers and listeners at our monthly tune and song session in the bar of the Royal Oak this coming Sunday - all welcome.

Station Street, Lewes
Song & Tune Session
The Last Sunday of the month - 3.30-5.30

The second of our monthly Sunday afternoon song and tune sessions at the Royal Oak. All are welcome to come along and join in, play, sing or just listen. The intention is that singers and musicians should get an equal part in the proceedings.
Please forward this message to anyone that you think would be interested.
best wishes
Vic & Tina


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 May 09 - 08:31 AM

What terrific support we had for one of our very occasional Open Nights yesterday. Looking at the number of performers that were turning up, I decided to operate without an interval last night, and by limiting each act to two items each, we just managed to fit everyone in by five past eleven. Thanks to the huge number of supporters who can along last night and to the performers for the exceptionally high standard of their spots in a wide variety of styles.

Next Thursday, we start our Irish Season which lasts for the whole of May. Firstly, with a man whose songs have been the subject of two recent threads on Mudcat - "The Miltown Cockroach" and "King Lear".

May 7th * £5.00 * CON FADA Ó 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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Alan Day
Date: 01 May 09 - 08:52 AM

I agree a lovely evening, some of the best guitar playing I have heard in a long time.
Al


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 May 09 - 12:10 PM

Well, another great night with Con "Fada" O'Drisceoil. What a great songwriter and what a superb musician - and imagine having Ken Keppeler & Jeannie McLerie - Bayou Seco as floor singers! Fantastic!

Our next presentation:-
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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 May 09 - 04:44 PM

Can there be a married couple singers who are in the same class at Kevin and Ellen Mitchell? * They were really stupendous at the Royal Oak in Lewes on Thursday. Next Thursday, our great Irish season continues:-

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.



* Oh, all right, then..... Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 May 09 - 06:47 PM

Currently on the Royal Oak MySpace Profile are the following tracks by coming guests -

Kathleen O'Sullivan - "My Generous Lover" - (May 28th)
Tim Laycock - "Daddy Fox" - (June 4th)
Tony Hall - "Jimmy Shand's March/Miss Elspeth Campbell" - (June 11th)
Duck Soup - "Jeanette & Jeanotte/Jor Yates' Polka" - (June 18th)
Gordon Tyrrall - "Jessie" (July 2nd)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)

(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


There are also video clips of some of our coming guests:-


TONY HALL - June 11th
DUCK SOUP - June 18th
THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND - June 25th
GORDON TYRRALL - July 2nd
THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS - July 16th
MICHAEL MARRA - September 24th
BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES - October 1st
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd
LEN GRAHAM - October 29th
DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 18 May 09 - 10:23 AM

Gosh, I didn't know Oliver and Brendan were married (Vic's penultimate post).

Alas, pressure of w*rk stopped me getting to hear the Mitchells, to my deep regret.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 May 09 - 12:15 PM

Valmai Goodyear wrote:-
Gosh, I didn't know Oliver and Brendan were married


Now come on, Valmai, there's no need for you to join the ranks of Mudcat users who seek deliberately to misinterpret previous postings.

....and as for using asterisks instead of the letter "o", that also has a dangerous precedent on this forum.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 May 09 - 06:39 AM

Wow! What a wonderful evening last night from Oliver and Brendon. Oliver has been at the club many times over the years, so we knew just what a special singer he is. But the uillean piping of Brendan was a revelation. What a wonderful player he is and such a magnificent tone from his set of pipes. he was given a rapturous reception. Thanks very much to both for a really excellent evening. The last of May season of Irish nights is next Thursday:-

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 May 09 - 06:41 AM

It was great also to have such fine floor singers and musicians supporting the Mulligan/McAuley evening including another fine Irish singer, Mick Sands who turned up with the guests.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 May 09 - 11:41 AM

Many thanks to Billy Teare and Kathleen O'Sullivan for last night's magical combination of songs and stories..... and they conclude our Irish Season which ran through the month of May.

We start June with two of the finest and most distinctive English performers - a week on Thursday it is TONY HALL and next Thursday, it is TIM LAYCOCK :-

June 4th * £6.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
Tim is a folksinger, songwriter and actor. He has performed with Magic Lantern, The Albion Band and The Melstock Band, and played concertina in five productions at The National Theatre.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 May 09 - 11:52 AM

Our complete programme from now until our summer break during the month of August is as follows:-


June 4th * £6.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
Tim is a folksinger, songwriter and actor. He has performed with Magic Lantern, The Albion Band and The Melstock Band, and played concertina in five productions at The National Theatre.


June 11th * £5.00 * TONY HALL
The master of playing distinctive, quintessentially English style two-row melodeon, a great singer and a naturally very funny man.


June 18th * £5.00 * DUCK SOUP
A fascinating and different way of interpreting traditional song and dance tunes with some instruments that you would not expect to hear in a folk club with Adam Bushell, Ian Kearey & Dan Quinn


June 25th * £6.00 * THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND
One of the legendary figures of the revival of interest in Old Timey music, Tom Paley, is joined by his son Ben and long-time associate, Joe Locker.


July 2nd * £5.00 * GORDON TYRRALL
Gordon has been deeply involved in traditional music since the 1970s as a mesmeric singer, an outstanding guitarist and an immaculate flute player.


July 9th * £7.00 * LEON ROSSELSON & ROBB JOHNSON – "THE LIBERTY TREE"
Not an ordinary club night, Leon and Robb's show on Tom Paine will take the entire evening. Part of the "Thomas Paine & Lewes Festival".


July 16th * £7.00 * THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS
An amazing coup for us as we present the leading female Cajun band from Louisiana - Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess, and Lisa Reed.


July 23rd * £6.00 * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON
Jerry has been involved in traditional music for 40 years and was director of the New York Eisteddfod. Ralph is a superb performer of banjo tunes and ballads from the old-time Southern mountain culture.


July 30th * Free Admission * GRAND END-OF-SEASON OPEN NIGHT
All welcome, particularly performers who have not been at the Royal Oak before – then we are closed for the month of August


Our Future Guests will include:-
MICHAEL MARRA * DICK GAUGHAN * SHEPHEARD, SPIERS & WATSON * DAVE RUCH (USA)* LEN GRAHAM * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE * BEVERLEY SMITH & CARL JONES * JEFF WESLEY * PETE MORTON, MAGGIE BOYLE & CHRIS PARKINSON

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 May 09 - 12:15 PM

I should really mention that we start our new season on September 3rd with a bang with an appearance by
THE COPPER FAMILY


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 May 09 - 02:06 PM

And don't forget our free Sunday afternoon session in the bar at the Royal Oak - 3.30 to 5.30 :-

Royal Oak Folk Lewes

31/05/2009 15:30 Song & Tune session in the bar
Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, , BN7 2DA
Cost: Free
On the last Sunday of the month, Vic and Tina will be hosting a tune and song session in the bar of the Royal Oak from 3.30 until 5.30. Everyone is welcome to come along to sing, play or just to have a drink and listen


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 May 09 - 06:24 PM

The updated Royal Oak MySpace site now has the following ten tracks by coming guest artists:-

Tim Laycock - "Daddy Fox" - (June 4th)
Tony Hall - "Jimmy Shand's March/Miss Elspeth Campbell" - (June 11th)
Duck Soup - "Jeanette & Jeanotte/Joe Yates' Polka" - (June 18th)
The New Deal String Band - "Penney's Farm - (June 25th)
Gordon Tyrrall - "Jessie" (July 2nd)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 May 09 - 07:47 AM

Tim Laycock's appearance at the Royal Oak next Thursday even reaches the Rock & Pop section of The Guide in today's The Guardian.

However, the wrong contact number is given - it should be 01273 478124


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Alan Day
Date: 30 May 09 - 08:11 AM

I will be there with Mike(Will Fly)on Thursday.
Look forward to seeing you both and Tim who I have not seen in years.
Al


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 30 May 09 - 08:29 AM

Great news that the Coppers will be there on 3rd. September!

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 01:06 PM

Read all about one of Britain's outstanding songwriters Leon Rosselson in the Film & Music section of today's The Guardian or click to read it at the on-line Guardian then make up your mind so see him at the Royal Oak in Lewes on July 9th where he will be presenting a show in the company of Robb Johnson:-


July 9th * £7.00 * LEON ROSSELSON & ROBB JOHNSON – "THE LIBERTY TREE"
Not an ordinary club night, Leon and Robb's show on Tom Paine will take the entire evening. Part of the "Thomas Paine & Lewes Festival".


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 01:10 PM

Tim Laycock gave a really inspired performance at the Royal Oak in Lewes last night. To see three photos taken at the performance click
here

Next Thursday, we have an evening in the company of that outstanding performer, Tony Hall

June 11th * £5.00 * TONY HALL
The master of playing distinctive, quintessentially English style two-row melodeon, a great singer and a naturally very funny man.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 05:52 PM

Tony Hall's wonderful inventive melodeon playing, his fine singing and his outrageous idiosyncratic humour were hugely enjoyed by a large crowd at the Royal Oak last night. Why that man is not one of the top attractions on the scene, I'll never know; he is a unique entertainer.

Looking forward to next Thursday:-
June 18th * £5.00 * DUCK SOUP
A fascinating and different way of interpreting traditional song and dance tunes with some instruments that you would not expect to hear in a folk club with Adam Bushell, Ian Kearey & Dan Quinn


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 03:49 PM

I know that I keep saying this, but it's true! We had a really great night last night with Duck Soup. They were on great form. I had said in the publicity that you would see some instruments that you would not expect to hear in a folk club and that was certainly true. If you would like to see photos of Adam playing three of them, then click here.

Next week we are privileged to be able to present a group that counts as one of its membersTom Paley, one of the icons of the folk revival on both sides of the Atlantic. -

June 25th * £6.00 * THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND
One of the legendary figures of the revival of interest in Old Timey music, Tom Paley, is joined by his son Ben and long-time associate, Joe Locker.


Currently, you can here The New Deal String Band performing "Penney's Farm" by clicking on The Royal Oak MySpace site where it is one of ten tracks by guests coming to the club:-

The New Deal String Band - "Penney's Farm - (June 25th)
Gordon Tyrrall - "Jessie" (July 2nd)
Leon Rosselson - "Jumbo The Elephant" (July 9th) [with Robb Johnson]
The Magnolia Sisters - "Honky Tonk Boogie" (July 16th)
The Copper Family - "Claudy Banks" (September 3rd)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 09:15 AM

As well as THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND this Thursday there is our monthly song and tune session in the bar of the Royal Oak this coming Sunday afternoon from 3.30 - 5.30.

And Valmai Goodyear seems to be promising something special for that in her thread at
http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=121569


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 08:59 AM

The omens for the Sunday afternoon session are very good ....

Have a wonderful night with the New Dealers.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 09:28 AM

Valmai said

"Have a wonderful night with the New Dealers."


They gave us a wonderful evening and were were very enthusiastically received. The continuing spectacular performance by the octagenarian Tom Paley is a wonder. Next Thursday, it's the exquisite talents of Gordon Tyrrall.

July 2nd * £5.00 * GORDON TYRRALL
Gordon has been deeply involved in traditional music since the 1970s as a mesmeric singer, an outstanding guitarist and an immaculate flute player.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 09:13 AM

Once again we are delighted to see that one of our nights, the one that takes place next Thursday with Gordon Tyrrall is mentioned in The Guide section of today's The Guardian, but once again we are disappointed that - despite many reminders - they continue to print the wrong telephone contact number.

It should be 01273 478124.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 03:16 AM

Good news for this afternoon - The Claque , who gave us a terrific night at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club last night, are coming to Vic and Tina's free song and tunes session in Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes from 3.30- 5.30 p.m.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 07:16 AM

Gordon Tyrrall gave a blistering performance with scintillaring singing and playing last night - and this in spite of the tropical heat and humidity in the clubroom last night which made performing a real difficulty. Fortunately a huge thunderstorm in the night has cleared the air a bit.

Tomorrow, the Tom Paine & Lewes festival starts in the town and next Thursday our contribution to it will be the a performance of "The Liberty Tree".

July 9th * £7.00 * LEON ROSSELSON & ROBB JOHNSON – "THE LIBERTY TREE"
Not an ordinary club night, Leon and Robb's show on Tom Paine will take the entire evening. Part of the "Thomas Paine & Lewes Festival".

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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 08:43 AM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Emailtinvic@globalnet.co.uk.

Every Thursday 8.pm PROMPT START
Here is our programme for the Thursdays leading up to our summer break during the month of August and then the first few weeks afterwards. This includes what is probably our most adventurous booking ever with the Magnolia Sisters on July 16th:-

July 9th * £7.00 * LEON ROSSELSON & ROBB JOHNSON – "THE LIBERTY TREE"
Not an ordinary club night, Leon and Robb's show on Tom Paine will take the entire evening. Part of the "Thomas Paine & Lewes Festival".


July 16th * £7.00 * THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS
An amazing coup for us as we present the leading female Cajun band from Louisiana - Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess, and Lisa Reed.


July 23rd * £6.00 * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON
Jerry has been involved in traditional music for 40 years and was director of the New York Eisteddfod. Ralph is a superb performer of banjo tunes and ballads from the old-time Southern mountain culture.


July 30th * Free Admission * GRAND END-OF-SEASON OPEN NIGHT
All welcome, particularly performers who have not been at the Royal Oak before – then we are closed for the month of August


CLOSED DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST – THEN WE START THE NEW SEASON WITH A BANG WITH AN EVENING WITH THE COPPER FAMILY ON SEPTEMBER 3rd.

Sept 3rd * £6.00 * THE COPPER FAMILY
Jon, Jill and John and some of their children will be on hand as we welcome one of the regular visits from England's leading traditional singing family.


Sept 10th * £6.00 * PETE COE
One of the top names on the scene. A fine singer and multi-instrumentalist. He will even stepdance as he plays!


Sept 17th * £6.00 * PETE SHEPHEARD, TAM SPIERS & ARTHUR WATSON
Three fine performers of Scots traditional song, all with a deep understanding of the genre and all with excellent voices. Accompaniments on melodeon, fiddle and whistle


Sept 24th * £6.00 * MICHAEL MARRA
Scotland's top songwriter is also a very fine singer and accompanies himself beautifully on piano and guitar.


Oct 1st * £6.00 * BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES
Old- Timey tunes and songs accompanied by banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle by two top American performers on tour. They were great on their last two visits.


Oct 8th * £5.00 * JEFF WESLEY
Making a very welcome return from Northamptonshire, Jeff Wesley will be singing traditional English songs with that note of authority and authenticity stamped on every note.


October 22nd * £6.00 * DAVE RUCH
Another top American visitor, this time from northern New York State. Fine local songs and multi-instrumental tune playing.


Our Future Guests will include:-
* DICK GAUGHAN
* LEN GRAHAM
* RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
* PETE MORTON, MAGGIE BOYLE & CHRIS PARKINSON
* SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS
* MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP
* CHRIS COE & JOHN ADAMS


Our websites are at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic
and
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.

Our Myspace is at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-

Leon Rosselson - "Jumbo The Elephant" (July 9th) [with Robb Johnson]
The Magnolia Sisters - "Honky Tonk Boogie" (July 16th)
Ralph Bodington - "Gypsy Davy" (July 23rd) [with Jerry Epstein]
Jerry Epstein – "Pretty Sally" (July 23rd) [with Ralph Bodington]
The Copper Family - "Claudy Banks" (September 3rd)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)

After each gig the songs will drop off to be replaced with another by an
upcoming guest.
In addition there are videos by each of the following coming guest artists:-


THE COPPER FAMILY – September 3rd
PETE COE – September 10th
THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS - July 16th
MICHAEL MARRA - September 24th
BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES - October 1st
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd
LEN GRAHAM - October 29th
DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Surreysinger
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 11:10 AM

Oh gosh Vic ... that's all a bit uneasy on the eye and difficult to read !! Particularly the pale peacock blue and ochre type colours ... definitely not disability aware. :-(


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 07:25 AM

Irene Shettle said

Oh gosh Vic ... that's all a bit uneasy on the eye and difficult to read !! Particularly the pale peacock blue and ochre type colours .


Sorry, Irene, just trying to bring a little bit of colour into people's otherwise muddy (mudcat?)lives.....


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 07:35 AM

A huge thank you to Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson for a magnificent, stimulating and life-affirming concert lat night. This was played to an enthusiastic capacity crowd who were a mixture of our club regulars and those who had come to see The Liberty Tree event as part of the Tom Paine and Lewes festival.

Next Thursday should be huge as well with the visit of the world's leading female Cajun band - THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS from Eunice in Louisiana making their first ever European tour. Have a look at their tour schedule at http://www.magnoliasisters.com/Mag_tour_europe.jpg and you will see that their appearance at the Royal Oak in Lewes next Thursday is their only appearance in a small intimate venue; all the others are at large concert halls or big festivals:-

July 16th * £7.00 * THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS
An amazing coup for us as we present the leading female Cajun band from Louisiana - Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess, and Lisa Reed.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 07:43 AM

Have a look at our Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes and you will be able to listen to tracks by ten of our coming guests. The tracks currently available are:-

The Magnolia Sisters - "Honky Tonk Boogie" - (July 16th)
Ralph Bodington - "Gypsy Davy" - (July 23rd) - [with Jerry Epstein]
Jerry Epstein - "Pretty Sally" - (July 23rd) - [with Ralph Bodington]
The Copper Family - "Claudy Banks" (September 3rd)
Pete Coe - "The Fireman's Song" (September 10th)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)


At our MySpace there are also embedded YouTube videos of the the following coming guests:-

THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS - July 16th
THE COPPER FAMILY - September 3rd
PETE COE - September 10th
MICHAEL MARRA - September 24th
BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES - October 1st
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd
LEN GRAHAM - October 29th
DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Alan Day
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 07:59 AM

Mike and I will be there on Thursday
Looking forward to it
Al


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 10:09 AM

Here is a brief review of a performance by The Magnolia Sisters on their current debut UK tour, written by Des Bowring:-

Oh my goodness I've just seen the Magnolia Sisters in Bristol and they are bloody fantastic!

Everything you expect from a Cajun band was here - fine and swinging playing that had that strange elusive edge of joy and sadness - the fiddle and accordion and keening vocals were pure joy to listen or dance to. Such likable musicians who immediately established a rapport with the audience - what more could you want?

Please see this band on tour - they are delightful. One of the gigs of the year.

You can see them on Thursday at the Royal Oak in Lewes.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Jul 09 - 08:34 AM

Surely one of our best nights ever!

The Magnolia Sisters were magnificent last night and once again the "House Full" notices had to go up fairly early on. Those who did manage to get in were treated to a really outstanding performance by this vibrant quartet. The reception that they were given was tremendous.

Jeannie Harris had driven down from East Anglia to Sussex just to see them and she gave a beautiful treatment of the two songs that she offered us.

We have more top American visitors next week with the visit of Ralph Bodington and Jerry Epstein -

July 23rd * £6.00 * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON
Jerry has been involved in traditional music for 40 years and was director of the New York Eisteddfod. Ralph is a superb performer of banjo tunes and ballads from the old-time Southern mountain culture.


For an extended sample of what each of them sounds like, go to the following websites -


http://www.minstrelrecords.com/bodington.htm for Ralph (Eight tracks)

http://www.minstrelrecords.com/epstein.htm for Jerry (Seven tracks)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Jul 09 - 06:05 AM

Once again we are very pleased that next Thursday's gig with JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON is mentioned in The Guide section of today's The Guardian

Once again, we have to point out that the wrong telephone contact number is given.....

Once again, I will be emailing them to thank them for the entry but asking if in future they can give the correct phone number. It should be 01273 478124


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jul 09 - 07:46 AM

Next Sunday afternoon, we have our monthly song and tune session in the bar of the Royal Oak. This runs from 3.30 to 5.30pm. Come earlier to have one of the pub's excellent Sunday roasts - 2 for £10.

For the last two months our substantial body of local enthusiastic singers and musicians have been joined by excellent singers from outside our area. In May it was Marion Button and in June it was The Claque.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 02:28 PM

We had a great evening on Thursday with the entertainment provided by Jerry Epstein and Ralph Bodington and for Ralph it was his first ever performance outside the USA. It was difficult to work out who was more enthusiastic, Ralph for the British folk club format or the audience for his powerful deep singing and outstanding banjo playing.

We have the last night of our eleven month season next Thursday when we have a free admission Grand End-of-Season Open Night.

We take the month of August off then we are back on September 3rd with The Copper Family opening a very strong autumn programme.

Sept 3rd * £6.00 * THE COPPER FAMILY
Jon, Jill and John and some of their children will be on hand as we welcome one of the regular visits from England's leading traditional singing family.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 04:09 PM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk

THURSDAYS 8.pm START


***********************************

WE ARE CLOSED DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST BUT START THE NEW SEASON WITH TOP NAMES. HERE IS OUR PROGRAMME FOR THE REST OF 2009

Sept 3rd * £6.00 * THE COPPER FAMILY
Jon, Jill and John and some of their children will be on hand as we welcome one of the regular visits from England's leading traditional singing family.

Sept 10th * £6.00 * PETE COE
One of the top names on the scene. A fine singer and multi-instrumentalist. He will even stepdance as he plays!

Sept 17th * £6.00 * PETE SHEPHEARD, TAM SPIERS & ARTHUR WATSON
Three fine performers of Scots traditional song, all with a deep understanding of the genre and all with excellent voices. Accompaniments on melodeon, fiddle and whistle

Sept 24th * £6.00 * MICHAEL MARRA
Scotland's top songwriter is also a very fine singer and accompanies himself beautifully on piano and guitar.

Oct 1st * £6.00 * BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES
Old- Timey tunes and songs accompanied by banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle by two top American performers on tour. They were great on their last two visits.

Oct 8th * £5.00 * JEFF WESLEY
Making a very welcome return from Northamptonshire, Jeff Wesley will be singing traditional English songs with that note of authority and authenticity stamped on every note.

Oct 15th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
At our end of season Open Night in July we started on time, had a short interval and restricted performers to two items each – and we still had five performers that we were not able to fit in! That made us feel rather guilty so we have managed to schedule another one for the autumn.

Oct 22nd * £6.00 * DAVE RUCH
Another top American visitor, this time from northern New York State. Fine local songs and multi-instrumental tune playing. First British tour.

Oct 29th * £6.00 *         LEN GRAHAM
The outstanding traditional singer with the mellifluous voice from the north of Ireland is with us again.

Nov 5th * CLOSED – LEWES BONFIRE

Nov 12th * £5.00 * BOB LEWIS
The finest of the Sussex traditional singers and a genial man with the very fine repertoire of songs. The evening will also include a showing of Jonathan Roper's film about Bob entitled "The Crocodile, the Cobbler and Bob"

Nov 19th * £7.00 * DICK GAUGHAN
Edinburgh's finest. An outstanding radical singer and guitarist and a professional musician since Jan 1970. In two months time, Dick will have been performing for a living for 40 years.

Nov 26th * £6.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
The combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart is a very special one and rightly they have become a very popular attraction.

Dec 3rd * Free Admission * LEWES LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT
There's always lots going on in the town on this night including many visiting musicians – and they usually wind up at the Royal Oak.

Dec 10th * £7.00 * PETE MORTON, MAGGIE BOYLE & CHRIS PARKINSON present "THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS TREE TOUR"
Hilarious, entertaining, engaging, fascinating and musically excellent.


Dec 17th * Free Admission * CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT        
With the resident musicians acting as the band, we have a right old song and dance.


In 2010, our guests will include:-

* SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS * MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP * CHRIS COE & JOHN ADAMS * ROY BAILEY * JEFF DAVIS & HOWIE BURSEN * ANDY TURNER & MATT GREEN * JEFF WARNER *


Our websites are at


http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic

and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Free Sunday afternoon song & tune sessions in the bar - last Sunday of the month - 3.30 to 5.30 pm

August 30th - September 27th – October 25th – November 29th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 05:34 AM

I wonder if they are breaking the Trade Descriptions Act! In the Rock & Pop section of The Guide in today's "The Guardian", it has the following entry:-

* THE COPPER FAMILY & FRIENDS Traditional Folk Clan Royal Oak, High Street, Lewes. 8pm £6.00

Some comments on the above:-

>> I wonder what Jon, Jill and John and their offspring will say on Thursday when I tell tham that they are a "Rock & Pop" act.
>> The Royal Oak in Lewes is not in the High Street, it is in Station Street and the postcode is BN7 2DA
>> I haven't given the contact phone number that they give because - once again - The Guardian has got it wrong. Every time they give our listing which is quite frequently, I contact them to thank them for the listing but to point out that the the phone number is not correct and then the next listing appears with the same wrong number. I'd hate to be the poor person (in Plumpton from the look of the number) who must be getting a lot of enquiries.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 07:46 AM

Don't forget our last Sunday afternoon of the month session at the Royal Oak in Lewes which takes place this Sunday from 3.30 to 5.30 - songs and tunes equally welcome.

With Vic and Tina going off the do an early evening dance band gig, the session will be run this month by Mary Motley on melodeon and Andy Warburton on banjo.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 07:49 AM

Tonight another 11 month season starts at The Royal Oak in Lewes with THE COPPER FAMILY and from the large number of phone enquiries, it looks as though it is going to be another bumper evening.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: GUEST,Jon Dudley
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 01:39 AM

...and it was! Thanks Vic, how you and Tina keep this up I haven't a clue - ah, yes! hard work and dedication to something you love, that would do it. If you've never been to The Royal Oak, it's a remarkable folk club - do try it if you're down Lewes way, in fact, make a diversion.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 10:30 AM

Thanks very much for that really kind comment, Jon.... and to take up Jon's theme, the family gave us a really wonderful evening to start our new season singing to a capacity crowd.

By limiting floor spots to one item each, we managed to put on eleven of the many performers who turned up to support us - but there were at least eleven more who didn't get a chance to go on.

I've put up a photo of the seven singing Coppers taken last night on the Facebook page of the Royal Oak Lewes and as the evening evoked so much of the memory of Bob Copper, I've also put up one of the last occasion that Bob was with us, which was the evening when we celebrated his 89th birthday in January 2004. (I think you have to be a "friend" of the Royal Oak Lewes to see them - but you are welcome to apply....)

Next Thursday promises another fine evening with Pete Coe:-

Sept 10th * £6.00 * PETE COE
One of the top names on the scene. A fine singer and multi-instrumentalist. He will even stepdance as he plays!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Sep 09 - 10:40 AM

Have a look at our Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes and you will be able to listen to tracks by ten of our coming guests. The tracks currently available are:-


Pete Coe - "The Fireman's Song" - (September 10th)
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - "Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow" - (September 17th)
Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)
Len Graham - "Green Grows The Laurel" - (October 29th)
Bob Lewis - "A Sweet Country Life" - (November 12th)
Dick Gaughan - "The Freedom Come-All-Ye" - (November 19th)
Rattle On The Stovepipe - "Eight More Miles To Louisville" - (November 26th)


At our MySpace there are also embedded YouTube videos of the the following coming guests:-

PETE COE - September 10th
MICHAEL MARRA - September 24th
BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES - October 1st
DAVE RUCH - October 22nd
LEN GRAHAM - October 29th
DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 06:25 AM

Pete Coe tonight!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 08:18 AM

Splendid - looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 10:32 AM

Thanks to Pete Coe for an outstanding performance last night. Now we have two weeks of Scottish guests with MICHAEL MARRA a week on Thursday and next Thursday.....

Sept 17th * £6.00 * PETE SHEPHEARD, TAM SPIERS & ARTHUR WATSON
Three fine performers of Scots traditional song, all with a deep understanding of the genre and all with excellent voices. Accompaniments on melodeon, fiddle and whistle


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 08:51 AM

If you want to hear traditional songs sung in a compelling, passionate way then SHEPHEARD, SPIERS & WATSON are the people for you. Their performance at the Royal Oak last night was a reallt memorable occasion. Next Thursday it is another Scottish visitor though he will be bringing us a very different music and a different approach:-

Sept 24th * £6.00 * MICHAEL MARRA
Scotland's top songwriter is also a very fine singer and accompanies himself beautifully on piano and guitar.


Check out our MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes to hear the following tracks by coming guests:-


Michael Marra - "Hermless" - (September 24th)
Beverley Smith & Carl Jones - "Carter's Blues" - (October 1st)
Jeff Wesley - "Young and Growing" - (October 8th)
Dave Ruch - "Cabbage Head" - (October 22nd)
Len Graham - "Green Grows The Laurel" - (October 29th)
Bob Lewis - "A Sweet Country Life" (November 12th)
Dick Gaughan - "The Freedom Come-All-Ye" - (November 19th)
Rattle On The Stovepipe - "Eight More Miles To Louisville" (November 26th)
Maggie Boyle [with Pete Morton & Chris Parkinson] - "The Little Thatched Cabin" - (December 10th)
Chris Parkinson [with Pete Morton & Maggie Boyle] - "Scotch Measure/Mount Hills" - (December 10th)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 11:43 AM

We are delighted that The Guide section of today's The Guardian mentions that MICHAEL MARRA is at the Royal Oak on Thursday. However..... (No I am not going to say it. Have a look through this thread and see if you can find five previous complaints of this nature.....)

Royal Oak
3 Station Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2DA
Enquiries 01273 478124
email folk@brighton.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 06:32 PM

A reminder about Michael Marra at the Royal Oak on Thursday evening..... but there is also our last Sunday of the month session in the bar at the pub - 3.30 until 5.30 - songs and tunes are equally welcome. And don't forget that the pub serves good cheap Sunday roasts beforehand and it is a good place for a chat whilst you are eating....


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 08:33 AM

It sounds as if the Guardian is reluctant to break with a grand old tradition.

Apols for abs this evening - Mother's 90th. birthday outing, hospital visit permitting. M. Marra will be outstanding, as ever.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 08:54 AM

I could be the one to tell you how outstanding Michael Marra was on Thursday, but I am the organiser, so it would sound better coming from a member of the audience..... here's an unsolicited email that I received yesterday:-

What a glorious evening, Vic! We have so many good evenings at the club, but there are some which simply stand head and shoulders above the rest, and this was one of them. Mick Marra is just so special, there are so many mixed layers of humour and dark sub-text and glorious use of language; but it's also his presentation and performance which put the cherry on the top, because no matter how often I listen to CDs, it's not the same as a live performance. I thought I was finally de-sensitised to "Happed in Mist" - until tonight...

And could anybody have expected anything which could *add* to such a night? And yet we got it! Again I say: *BOOK* Ben, Laura and Tab: book them now, before they get ludicrously expensive and start touring the world! It's a trio made in heaven. Her voice is the perfect foil to what Ben and Tab have been doing, so very well, as a duo; it lifts and brightens and highlights, and they respond by raising their game too (as if they needed to!). It reminded me of when Jon Boden and John Spiers came in and did that memorable floor spot ... I don't need to tell you!

What a night!
--
Molly


Well, yes we certainly will be booking Laura Hockenhull, Ben Paley & Tab Hunter but in the meantime there is something really lovely next Thursday.....

Oct 1st * £6.00 * BEVERLY SMITH & CARL JONES
Old- Timey tunes and songs accompanied by banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle by two top American performers on tour. They were great on their last two visits.


...and don't forget the song & tune session this Sunday afternoon.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 09:46 AM

Another communication, this time from Ben Paley tells me how great Michael Marra was.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 10:24 AM

A great night at the Royal Oak last night with the outstanding American duo of Beverly Smith and Carl Jones. Our guests over the current six week period have been four Scotsmen, three Americans, an Irishman - so we thought that we would have something novel next Thursday - An Englishman!

Oct 8th * £5.00 * JEFF WESLEY
Making a very welcome return from Northamptonshire, Jeff Wesley will be singing traditional English songs with that note of authority and authenticity stamped on every note.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:50 AM

The wonderfully mellow voice of Jeff Wesley was a delight last night - and of course, if you book singers of his quality, you are going to attract lots of other fine singers as floors singers; which we did - too many in fact to find space for them all. However, there should be room for every performer next week:-

October 15th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
On our last Open Night in July, we gave everyone two songs each – and we still didn't fit every performer in. We hope to do so this time.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 04:14 AM

We hope to be able to fit everybody in for tonight's Open Night but there have been a large number of emails and phone calls requesting spots - including a number of newcomers.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 10:10 AM

A really enjoyable evening last Thursday with an Open Night, made even more enjoyable for me by the fact that, starting at 8pm, I was able to introduce the last pair of performers, Ian Chisholm and Mike Ainscough at 5 to 11. Next Thursday, we present the first ever performance in the UK of Dave Ruch:-

Oct 22nd * £6.00 * DAVE RUCH
Another top American visitor, this time from northern New York State. Fine local songs and multi-instrumental tune playing. First British tour.


Then next Sunday afternoon there's the regular monthly song and tune session in the bar of the Royal Oak from 3.30 to 5.30. With Vic & Tina booked elsewhere, this month's session will be led by Derek Seed


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 12:24 PM

A superb performance last night in his first ever English booking by Dave Ruch. Go and see him somewhere that he is appearing on this short British tour.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON (25/10/09) The monthly Sunday afternoon session will take place in the bar from 3.30 to 5.30. With Vic & Tina engaged elsewhere ( at a concert to raise money for the school that they help to support in The Gambia) the session will be run by Derek Seed.

Then next Thursday evening:-
October 29th * £6.00 * LEN GRAHAM
The singer with one of the outstanding Irish voices will be making a very rare English appearance. Don't miss it!

    Off-topic squabble deleted. Please keep on topic.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 01:07 PM

It would be difficult to describe just how beautiful the singing of LEN GRAHAM was last Thursday. Here was a great singer at the very top of his form. Also it was delightful to have ALASDAIR ROBERTS turning up unannounced to do a superb floor spot.

This Thursday the club will be closed - as will all the major roads of Lewes - as it is Bonfire.

On the following Thursday evening, the 12th, we are delighted to be able to present one of the finest voices associated with English song when BOB LEWIS is our guest:-

Nov 12th * £5.00 * BOB LEWIS
The finest of the Sussex traditional singers and a genial man with the very fine repertoire of songs. The evening will also include a showing of Jonathan Roper's film about Bob entitled "The Crocodile, the Cobbler and Bob"


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 02:15 PM

Here are the tracks by coming guests that are currently in the Royal Oak Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes :-

Bob Lewis - "A Sweet Country Life" - (November 12th)
Dick Gaughan - "The Freedom Come-All-Ye" - (November 19th)
Rattle On The Stovepipe - "Eight More Miles To Louisville" (November 26th)
Maggie Boyle [with Pete Morton & Chris Parkinson] - "The Little Thatched Cabin" - (December 10th)
Chris Parkinson [with Pete Morton & Maggie Boyle] - "Scotch Measure/Mount Hills" - (December 10th)
Pete Morton [with Chris Parkinson & Maggie Boyle] - "The Two Brothers" - (December 10th)
Joe Locker [with Rosie Davis & Bob Winquist] - "Hogeye" - (January 7th)
Sara Grey & Kieron Means - "Lazy John" - (January 28th)
Martyn Wyndham Read & Iris Bishop - "The Foggy Dew" - (February 4th)
Tony Weatherall [as part of The Shropshire Heroes] - "The Woolsack - Oh What A Row - Reel" - (February 18th)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)

There are also video clips of some of our coming guests:-

DICK GAUGHAN - November 19th
PETE MORTON December 10th
MAGGIE BOYLE December 10th
ROSIE DAVIS JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST January 7th
SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS January 28th
MARTYN WYNDHAM READ & IRIS BISHOP February 4th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 12:31 PM

Two wonderful nights from two of the finest unaccompanied traditional singers, Len Graham from Ireland and Bob Lewis from England, are followed - just to show the range of what we do - by the mighty Dick Gaughan this week:-

November 19th * £7.00 * DICK GAUGHAN
A passionate, utterly committed performer who has been at the top of the tree on the folk scene for decades now.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 02:30 PM

DICK GAUGHAN gave a totally superb performance to a capacity crowd on Thursday. We were inundated also with floor singers. I chose, with the exception of one song, female performers and their performances were of the highest quality - particular mention for the concertina playing of Creena Mulchrone and the concertina playing of Mandy Murray.

Photographs of the current season at the Royal Oak can be seen by anyone who goes to the Facebook photo album at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2256622&l=975eedcafb&id=554859886

There's another real treat in store next Thursday -
November 26th * £6.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart comprise one of the most popular trios on the scene. Great songs and tunes from both sides of the Atlantic.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 01:03 PM

Next Sunday afternoon is the last Sunday of the month so:-

Royal Oak Folk Lewes

29/11/2009 15:30 Song & Tune session in the bar
Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, , BN7 2DA
Cost: Free
On the last Sunday of the month, Vic and Tina will be hosting a tune and song session in the bar of the Royal Oak from 3.30 until 5.30. Everyone is welcome to come along to sing, play or just to have a drink and listen


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Nov 09 - 07:53 AM

Don't forget the bar session to morrow afternon then it's back to Thursdays and:-

December 3rd * free admission * LEWES LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT

December 10th * £7.00 * MAGGIE BOYLE, PETE MORTON & CHRIS PARKINSON present "THE MAGICAL CHISTMAS TREE SHOW"
A great night of fun and magic..... and lots of good music and song

December 17th * free admission * CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT
Our annual song and dance party night – plus a huge charity raffle.


....And a big thank you to Dave, Dan & Pete of Rattle On The Stovepipe for such an excellent night on Thursday.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 10:08 AM

"Guardian" not quite accurate - Shock! Horror!

Today's The Guide in The Guardian has errors in their Rock & Pop section in their mention of the appearance by Pete Morton, Maggie Holland & Chris Parkinson at the Royal Oak in Lewes on Thursday 10th December (or for that matter in Colchester on Monday) as follows:-

1> It is Maggie Boyle and not Maggie Holland who will be appearing.
2> The trio are not an indie act from Nottingham but a trio of very talented top folk performers who will be presenting their lovely show "The Magical Christmas Tree"
3> The Royal Oak is not in the High Street in Lewes but in Station Street.
4> The phone number they quote is not the ones that we supplied. Neither is it the pub phone which we sometimes put in our publicity. It should be 01273 478124.

Four major mistakes in twenty words. Not bad even by The Grauniad's standards!

If you would like an accurate description of what the evening should be like have a look at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm#dec10

If you would like to listen to individual tracks of the three artists concerned go to http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 06:51 AM

Woke up to heavy snow in Lewes and it is still snowing heavily and even the main roads through the town are closed (11am Wednesday) so we have made the decision to cancel tomorrow night's meeting of the Royal Oak club with Rosie Davis, Bob Winquist & Joe Locker. We will be offering them a replacement booking - probably in April - when they have had a chance to select a date.

As I sat down to post this message, I saw an email from Chris Davis from the Wednesday night Arundel folk club. it says:-

Hi everyone,

Just a quick message in haste to all of you on the Willows' e-mail newsletter list to let you know that, due to the severe weather warnings and treacherous conditions, we've taken the decision to CANCEL tonight's Willows gig with Pied Merlin! :(

We're absolutely gutted about this, as have never cancelled a Willows evening before, even when my Dad had a heart attack on a Wednesday afternoon!! But, given the conditions, we don't feel we have any choice. :(

Although I haven't spoken to them in concrete terms, we are hoping to reschedule Pied Merlin's gig to later in the year, and will of course let all of you guys know if and when we're able to do this. :)

Apologies for any disappointment caused, but hopefully you all understand, and I just hope that the weather will have cleared in time for next Wednesday!

Take care, and best wishes,

Chris Davis
The Willows Folk Club
Arundel, West Sussex


Please pass this message on to anyone that you think is liable to want to go to either club this week


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 10:41 AM

Back in business last night with a very enjoyable Open Night - it seemed an age since we have had a club night what with Christmas, New Year and then a bad weather cancellation. Next Thursday will be our first guest night of the year with the hugely talented BING LYLE (then the week after it's our big party night for the birthday of Sara Grey)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 08:58 AM

Thanks to BING LYLE for an outstanding performance on Thursday that was really well received by the audience.

Now here is something really special.....



Next Thursday will be SARA GREY's 70th birthday and we will be having a special birthday party night for her at the Royal Oak in Lewes. She will be performing with her son Kieron and there will be a lot of other special guests turning up to join in the celebrations. It is very appropriate that this birthday should be celebrated at our club because we gave Sara her first English folk club booking at our club - a mere 40 years ago.

Please be there! If you really can't make it, please send a card, a letter, a message to be read out to her on the night.

Have a look at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes where you can hear a track of Sara playing and singing and a Youtube video Sara & Kieron.

The other tracks at that website are of more coming attractions at the Royal Oak:-

Sara Grey & Kieron Means - "Lazy John" - (January 28th)
Martyn Wyndham Read & Iris Bishop - "The Foggy Dew" - (February 4th)
Chris Bartram, Neil Brookes & Tony Weatherall - "Barleycorn" - (February 18th)
Tony Weatherall [as part of Bartram. Brookes & Weatherall]- "The Woolsack - Oh What A Row - Reel" - (February 18th)
Mat Green & Andy Turner - "Quicksteps" - (March 4th)
Tim Van Eyken - "Barleycorn" - (March 11th)
Chris Parkinson [with Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson] - "Scotch Measure/Mount Hills" - (March 18th)
Norma Waterson [with Martin Carthy & Chris Parkinson] - "Sheepcrook & Black Dog" - (March 18th)
Martin Carthy [with Norma Waterson & Chris Parkinson] - "Georgie" - (March 18th)
Rosie Davis [with Joe Locker & Bob Winquist] - "My Blue Heart" - (April 15th)


and there are Youtube videos by :-


SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS January 28th
MARTYN WYNDHAM READ & IRIS BISHOP February 4th
JEZ LOWE February 11th
TIM VAN EYKEN March 11th
MARTIN CARTHY March 18th
NORMA WATERSON March 18th
JIM MacFARLAND March 25th
ROSIE DAVIS JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST April 15th
JEFF WARNER May 20th
CHRIS FOSTER June 17th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 09:07 AM

Oh! and thank you to THE GUARDIAN for mentioning Thursday's gig with Sara Grey & Kieron Means in their "Guide" section today. It's a pity that they got most of the details wrong..... but if you have read this thread before, you will know that that is too much to expect.

I don't post here every time they get it wrong; that would be a terribly repetitive bore, but I do email them every time they get it wrong to thank them for the entry and pointing out the errors. I really should take up something more productive, like banging my head against a brick wall.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:02 PM

It was really strange to come across - quite by chance - a write up of one of our Thursday night meetings by an American who found us to be..... interesting and different. It's at

http://oldweirdalbion.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/a-sing-song-waterson-carthy-parkinson-in-lewes/


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 06:11 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm START
***********************************
Here is our programme for the next couple of months:-

February 4th * £6.00 * MARTYN WYNDHAM READ & IRIS BISHOP
One of the finest voices on the folk scene in the company of one of the most talented and sensitive accompanists.

February 11th * £6.00 * JEZ LOWE
The golden-voiced singer from the North-East returns with another selection of his superb compositions.

February 18th * £6.00 * CHRIS BARTRAM, NEIL BROOKES & TONY WEATHERALL
An exciting evening in prospect with this trio from Shropshire. Chris is a really engaging singer with a great repertoire of songs and Neil's fiddle and Tony's melodeon blend in an exciting manner.

February 25th * £6.00 * PETA WEBB & KEN HALL
Two great singers whose voices combine wonderfully well. Their repertoire of songs come from England, Ireland and America and they are noted experts on traditional singing.

March 4th * £6.00 * ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN
A welcome return for this talented pair. Andy sings and plays melodeon and anglo-concertina. Mat dances morris jigs and plays fiddle. Their playing really creates sparks of excitement.

March 11th * £7.00 * TIM VAN EYKEN
Following his great success at the National Theatre and the West End in "War Horse", Tim returns to solo performing and this will be one of his first gigs since doing so. Ex-Waterson:Carthy

March 18th * £10.00 * MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON
>>>ADVANCE TICKET ONLY<<< This tremendous trio provided one of our best nights ever when they visited last year. These three have been amongst the top names on the folk scene for decades now.

March 25th * £6.00 * JIM McFARLAND
One of Ireland's top singers of traditional songs is making a short English tour from his home in Derry. Jim has a great voice, many excellent songs and he decorates his singing in a beautiful way

Our Future Guests will include:-
CHRIS COE & JOHN ADAMS * JEFF WARNER * DEBBIE McCLATCHY * JOHN KIRKPATRICK

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

Free Sunday afternoon song & tune sessions in the bar – last Sunday of the month – 3.30 to 5.30pm – January 30th -
February 28th - March 28th.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 03:56 PM

The evening with Martyn Wyndham Read & Iris Bishop on Thursday was truly outstanding.

See a video of the final song of the evening at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va2HbFirCTQ

See photos of the evening at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo_search.php?oid=281251949478&view=all

Another great night in prospect next Thursday:-

February 11th * £6.00 * JEZ LOWE
The golden-voiced singer from the North-East returns with another selection of his superb compositions.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 03:12 PM

Jez Lowe was on outstanding form last night and was much appreciated by a large audience. He mixed up some old favourites with some really excellent new ones. Outstanding amongst the new ones was The Judas Bus which is a song that he wrote for the new radio ballad The Ballad of the Miners' Strike which will be broadcast on March 2nd - details at http://froots.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5080

Next Thursday is another great night in prospect:-

February 18th * £6.00 * CHRIS BARTRAM, NEIL BROOKES & TONY WEATHERALL
An exciting evening in prospect with this trio from Shropshire. Chris is a really engaging singer with a great repertoire of songs and Neil's fiddle and Tony's melodeon blend in an exciting manner.


On our MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes you can hear tracks by the following guests booked to make appearances in the near future:-

Chris Bartram, Neil Brookes & Tony Weatherall - "Barleycorn" - (February 18th)
Tony Weatherall [as part of Bartram. Brookes & Weatherall]- "The Woolsack - Oh What A Row - Reel" - (February 18th)
Peta Webb & Ken Hall - "Yodel It Over" - (February 25th)
Mat Green & Andy Turner - "Quicksteps" - (March 4th)
Tim Van Eyken - "Barleycorn" - (March 11th)
Chris Parkinson [with Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson] - "Scotch Measure/Mount Hills" - (March 18th)
Norma Waterson [with Martin Carthy & Chris Parkinson] - "Sheepcrook & Black Dog" - (March 18th)
Martin Carthy [with Norma Waterson & Chris Parkinson] - "Georgie" - (March 18th)
Jim MacFarland - "Reynardine" - (March 25th)
Rosie Davis [with Joe Locker & Bob Winquist] - "My Blue Heart" - (April 15th)


At the MySpace there are also videos of coming guests:-
TIM VAN EYKEN March 11th
MARTIN CARTHY March 18th
NORMA WATERSON March 18th
JIM MacFARLAND March 25th
ROSIE DAVIS JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST April 15th
JEFF WARNER May 20th
CHRIS FOSTER June 17th
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER September 2nd
JOHN CONOLLY September 16th
THE CLAQUE September 30th
JOHN KIRKPATRICK October 7th


Folk At The Royal Oak Lewes now also has a Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=281251949478&ref=ts


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 09:31 AM

March 18th * £10.00 * MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON
>>>ADVANCE TICKET ONLY<<< This tremendous trio provided one of our best nights ever when they visited last year. These three have been amongst the top names on the folk scene for decades now.

*****THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT*****


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 05:55 AM

Tomorrow's (Thursday 25th February) appearance by Ken Hall & Peta Webb at the Royal Oak in Lewes has had to be postponed because of a family crisis and hospitalisation. Given the late nature of this, we will not be trying to book an alternative guest but will be having a Free Admission Open Night as an alternative. We will, of course, be offering Peta & Ken an alternative date when they can see their way clear to think about these things.

Our thoughts are with Ken at this very difficult time.

Our websites:-

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/

and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 01:50 PM

A great night to look forward to on Thursday:-

March 4th * £6.00 * ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN
A welcome return for this talented pair. Andy sings and plays melodeon and anglo-concertina. Mat dances morris jigs and plays fiddle. Their playing really creates sparks of excitement.


Peta Webb & Ken Hall now re-arranged for June 10th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 09:37 AM

The last two Thursdays at the Royal Oak in Lewes:-

March 11th

Young Alvin - Tim Van Eyken at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E--y7tOWUR0

March 18th

Boston Burglar - Carthy, Waterson & Parkinson at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UJkqUwHp8

All the Flowers - Carthy, Waterson & Parkinson at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sUvwekagrE

Blue Mountain - Carthy, Waterson & Parkinson at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eubs4LmtOfE

A Bunch of Thyme - Carthy, Waterson & Parkinson at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrd4kmkF0qQ


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 09:45 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm START
***********************************

March 25th * £6.00 * JIM MacFARLAND
One of Ireland's top singers of traditional songs is making a short English tour from his home in Derry. Jim has a great voice, many excellent songs and he decorates his singing in a beautiful way

April 1st * Free Admission * ALL FOOLS DAY OPEN NIGHT
Anything is possible!

April 8th * £6.00 * HAZEL & EMILY ASKEW
Traditional songs and music with melodeon and fiddle played with attack, verve and imagination

April 15th * £6.00 * ROSIE DAVIS, JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST
The vibrant trio of an English woman, an American and a Canadian combine to give us a stunning combination of bluegrass, Old Timey and flat-foot dancing

April 22nd * £6.00 * JOHN ADAMS & CHRIS COE
John and Chris combine forces to present their own lively and absorbing brand of (mainly traditional) songs and tunes

April 29th * £6.00 * ROGER WATSON & MUSA M'BOOB
The English singer and melodeon player and the Gambian master drummer who work together brilliantly in Boka Halat bring as their exhilarating music

May 6th * £6.00 * ÉAMONN Ó BRÓITHE & CREENA MULCHRONE
Éamonn is an outstanding exponent of the uillean pipes and Creena is the wonderfully talented young Irish singer who has been gracing our club lately

May 13th * £6.00 * PAUL BURGESS
One of England finest fiddle players (Old Swan Band, English Country Dance band etc.) is also a talented singer

May 20th * £6.00 * JEFF WARNER
Singer, musician on banjo and concertina, folklorist, Jeff's performances are musically satisfying as well as being entertaining

May 27th * £6.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
The first visit of this expert entertainer who performs with wit and imagination. While she plays a variety of acoustic instruments, when touring she just takes banjo and maybe a fiddle

Our Future Guests will include:-
CHRIS FOSTER * KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM * BAYOU SECO * SPIDER JOHN KOERNER * JOHN CONOLLY * THE CLAQUE * JOHN KIRKPATRICK * KEN HALL & PETA WEBB * BLACK UMFOLOSI * KAREN RYAN, PETE QUINN & BRONA McVITTIE


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

Free Sunday afternoon song & tune sessions in the bar – last Sunday of the month – 3.30 to 5.30pm – March 28th – April 25th – May 30th .


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 04:35 PM

ÉAMONN Ó BRÓITHE - is also a very fine singer.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: GUEST,Mark Stevens
Date: 21 Mar 10 - 09:35 AM

April 1st * Free Admission * ALL FOOLS DAY OPEN NIGHT
Anything is possible!

Anything is possible!
Great, I might come along and play y'all a few tunes !! :-D
what's the Harveys like ?


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 09:20 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Mar 10 - 09:34 AM

Following an outstanding evening to a capacity crowd by CARTHY, WATERSON & PARKINSON, our next presentation is:-

March 25th * £6.00 * JIM MacFARLAND
One of Ireland's top singers of traditional songs is making a short English tour from his home in Derry. Jim has a great voice, many excellent songs and he decorates his singing in a beautiful way.


Then on Sunday 28th March we have another of our "Last Sunday" song and tune sessions in the bar at The Royal Oak from 3.30


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 07:13 AM

Two really great nights on our last two meetings - JIM MacFARLAND was on outstanding form for the evening on March 25th and he attracted a sizeable crowd to hear and appreciate his wonderful way with traditional songs.

Then on 1st April, our ALL FOOLS OPEN NIGHT drew another good crowd and many performers. By cutting down the interval to a very few minutes and calling for snappy introductions for performers and songs, we just about managed to get everyone in for theit two items each before ten past eleven.

This coming Thursday sees another really excellent night in prospect with another return visit by the Askew sisters:-

April 8th * £6.00 * HAZEL & EMILY ASKEW
Traditional songs and music with melodeon and fiddle played with attack, verve and imagination


Our websites are at:-

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/

and


http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

At the Myspace site, you can hear the following tracks by coming guests:-

Emily & Hazel Askew - "Fare The Well, My Dearest Dear (April 8th)
Rosie Davis [with Joe Locker & Bob Winquist] - "My Blue Heart" - (April 15th)
Chris Coe & John Adams - "Peeler Creek Waltz/Dog In Difficulty" - (April 22nd)
Roger Watson [with Musa M'Boob] "Gulliver" - (April 29th)
Jeff Warner - "Come Take A Trip In My Airship" - (May 20th)Mat Green & Andy Turner - "Quicksteps" - (March 4th)
Debby McClatchy - "Charlie Poole's Ramble" - (May 27th)
Peta Webb & Ken Hall - "Yodel It Over Again" - (June 10th)
Chris Foster - "Lord Bateman" - (June 17th)
Bayou Seco - "Lazy Heart" - (July 1st)
Spider John Koerner - "The Danville Girl" - (September 2nd)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)

There is also two photo montage videos of some of the best nights at the Royal Oak. One covering the club evenings during 2007 and the other between 2002 and 2006.
There are also video clips of some of our coming guests:-

ROSIE DAVIS JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST April 15th
ROGER WATSON & MUSA M'BOOB April 29th
JEFF WARNER May 20th
CHRIS FOSTER June 17th
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER September 2nd
JOHN CONOLLY September 16th
THE CLAQUE September 30th
JOHN KIRKPATRICK October 7th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 11:19 AM

A report by Ray Whiteway-Roberts to be published in both the FOATMAD and BBMA journals:-

The Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes 15-04-2010
Tonight the club hosted an amazing trio in the form of the lovely Liverpudlian, Rosie Davis, from the American part of America, Joe Locker & From the northern part of America, Canadian Bob Winquist.
This act was billed as a vibrant and stunning performance of Bluegrass, Old Timey and flat foot dancing, and of course, it was.

It was great to see Rosie again as we have both had our downs of late but are now on the way up. God, her voice just cut the harmonies with Joe's quieter sounds. Just took us all back to the days when? It was good to get the chance to have a heart to heart chat to Joe too during the interval. Thanks Joe for your concerns. Bobs fiddle was just magic on whatever number was played. I only hope some of the video footage I took uploads to my computer. They don't always. My arms are still tired as I don't have a pole or tripod and hold the camera at arms length for the duration of the number that's being played. I'm just grateful it wasn't a folk dirge song I was filming lasting thirty verses or more.

My only criticism is where were all the Bluegrass and Old Time lovers? My eternal thanks go to Vic & Tina Smith who book the Old Time musicians from this and the other side of the pond and the joy I receive from seeing these great performers in action is immeasurable. There'll come a time when I won't be able to get out to see these events and all I'll have is my memories, pictures and films, but what treasures they'll be. I'll be able to say to myself and my grand children "Yes, I was there when?" I implore you to get out and experience as much as you can while you can and support our home grown as well as overseas artists. What a great night, thanx Rosie, Bob & Joe.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 11:30 AM

Two YouTube videos of the superb performance by Rosie Davis, Joe Locker & Bob Winquist at the Royal Oak in Lewes on Thursday 15 April 2010:-

All Smiles Tonight - Davis, Locker & Winquist at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy8L2EMfwGs

Down The Road - Davis, Locker & Winquist at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTbz4SyFEqc


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 May 10 - 12:31 PM

PROGRAMME FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF OUR SEASON IN JULY:-


May 13th * £6.00 * PAUL BURGESS

One of England finest fiddle players (Old Swan Band, English Country
Dance band etc.) is also a talented singer

May 20th * £6.00 * JEFF WARNER
Singer, musician on banjo and concertina, folklorist, Jeff's performances
are musically satisfying as well as being entertaining

May 27th * £6.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
The first visit of this expert entertainer who performs with wit and
imagination. While she plays a variety of acoustic instruments, when
touring she just takes banjo and maybe a fiddle

June 3rd * £8.00 * BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 (from ZIMBABWE)
An amazing coup for us! We bring you one of Africa's outstanding vocal
harmony groups singing in Shona and English ***ADVANCE TICKETS - PHONE
OR EMAIL***

June 10th * £6.00 * PETA WEBB & KEN HALL
Peta & Ken's artistic ability and warm, informative approach and their
visible enthusiasm for singing have deservedly won many friends and
admirers.

June 17th * £6.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
Thoughtful, passionate, intelligent, nerve-jangling performances of
English traditional songs and ballads. One of the folk revival's greats.

June 24th * £6.00 * KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM
Making their first appearance for us, they bring entertaining
performances of traditional songs and ballads of both land and sea.

July 1st * £6.00 * BAYOU SECO
From Silver City, New Mexico, Ken and Jeannie present a vibrant,
stunning range of the rural musics of the southern states of the USA

July 8th * £6.00 * REG MEUROSS
The remarkable singer/songwriter who last played here to a capacity
crowd in the company of Hank Wangford.

July 15th * £6.00 * THE OTHER BAND
Perennial local favourites, Marilyn, Iris and Gary perform their
catholic repertoire to the highest musical standards

July 22nd * £6.00 * KAREN RYAN, PETE QUINN & BRONA McVITTIE
Three members of the superb band, "The London Lasses" bring us the Irish
tradition in song and music on fiddle, harp and piano.

July 29th * Free Admission * END OF SEASON OPEN NIGHT
All performers welcome - particularly those who have not performed for
us before.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 May 10 - 12:49 PM

The club's Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes currently has tracks by following coming guest artists:-

Jeff Warner - "Come Take A Trip In My Airship" - (May 20th)
Debby McClatchy - "Charlie Poole's Ramble" - (May 27th)
Black Umfolosi 5 - "Summertime" (June 3rd)
Peta Webb & Ken Hall - "Yodel It Over Again" - (June 10th)
Chris Foster - "Lord Bateman" - (June 17th)
Bayou Seco - "Lazy Heart" - (July 1st)
The Other Band - "Dark Eyes" (July 15th)
Brona McVittie [with Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn] - "Ballyronan Maid" - (July 22nd)
Spider John Koerner - "Danville Girl" - (September 2nd)
The Claque - "The Devil's Questions" - (September 30th)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 May 10 - 01:02 PM

A big thank you to MANDY MURRAY for really helping us out last Thursday evening.... That morning we were informed that the volcanic ash cloud was going to prevent one of our guests ÉAMONN Ó BRÓITHE from flying in from Ireland and Mandy stepped into the breach.

She and CREENA MULCHRONE provided an outstanding evening of traditional music and song. You can see why the pair of them have been all-Ireland champions.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 May 10 - 03:21 PM

A really fine performance by Paul Burgess on Thursday - see photos of it at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=3864693&id=554859886

Now we look forward to:-
May 20th * £6.00 * JEFF WARNER
Singer, musician on banjo and concertina, folklorist, Jeff's performances are musically satisfying as well as being entertaining


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 May 10 - 07:31 AM

This is an article on Jeff Warner in the April issue of fRoots and you can here him sing Come Take A Trip In My Airship at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 16 May 10 - 04:43 PM

We'd love to see the fRoots article, Vic. Is it available anywhere online?


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 May 10 - 03:01 PM

Dave - see my PM
Vic


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 May 10 - 09:43 AM

A big 'thank you' to Jeff Warner for a really warm lovely programme of songs last Thursday. Now we are looking forward to:-

May 27th * £6.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
The first visit of this expert entertainer who performs with wit and
imagination. While she plays a variety of acoustic instruments, when
touring she just takes banjo and maybe a fiddle


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:55 AM

Still a handful of tickets left for Black Umfolosi at the Royal Oak on Thursday evening. Email folk@brighton.co.uk to reserve yours.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 10:23 AM

BLACK UMFOLOSI tonight..... YESSSSSSSS!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 04:44 PM

Black Umfolosi 5 were stunning playing to a packed room and got the most wonderful reception for a totally exhilarating performance. You can see some photos of them in action at the Royal Oak starting at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=4026803&id=554859886

Now, after two weeks of American guests plus this Zimbabwean outfit we look forward to something a bit more local next Thursday.



June 10th * £6.00 * PETA WEBB & KEN HALL
Peta & Ken's artistic ability and warm, informative approach and their visible enthusiasm for singing have deservedly won many friends and admirers.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 05:21 PM

You can see some photos of them in action at the Royal Oak

Only if you join Facebook. Why not post them somewhere where everyone can see them? There are plenty of options.

Thanks,

Ed


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 05:36 PM

When I created the album that the photos that the Black Umfolosi are part of - it is called Club Evening Photos - under the "Privacy" choice, I went for "Make these photos available to everyone" which should mean that by clicking on the above link anyone should be able to see the photos. I certainly can without logging on to Facebook.

Any other comments from anyone about the availability of this photo album?


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 05:35 AM

The following tracks by coming guests are currently being featured at the Royal Oak's MySpace site at - http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


Peta Webb & Ken Hall - "Yodel It Over Again" - (June 10th)
Chris Foster - "Lord Bateman" - (June 17th)
Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham - "The Sailor's Prayer" - (June 24th)
Bayou Seco - "Lazy Heart" - (July 1st)
Reg Meuross - "Lizzie Loved A Highwayman" - (July 8th)
The Other Band - "Dark Eyes" (July 15th)
Brona McVittie [with Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn] - "Ballyronan Maid" - (July 22nd)
Spider John Koerner - "Danville Girl" - (September 2nd)
John Conolly - "Fiddler's Green" - (September 16th)
The Claque - "The Devil's Questions" - (September 30th)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 09:26 AM

There is an outstanding night is prospect at the Royal Oak on Thursday with the appearance of one of the folk revival's finest performers:-

June 17th * £6.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
Thoughtful, passionate, intelligent, nerve-jangling performances of English traditional songs and ballads. One of the folk revival's greats.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 07:51 AM

Chris Foster was great on Thursday night both on his own and when he invited Bára Grímsdóttir up to do their Icelandic songs. Great floor spots as well from Alan & Carole Pror as well as Roger Giles from New Zealand. (To see photographs of the evening, click here )

Next Thursday:-
June 24th * £6.00 * KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM
Making their first appearance for us, they bring entertaining performances of traditional songs and ballads of both land and sea.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 07:12 AM

In The Guide in Saturday's The Guardian on page 18 it says:-

Lewes        
•        Keith Kendrick And Sylvia Needham
Folk two-piece
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273 478124) 8pm £6


AMAZING!!!!! They have got it correct in every detail. We have had many, many mentions in The Guide but this is the first time that they have got it right.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 07:16 AM

Two Youtubes from June 3rd -

Black Umfolosi 5 sing "Wimoweh" at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwYgbR7utK0

Black Umfolosi 5 sing "Shosholoza" at the Royal Oak, Lewes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpl-cTkrO1s


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:29 AM

Sunday 3pm - England vs. Germany vs. The monthly Sunday afternoon session in the bar of the Royal Oak in Lewes

....and the loser is.... the session. A television has been mounted behind the bar (fortunately, only for the duration of the World Cup tournament) and, understandably, the landlady wants to show the match.

Ah well! We have still got Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham upstairs in the clubroom tonight and Bayou Seco next Thursday. Whooppee!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:34 AM

Vic - typical, isn't it? Footie takes precedence over everything else at the moment! Condolences.

Waifs and strays from Lewes and environs are most welcome at the evening session (same Sunday, 8pm) at the Bull at Ditchling, where I'll be co-hosting with Julian Burton. Traditional tunes, rags, reels, airs, jazz and blues await those in the bar - where there is NO television.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 06:34 PM

Bayou Seco gave their usual outstanding performance at the Royal Oak last Thursday and we were delighted to have another outstanding American legendary performer Larry Hanks turn up to do a floor spot in the company of Deborah Robins.
Next Thursday we have another very special night lined up:-

July 8th * £6.00 * REG MEUROSS
The remarkable singer/songwriter who last played here to a capacity crowd in the company of Hank Wangford.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 11:31 AM

Thanks to Reg Meuross for a really excellent performance last night. next Thursday we look forward to a return visit of the band that combines Marilyn Bennett, Iris Bishop and Gary Holder

July 15th * £6.00 * THE OTHER BAND
Perennial local favourites, Marilyn, Iris and Gary perform their catholic repertoire to the highest musical standards


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:53 AM

Last Thursday, THE OTHER BAND provided one of the warmest and most enjoyable evenings at the Royal Oak for some time. They were enthusiastically received by a sizeable crowd. Far too many floor singers available to fit them all in, but those who did perform really excelled themselves. Next Thursday we look forward to:-

July 22nd * £6.00 * KAREN RYAN, PETE QUINN & BRONA McVITTIE
Three members of the superb band, "The London Lasses" bring us the Irish tradition in song and music on fiddle, harp and piano.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 03:40 PM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.

Here is our programme for September - November

Sept 2nd * £7.00 * SPIDER JOHN KOERNER with CHIP SMITH
Traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic guitarist, song-crafter, singer and living legend with his fiddle playing friend.

Sept 9th * £6.00 * TAFFY THOMAS & AIMEE THOMAS
Britain's first Laureate for Storytelling and an MBE for services to storytelling and charity shares the evening with his daughter's lovely singing voice.

Sept 16th * £6.00 * JOHN CONOLLY
The internationally-respected songwriter with his universally known "Fiddlers' Green" and many other fine songs

Sept 23rd * free admission * OPEN NIGHT
In response to many requests, we are putting in some extra Open Nights into our programme to give more opportunity for our many floor singers to have more of a chance to perform

Sept 30th * £6.00 * THE CLAQUE
Tom Addison, Barry Lister, Dave Lowry and Sean O'Shea. Distilled from the legendary groups of old, four voices of depth and maturity blended to bring warmth and harmony to the English Tradition.

Oct 7th * £10.00 (£8.00 in adv.) * JOHN KIRKPATRICK
One of the most talented and popular attractions on the folk scene. John plays for the opening night of the Lewes Folk Festival. (http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/ )

Oct 14th * £6.00 * DUCK SOUP (Album Launch Evening)
Adam Bushell, Ian Kearey & Dan Quinn bring us their unique approach to traditional music & song and launch their new album "Open On Sundays".

Oct 21st * £6.00 * JIM CAUSLEY
We are delighted to welcome back the most outstanding of the new generation of singers of traditional songs.

Oct 28th * £6.00 * LAURA HOCKENHULL, TAB HUNTER & BEN PALEY.
The brand new local supergroup make their first advertised appearance with super fiddle and guitar and Laura's lovely voice

Nov 4th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
In response to many requests we are slipping in a few more Open Nights than just our usual one in July and another in December.

Nov 11th * £6.00 * MARY HUMPHREYS & ANAHATA
Sparkling playing of some rare dance tunes on melodeon, concertina, banjo and cello plus Mary's engaging singing.

Nov 18th * £6.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
One the country's leading bands play and sing songs and music from both sides of the Atlantic; Dave Arthur, Dan Stewart and birthday boy that day, Pete Cooper.

Nov 25th * £6.00 * SYLVIA BARNES, ALAN & CAROLE PRIOR
Three of the most highly-rated Scottish voices will perform their excellent joint and solo repertoires

Our Future Guests will include:-
JIM BAINBRIDGE, NORMA WATERSON, MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON, DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON


On the Royal Oak Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes you can hear the following tracks by coming guests:-
Spider John Koerner - "Danville Girl" - (September 2nd)
John Conolly - "Fiddler's Green" - (September 16th)
The Claque - "The Devil's Questions" - (September 30th)
John Kirkpatrick - "Welcome To Hell" - (October 7th)
Duck Soup - "Bonny Little Brown Jug" - (October 14th)
Jim Causley - "On Yonder's Hill" - (October 21st)
Ben Paley & Tab Hunter [with Laura Hockenhull] - "Old Hag You Have Killed Me" - (October 28th)
Mary Humphreys & Anahata - "Rosemary Lane" - (November 11th)
Rattle On The Stovepipe - "Eight More Miles To Louisville" - (November 18th)
Sylvia Barnes [with Alan & Carole Prior] - "Lonely Waterloo" - (November 25th)
(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 11:09 AM

The opening night of our new season is nearly upon us. Our twentieth eleven-month season at the Royal Oak and forty-four years that Tina and I have been running folk clubs. On Thursday we are really looking forward to:-

Sept 2nd * £7.00 * SPIDER JOHN KOERNER with CHIP SMITH
Traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic guitarist, song-crafter, singer and living legend with his fiddle playing friend.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Fliss
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 03:27 AM

Aiming to come to the concertina workshop in November.
fliss


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 04:39 AM

Fliss, we'll be glad to see you at Tim Laycock's workshop, but I should point out that the workshops are run by the Lewes Saturday Folk Club rather than the Royal Oak.

There are two excellent folk clubs in Lewes, both meeting every week and both booking broadly traditional performers.

The two are collaborating to put on the first Lewes Folk Festival from 7-10 October this year - see the website for booking forms and the programme. There's an attractive discount on pre-booked tickets.

Valmai
Lewes Saturday Folk Club


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 02:12 PM

The evening with Spider John Koerner & Chip Smith last Thursday was a truly outstanding event and it was good to see a packed room for the first night of our new season. (You can see photos of it by clicking here).

Now we are looking forward to what should be another corker next Thursday (September 9th):-

Sept 9th * £6.00 * TAFFY THOMAS & AIMEE THOMAS
Britain's first Laureate for Storytelling and an MBE for services to storytelling and charity shares the evening with his daughter's lovely singing voice.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 05:34 PM

Thanks to Taffy & Aimee Thomas for an excellent performance last night which was really well received by an enthusiastic audience. Now we look forward to another great night in prospect:-

Sept 16th * £6.00 * JOHN CONOLLY
The internationally-respected songwriter with his universally known "Fiddlers' Green" and many other fine songs


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 05:40 PM

John Conolly was on fine form last night - a big thank you to him. Now the next two Thursdays:-
Sept 23rd * free admission * OPEN NIGHT
In response to many requests, we are putting in some extra Open Nights into our programme to give more opportunity for our many floor singers to have more of a chance to perform

Sept 30th * £6.00 * THE CLAQUE
Tom Addison, Barry Lister, Dave Lowry and Sean O'Shea. Distilled from the legendary groups of old, four voices of depth and maturity blended to bring warmth and harmony to the English Tradition.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 12:40 PM

Spider John Koerner with Chip Smith perform "Careless Love" at the Royal Oak in Lewes on 02/09/2010
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1492534108283

02/09/10 Marilyn Bennett sings "Boll Weevil" at the Royal Oak in Lewes
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1492627630621

Thanks to Ray Whiteway-Roberts for the videos filmed at the Royal Oak that night.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 06:39 PM

Our next presentation on Thursday 7th October will also be the first night of Lewes Folk Festival when we have th mighty JOHN KIRKPATRICK at the club. Only a few tickets left which you cab obtain through http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 09:08 AM

Oct 14th * £6.00 * DUCK SOUP (Album Launch Evening)
Adam Bushell, Ian Kearey & Dan Quinn bring us their unique approach to traditional music & song and launch their new album "Open On Sundays".


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 06:20 PM

Thanks to Duck Soup for a really interesting and inventive evening at the Royal Oak yesterday. Now next Thursday:-

Oct 21st * £6.00 * JIM CAUSLEY
We are delighted to welcome back the most outstanding of the new generation of singers of traditional songs.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 06:51 PM

I am afraid I cannot attend because I am too Pretentious.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 06:14 AM

You have got me there, Dick..... I have no idea what you are on about. Please could you explain, preferably by PM as I have a feeling that the answer will have nothing to do with what goes on at the Royal Oak in Lewes.
best wishes
Vic


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 05:31 AM

On The Royal Oak' Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes there are now tracks to advertise the following coming guests:-

Jim Causley - "On Yonder's Hill" - (October 21st)
Ben Paley & Tab Hunter [with Laura Hockenhull] - "Old Hag You Have Killed Me" - (October 28th)
Mary Humphreys & Anahata - "Rosemary Lane" - (November 11th)
Rattle On The Stovepipe - "Eight More Miles To Louisville" - (November 18th)
Sylvia Barnes [with Alan & Carole Prior] - "Lonely Waterloo" - (November 25th)
Elsie's Band - "Following The Old Oss" - (December 16th)
George Papavgeris - "Serendipity" - (January 20th)
Pete Morton - "The Two Brothers" - (February 3rd)
Mandy Murray [with Maggie Boyle] - "Drogheda Lasses" - (February 10th)
Maggie Boyle [with Mandy Murray] - "Lady Margaret" - (February 10th)

(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)

There is also two photo montage videos of some of the best nights at the Royal Oak. One covering the club evenings during 2007 and the other between 2002 and 2006.
There are also video clips of some of our coming guests:-
JIM CAUSLEY October 21st
BEN PALEY & TAB HUNTER October 28th
LAURA HOCKENHULL October 28th
MARY HUMPHREYS & ANAHATA November 11th
RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE November 18th
SYLVIA BARNES November 25th
GEORGE PAPAVGERIS January 20th
PETE MORTON February 3rd
MANDY MURRAY February 10th
MAGGIE BOYLE February 10th


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 04:44 PM

Oct 28th * £6.00 * THE LONG HILL RAMBLERS who are LAURA HOCKENHULL, TAB HUNTER & BEN PALEY.
The brand new local supergroup make their first advertised appearance with super fiddle and guitar and Laura's lovely voice


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 06:17 PM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk .

Here is our programme until the end of January



Nov 25th * £6.00 * SYLVIA BARNES, ALAN & CAROLE PRIOR
Three of the most highly-rated Scottish voices will perform their excellent joint and solo repertoires

Dec 02nd * free admission * LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT
We particularly welcome new performers to the Royal Oak on these occasions so come and share your skills with us.

Dec 09th * £6.00 * OLIVER MULLIGAN & BRENDAN McAULEY
The delightful combination of Oliver's mellifluous singing and the exhilaration of Brendan's superb uillean piping

Dec 16th * £6.00 * ELSIE'S BAND & THE COWDEN MUMMERS
Music and song from that lovely quartet of Tony Deane, Iris Bishop, David Watts and John Hills plus their hilarious mummer's play

Dec 23rd * free admission * CHRISTMAS PARTY SONG & DANCE NIGHT
We put the chairs back and mix up the songs and dances – singers, dance callers and musicians all welcome for a great party atmosphere.

Dec 30th Closed

Jan 06th * £6.00 * MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP
We like to start off the new year with something really good – and they don't come much better than these two.

Jan 13th * £6.00 * ARCHIE FISHER
We are delighted to be able to present for the first time, a man who has been an iconic figure in Scottish song over four decades.

Jan 20th * £6.00 * GEORGE PAPAVGERIS
Here's a man who has been turning a lot of heads with his incisive songwriting and mesmeric performances. His first time at the Royal Oak

Jan 27th * £6.00 * THE TWAGGER BAND
Traditional Music and song with Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Sue Evans, Ian Chisholm and Will Duke. Count how many instruments they play!

Feb 03rd * £6.00 * PETE MORTON
One of the best songwriters that the folk scene has produced and one of its most engaging performers.


Our Future Guests will include:-
MAGGIE BOYLE & MANDY MURRAY, STEVE TURNER, GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN, JIM BAINBRIDGE, NORMA WATERSON, MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON, PETE COOPER & RICHARD BOLTON, JEZ LOWE, DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON, NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN, ZOOX.

On the Royal Oak Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes you can hear the following tracks by coming guests:-
Sylvia Barnes [with Alan & Carole Prior] - "Lonely Waterloo" - (November 25th)
Elsie's Band - "Following The Old Oss" - (December 16th)
George Papavgeris - "Serendipity" - (January 20th)
Pete Morton - "The Two Brothers" - (February 3rd)
Mandy Murray [with Maggie Boyle] - "Drogheda Lasses" - (February 10th)
Maggie Boyle [with Mandy Murray] - "Lady Margaret" - (February 10th)
Steve Turner - "The Isle of St. Helena" - (February 17th)
Jim Bainbridge - "East End Girls/The Bellingham Boat/Elsie Marley - (March 3rd)
Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson & Chris Parkinson - "Boston Burglar" - (March 31st)
Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton - "Roadrage Berserk" - (April 4th)
(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.) [/b]

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

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 06:06 AM

Heavy Snow overnight in Lewes and it continues still so tonight's Lewes Late Night Shopping Open Night at the Royal Oak has been cancelled....Lewes Late Night Shopping has also been cancelled for that matter.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Dec 10 - 04:43 PM

The Royal Oak, Lewes website now has a new page devoted to videos. The page has been divided into two sections; the first shows video performances of coming guests and the second features videos that have been filmed by various people at club nights at the Royal Oak. Currently, there are 37 videos embedded in that page and they include:-

BRENDAN McAULEY [with Oliver Mulligan] on December 9th

MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP on January 6th

ARCHIE FISHER on January 13th

GEORGE PAPAVGERIS on January 20th

THE TWAGGER BAND on January 27th

PETE MORTON on February 3rd

MANDY MURRAY [with Maggie Boyle] on February 10th

MAGGIE BOYLE [with Mandy Murray] on February 10th

STEVE TURNER on February 17th

GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN on February 24th

JIM BAINBRIDGE on March 3rd

MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON on March 31st

DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON on April 14th

JEZ LOWE on April 21st

BAYOU SECO on April 28th

NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN on June 16th


Plus videos of appearances at the Royal Oak by Chris Foster. Jez Lowe, Bartram Brookes & Weatherall, Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop, Mike Gulston, Tim Van Eyken, Carthy Waterson & Parkinson, Davis Locker & Winquist, Black Umfolosi 5, John Kirkpatrick, The Long Hill Ramblers.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 10:09 AM

Tonight's event should be a real cracker!:-
Dec 09th * £6.00 * OLIVER MULLIGAN & BRENDAN McAULEY
The delightful combination of Oliver's mellifluous singing and the exhilaration of Brendan's superb uillean piping


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 05:46 AM

Just had a phone call from Dave Watts of Elsie's Band who we had booked at the Royal Oak in Lewes for tomorrow night (16/12/10)

With the weather forecast for our area for Thursday saying:-

There is a risk of widespread ice developing following clearance southwards of a band of rain and snow. Wet surfaces across southern parts of England and Wales will be particularly prone in the evening as temperatures drop quickly.
... and several band members living down side roads in the part of Kent that always gets the snow, they have decided that it would not be sensible to travel to Lewes tomorrow night. (They might get there... but) they might not get home!)

As things stand we plan to have a free admission Open Night but if the snow really comes down that may have to change.
Updates here.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 07:36 AM

In spite of the fact that the guests could not come at the last minute, last night turned out to be a really enjoyable evening at the Royal Oak; thanks to everyone who came and took part..... and they have fixed the boiler so the clubroom was warm!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 07:43 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm PROMPT START



Jan 06th * £6.00 *   MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP
We like to start off the new year with something really good – and they don't come much better than these two.


You can read about Martin and Iris and our other coming guests at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm

You can hear Martyn & Iris perform The Foggy Dew at our newly redesigned MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes where there are also the following tracks by coming guests:-

Archie Fisher - "The Final Trawl" - (January 13th)
George Papavgeris - "Serendipity" - (January 20th)
Pete Morton - "The Two Brothers" - (February 3rd)
Mandy Murray [with Maggie Boyle] - "Drogheda Lasses" - (February 10th)
Maggie Boyle [with Mandy Murray] - "Lady Margaret" - (February 10th)
Steve Turner - "The Isle of St. Helena" - (February 17th)
Julie & Gavin Atkin - "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself S Letter" - (February 24th)
Jim Bainbridge - "East End Girls/The Bellingham Boat/Elsie Marley - (March 3rd)
Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson & Chris Parkinson - "Boston Burglar" - (March 31st)
Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton - "Roadrage Berserk" - (April 4th)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 08:58 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
THURSDAYS 8.pm START

***********************************


A big thank you to Martyn Wyndmam-Read and Iris Bishop for providing a scintillating night last night. Next Thursday:-
Jan 13th * £6.00 * ARCHIE FISHER
We are delighted to be able to present for the first time, a man who has been an iconic figure in Scottish song over four decades.


Our websites are at

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 03:39 PM

On Page 12 of the listings section of today's Guide section in The Guardian it lists the Archie Fisher gig, saying of it:-

Lewes
* Archie Fisher
Celtic folk singer/songwriter
Royal Oak
Station Street
Lewes
(01273 478124) 8pm, £6.00


Then on the "Pick of the Week" on the first page of the Listings it gives five gigs out of the hundreds that are listed including this one and says of it -

ARCHIE FISHER Royal Oak, Lewes, Thursday. Lynchpin of the 1960s British folk revival plays a low-key show. Fine soft-voiced singer/songwriter as covered by Fairport Convention.

Hmm, not sure that I agree entirely with their blurb, but I am very pleased by with their choosing it..... sounds like the place to be on Thursday!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 10:31 AM

Thank you to ARCHIE FISHER for a really fine night at the Royal Oal in Lewes last night. Now we look forward to next Thursday. Now we look forward to:-
ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk .
THURSDAYS 8.pm START



Jan 20th * £6.00 *   GEORGE PAPAVGERIS
Here's a man who has been turning a lot of heads with his incisive songwriting and mesmeric performances. His first time at the Royal Oak


* Hear George singing "Serendipity" on our MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
* See a video of George singing "Empty Handed" on the video page on our website at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/videos.htm
* Read a biography of George on the news page on our website at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 08:19 AM

From Page 18 of today's Guide in The Guardian:-

Thursday 20th January
* George Papavgeris
Chesham-based folk singer/songwriter
Royal Oak
Station Street
Lewes
(01273 478124) 8pm £6.00


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jan 11 - 02:56 PM

The superb new Sussex outfit, The Twagger Band will be the guest artist next Thursday's attraction.

Jan 27th * £6.00 * THE TWAGGER BAND
Traditional Music and song with Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Sue Evans, Ian Chisholm and Will Duke. Count how many instruments they play!




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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 06:34 AM

Well, well, well. Once again the events that we promote on Thursdays at The Royal Oak in Lewes get a mention in "The Guide" in today's "The Guardian" - That makes it every week so far this year! Come and see the Twagger Band on Thursday, they are great!

LEWES
* The Twagger Band
Traditional Folkies
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273) 478124
8-11pm £6


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:47 PM

Thanks to THE TWAGGER BAND for giving us an excellent night to a very full house on Thursday. Now we look forward to:-

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk .
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Feb 03rd * £6.00 *   PETE MORTON
One of the best songwriters that the folk scene has produced and one of its most engaging performers.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:55 PM

Five weeks in a row now - Page 19 of The Guide in yesterday's The Guardian:-

LEWES

* Pete Morton
Folk Singer/songwriter
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273) 478124
8-11pm £6


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 09:20 AM

THE ROYAL OAK
3 STATION STREET
LEWES
EAST SUSSEX
BN7 2DA
ENGLAND

We announced that tickets for our evening with MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON would be on sale from 1st February and already we have sold half of the tickets. You will need to move quickly to get your tickets if you are planning on coming.

In the first instance either email by clicking here or by phoning 01273 478124.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:48 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street,
Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Feb 10th * £6.00 * MAGGIE BOYLE & MANDY MURRAY
Two very old friends from London Irish families. Mandy plays concertina, Maggie the flute and they are both great singers.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 08:47 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Feb 17th * £6.00 * STEVE TURNER
After years away from the folk scene, Steve has re-established himself as a powerful, authoritative and commanding performer, an outstanding singer and instrumentalist.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 03:16 PM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk


Here is our programme for the next three months of 2011:-

Mar 03rd * £6.00 * JIM BAINBRIDGE
Jim, with his wonderful melodeon playing and distinctive Geordie singing and amazingly diverse repertoire has been a welcome visitor for decades.

Mar 10th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT.
All are welcome to come and have a go!

Mar 17th * £6.00 * TERRY MASTERSON
The man who started the first folk club in Lewes all those years ago. Come and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a great singer who has a huge repertoire of Irish songs.

Mar 24th * £7.00 * TOM PALEY
A rare solo appearance by this important and prominent figure. The best of Old Timey on fiddle, banjo and guitar.

Mar 31st * £10.00 * MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON (Advance tickets on sale from Feb 01st)
These two greats will also be joined by Norma Waterson if her health improves from the time that this was written.

Apl 07th * £7.00 * PETE COOPER & RICHARD BOLTON
Richard on guitar and cello and Pete on fiddle and mandolin present a mesmerising evening of fiddle tunes and songs

Apl 14th * £7.00 * DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON
Two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience with a deep understanding of their musical heritage.

Apl 21st * £7.00 * JEZ LOWE
Utterly convincing singing backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, and mandolin has made Jez one of Britain's top attractions on the folk/acoustic/Celtic circuit.

Apl 28th * £7.00 * BAYOU SECO
From New Mexico, Ken and Jeanie bring us a range of their wonderful music that covers Cajun, traditional Hispanic, Cowboy, native American and Old Timey music.

May 5th * £7.00 * MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT
A new generation of England's leading folk music family! They are Lal Waterson's children; Marry an outstanding singer and Olly a great multi-instrumentalist.

May 12th * £7.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
A return visit for this multi-talented performer – an excellent singer and great musician. Tim has a wonderful way of involving his listeners in his varied performances.

May 19th * £6.00 * STUART REED
One of the cornerstones of the folk scene in Sussex, Stuart's voice was at the centre of our most popular group, The Taverners.

May 26th * free admission * OPEN NIGHT
All are welcome to come and have a go!


ROYAL OAK WEBSITES:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 10:23 AM

Thanks to Terry Masterson for providing a superb selection of Irish material for last night's St. Patrick's Night meeting at the Royal Oak. No we look forward to next Thursday and an evening with of folk music's living legends:-

Mar 24th * £7.00 * TOM PALEY
A rare solo appearance by this important and prominent figure. The best of Old Timey on fiddle, banjo and guitar.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 10:50 AM

After more then three months devoted to being with Norma in hospital - including 11 weeks in intensive care - Martin now sees her sufficiently on the road to recovery to give his mind to touring again:-

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Mar 31st * £10.00 * MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON (Advance tickets on sale - email folk@brighton.co.uk )
Martin's amazing longevity at the top of his profession remains unchallenged. With Parky's wonderful playing on a range of reed instruments, his performances soar even higher.


* To see a video of Martin performing, click here
* To read about the pair of them click here
* To hear a track of each of them, click here


Then members of the next generation of the Waterson/Carthy tribe - MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT - son and daughter of Lal Waterson make their debut at the Royal Oak on May 5th.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 09:34 AM

After two amazing nights performed to capacity crowds by TOM PALEY and by MARTIN CARTHY & CHRIS PARKINSON, we now look forward to what promises to be another great evening with:-

Apl 07th * £7.00 * PETE COOPER & RICHARD BOLTON
Richard on guitar and cello and Pete on fiddle and mandolin present a mesmerising evening of fiddle tunes and songs


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Apr 11 - 10:00 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Apl 14th * £7.00 * DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON
Two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience with a deep understanding of their musical heritage.


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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Apr 11 - 11:06 AM

The tracks of coming guests on our MYSPACE site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes are currently as follows:-

Dana & Susan Robinson - "Glory In The Meeting House" - (April 14th)
Jez Lowe - "The Judas Bus" - (April 21st)
Bayou Seco - "Lazy Heart" - (April 28th)
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight - "Father Us" - (May 5th)
Tim Laycock - "Old Daddy Fox" - (May 12th)
Stuart Reed - "Rolling Home" - (May 19th)
Stuart & Denise Savage - "Our Captain Cried" - (June 9th)
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - "The Banks of the Condamine" - (June 16th)
Edel Fox [with The Kane Sisters] - "Jigs" - (June 23rd)
The Savoy Family Band - "Valse De Chagrin" - (July 28th)
(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 08:12 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


Apl 21st * £7.00 * JEZ LOWE
Utterly convincing singing backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, and mandolin has made Jez one of Britain's top attractions on the folk/acoustic/Celtic circuit.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 02:46 PM

.... and from yesterday's The Guardian Listings Guide ....


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 10:25 AM

Jez Lowe asks me to point out that in the first half on Thursday, he will be singing a selection of the compositions that he would normally sing at his gigs. In the second half, it will be songs that he has been commissioned to write for the recent BBC Radio Ballads


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 11:47 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


May 5th * £7.00 * MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT
A new generation of England's leading folk music family! They are Lal Waterson's children; Marry an outstanding singer and Olly a great multi-instrumentalist.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 May 11 - 07:16 AM

From Saturday's "The Guardian Guide" listings page 17:-

THURSDAY
Lewes
* Marry Waterson And Oliver Knight
Folk brother and sister duo
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273 478124) 8PM.
£7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 May 11 - 02:16 PM

Next Thursday, we have the delightful Tim Laycock to perform for us:-

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

May 12th * £7.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
A return visit for this multi-talented performer – an excellent singer and great musician. Tim has a wonderful way of involving his listeners in his varied performances.


*** Hear Tim sing "Daddy Fox" by clicking on this
*** Read a biography of Tim by clicking on this


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 May 11 - 03:44 PM

From the Guardian Listings Guide for Saturday 7th May:-

Thursday 14th May
LEWES
* Tim Laycock
Traditional folk
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273) 478124 8pm
£7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 May 11 - 06:54 AM

The idiot (whoever he is) who posted -

Thursday 14th May


clearly meant -

Thursday 12th May


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 May 11 - 03:15 PM

Programme for now until the season ends at the end of July:-

May 19th * £6.00 * STUART REED
One of the cornerstones of the folk scene in Sussex, Stuart's voice was at the centre of our most popular group, The Taverners.


May 26th * free admission * OPEN NIGHT

June 2nd * £7.00 * THOMAS McCARTHY & SIMON BOYLE
Thomas McCarthy is a man steeped in the tradition of Irish songs, intoxicated by the music and passionate in his sensitivity towards them. Joined tonight by a fine uilleann piper


June 9th * £6.00 * DENISE & STUART SAVAGE present "WHAT A HAPPY YOUNG MAN"
A multimedia presentation on the life and songs of Henry Hills of Lodsworth – with Denise & Stuart singing many of the songs.

June 16th * £8.00 * JAMES FAGAN & NANCY KERR
One of the most established and respected duos on the folk scene, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are winners of the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo


June 23rd * £7.00 * LIZ & YVONNE KANE & EDEL FOX
Highly exciting and vibrant music from sister fiddle players from Connemara and their concertina playing friend from County Clare. Three of the most highly regarded amongst the rising generation of Irish musicians.

June 30th * £6.00 * BING LYLE
Accordion, flute and guitar player, Bing also has one of the finest singing voices whether he is singing traditional songs or his own compositions.


July 7th * £8.00 * RORY McLEOD
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!

July 14th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT

July 21st * £7.00 * THE NEW SLIDE
An excellent young band including two exceptional local musicians, Matt Quinn and Tom Redman. English tunes and songs.

July 28th * £10.00 * THE SAVOY FAMILY BAND
A great coup for us as we have the opportunity to book the world's leading Cajun band from Eunice, Louisiana. Advance tickets from May 5th.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 May 11 - 07:28 AM

Our next presentation:-

May 19th * £6.00 * STUART REED
One of the cornerstones of the folk scene in Sussex, Stuart's voice was at the centre of our most popular group, The Taverners.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 May 11 - 03:43 PM

**** CHANGE TO ADVERTISED PROGRAMME ****

We now find that SIMON BOYLE cannot play with TOMMY McCATHY on Thurs. June 2nd. His place will be taken by BRENDAN McAULEY. However, this means that we will need to make no change to our short description of the evening. It still stands as:-
Thomas McCarthy is a man steeped in the tradition of Irish songs, intoxicated by the music and passionate in his sensitivity towards them. Joined tonight by a fine uilleann piper.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 11:57 AM

The tracks of coming guests on our MYSPACE site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes are currently as follows:-

Stuart & Denise Savage - "Our Captain Cried" - (June 9th)
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - "The Banks of the Condamine" - (June 16th)
Edel Fox [with The Kane Sisters] - "Jigs" - (June 23rd)
Liz & Yvonne Kane [with Edel Fox] - "13 Reels" - (June 23rd)
Bing Lyle - "Painting The Town" - (June 30th)
Rory McLeod - "Baksheesh Dance" - (July 7th)
The New Slide - "Peter's Peerie Boat/Haste To The Wedding - (July 21st)
The Savoy Family Band - "Valse De Chagrin" - (July 28th)
Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood - "Highland March/Earl of Errol/Bleaton Gardens" - (September 15th)
Debby McClatchy - "Didn't He Ramble" - (September 22nd)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 12:05 PM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


June 9th * £6.00 * DENISE & STUART SAVAGE present "WHAT A HAPPY YOUNG MAN"
A multimedia presentation on the life and songs of Henry Hills of Lodsworth – with Denise & Stuart singing many of the songs.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 02:50 PM

After an outstanding evening with James Fagan & Nancy Kerr last Thursday, we are now looking forward to an evening with three outstanding young Irish musicians:-
June 23rd * £7.00 * LIZ & YVONNE KANE & EDEL FOX
Highly exciting and vibrant music from sister fiddle players from Connemara and their concertina playing friend from County Clare. Three of the most highly regarded amongst the rising generation of Irish musicians.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 10:31 AM

The three young women who we booked last Thursday were new to our area and had not appeared in the south of E


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 10:35 AM

The three young Irish women who we booked last Thursday were new to our area and had not appeared in the south of England before - so we were delighted that their really wonderful exhilerating performance was rapturously received by a near capacity crowd. Now we look forward to:-
June 30th * £6.00 * BING LYLE
Accordion, flute and guitar player, Bing also has one of the finest singing voices whether he is singing traditional songs or his own compositions.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 10:43 AM

On The Royal Oak' Myspace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes there are now tracks to advertise the following coming guests:-

Bing Lyle - "Painting The Town" - (June 30th)
Rory McLeod - "Baksheesh Dance" - (July 7th)
The New Slide - "Peter's Peerie Boat/Haste To The Wedding - (July 21st)
The Savoy Family Band - "Valse De Chagrin" - (July 28th)
Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood - "Highland March/Earl of Errol/Bleaton Gardens" - (September 15th)
Debby McClatchy - "Didn't He Ramble" - (September 22nd)
Janet Russell [appearing as a member of Jigjaw] - "The Pigeon & The Sparra" (September 29th)
Alice Gerrard [with Beverly Smith] - "Custom Made Woman Blues" - (October 13th)
Beverly Smith [with Alice Gerrard] - "Mississippi Moon" - (October 13th)



(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 10:40 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

July 7th * £8.00 * RORY McLEOD
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!


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

Hear Rory sing Baksheesh at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
See a video of Rory singing The Wind Is Getting Stronger at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/videos.htm


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 10:56 AM

In The Guide section of today's The Guardian, it says:-

Lewes
•        Rory McLeod
Folk Singer-songwriter
Royal Oak, Station Street
01273 478124. 8pm £8.00


(Or click HERE)
The Royal Oak is clearly the place to be on Thursday evening.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Jul 11 - 12:23 PM

July 28th * £10.00 * THE SAVOY FAMILY BAND
A great coup for us as we have the opportunity to book the world's leading Cajun band from Eunice, Louisiana. Advance tickets from May 5th.

*** THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT ***


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 06:18 AM

With the event on July 28th now sold out, the last opportunity to come and pay on the door for one of our events comes this Thursday with this exciting young band. All still students at the University of Newcastle Traditional Music Course:-

July 21st * £7.00 * THE NEW SLIDE
An excellent young band including two exceptional local musicians, Matt Quinn and Tom Redman. English tunes and songs.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Aug 11 - 06:35 AM

After out August break, we have a very attractive programme for September and October

Sept 1st * Free Admission * BEGINNING OF SEASON OPEN NIGHT
This season we have decided to start with a free Open Night in the hope of attracting new performers and new audience to show how enjoyable an evening with us can be.

Sept 8th * £7.00 * VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER
They have established a reputation as one of the best duos around on the folk scene. Great instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, the duo are also well recognised for their songs arrangements.

Sept 15th * £7.00 * CATHAL McCONNELL & DUNCAN WOOD
The iconic Irish singer and flute player, founder member of 'The Boys of the Lough' joins forces with the excellent Scots fiddle player.

Sept 22nd * £7.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
Debby is an expert entertainer with wit and imagination. She brings a lifetime's experience of Old Timey and string band music to her lovely singing and sizzling banjo playing

Sept 29th * £7.00 * JIGJAW
Janet Russell, Rosie Davis, Kerry Fletcher and Frances Watt combine the percussion and passion of dance traditions with vocal harmonies in a tight, scintillating quartet of singing and dancing talents!

Oct 6th * £10.00 * BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 (from ZIMBABWE)
Black Umfolosi are an internationally acclaimed multi-discipline performing arts group specialising in harmonic acappella singing and traditional African dance. This makes a great opening event for the Lewes Folk Festival

Oct 13th * £8.00 * ALICE GERRARD & BEVERLY SMITH
Two of the greats of Old-Timey music combine their considerable talents for this, their first UK tour together.

Oct 20th * £6.00 * JIM WARD & IRIS BISHOP
Two great favourites; Jim with his droll monologues and music hall songs, Iris with her superb musicianship on concertina and accordion.

Oct 27th * £7.00 * LADY MAISERY
The exciting new vocal trio from Hannah James (Kerfuffle, The Demon Barbers), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 05:38 PM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START

Sept 8th * £7.00 * VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER
They have established a reputation as one of the best duos around on the folk scene. Great instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, the duo are also well recognised for their songs arrangements.


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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 04:29 PM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


Sept 15th * £7.00 * CATHAL McCONNELL & DUNCAN WOOD
The iconic Irish singer and flute player, founder member of 'The Boys of the Lough' joins forces with the excellent Scots fiddle player.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 08:29 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


Sept 22nd * £7.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
Debby is an expert entertainer with wit and imagination. She brings a lifetime's experience of Old Timey and string band music to her lovely singing and sizzling banjo playing


Some top folk scene names - old friends of Debby - have said that they will be coming and will perform floor spots. I'd better not mention names as they are not contracted to appear.

* Hear Debby singing and playing "Didn't He Ramble" at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

* Read about Debby at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm#sep22


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Sep 11 - 06:13 AM

At the Royal Oak's Myspace site, you can hear the following tracks by coming guests. Click here to be taken to that site.

Janet Russell [of JigJaw] - "Pigeon & The Sparra" - (September 29th)
Black Umfolosi 5 - "Summertime" - (October 6th)
Alice Gerrard [with Beverly Smith] - "Custom Made Woman Blues" - (October 13th)
Beverly Smith [with Alice Gerrard] - "Mississippi Moon" - (October 13th)
Lady Maisery - "The Gardiner" - (October 27th)
Coope Boyes & Simpson - "Cold Coasts of Iceland" - (November 3rd)
Zoox - "Draggin' The Bow" - (November 10th)
Elsie's Band - "Following The Old 'Oss" - (November 17th)
Diamik (from Brittany) - "Gavotte" - (November 24th)
Pete Morton - "The Two Brothers" - (January 5th)


(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Sep 11 - 06:16 AM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316

Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Sept 29th * £7.00 * JIGJAW
Janet Russell, Rosie Davis, Kerry Fletcher and Frances Watt combine the percussion and passion of dance traditions with vocal harmonies in a tight, scintillating quartet of singing and dancing talents!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 08:28 AM


The tracks of comiong guests that are currently available on out MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes are:-

Black Umfolosi 5 - "Summertime" - (October 6th)
Alice Gerrard [with Beverly Smith] - "Custom Made Woman Blues" - (October 13th)
Beverly Smith [with Alice Gerrard] - "Mississippi Moon" - (October 13th)
Lady Maisery - "The Gardiner" - (October 27th)
Coope Boyes & Simpson - "Cold Coasts of Iceland" - (November 3rd)
Zoox - "Draggin' The Bow" - (November 10th)
Elsie's Band - "Following The Old 'Oss" - (November 17th)
Diamik - "Gavotte tontripl" - (November 24th)
Noel Dumbrell - "I'll Do It Drekly" - (December 8th)
Pete Morton - "The Two Brothers" - (January 5th)

(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 08:31 AM


Oct 6th * £10.00 * BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 (from ZIMBABWE)
Black Umfolosi are an internationally acclaimed multi-discipline performing arts group specialising in harmonic acappella singing and traditional African dance. This makes a great opening event for the Lewes Folk Festival


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 10:24 AM

Oct 20th * £6.00 * JIM WARD & IRIS BISHOP
Two great favourites; Jim with his droll monologues and music hall songs, Iris with her superb musicianship on concertina and accordion.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 07:06 AM


ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************
Oct 27th * £7.00 * LADY MAISERY
The exciting new vocal trio from Hannah James (Kerfuffle, The Demon Barbers), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Oct 11 - 07:17 AM

Nov 3rd * £8.00 * COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON
A rare chance to see England's premier harmony trio in an intimate venue. Superb singing of excellent songs whether they are traditional or their own compositions


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 06:10 PM

Nov 10th * £7.00 * ZOOX
Linda Game, Jo May and Becky Menday serve up a cocktail of new melodies and traditional tunes with a delicate balance of strings, wind, percussion and voices


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 06:22 PM

From Page 19 of The Guide in yesterday's The Guardian:-

Lewes
• Zoox
Folk three-piece
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273 478124) Phone for times £7.00





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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 06:45 AM

Nov 17th * £7.00 * ELSIE'S BAND
Tony Deane, Iris Bishop, David Watts and John Hills prove why they are one of the most popular bands in the south-east of England.

Listen to them performing Tony Deane's fine song Following The Old 'Oss by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 03:51 AM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.


Thursdays at 8pm. Prompt Start!

Nov 24th * £7.00 * DIAMIK
Another coup for the Royal Oak as we offer you the top Breton combination of singer Brigitte Kloareg and Yann-Fañch Perroches (of Skolvan) on diatonic accordion

Dec 1st * Free Admission * LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT
Lots of the fine singers & musicians who have been in and around the shops of Lewes will join us for this rather special evening.

Dec 8th * £6.00 * NOEL DUMBRELL
The lovely voice and harmonica playing of this great character who grew up in the village of Ashurst give us an insight into old Sussex.

Dec 15th * £7.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
The exhilarating combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart make a regular and very welcome return.

Dec 22nd * Free Admission * GRAND CHRISTMAS SONG & DANCE NIGHT
Chairs back against the walls as our resident singers form a dance band, open to all to join in and it's a party with a song followed by a dance all evening. Free admission but a huge raffle for the school we help to support in The Gambia.

Dec 29th * CLOSED

Jan 5th * £7.00 * PETE MORTON

Great songs flow regularly from the pen of Pete Morton with his really mesmeric performances of these plus a few traditional songs making up the evening.

Jan 12th * £7.00 * POTIPHAR'S APPRENTICES
The first visit from a newish trio from Essex, Adrian May and Sue & John Cubbin. They specialise in the songs that Vaughan Williams collected in their county.

Jan 19th * Free Admission * "HERE'S A HEALTH TO THE BARLEY MOW"
An Open Night but in the last hour or so we will be giving a preview showing of the hugely popular new BFI double DVD of vintage film of British folklore, song and dance. Copies will be on sale at £8 below RRP.

Jan 26th * £6.00 * ALAN DAY & MIKE AINSCOUGH
Two excellent musicians combine their considerable talents on anglo-concertina and string instruments to bring us a selection from their huge and catholic repertoire.

Our Future Guests will include:-
JEFF DAVIS * DAVE SWARBRICK * BARTRAM, BROOKES & WEATHERALL * JUDY COOK * JOHN KIRKPATRICK * ANDY IRVINE * JIM MacFARLAND & JERRY O'REILLY * SISTERS UNLIMITED * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON



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

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 04:56 PM

ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************
Dec 1st * Free Admission * LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT
Lots of the fine singers & musicians who have been in and around the shops of Lewes will join us for this rather special evening.

Dec 8th * £6.00 * NOEL DUMBRELL
The lovely voice and harmonica playing of this great character who grew up in the village of Ashurst give us an insight into old Sussex.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 06:45 AM

The wonderful people of our town and their attitudes:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/9648449.stm


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 09:39 AM

December 8th
Noel tells us that he will be bringing his grandson, George, with him. He is developing into a really considerable banjo player


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 03:56 PM

Dec 15th * £7.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
The exhilarating combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart make a regular and very welcome return.

See a Youtube video of them by clicking here

Here them singing "Eight More Miles To Louisville" by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Dec 11 - 12:50 PM

From the Listings Guide in "THE GUARDIAN" for Thursday 5th January:-

Lewes
•        Pete Morton
Folk singer/songwriter
Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes.
(01273 478124) 8pm - 11pm £7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jan 12 - 02:37 PM

Jan 5th * £7.00 * PETE MORTON
Great songs flow regularly from the pen of Pete Morton with his really mesmeric performances of these plus a few traditional songs making up the evening.

* Read Pete's biography at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm

* Hear Pete sing The Two Brothers at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jan 12 - 02:44 PM

Jan 12th * £7.00 * POTIPHAR'S APPRENTICES
The first visit from a newish trio from Essex, Adrian May and Sue & John Cubbin. They specialise in the songs that Vaughan Williams collected in their county.

Hear Potiphar's Apprentices sing Jackie Robinson at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Read their biography at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm#jan12


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 07:48 AM

Jan 26th * £6.00 * ALAN DAY & MIKE AINSCOUGH
Two excellent musicians combine their considerable talents on anglo-concertina and string instruments to bring us a selection from their huge and catholic repertoire.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 07:52 AM

Oh! And if the name of Mike Ainscough sounds familiar, you may know him by his Mudcat Alter Ego title of Will Fly.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 08:00 AM

*** Hear Mike & Alan playing "Gentianne Mazurka" by clicking here

*** Watch a video of Mike & Alan playing "Blue Skies" by clicking here

*** Read a biography of Mike & Alan by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Jan 12 - 07:19 AM

On Page 20 of of the Listings section of "The Guide" in today's The Guardian. For Thursday 2nd February, we see this.....

Lewes
• Kate Lissauer
Traditional US vocalist and singer
Royal Oak, Station Street
(0273) 478124 £7


It would certainly seem to be the place to be...


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Jan 12 - 07:22 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 07:52 AM

* Hear Kate singing "Old Smokey" by clicking here

* See a video of Kate leading her band The Buffalo Girls by clicking here

* Read a biography of Kate by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 06:43 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 11:39 AM

In today's "The Guide" in "The Guardian" we can see on page 18 of the "Music - Rock & Pop listings" for Thursday 9th February -

Lewes
• Steve Turner
Folk Singer and concertina virtuoso
Royal Oak,
Station Street,
(01273) 478124
8pm £7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 12:38 PM

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 the most exciting performers on the folk scene.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 04:52 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 06:12 AM

* See a video of Jeff singing am amazing version of Pretty Polly at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/videos.htm

* Read a biography of Jeff at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm

* Hear Jeff sing The Bold Privateer at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

* But, best of all, hear this superb performer live at the Royal Oak in Lewes on Thursday 16th February


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 08:41 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 02:15 PM

Let us know how the Jeff Davis date went, Vic. I'm assuming it was great!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 02:54 PM

Hi Dave - it was a great night and Jeff was superb. Your name was taken in vain! I lent Jeff a guitar and a few of us drank a quiet toast to the trinity of yourself, himself and Jeff Warner.

All the very best!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 04:02 PM

Same to you Will Fly! When are you coming this way? We need to reprise, and update, our duet repertoire.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 04:52 AM

Mike is right, Dave. We had a great night with Jeff Davis on Thursday. Jill Copper and Jon Dudley were there to see him - which reminds me that we have the additional joy of a private house party at Jon & Jill's with Jeff Davis towards the end of his tour.

The multi-talented Will Fly accompanied Tina singing "Autumn Leaves" as part of the evening!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 04:52 AM

From Page 18 of Listings section of The Guide in Saturday's The Guardian.

Lewes
•        Dave Swarbrick

Classic Folk Fiddler
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273) 478124 8pm £8.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 08:01 AM

* Hear Dave Swarbrick play The Trip We Took Over The Mountains at http://uk.myspace.com/royaloak
* Watch a video of Dave Swarbrick at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/videos.htm
* Read a biography of Dave Swarbrick at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/news.htm


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Feb 12 - 06:44 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START

***********************************
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.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 07:40 AM

Hear Chris Bartram singing "John Barleycorn" accompanied by the other two and then the three of them playing "Trunkles" at http://uk.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes/music/songs/bbw-john-barleycorn-03-01-84658950


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 07:36 AM

See a video of Chris, Neil and Tony by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Feb 12 - 05:06 AM

Read a biography of Chris Bartram, Neil Brookes & Tony Weatherall by clicking here.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 11:15 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

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


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 05:39 AM

Hear Naomi sing Lord Thomas & Fair Ellandor by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 06:25 AM

"The Clouds of Colwyn Bay" is from Naomi Bedford's new album,"Tales from the Weeping Willow", which has been attracting lots of critical attention. This video with Naomi accompanied by Paul Simmonds was filmed recently by BBC Scotland at the Celtic Connections in Glasgow:-

Naomi & Paul on BBC Television from "Celtic Connections"


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 08:43 AM

Read a biography of Naomi, with a short mention for Paul, by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 09:50 AM

Our programme for March/April/May:-



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.

Apl 05th * £7.00 * JEFF WESLEY
Retired farm worker from Northamptonshire whose mellifluous voice is
able to project all that is worthy about English traditional song.

Apl 12th * £8.00 * ANDY IRVINE
A man that has played with so many fine top groups – Planxty, Sweeney's
Men, Mosaic, Patrick Street. A rare chance to see him in an intimate venue.

Apl 19th * £7.00 * JIM MacFARLAND & JERRY O'REILLY
Two of Ireland's finest singers come over for a short tour. They feature
a range of the very best in the Irish repertoire from the pastoral to
the political.

Apl 26th * £7.00 * MIKE GULSTON & BLANCHE ROWEN
Two excellent singers who draw their material from English, Welsh and
French sources. Mike is a talented multi-instrumentalist on a range of
string instruments.

May 03rd * £6.00 * MANDY MURRAY, BEN PALEY & JIM BURCH
A really memorable evening in prospect with the most vibrant local
musicians in Irish music and song with Mandy on concertina, Ben on
fiddle and Jim on guitar.

May 10th * £7.00 * ROSIE DAVIS, JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST
An English woman, a New Yorker and a Canadian combine to bring us the
very best in bluegrass, old timey and early country music on fiddle,
banjo, bass and guitar.

May 17th * £8.00 * JOHN KIRKPATRICK
One of the most talented and popular performers that we are able to
present at the Royal Oak, John is a master of a range of free reed
instruments and the outstanding singer of English traditional songs.

May 24th * £7.00 * BAYOU SECO TRIO
We are delighted to be able to welcome back Ken and Jeanie from Silver
City, New Mexico bringing us their superb range of music and song from
the south east of the USA. On this tour they are joined by their godson,
fiddler Tomás Wentz.

May 31st * £6.00 * DENISE & STUART SAVAGE
An evening with these two great local favourites who are able to present
a varied evening that is both interesting and delightful

Our Future Guests will include:-
* Gordon Tyrrall (June 14th)
* Matt Quinn (June 21st)
* Jim Causley (June 28th)
* Jim & Lynette Eldon (July 19th)
* Rattle On The Stovepipe (Sept 6th)
* Sisters Unlimited (September 13th)
* Jeff Warner (October 4th)
* Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick (October 11th)


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

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all
of the above.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Apr 12 - 09:56 AM

This Thursday:-
Apl 05th * £7.00 * JEFF WESLEY
Retired farm worker from Northamptonshire whose mellifluous voice is able to project all that is worthy about English traditional song.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 05:23 AM

* See a photo of Jeff taken at a previous appearance at the Royal Oak by clicking here

* Read a biography of Jeff by clicking here

* Hear Jeff singing The Unquiet Grave by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Apr 12 - 06:11 PM

Apl 12th * £8.00 * ANDY IRVINE
A man that has played with so many fine top groups – Planxty, Sweeney's Men, Mosaic, Patrick Street. A rare chance to see him in an intimate venue.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Apr 12 - 05:51 PM

* Read a biography of Andy by clicking here
* Hear Andy sing Gladiators by clicking here
* Hear Andy perform a superb and moving version of his Never Tire Of The Road at the Barbican in London by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 07:00 AM

A huge thank you to Andy for a really superb performance night last night played to a very appreciative capacity crowd. He is no youngster now but he is still at the top of his game.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 01:22 PM

Two unsolicited emails received today -
Just wanted to say what a great night that was, and thank you.
First time I've seen him live. As Andy sang You Rambling Boys of Pleasure I really felt he had cast a spell on me.
You only get that with up close, acoustic sets, and its very special.
He can really tug on the heartstrings, his voice is wonderful for that
but he also makes you laugh!

and
Thank you so much for putting Andy on last night. A true legend and gentleman. Fantastic show.


Both from newcomers to the Royal Oak which is also a bonus for us.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 03:21 PM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START

***********************************
Apl 19th * £7.00 * JIM MacFARLAND & JERRY O'REILLY
Two of Ireland's finest singers come over for a short tour. They feature a range of the very best in the Irish repertoire from the pastoral to the political.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 11:13 AM

* Hear Jerry sing Father Murphy by clicking here
* Hear Jim sing Reynardine by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 07:26 AM

* Read biographies of Jerry & Jim by clicking here
* A photo of jerry & Jim by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 02:48 PM

Apl 26th * £7.00 * MIKE GULSTON & BLANCHE ROWEN
Two excellent singers who draw their material from English, Welsh and French sources. Mike is a talented multi-instrumentalist on a range of string instruments.


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 07:48 AM

See a photo of Mike and Blanche by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 05:43 AM

* Read a biography of Mike & Blanche by clicking here

* Hear Mike & Blanche sing Early Spring In Llangyfelach by clicking here

It's Tonight!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 10:20 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes,
BN7 2DA.
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


May 03rd * £6.00 * MANDY MURRAY, BEN PALEY & JIM BURCH
A really memorable evening in prospect with the most vibrant local musicians in Irish music and song with Mandy on concertina, Ben on fiddle and Jim on guitar.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 02:02 PM

***Listen to Mandy playing "The Drogheda Lasses/The Game of Love" by clicking here

***Listen to Ben playing "Old Hag You Have Killed Me/Freher's Jig" by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 May 12 - 09:53 AM

*** Biographies of Ben & Mandy by clicking here


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 May 12 - 02:27 PM

May 10th * £7.00 * ROSIE DAVIS, JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST
An English woman, a New Yorker and a Canadian combine to bring us the very best in bluegrass, old timey and early country music on fiddle, banjo, bass and guitar.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 May 12 - 06:46 AM

* Hear Joe Locker singing "Rain & Snow" by clicking here

* See a photo of Davis, Locker & Winquist by clicking here

* Read biographies of Davis, Locker & Winquist by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 May 12 - 03:19 PM

May 17th * £8.00 * JOHN KIRKPATRICK
One of the most talented and popular performers that we are able to present at the Royal Oak, John is a master of a range of free reed instruments and the outstanding singer of English traditional songs.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 May 12 - 02:59 PM

* Hear John Kirkpatrick singing Welcome To Hell by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 May 12 - 06:29 AM

Read a biography of John Kirkpatrick by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 May 12 - 04:46 PM

A big "Thank You" to John Kirkpatrick for a really superb performance last night which delighted the capacity audience.

Some great floor spots as well - so a particular thanks to:-
David Jones - (Great to see him again, He is on tour from New York)
Martin Curtis - (also on tour from New Zealand)
Martin & Shaun Graebe - who were in this area for Saturday's Traditional Song Forum in Lewes.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 May 12 - 04:17 PM

May 24th * £7.00 * BAYOU SECO TRIO
We are delighted to be able to welcome back Ken and Jeanie from Silver City, New Mexico bringing us their superb range of music and song from the south east of the USA. On this tour they are joined by their godson, fiddler Tomás Wentz.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 May 12 - 05:23 AM

* Hear Bayou Seco with Jeannie McLerie leading the singing on Lazy Heart by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 May 12 - 07:23 AM

* Read a biography of Bayou Seco by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 May 12 - 07:06 AM

* See a really good photo of the Bayou Seco Trio back home in a very cold Silver City, New Mexico last winter by clicking here.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 May 12 - 04:56 PM

May 31st * £6.00 * DENISE & STUART SAVAGE
An evening with these two great local favourites who are able to present a varied evening that is both interesting and delightful


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 07:23 AM

Jun 14th * £7.00 * GORDON TYRRALL
Gordon contributes brilliant guitar, fine flute playing and is a strong singer. More than 25 years as a respected professional.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 07:31 AM

On Page 17 of "The Guide" in today's edition of The Guardian, it says:-

THURSDAY
Lewes
•        Gordon Tyrrall
Folk Singer and musician
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273 478124) 8pm £7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 06:16 AM

* Hear Gordon sing Jessie by clicking here.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Jun 12 - 06:04 AM

MATT QUINN BMus(Hons)


Congratulations to Matt who learned yesterday that he had been awarded his degree on the four-year Folk and Traditional Music BMus Honours at the University which is followed almost straight away by this....

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
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Jun 21st * £6.00 * MATT QUINN
As our local boy made good who has now graduated at the end of his Traditional Music Degree course and now he previews a first solo album on this evening.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 Jun 12 - 01:40 PM

* Hear Matt sing "Us Poor Fellows" by clicking here


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 05:55 AM

* Photo of Matt by clicking here


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Jun 12 - 05:50 PM

* Read a biography of Matt by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jun 12 - 12:32 PM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************
Thursday 28th June
JIM CAUSLEY IS UNWELL & WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPEAR FOR US ON THIS DATE
We have decided to replace Jim Causley's advertised gig with a
FREE ADMISSION OPEN NIGHT


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 11:24 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START

***********************************

Jul 5th * £7.00 * SHIRLEY COLLINS' BIRTHDAY PARTY


Now here is something really special!
In the first half, Shirley will be presenting a shortened version of her latest multi-media show, You Never Heard So Sweeet.
In the second half she will introducing performances by friends including some of the best known names on the folk scene:-
THE COPPER FAMILY
MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP
RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS
IAN KEAREY & DAN QUINN (of DUCK SOUP)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 06:58 AM

Read more about the evening and a biography of Shirley by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 07:48 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************



Jul 12th * £7.00 * HECTOR GILCHRIST
Hector Gilchrist sings in a sensitive and easy style that does justice to his great voice accompanied by thoughtful guitar work. His first appearance for us.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jul 12 - 07:19 AM

* Hear Hector singing The Rambler From Clare by clicking here


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 06:54 AM

* Read a biography of Hector by clicking here


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 12:32 PM

* A nice photo of Hector by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 09:02 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Jul 19th * £7.00 * JIM & LYNETTE ELDON
A very welcome return for the Brid fiddler and his clog-dancing champion wife. Jim & Lynette's straightforward performances are a delight.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Aug 12 - 01:08 PM

Our programme for September & October

Sept 06 * £7.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
One of the most popular acts that we have ever presented return to open a new season for us; the combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper & Dan Stewart is unbeatable.

Sept 13 * £8.00 * SISTERS UNLIMITED
The best female group that the folk scene ever produced reforms to play a few dates. We are delighted to be included in the short tour by Rosie Davis, Sandra Kerr, Janet Russell & Peta Webb

Sept 20 * £6.00 * IAN CHISHOLM & STEPHEN SIBBALD
Superb Scots fiddle playing to excellent guitar along with engaging singing from these two outstanding musicians

Sept 27 * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
An opportunity for our many regular supporters to get more of a chance to perform than they do on our ordinary guest nights. New performers to our venture are particularly welcome.

Oct 04 * £7.00 * JEFF WARNER
Jeff is among the USA's foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America link us with the everyday lives of 19th century Americans.

Oct 11 * £12.00 * MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK (Opening Night of Lewes Folk Festival)
Advance tickets only for this rare small venue appearance by these iconic performers. Tickets from http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php

Oct 18 * £7.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
Chris is a master of his trade recently described as "one of the finest singers and most thoughtful inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs."

Oct 25 * £7.00 * ALICE GERRARD & BEVERLY SMITH
These touring Americans have known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats over decades and have in turn earned worldwide respect for their own important contributions to the music.

Our Future Guests will include:-
BOB WALSER * ALASDAIR ROBERTS * SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS * BRIGITTE KLOAREG & YANN FAÑCH PERROCHES * ROSIE STEWART & ROISIN WHITE * THE ASKEW SISTERS


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Sep 12 - 01:40 PM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk

Sept 06 * £7.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
One of the most popular acts that we have ever presented return to open a new season for us; the combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper & Dan Stewart is unbeatable.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 09:17 AM

Many thanks to Rattle On The Stovepipe for their superb performance last night to open a new season for us. The audience were enthusiastic and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. The only problem for me was looking round the room and counting 23 people who had previously perfomed floor spots at the Oak and realising that I could only fit in 7 - aaargh! nightmare!

Now we move on next Thursday to:-


Sept 13 * £8.00 * SISTERS UNLIMITED
The best female group that the folk scene ever produced reforms to play a few dates. We are delighted to be included in the short tour by Rosie Davis, Sandra Kerr, Janet Russell & Peta Webb


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Sep 12 - 06:48 AM

Hear Sisters Unlimited singing No Change There from their brand new album, by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 06:24 AM

Read biographies of the four members of Sisters Unlimited by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 12:19 PM

Many thanks to Rosie, Sandra, Janet & Peta for a really outstandingly enjoyable night last night. Now we look forward to:-

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Sept 20 * £6.00 * IAN CHISHOLM & STEPHEN SIBBALD
Superb Scots fiddle playing to excellent guitar along with engaging singing from these two outstanding musicians.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 07:23 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************
Sept 27 * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
An opportunity for our many regular supporters to get more of a chance to perform than they do on our ordinary guest nights. New performers to our venture are particularly welcome.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Sep 12 - 11:57 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


Oct 04 * £7.00 * JEFF WARNER
Jeff is among the USA's foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America link us with the everyday lives of 19th century Americans.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Oct 12 - 09:27 AM

I know that we have got this weekend's LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL to think about, but we cannot forget that our attractive weekly programme of Thursday night events continues:-

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

Oct 18 * £7.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
Chris is a master of his trade recently described as "one of the finest singers and most thoughtful inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs."



Click on the symbol to hear Chris Foster singing "Georgie" C FOSTER Georgie 18 10


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:02 PM

Oct 25 * £7.00 * ALICE GERRARD & BEVERLY SMITH
These touring Americans have known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats over decades and have in turn earned worldwide respect for their own important contributions to the music.


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 01:50 PM

Nov 01 * £6.00 * THE OTHER BAND
One of the most distinctive and popular units in the South-East. The lovely combination of Marilyn Bennett, (harmonica & vocals) Iris Bishop (concertina & accordion) and Gary Holder (double bass & tuba) takes some beating.


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:47 AM

Listen to The Other Band performing Dark Eyes - OTHER BAND Dark Eyes 01 11


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 06:00 PM

Nov 08 * £6.00 * GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN
Old fashioned songs in the 21st century. Julie sings a wide range of songs from diverse backgrounds whilst Gavin provides great accompaniments on a range of instruments whilst contributing excellent singing himself.


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 08:24 AM

Hear Gavin & Julie - Careless Love JULIE & GAVIN Careless Love 08 11


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 07:01 AM

See a video of Gavin & Julie by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Nov 12 - 03:13 PM

Nov 22 * £8.00 * TOM PALEY
Tom's illustrious history from working with Woody Guthrie in the 1950s through his days with the New Lost City Ramblers and his many achievements since make him a central figure in the folk revival in two continents. Surely this is an evening that you cannot afford to miss?


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Nov 12 - 08:26 AM

TOM PALEY George Collins 22 11

Tom Paley sings George Collins


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 06:36 AM

Tom Paley - Sporting Life Blues


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 06:03 AM

Photograph and biography of TOM PALEY by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 10:54 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************



Nov 29 * £8.00 * ALASDAIR ROBERTS
We have been trying for a long while to book him. Primarily an outstanding singer and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, his work consists of the interpretation and arrangement of traditional ballads as well as the writing and composition of new songs.


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 02:29 PM

Hear Alasdair Roberts sing The Daemon Lover - A ROBERTS The Daemon Lover 29 11


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:13 AM

Alasdair Roberts - Farewell Sorrow Youtube video


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 01:15 PM

Photo and Biography of Alistair available by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Dec 12 - 08:37 AM

We had quite a number of new younger people in last Thursday including some who had clearly not been to folk clubs before. Apart from the thanks that I got at the end of the evening, I have just received this email:-

Dear Vic,
just a line to say thank you for the lovely evening with Alasdair
Roberts last Thursday - it was good to hear his new songs and its
always a treat to see him play! I really liked the format of the
evening as well - with people getting up to sing and everyone joining
in - I haven't been to an evening like that before.
Hopefully going to try and come along to the Jackie Oates evening in January.
Thanks again
regards
Jessica

Most satisfying!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Dec 12 - 06:52 AM

Dec 13 * £7.00 * REG MEUROSS
One of the most impressive songwriters in these islands, Reg is also a consummate performer, singing and guitar accompanist.


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Dec 12 - 04:12 PM

Hear Reg Meuross sing Sail Away No More - R MEUROSS Sail Away No More 13 12


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 06:50 AM

See a photograph and read a biography of Reg Meuross by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 09:31 AM

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.


Thursdays at 8pm. Prompt Start!
Here is our programme for the first three months of 2013:-


Jan 03 * £6.00 * JIMMY LEE'S EDGE OF CHAOS ORCHESTRA
A very bright start to the New Year as this notable singer/songwriter performs in the excellent company of Clare Juliet, Jon Wigg & Gary Holder.

Jan 10 * £7.00 * PETE MORTON
Of his latest album, "Economy", Colin Irwin write "Song craftsman, impassioned performer and general good egg, Pete Morton may just have made the best album of his life."

Jan 17 * £7.00 * THE FALSE BEARDS
The combination of two remarkable talents, Ben Mandelson & Ian Anderson who once played blues in a trio at the Royal Oak with...... Bob Copper!

Jan 24 * £8.00 * JACKIE OATES with TRISTAN SEUME
Jackie's singing and fiddle playing have established her as one of the leading figures of her generation. A winner of numerous awards for her recordings and her performance.

Jan 31 * £7.00 * MARY HUMPHREYS & ANAHATA
Mary has a repertoire of very fine songs and she is a commanding singer and together their tune playing is excellent on melodeon, concertina, banjo and cello.

Feb 07 * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
Come along sing, play, dance, recite poetry or monologues or just listen to a varied and always enjoyable evening

Feb 14 * £7.00 * ANNIE DEARMAN & STEVE HARRISON
Annie Dearman (voice, jew's harp) & Steve Harrison (melodeon, mouth organs, banjo, bagpipes) perform songs in a robust and firmly rooted English style

Feb 21st * £7.00 * BOB DAVENPORT, ROGER DIGBY & LIZ GIDDINGS
The iconic figure of Bob Davenport, one of the cornerstones of the folk revival is joined by fiddler Liz and Roger from Flowers and Frolics on Anglo concertina.

Feb 28th * £7.00 * POTIPHAR'S APPRENTICES
Adrian May and John & Sue Cubbin concentrate on the many songs collected by Vaughan Williams in the south of England and aim to help return some of the songs - many from previously unpublished material – to the community.

Mar 07th * £6.00 * STUART REED
Stuart plays in a variety of guises and is a seasoned and very listenable performer with a great voice and a lovely range of songs

Mar 14th * £7.00 * LEON ROSSELSON
Leon Rosselson is a widely acclaimed singer and songwriter as well being the author of 17 children's books. Last year he celebrated his 50th year of performing, as well as his 75th birthday!

Mar 21st * £7.00 * ROBB JOHNSON
Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His passionate songs are always performed with great verve.

Mar 28th * £7.00 * WIZZ JONES.
Somehow, with all the great performers that we have brought to Lewes over the years, we have missed this man. With his unique guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and "a right hand worthy of Broonzy" Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit.

Our Future Guests will include:-
The Askew Sisters * Archie Fisher * Brigitte Kloareg & Yann-Fañch Perrocches * Sara Grey & Kieron Means * Bruce Molsky * Tom Spiers and Family * Rosie Stewart & Róisín White * John Kirkpatrick * James Fagan & Nancy Kerr * Jez Lowe * Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick * Jerry Epstein & Ralph Bodington * Len Graham * Maggie Boyle & Paul Downes




Resident Performers – WILL DUKE * DAN QUINN * TINA SMITH * VIC SMITH


Our websites are at

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic

and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all
of the above.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 08:58 AM

This Thursday -
Jan 03 * £6.00 * JIMMY LEE'S EDGE OF CHAOS ORCHESTRA

A very bright start to the New Year as this notable singer/songwriter performs in the excellent company of Clare Juliet, Jon Wigg & Gary Holder.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 08:19 AM

Jimmy Lee sings Granuaile - JIMMY LEE Granuaile 01 03


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 06:52 AM

Jan 10 * £7.00 * PETE MORTON
Of his latest album, "Economy", Colin Irwin writes "Song craftsman, impassioned performer and general good egg, Pete Morton may just have made the best album of his life."


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 07:21 AM

From Page 10 of "The Listings" booklet with today's "The Guardian"
for Thursday 10th January:-

Lewes
•        Pete Morton

Folk singer-songwriter
Royal Oak, Station Street.
(01273 478124) 8pm
£7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 04:19 PM

Listen to Pete Morton singing The Two Brothers - P MORTON TwoBrothers 10 01


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 05:52 AM

Pete Morton sings "Another Train"


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 03:23 PM

Jan 17 * £7.00 * THE FALSE BEARDS
The combination of two remarkable talents, Ben Mandelson & Ian Anderson who once played blues in a trio at the Royal Oak with...... Bob Copper!

Ben and Ian say that they will be bringing some star performers with them - who will be performing with them, but ask me not to name them!!!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Jan 13 - 08:59 AM

THURSDAY 17th JANUARY
Lewes
• The False Beards
Old-style psychedelic folk
from this two-piece outfit.
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273 478124)
8 - 11pm, £7.



From Page 16 of the Listings pages in "The Guide" with today's edition of "The Guardian" Not only that but they have promised to bring some "surprise top stars" with them that we are not allowed to name. It is for THURSDAY 17th JANUARY - Be there!


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 08:24 AM

False Beards in Lewes - poster


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 07:37 AM

The False Beards - Marie Celeste On Down


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 08:30 AM

This article on The False Beards appeared in our local newspaper who have not been including my recent press releases recently. The answer seems to be to find a local angle (Makes mental note to self.)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 06:33 AM

Jan 24 * £8.00 * JACKIE OATES with TRISTAN SEUME
Jackie's singing and fiddle playing have established her as one of the leading figures of her generation. A winner of numerous awards for her recordings and her performance.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 07:01 AM

From Page 18 of The Guide from today's edition of The Guardian for Thursday 24th January:-

Lewes
• Jackie Oates, Tristan Seume
The singer and fiddle player performs sumptuous folk
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273) 478124, £8


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 08:24 AM

Jackie sings Gathering Rushes - J.OATES Gathering Rushes 01 24


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 07:32 AM

Jackie Oates with Tristan Seume - The Sweet Nightingale (Live)


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 06:58 AM

Thank you to Jackie & Tristan for a superb night on Thursday played to a full clubroom. Now we move on to:-

Jan 31 * £7.00 * MARY HUMPHREYS & ANAHATA
Mary has a repertoire of very fine songs and she is a commanding singer and together their tune playing is excellent on melodeon, concertina, banjo and cello.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 07:40 AM

From page 21 of the Listings for Thursday 31st January in "The Guide" from today's "The Guardian":-

Lewes
• Mary Humphreys & Anahata

Traditional folk.
Royal Oak, Station Street
(01273 478124) 8pm £7


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 08:52 AM

Mary Humphreys & Anahata perform Rosemary Lane M HUMPHREYS ANAHATA Rosemary Lane 31 01


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 07:40 AM

The Cuckoo and The Nightingale - Mary Humphreys and Anahata


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 06:26 AM

Feb 14 * £7.00 * ANNIE DEARMAN & STEVE HARRISON
Annie Dearman (voice, jew's harp) & Steve Harrison (melodeon, mouth organs, banjo, bagpipes) perform songs in a robust and firmly rooted English style


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 10:53 AM

Hear Annie & Steve perform Jessie's City - DEARMAN HARRISON Jessie's City 14 02


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 03:50 PM

The next four Thursdays at the Royal Oak -


Feb 21st * £7.00 * BOB DAVENPORT, ROGER DIGBY & LIZ GIDDINGS
The iconic figure of Bob Davenport, one of the cornerstones of the folk revival is joined by fiddler Liz and Roger from Flowers and Frolics on Anglo concertina.


Feb 28th * £7.00 * POTIPHAR'S APPRENTICES
Adrian May and John & Sue Cubbin concentrate on the many songs collected by Vaughan Williams in the south of England and aim to help return some of the songs - many from previously unpublished material – to the community.


Mar 07th * £6.00 * STUART REED
Stuart plays in a variety of guises and is a seasoned and very listenable performer with a great voice and a lovely range of songs.


Mar 14th * £7.00 * LEON ROSSELSON
Leon Rosselson is a widely acclaimed singer and songwriter as well being the author of 17 children's books. Last year he celebrated his 50th year of performing, as well as his 75th birthday


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Mar 13 - 06:16 AM

Mar 21st * £7.00 * ROBB JOHNSON
Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His passionate songs are always performed with great verve.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 02:04 PM

Robb Johnson sings Goodnight Jerusalem - R JOHNSON Goodnight Jerusalem 2103


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 06:05 AM

Robb Johnson sings "I am Not At War"


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 07:51 AM

Now, here is one that I am really looking forward to.....

Mar 28th * £7.00 * WIZZ JONES.
Somehow, with all the great performers that we have brought to Lewes over the years, we have missed this man. With his unique guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and "a right hand worthy of Broonzy" Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 09:10 AM

WIZZ JONES sings and plays "Corrinne"


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Mar 13 - 07:26 AM

Wizz Jones sings Lazy Farmer - W JONES Lazy Farmer 28 03


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 02:33 PM

Photo & biography of WIZZ JONES


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 08:12 AM

Three unsolicited messages after a superb night with Wizz Jones playing to a very full clubroom:-

Rich Hanscomb Thanks for a great night.

Jane Pritchett Great to be there, thanks for a lovely evening x j x

Dave Toye A really excellent night with my all time favourite musician. Book him again Vic for next year!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Apr 13 - 07:12 AM

***IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED PROGRAMME***


April 25th * Free Admission Open Night
Because of a mix-up over dates, Sara Grey & Keiron Means will now be appearing the following week, May 2nd in a double header with Bruce Molsky
Instead, we will be having one of our very occasional, but also very popular free admission Open Nights. These are always thoroughly enjoyable evenings with the great variety of songs and music that are performed in them. We are always particularly pleased to welcome performers who are new to our venture and who would like to be included in our evenings.



May 2nd * £8.00 * DOUBLE HEADER - BRUCE MOLSKY and SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS
In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny.

Sara's lovely voice and frailing banjo make her one of the most popular performers on the folk scene. Her son, Kieron has inherited her great love of and facility with traditional song and tunes.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Apr 13 - 07:21 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

April 4th * £7.00 * THE ASKEW SISTERS
Hazel (melodeon) and Emily (fiddle) are the young duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic and dynamic brand of English folk music and song.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Apr 13 - 01:39 PM

The Askew Sisters sing Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear - ASKEWS Fare Thee Well Dearest Dear 0403


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: RoyH
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 07:49 AM

What a bargain the double header at Lewes May 2nd is! Vic & Tina deserve huge credit for taking this route out of a difficult situation. It's to be hoped that their enterprise is rewarded with a sell-out crowd. If only I didn't live so far away I'd be there myself. Go to it you Sussex folks, fill the place, and ENJOY. This club books quality guests as a matter of course but this double helping is exceptional.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 08:00 AM

Of all the jammy sods. Sara, Kieron and Bruce Molsky on the one bill! Sure makes me wish I didn't live at the other end of the country.

Still, I'm seeing Sara and Keiron in April and Bruce at the back end of May. So that should be adequate compensation.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 12:51 PM

Video of the Askews playing "The Unfortunate Tailor" and "The Shaalds of Foula"

... and thanks to Roy & Fred for their kind comments


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Apr 13 - 03:17 PM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************
April 11th * £8.00 * ARCHIE FISHER
Recognized for his massive contributions to folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Apr 13 - 09:39 AM

ARCHIE FISHER
*** Read about him on pages 43-45 of the April issue of fRoots no.358 in an article by Derek Schofield
*** See him live on Thursday 11th April at the Royal Oak in Lewes .


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 01:42 PM

Hear Archie Fisher sing The Final Trawl - A FISHER Final Trawl 11 04


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Apr 13 - 07:22 AM


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 10 Apr 13 - 12:48 PM

ARCHIE FISHER on April 11th

The iconic Scots performer at the Celtic Roots festival

http://youtu.be/leomhFmH62o


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 06:44 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************


April 18th * £7.00 * BRIGITTE KLOAREG & YANN- FAÑCH PERROCHES
A rare chance to listen to two fine exponents of the Breton tradition: lively dance tunes, ballads, compositions. Yann-Fañch played melodeon with the epoch making band, Skolvan and Brigitte is a great multi-lingual singer.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 06:36 AM

BRIGITTE KLOAREG & YANN- FAÑCH PERROCHES perform Gavotte - DIAMIK Gavotte 18 04


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 07:13 AM

This could be our best night ever! -

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124
Emailtinvic@globalnet.co.uk
********************************************************

Thursday May 2nd * £8.00 * DOUBLE HEADER - BRUCE MOLSKY and SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny.

Sara's lovely voice and frailing banjo make her one of the most popular performers on the folk scene. Her son, Kieron has inherited her great love of and facility with traditional song and tunes.

Our websites are at


http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic

and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 May 13 - 06:09 AM

Sara Grey & Kieron Means perform Lazy John - S GREY & K MEANS Lazy John 02 05

Bruce Molsky performs Wolves a-Howling - B MOLSKY Wolves a-howling 02 05


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 May 13 - 07:20 AM

Praise from Naomi Bedford a great singer herself who will be singing for us on June 6th:-

I love being able to just nip down the road to Lewes for a bit of live music with a friend....Bruce Molksy was brilliant tonight and SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS were rather splendid too - fantastic music...fantastic venue....big up the Royal Oak Folk Lewes


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From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 May 13 - 01:36 PM


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 May 13 - 01:37 PM

Mandy Murray
      
    What a fantastic night of music!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 May 13 - 11:05 AM

May 9th * £7.00 * THE SPIERS FAMILY
Tom, Maggie & Emma Spiers sing a variety of folk songs, mainly but not exclusively, traditional material from the north east of Scotland. Their presentation ranges in style from a cappella, to arrangements accompanied by Tom on Fiddle or Tenor Guitar.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 07 May 13 - 08:45 AM

The Spiers family sing The Banks o'Skene - SPIERS FAMILY The Banks o Skene 09 05


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 May 13 - 07:49 AM

Tom Spiers sings "The Cruel Mother"


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 May 13 - 07:10 AM

May 16th * £7.00 * ROSIE STEWART & RÓISÍN WHITE
These two are among the most popular, most widely appreciated singers from the north of Ireland for their lovely varied singing styles and great repertoire of songs. This is a welcome return visit.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 May 13 - 09:49 AM

RÓISÍN WHITE sings Among The Heather - ROISIN WHITE AmangTheHeather 16 05


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 May 13 - 08:28 AM

Watch Rosie Stewart singing the hilarious The Funeral by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 May 13 - 06:39 AM

Watch Róisín White sing Van Dieman's Land by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 May 13 - 06:37 AM

Read full biographies of ROSIE STEWART & RÓISÍN WHITE by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 17 May 13 - 01:42 PM

May 23rd * £7.00 * MIKE NICHOLSON
"Those who have heard Mike Nicholson sing will not need me to tell them what a delightful experience that is. When Mike sings a song it stays sung - and you won't forget it" Bob Copper.


May 30th * £8.00 * JOHN KIRKPATRICK
John has become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 20 May 13 - 06:38 AM

Hear Mike Nicholson sing White Squall - MIKE NICHOLSON White Squall 23 05


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 29 May 13 - 09:57 AM

Hear John Kirkpatrick sing Welcome To Hello - JOHN K Welcome To Hell 30 05


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 06:20 AM

June 6th * £7.00 * NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS
A great, expressive singer with accomplished guitar backing from Paul. "A favourite voice of mine…I love to hear her sing…" Shirley Collins


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 08:53 AM

Naomi Bedford sings Lord Thomas & Fai


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 09:03 AM

Listen to Naomi Bedford singing Lord Thomas & Fair Ellendor by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jun 13 - 07:42 AM


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Jun 13 - 07:44 AM

Thursday 6th June
Naomi now tells us that they are going to be joined on this gig by our favourite banjo player Dan Stewart.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 03:43 PM

Here is a video of Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds performing The Clouds of Colwyn Bay taken from a BBC television programme filmed at Celtic Connections.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 Jun 13 - 11:09 AM

June 13th * £7.00 * ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN
Mat's fiddle playing – even dancing a morris jig as he plays – and Andy's voice, melodeon and concertina add up to the best in English music and song.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 06:28 AM

Andy & Mat play some Quicksteps - ANDY TURNER MAT GREEN Quicksteps 13 06


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 06:29 AM

Video of Mat Green dancing a morris jig to his own fiddle playing


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Jun 13 - 06:20 AM

June 20th * £7.00 * BOB WOOD
Bob, from the west of Scotland, is a warm and engaging solo singer and performer with an easy going sense of humour. He is also a highly accomplished finger-style guitarist.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Jun 13 - 10:59 AM

Hear BOB WOOD singing Bogie's Bonnie Belle by clicking here.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Jun 13 - 12:40 PM

Watch BOB WOOD singing "Beeswing" and "Turnaround" - by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jun 13 - 07:24 AM

June 27th * £8.00 * JAMES FAGAN & NANCY KERR
One of the most established and respected duos on the folk scene, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are winners of the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Jun 13 - 06:00 AM

Hear Nancy & James sing The Banks of the Condamine by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 06:51 AM

Youtube video of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - Queen of Waters.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 07:40 AM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
***********************************

July 4th * £7.00 * NICK DOW
An old favourite returns to live performance and is enchanting a new generation of enthusiasts with his fine repertoire of traditional songs, his easy velvet voice and his sensitive guitar playing.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Jul 13 - 05:05 PM

Hear Nick Dow singing Riding Down To Portsmouth by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Jul 13 - 06:15 AM

Nick sings "The Little Dun Mare" to footage shot at Appleby Stow and Lee gap fairs. - click here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Jul 13 - 08:41 AM

July 11th * £7.00 * JIM WARD & IRIS BISHOP
Master of Music Hall Mirth in song and monologue, Jim will be accompanied by Iris Bishop on piano accordion and concertina. Iris will also offer some of her diverse and brilliant solos.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 16 Jul 13 - 12:37 PM

July 18th * £7.00 * BING LYLE
A remarkable instrumentalist on accordion, piano and guitar, Bing is also one of the best singers around whether with his own finely crafted compositions or with traditional songs.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 05:43 PM

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick - September 26th

***ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD***


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Sep 13 - 12:37 PM

After our break for the month of August:-

Sept 5th * £7.00 * THE LONG HILL RAMBLERS
The hugely popular combination of Laura Hockenhull, Tab Hunter, Ben Paley & Dan Stewart make the ideal start for our new season.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 Sep 13 - 11:15 AM

Hear The Long Hill Ramblers perform Frankie & Johnny by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Sep 13 - 07:41 AM

Sept 19th * £8.00 * JEZ LOWE
Sony Academy Award Winning Songwriter from County Durham, Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 09:07 AM

Hear Jez Lowe perform The Judas Bus by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Oct 13 - 07:23 AM

Oct 24th * £8.00 * DEBBY McCLATCHY
An expert entertainer with wit and imagination, Debby's sparkling banjo and delightful voice combine with a huge, lovely repertoire to provide great entertainment.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Oct 13 - 07:28 AM

***CHANGE OF ADVERTISED PROGRAMME***
***THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER***



As you can read in another current Mudcat thread, Maggie Boyle is unwell and has an operation lined up for the beginning of November. We have sent her best wishes from all her many friends and admirers at our club. As a replacement, we have decided that we will have an evening that features the group of young performers from Brighton who have have contributed so much to our evenings on their visits, collectively or individually during the past year - Dylan Hodgson, Rowan Luis, Aisling Lyle & Joy Paley. Mandy Murray, one of Maggie's closest and oldest friends, will also be taking part and there is a possibility that another of the young performers Issy Carroll may also be with us that night.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 06:27 AM

Oct 31st * £7.00 * LEN GRAHAM
Len is one of Ireland's best known singers who has gained an international reputation, not only for his inimitable singing style, but also for the breadth of his knowledge of Irish folk music


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 06:14 PM

Nov 7th * £7.00 * THE YOUNG' UNS
The trio of Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes is one of the most exciting new young acts to hit the folk scene in years. Great singers and musicians, they are also a lot of fun!


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 06:18 PM

ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START

AN ANNOUNCEMENT
Vic celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year. This year also marks the 50th year since he became involved in running folk clubs starting with the one at his college. Tina and Vic started running weekly folk clubs together in 1966 firstly in South London and then from 1968 in the Brighton and Lewes areas. For the last 23 years they have been the mainstays of this club at the Royal Oak.

Although the club continues to thrive and this year has seen some tremendous nights at the Royal Oak, the end of 2013 seems to them both to be a good time to call it a day. At the moment there would seem to be no obvious successors to take over from them.

For our part, we would like to thank the very many people who have supported us over the years.
Vic & Tina Smith


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 10:05 AM

Hear The Young'uns sing Harbour Voice by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 07:50 AM

I'm really looking forward to this:-
ROYAL OAK
3 Station Street,
Lewes
BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
THURSDAYS 8.pm - PROMPT START
****************************
Nov 14th * £7.00 * DEBS NEWBOLD & LAUREL SWIFT
These superb young performers will be presenting "Under Her Skin", an epic tale, a modern twist, two voices, four feet and eight strings. – "theatre meets storytelling meets comedy meets folk".


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 07:53 AM

See a flyer for "Under Her Skin by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 07:58 AM

... and an video excerpt from this show by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 09:01 AM

Go the the "Under Her Skin" website with all the details of the show by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 04:19 PM

Nov 21st * £7.00 * JODY KRUSKAL
The very talented American concertina player and singer will be giving one of his vibrant and engaging performances. Only 8 appearances on this short British tour.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 05:21 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iL-rhCxTG4&feature=youtu.be


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 04:55 PM

Hear Jody Kruskal perform The Weaver & His Wife by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 05:46 PM

Dec 12th * £7.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
The excellent combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper & Dan Stewart has proved to be hugely popular and entertaining on previous visits.


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 11:48 AM

Hear Rattle On The Stovepipe perform - 8 More Miles to Louisville by clicking here


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Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 11:57 AM

who will be the new organisers?


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