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Thread #106539 Message #2670576
Posted By: Vic Smith
03-Jul-09 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
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
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
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