The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106539   Message #2682133
Posted By: Vic Smith
17-Jul-09 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
Subject: RE: Royal Oak, Lewes - Thursdays
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 -

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 - for Ralph (Eight tracks) for Jerry (Seven tracks)