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Thread #106539 Message #2969593
Posted By: Vic Smith
20-Aug-10 - 03:40 PM
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
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
Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.