March Folk News from Sussex
Subject: March Folk News from Sussex|
From: Vic Smith
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 12:52 PM
EIGHT ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM SUSSEX FOR MARCH
1] 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 next three months. For the four Thursdays in May, we will be having a season of Irish performers and each are outstanding performers bring different aspects of the rich tradition of that country.
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 23rd * £5.00 * CHRIS FOSTER
One of the finest singers and most thoughtful inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs. On tour from his new home in Iceland.
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 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
On July 16th, we will be presenting one of our most ambitious nights ever when we present THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS from Eunice in Louisiana with Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess, Lisa Reed, and Ann Savoy
Our Future Guests will also include:-
TONY HALL * JERRY EPSTEIN & RALPH BODINGTON * SPIERS, SHEPHEARD & WATSON * MICHAEL MARRA *DAVE RUCH * DICK GAUGHAN * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
Our websites are at
Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.
2] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK ON "MYSPACE"
Our MYSPACE profile enables us to profile sample tracks of coming guests as well as show photos and biographies of coming guests. It is at
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-
Norma Waterson - "Sheepcrook And Black Dog" - (March 5th)
Dave Swarbrick - "The Trip We Took Over The Mountains - (March 19th)
Leon Rosselson - "Jumbo The Elephant" - (March 26th)
Jim Bainbridge - "East End Girls" - (April 2nd)
The Askew Sisters - "The Old Virginia Lowlands" - (April 16th)
Chris Foster - "The Banks of Newfoundland" - (April 23rd)
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:-
NORMA WATERSON & MARTIN CARTHY – March 5th
DAVE SWARBRICK – March 19th
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
3] SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE - UPDATED
For all the listings of folk music, song club, dances, festivals in and
around Sussex, have a look at http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk
This site all always kept updated with the latest events and those currently listed cover all the dates up until the end of March 2009.
4] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. Issue no 235 covers the months of February and March and this is now available. They are packed with adverts for various folk festivals, folk music record companies, specialist shops, instrument makers and other services as well as details of all the folk song and dance events in our area. To obtain copies of this free magazine as it is published, please send SAE's to Vic Smith at the address below.
It is also the address to send album review copies to. Potential
advertisers are also asked to contact Vic for a statement of our advertising rates.
The copy date for the April/May issue is February 28th. However, it should be mentioned that once the available space has been filled, no more adverts can be accepted even if they are received BEFORE the copy date. With this in mind, it is worth contacting the editors before the copy date to state your intentions and reserve advertising space even if you have not got final details or you copy prepared.
JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 email@example.com
VIC SMITH 01273 478124 firstname.lastname@example.org
5] THE FOLK DIARY ON LINE
THE FOLK DIARY is available on-line at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/fd.htm
You will need Adobe ACROBAT
READER to read the pages. The size of each page is given by each page
link and the content of each page is indicated. The following issue is now on-line and is listed here with the content of each page:-
ISSUE No. 235 Febuary - March 2009
Page 1 (1679kb) Folk at the Hawth Crawley, Luca's music lessons, Folk Camps, Beacon Tunbridge Wells (Mons), Barber & Taylor at Open House Brighton
Page 2 (1290kb) Piggies Open Mic Uckfield (Tues), Sussex Folk Association, Lamb Eastbourne (Wednesdays), Electric Voices presentations, Spyboy presentations
Page 3 (828kb) Lewes Saturday Club, Royal Oak Lewes (Thurs) - Advertising rates and copy dates
Page 4 (1306kb)Gary's Music Club Coolham (Sats), Vince's fiddles, Barry Murphy banjos, White Horse Bodle St. Green (Mons). Willows Folk Club Arundel (Weds)
Page 5 (1346kb) Spinning Jenny Dance Band, Seaford Folk Club (Fris), Hove Folk Club (Fris), Mid-Sussex Folk Singers (Weds)
Page 6 (1314kb) Brighton Acoustic Sessions (Mons), SEFAN Conference, North Brighton singarounds (Suns & Weds), Rude Mechanicals (Weds). Meltdown Ceilidhs (Sats), Cellarfolk Brighton (Tues), Fee calls Ceilidhs, Six Bells Chiddingly (Tues)
Page 7 (887kb) Broadstairs Folk Week, Brighton Folk & Blues Club, Hobgoblin Music
Page 8 (2068kb) Acoustic Sussex presentations, Horsham folk club (Suns)
6] LEWES WORKSHOPS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
The workshops last a full Saturday or Sunday and the tutor performs at the club in the evening. The programme for 2009 will be:-
28th Feb Brian Peters Melodeon
1st. March Brian Peters Ballad forum
28th. March Tom McConville Fiddle
25th. April Craig Morgan Robson Way through the Woods
26th. April Craig Morgan Robson Vocal harmony
6th. June Kerr /Fagan /Harbron Fiddle /Bouzouki /Concertina
7th. June Kerr Fagan /Harbron Vocal harmony/Winter MS tunes
11th. July Will Duke Scan Tester's tunes
18th. July Bonnie Shaljean Harp
12th. Sept Tommy Peoples Fiddle
19th. Sept Jeff Warner Song accompaniment
10th. Oct Tim Edey Melodeon
14th. Nov Vicki Swan Scottish smallpipes
21st. Nov Tom & Barbara Brown Ballad forum
5th. Dec Billy Teare Storytelling
5th. Dec Kathleen O'Sullivan Irish song
The website for more details is at http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/workshps.html
or contact Valmai
Goodyear on (01273) 476757 or email ValmaiGoodyear@aol.com
7] NEW MONTHLY SESSION IN LEWES
After a gap of several years, Sunday afternoon tune and song sessions will be returning to the bar of the Royal Oak in Station Street in Lewes. These will be on the last Sunday of the month from 3.30 – 5.30pm. starting on March 29th. They will be run by Vic & Tina Smith.
8] OTHER REGULAR SESSIONS IN THE LEWES/BRIGHTON AREA
Bryan Creer has taken on the task of detailing these, but has made changes
to the way this is presented. Here is what he says:-
I have given free rein to my inner geek and written a new version of the Sessions page that works out the date of the next of each session (except for the weekly ones where it seemed a bit pointless). This was inspired by the uselessness of "Fortnightly counting from 3rd October 2006".
I think it probably works almost all of the time (maybe). Would you
like to change any references you make to it to
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed - contact him on Bryancreer@aol.com
...And if you are ever looking for a good barn dance band, look no further than THE SUSSEX PISTOLS - though you should get in quickly - available
dates for 2009 are being snapped up quickly.
Contact Tina on 01273 478124 or email her at email@example.com to book the band. The band's website is at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm and they have a MYSPACE profile as well at http://www.myspace.com/thesussexpistols
VIC & TINA SMITH
26 Ferrers Road
Tel & Fax:- 01273 478124
ROYAL OAK WEBSITES:-
SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE:-
SUSSEX PISTOLS BARN DANCE BAND WEBSITE:-
COMPOUND SOUNDS WEBSITE