October folk news from Lewes
Subject: October folk news from Lewes|
From: Vic Smith
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:16 AM
EIGHT ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR OCTOBER
1] LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 7 -10th OCTOBER 2010.
Well, the festival that we have been planning for almost a year is just about upon us and it starts with a bang this Thursday with an appearance by JOHN KIRKPATRICK. At the time of writing there are still tickets available for all events – though some events are close to selling out. We have now stopped posting tickets but will save tickets in envelopes on the door for those who wish to benefit from the advance ticket saving. The full programme is online at
http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFprogramme.php with 22 events over four days, over a third of them with free admission and the ticket webpage is at http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/LFFtickets.php where you can buy tickets for the following events:-
JOHN KIRKPATRICK Thurs 7th October 8pm £8
SHIRLEY COLLINS presents "AMERICA OVER THE WATER" Fri 8th October 8pm £8
NIGEL BAGGE & EDDIE ARMER Fri 8th October 8pm £6
STEP DANCE WORKSHOPS 9th October 10.45am £4
GORDON HALL presentation Sat 9th October 12 noon £4
West Gallery Singing Workshop Sat 9th October 2pm £4
FESTIVAL DANCE 9th October 8pm £8
SUSSEX SINGERS CONCERTS 9th October 8pm £8
PEPPERS' GHOST MAGIC LANTERN SUSSEX SHOW 9th October 8pm £8
An hour with PETE COE Sun 10th October 12.15pm £4
2] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our programme for the next two months:-
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 * THE LONG HILL RAMBLERS (otherwise) 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:-
DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON * JIM BAINBRIDGE * MARTIN CARTHY, NORMA WATERSON & CHRIS PARKINSON * JEZ LOWE * PETE MORTON *
Our websites are at
Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include all of the above.
3] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK ON "MYSPACE"
Our MYSPACE profile enables us to provide sample tracks of coming guests as well as show photos and biographies of coming guests. It is at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-
John Kirkpatrick - "Welcome To Hell" - (October 7th)
Duck Soup - "Little Brown Jug/Untitled/Bonne Bouche" - (October 14th)
Jim Causley - "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 Carole & Alan Prior] - "Lonely Waterloo" - (November 25th)
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:-
JOHN KIRKPATRICK October 7th
SYLVIA BARNES November 25th
4] 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 October 2010 .
5] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. Issue no 245 covers the months of October & November. 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 December/January issue is October 30th. However, it should be mentioned for future issues 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
The current issue is number 243 covers the months of June and July and is now available.
6] 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 are listed here with the content of each page:-
ISSUE No. 245 OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2010
Page 1(1178kb) Brighton fest noz, Stag Brighton song & chat (Suns),Headwater at Blue Coconut Pulborough, Hobgoblin music, Folk at the Hawth Crawley.
Page 2 (1785kb) Seaford folk club (Fris), Mark Ringwood tours, Meltdown Ceilidhs, Button badges, Amberley folk club (Tues).
Page 3 (909kb) Lewes Saturday folk club, Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (Thurs), Copy dates and contact details.
Page 4 (240kb) Lewes Folk Festival.
Page 5 (1359kb) Lamb Eastbourne folk club (Weds), Brighton Acoustic Session (Mons), Piggies Open Mic Uckfield (Thurs), From The Field To The Foundry, Croydon folk club (Mons), Brighton Cellarfolk (Tues).
Page 6 (1623kb) Electric Voices Guildford.
Page 7 (396kb) Sussex Folk Association, Hat Music Films, Folk On The Coast Bognor (Fris), Brighton Singers Club (Weds), The Rude Mechanicals (Weds), Fee Calls Ceilidhs, Hove Folk Club (Fris).
Page 8 (2704kb) Barry Murphy banjos, Folkmaster events, Vine's fiddles, Six Bells Chiddingly (Tues), Cigar Box guitars, Brighton Folk & Blues Club (Fris), Duck Soup new album.
Page 9 (1402kb) Bals a Samedi, Emily & The Hares events, Roots Around The World.
Page 10 (1616kb) Tonbridge Folk Club (Mons), Banjos for sale, Horsham folk club (Suns), Acoustic Sussex events.
Page 11 (1129kb) Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham.
Page 12 (1121kb) Tenterden Folk Festival, CD Reviews.
Page 13 (1094kb) Zaza music events Brighton CD reviews.
Page 14 (8689kb) White Horse Bodle St. Green (Mons), CD reviews.
Page 15 (953kb) Willows Arundel (Weds), Blue Coconut Pulborough (Thurs), Mole Valley Arts Alive.
Page 16 (277kb) Spyboy events
7] 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 2010 will be:-
9 Oct JOHN ADAMS Village Music Project (any instrument) (Lewes Festival Event)
10 Oct CHRIS COE Ballad forum (Lewes Festival Event)
31 Oct MARTIN CARTHY Guitar
13 Nov FRANKIE ARMSTRONG Singing & vocal techniques
20 Nov TIM LAYCOCK Concertina (all systems)
The website for more details is
Contact Valmai Goodyear on (01273) 476757 or email ValmaiGoodyear@aol.com
The Lewes Saturday Folk Club has a new domain name - http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/. This will work in parallel with the old name for the time being but they hope to phase it out so please change your bookmarks.
8] REGULAR SESSIONS IN THE LEWES/BRIGHTON AREA
Bryan Creer has taken on the task of detailing these, and they are posted at http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/Sessions.php
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed - contact him on Bryancreer@aol.com
VIC & TINA SMITH
Subject: RE: October folk news from Lewes|
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 11:43 AM
The weather forecast for the Folk Festival weekend is good. (Wish the pier in the photo hadn't been renamed, though - it will always be the Palace Pier as far as the natives are concerned.) The relevance of this is that Brighton is about eight miles from Lewes.
Subject: RE: October folk news from Lewes|
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 06:06 AM
And this Saturday (16/10) Derek Gifford, Geoff Higginbottom, & Keith Kendrick will be at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club as Three Sheets to the Wind: three huge voices bring strength & freshness to sea songs & shanties.