Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM SUSSEX

FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.
Every Thursday 8.pm PROMPT START
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 26 * £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 2 * £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 9 * £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 16 * £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 23 * £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 30 * £6.00 * THE PALINKA BAND

A young female quartet from Hungary and Transylvania bring us their interpretation of this very rich cultural heritage.

May 7 * £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 14 * £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 21 * £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 28 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

In July, 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

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic  and

http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

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 http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes
Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-
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:-
LEON ROSSELSON - March 26
THE ASKEW SISTERS - April 16
CHRIS FOSTER - April 23
TONY HALL - June 11
DAVE RUCH - October 22

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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.
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THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from the
paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. 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.

Please contact

JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 jimars@globalnet.co.uk

Or

VIC SMITH 01273 478124 tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
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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)

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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:-
March 28        Tom McConville Fiddle

April 25          Craig Morgan Robson Way through the Woods

April 26          Craig Morgan Robson Vocal harmony

June 6          Kerr /Fagan /Harbron Fiddle /Bouzouki /Concertina

June 7          Kerr Fagan /Harbron Vocal harmony/Winter MS tunes

July 11           Will Duke Scan Tester's tunes

July 18          Bonnie Shaljean    Harp

Sept 12         Tommy Peoples Fiddle

Sept 19          Jeff Warner Song accompaniment

Oct 10            Tim Edey    Melodeon

Nov 14          Vicki Swan  Scottish smallpipes

Nov 21           Tom & Barbara Brown Ballad forum

Dec 5             Billy Teare Storytelling

Dec 5             Kathleen O'Sullivan Irish song

The website for more details is
http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/workshps.html or contact Valmai
Goodyear on (01273) 476757 or email ValmaiGoodyear@aol.com

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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.

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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
http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/Sessions.php
Cheers
Bryan
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed - contact him on Bryancreer@aol.com

Look out for a return of an old favourite. The free monthly Sunday afternoon sessions at the Royal Oak in Station Street are going to be revived in March. More details of this in next month's newsletter.

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...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 tinasmith226@yahoo.co.uk  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 athttp://www.myspace.com/thesussexpistols



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  1. THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS are incredible. It's true Cajun at it's best!
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