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SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE

Folk Music - Listings for August 19th until the end of September 2016

Thursday 18th August

Friday 19th August

Saturday 20th August

  • COME ALL YE with Sandra Goddard: ‘GREEN, GREEN, GREEN' - . Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 21st August

Monday 22nd August

Tuesday 23rd August

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - Feature Night "Vote For Me". - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • SINGERS' NIGHT - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email

Wednesday 24th August

  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950

Thursday 25th August

  • CHICHESTER PICKERS - THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 West Street PO19 1RP

Friday 26th August

Saturday 27th August

  • COME ALL YE with Diane & Steve Nevill: ‘TRAVEL & TRAVELLERS' - Bring songs & tunes to suit the theme. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • THE BARRA MacNEILS - Celebrating three decades in 2016, Cape Breton based family group The Barra MacNeils have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their sparkling repertoire, stunning vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship. The MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. The family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their music features multiple lead vocals, beautiful sibling harmonies, and superb instrumental skill on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments. Blended together with dancing, storytelling, Gaelic songs and a journey through ancient culture, this is folk music and entertainment at its best. With support from acclaimed Sussex folk musician Stuart Reed. - ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE, Elephant and Castle, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG DetailS:- 01273 464440 or email

Sunday 28th August

Monday 29th August

  • CLUB NIGHT with floor singers - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Tuesday 30th August

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • UCKFIELD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB - ***NEW VENUE*** - The Alma Arms, Framfield Road , Uckfield. Details 01825 765779 or 07964 147805 or 07892 658439

Wednesday 31st August

  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950

Thursday 1st September

  • CHICHESTER PICKERS - THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 West Street PO19 1RP

Friday 2nd September

Saturday 3rd September

  • HARVEST SUPPER in the presence of JOHN BARLEYCORN - Home-made harvest loaves, English cheeses & apples. Bring songs, tunes & readings for harvest. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • JOHN DE LITTLE plus JIM & KAREN - plus spots from top quality local performers - BILLINGSHURST FOLK CLUB The Chapel, Laker's Meadow, Billingshurst RH14 9NP

Sunday 4th September

  • SONG & DANCE - Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band. Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment. - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 5th September

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • TIM BROADBENT with CHRISTIAN FROMENTIN (fiddle) - Brighton Acoustic at THE LORD NELSON Trafalgar St, Brighton (100 yards from Brighton Stn.)
  • JED GRIMES - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB - Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS.

Tuesday 6th September

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - Feature Night "Railway Songs". - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • SINGERS' NIGHT - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email

Wednesday 7th September

  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • KEITH CHRISTMAS - A British folk/blues legend, Keith played guitar on David Bowie's “Space Oddity” album and appeared at the very first Glastonbury Festival. Hundreds of gigs and many albums later, he is still on the road with trademark bluesy vocals, superb guitar and a batch of great new songs! - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm

Thursday 8th September

Friday 9th September

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - Come and join in – bring your songs, poems, stories or just enjoy - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 10th September

  • HORSHAM DANCE with Maureen & Maurice - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION, Broadbridge Heath Village Centre RH12 3LY. Details 01403 266457
  • HASTINGS DANCE with Diana & John Burton - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION, Ninfield Memorial Hall Details 01403 750844
  • SAM SWEENEY ENGLISH FIDDLE WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. at Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA*** - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • ROB HARBRON All systems CONCERTINA WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. *** at The Dorset, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD*** - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • ANDY CUTTING MELODEON WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • LEVERET - Brilliant, beautiful & inventive music from Andy Cutting (melodeon) Rob Harbron (English concertina) & Sam Sweeney (fiddle). - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 11th September

  • Theme Night - SUSSEX FOLK SONGS - This evening we're hoping to hear as many Sussex Folk Songs as can be remembered. Possibly we won't have time for all 420 of Henry Burstow's songs, but anyway we'd like to hear the very best of the favourite Sussex folk songs that you like to sing or hear. To prevent duplication, there'll be a list on the door (and on the previous week) so that you can put a song down with your name by it.Our open floor nights are an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome. - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 12th September

  • HATFUL OF RAIN - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • HEATHER WEST with floor singers - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Tuesday 13th September

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • FOLK AT THE STAR with JOY LEWIS & DERRICK HUGHES and SIMON JOSLIN - The Star, Aifriston Details email

Wednesday 14th September

  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • DE TEMPS ANTAN - Formed at a time when all three were members of La Bottine Souriante, Eric Beaudry, Andre Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmissable joie de vivre found only in ` traditional Quebec music. - CAPITOL THEATRE, Horsham Box Office 01403 750220
  • LEVERET - ELECTRIC VOICES, Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ Box Office 01483 871443

Thursday 15th September

  • SHIRLEY INSPIRED - ALASDAIR ROBERTS, THE LORDS OF THYME plus exclusive excerpts from "The ballad of Shirley Collins" - ELECTRIC VOICES, Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ Box Office 01483 871443
  • CHICHESTER PICKERS - THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 West Street PO19 1RP

Friday 16th September

  • MARTIN SIMPSON - ELECTRIC VOICES, Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ Box Office 01483 871443
  • NICK DOW - A welcome back to the wonderful purveyor of traditional songs and great raconteur Nick Dow. Nick has been singing traditional Folk Songs for over Forty years. He is an acknowledged expert on West Country Folk Songs and together with his wife Mally has collected songs in Dorset, Essex and Lancashire - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 17th September

  • JIM BAINBRIDGE - ELSIE'S, The Queen's Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent TN8 5NP Details: 01732 862862
  • FOUR STAR TRIO WORKSHOP on MUSIC OF SLIABH LUACHRA for any instrument - 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ ` - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • FOUR STAR TRIO - Con Fada Ó Drisceoil (accordion, voice) Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle) & Pat ‘Herring' Ahern (Irish slide guitar, bouzouki) play & sing the music of Cork in fine, exuberant traditional style. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 18th September

  • CON Ó DRISCEOIL IRISH SONGWRITING WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • CAROLINE KENDALL - Singer and guitarist Caroline Kendall's repertoire includes traditional and contemporary songs from around Britain, the Americas and Spain from the 16th century to the present day. She has toured Italy with the music of Nick Drake and performed at festivals across England. She has previously released two albums of original songs and she is now working on a new album. She will supported this evening by Steve and Jill who will squash their two 10-minute Spotlight slots into one in the first half playing mainly American Oldtime music. - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 19th September

  • JENKINS EAR - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • STEVE TURNER - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB - Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS.
  • MID SUSSEX CHORUS & HARMONY NIGHT - The CHEQUER INN, Steyning. Enquiries - 01444 443280

Tuesday 20th September

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • SINGERS' NIGHT - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email

Wednesday 21st September

  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • OPEN STAGE Free. - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm

Thursday 22nd September

Friday 23rd September

  • BARN DANCE with THE SUSSEX PISTOLS and caller VIC SMITH - . Bar, Refreshments. All proceeds to Downsview School. - FRIENDS OF DOWNSVIEW SCHOOL Downsview School, Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton. BN2 6BB, Details:- 07816 329996 or 01323 891509 or email
  • O'HOOLEY & TIDOW - Chiddingly Festival, Chiddingly Village Hall, The Street, Chiddingly Details:- 01825 872401
  • CONNLA - a young, new traditional Irish/Celtic Folk band from Northern Ireland on their first tour of the UK - GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, Grayshott Village Hall Details: 01428 604798
  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - Come and join in – bring your songs, poems, stories or just enjoy - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email
  • TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL - Thursday night concert with MARTIN CARTHY. Support - GREG HARPER & JACK POUND - Details:- 01233 626805 or email
  • CARA DILLON & BAND - Plus dance sessions * festival market * Sussex Young Folk Competition * Workshops * Singarounds & much more. - SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL, Elephant and Castle, Bognor Regis. Box Office 01243 861910 email

Saturday 24th September

  • FRENCH & EURO DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC - - Last Saturday of the month. Pre-Bal dance classes with Anne & Mel. DANSEZ FRANCAIS Patcham Memorial Hall. Old London Road, Brighton, BN1 8XR Email via link of the 'Dansez Francais' website.
  • ELSIE'S BAND - ***At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA*** David Watts (voice) Iris Bishop (duet concertina, accordion) & John Hills (voice, guitar, mandolin, mouth organ). Songs & tunes in Southern English traditional style. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • OYSTERBAND - Plus dance sessions * festival market * Sussex Young Folk Competition * Workshops * Singarounds & much more. - SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL, Elephant and Castle, Bognor Regis. Box Office 01243 861910 email

Sunday 25th September

  • LEWES FOLK IN THE CHAPEL CONCERTS - Regular folk concerts on the 4th Sunday of the month in Lewes. 2.30pm. This concert features:- IAN KEAREY, MANDY & AISLING MURRAY, LEON HOGSDEN & BECKY MARTIN. All proceeds to support THE OYSTER PROJECT. - FOLK IN THE CHAPEL, The Westgate Chapel, 92a High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XH Details:- 01273 478124 or email
  • OPEN FLOOR - Our open floor nights are an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653
  • MARTIN CARTHY - Plus dance sessions * festival market * Sussex Young Folk Competition * Workshops * Singarounds & much more. - SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL, Elephant and Castle, Bognor Regis. Box Office 01243 861910 email

Monday 26th September

  • MIRANDA SYKES & REX PRESTON - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • CLUB NIGHT with floor singers - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Tuesday 27th September

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • UCKFIELD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB - ***NEW VENUE*** - The Alma Arms, Framfield Road , Uckfield. Details 01825 765779 or 07964 147805 or 07892 658439

Wednesday 28th September

  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950

Thursday 29th September

Friday 30th September

  • TETERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL - THE CLAQUE * JIM MaGEEAN & GRAEME KNIGHTS * KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM * MIKE WILSON & DAMIEN BARBER * NICK DOW * NOTTS ALLIANCE * PETE CASTLE * PHIL HARE 8 SCOLDS BRIDLE * STEVE TURNER * TONIC with caller KEITH LEECH * BOB KENWARD * CHRIS ROCHE * GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN * MALCOLM WARD * MARK GINSON * MARSH WARBLERS * MORRIGAN * PETER COLLINS 8 ROGER RESCH * SPARE PARTS * SUE WATSON & LIZZI STEPHENS * TRAVELLING FOLK * VIC & TINA SMITH - Details:- 01233 626805 or email
  • MARTIN SIMPSON - ELECTRIC VOICES, Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ Box Office 01483 871443
  • PHIL HARE - We welcome back another favourite of the club. Phil is widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive acoustic guitarists working on the current folk music circuit. ‘If folk song is history from underneath, then Phil’s songs are today’s broadsides’ Ian Wells, The Daily Telegraph - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

    To book a barn dance or ceilidh band for events in this area, contact The Sussex Pistols - email here or have a look at their website. Book the band for your event now before all the dates go. They already have a number of bookings for prominent dates in 2016

    Credits

    This page has been produced by VIC SMITH, email here

    Most of the information is from the (paper) The Folk Diary , which is currently edited and produced by: Paul Brazier, 98 Hythe Road, Brighton BN1 6JS (Tel/Fax: 01273 559750) and Vic Smith, 26 Ferrers Road, Lewes BN7 1PZ (Tel/Fax: 01273 478124) The Folk Diary is free and is available at most of the events listed here, plus information centres, libraries and tourist information offices. If you have difficulty in obtaining a copy, send an SAE to either Paul or Vic.

    Copy date for next issue of The Folk Diary:
    August 31st for the October/November 2016 issue.
    Next update of this page will be on September 22nd

 
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