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SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE

Folk Music - Listings for June 23rd until the end of July 2016

Thursday 23rd June

  • UCKFIELD FOLK & BLUES - Everyone is welcome at our folk club. You're very welcome to come and watch, or come and play or sing. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday in each month and start at about 8.30pm - although it is best to get here earlier to make sure you get a seat. - THE RINGLES CROSS PUB, London Rd. Uckfield TH22 1HG

Friday 24th June

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - Always full of surprises – come and share your songs, tunes, or even listen - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email
  • CRAWLEY FOLK & REAL ALE FESTIVAL - Free Admission with MERRY HELL * PETE BROWN'S NEWGRASS CUTTERS * HUNTER & THE BEAR * FRED'S HOUSE * TOUCHSTONE * THE SALTS * CREED'S CROSS * LEWIS & LEIGH * HOUSE OF LOST SOULS * TIM KENT & FRIENDS @ NO STRINGS ATTACHED * THE RUSTY ROVERS * ALL THINGS CONSIDERED - The Hawth, Hawth Avenue. Crawley, RH10 6YZ Details 01293 859954

Saturday 25th June

  • DIANE & STEVE NEVILL - Two fine voices with guitar, melodeon, concertina, plenty of choruses. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • CRAWLEY FOLK & REAL ALE FESTIVAL - Free Admission with MERRY HELL * PETE BROWN'S NEWGRASS CUTTERS * HUNTER & THE BEAR * FRED'S HOUSE * TOUCHSTONE * THE SALTS * CREED'S CROSS * LEWIS & LEIGH * HOUSE OF LOST SOULS * TIM KENT & FRIENDS @ NO STRINGS ATTACHED * THE RUSTY ROVERS * ALL THINGS CONSIDERED - The Hawth, Hawth Avenue. Crawley, RH10 6YZ Details 01293 859954

Sunday 26th June

  • LEWES FOLK IN THE CHAPEL CONCERTS - Regular folk concerts on the 4th Sunday of the month in Lewes. 2.30pm. This concert features:- DICK STREETER, RORY FOXLEY & JEFF THOMAS, CAROLINE KENDALL, JOHN MORGAN 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
  • CRAWLEY FOLK & REAL ALE FESTIVAL - Free Admission with MERRY HELL * PETE BROWN'S NEWGRASS CUTTERS * HUNTER & THE BEAR * FRED'S HOUSE * TOUCHSTONE * THE SALTS * CREED'S CROSS * LEWIS & LEIGH * HOUSE OF LOST SOULS * TIM KENT & FRIENDS @ NO STRINGS ATTACHED * THE RUSTY ROVERS * ALL THINGS CONSIDERED - The Hawth, Hawth Avenue. Crawley, RH10 6YZ Details 01293 859954
  • 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 27th June

  • NICK MARSHALL - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 28th June

  • UCKFIELD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB - ***NEW VENUE*** - The Alma Arms, Framfield Road , Uckfield. Details 01825 765779 or 07964 147805 or 07892 658439
  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • SINGERS' NIGHT - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email
  • CHICHESTER PICKERS - THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 West Street PO19 1RP

Wednesday 29th June

  • 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 30th June

Friday 1st July

Saturday 2nd July

  • MATT SEATTLE - . Matt plays Border pipes, fiddle & guitar. Haunting slow airs, jaunty hornpipes, thrilling rants & jigs from a master musician. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • MATT SEATTLE WORKSHOP: ARRANGING TRADITIONAL TUNES for any instrument - . 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Many of Matt's brilliant & beautiful arrangements are published as the popular ‘Airs for Pairs' books. He's published & researched many collections of Border music. His compositions have been recorded by Kathryn Tickell, Rob MacKillop & many more. The workshop will cover some approaches to arrangement & harmony for mixed melody instruments in a variety of traditional tune genres. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • KATE'S KITCHEN BAND - Bolney Village Day Ceilidh, Batchelor's Field, Bolney.Details = 01273 834498

Sunday 3rd July

  • OPEN FLOOR - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 4th July

  • CAUSTON & WALKER - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB - Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS.
  • NAOMI RUSSELL with PAUL SIMMONDS - Brighton Acoustic at THE LORD NELSON Trafalgar St, Brighton (100 yards from Brighton Stn.)
  • CLUB NIGHT with floor singers - Theme night when our Floor Singers sing the King. Yes another Elvis night. - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 5th July

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552

Wednesday 6th July

  • SAM KELLY DUO From reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2012 to a 2016 BBC Folk Award nomination, Sam's musical journey has been extraordinary. With a love of traditional music inspired by his Irish grandfather, this 23 year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is now one of the most in-demand artists on the folk scene! - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm
  • 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 7th July

Friday 8th July

Saturday 9th July

  • LOUISIANA LIGHTNING - Special event at Bodle Street Village Hall. Simon Joslin’s fabulous country rock band plus spots for floor singers/scratch bands. - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • FOLK BY THE WATER - From an eclectic line up of the finest musicians from across Sussex 2-10pm The Bridge Inn High Street Shoreham BN43 5DE
  • KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL - . Kevin (from Derry) and Ellen (from Glasgow) are two of the country's finest singers of traditional Scottish & Irish songs. They are in demand at folk music festivals in the British Isles, Canada & the USA. They have a deep understanding of the history & performance of these wonderful songs & have recorded extensively. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • KEVIN & ELLEN MITCHELL BALLAD FORUM - . 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Kevin & Ellen will sing some ballads themselves & will lead discussion on the ballads brought by workshop participants. You are invited to nominate a ballad in advance that you will sing & the group will discuss. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 10th July

  • FOLK BY THE WATER - From an eclectic line up of the finest musicians from across Sussex 2-6pm The Bridge Inn High Street Shoreham BN43 5DE
  • OPEN FLOOR - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 11th July

  • FAKE THACKRAY - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 12th July

  • FOLK AT THE STAR - The Star, Aifriston Details email
  • 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 13th July

  • 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 14th July

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

Friday 15th July

Saturday 16th July

  • JIM CAUSLEY - ELSIE'S, The Queen's Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent TN8 5NP Details: 01732 862862
  • BARTRAM BROOKES WEATHERALL - . Neil Brookes (fiddle, flute) Tony Weatherall (melodeon) & Chris Bartram (voice, percussion) play & sing traditional music from Shropshire, Cheshire, the Welsh borders & Staffordshire with joyful, vigorous authenticity. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • BARTRAM BROOKES WEATHERALL WORKSHOP: SHROPSHIRE TUNES for any instrument - . 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.The workshop will cover a selection of dance & popular tunes from 19th. century manuscripts. Some music will be sent out in advance. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 17th July

  • SANJAY BYRNE - To round off Horsham Festival, Sunjay will be performing at Horsham Folk Club and demonstrating his ability to entertain all-comers. You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends. A completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn´t put it down since. HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 18th July

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

Tuesday 19th July

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552

Wednesday 20th July

  • DUNAJSKA KAPELEYE “Extreme, virtuoso Balkan gypsy music” is how Time Out describes this acclaimed band. From riotous Klezmer tunes to Hot Club Jazz to the most plaintive of gypsy ballads, their unforgettable live shows feature violins, clarinet, accordion and vocals. Long-standing club and festival favourites, these extraordinary musicians will amaze and delight! - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm
  • 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 21st July

Friday 22nd July

Saturday 23rd July

  • JACK HOGSDEN & TOM EVANS 5:30 – 11:00 pm Free entry - . Sandra & Valmai's birthday bash. Two splendid young singers & players with guitar, accordion, melodeon, concertina. We'll meet upstairs in the Elly at 5.30 p.m. for a cold buffet & a chat, with informal tunes & songs from 6.30- 8.00. The club will run broadly as normal in the evening. Everyone's welcome. Bring voices & instruments but no food. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 24th July

  • LEWES FOLK IN THE CHAPEL CONCERTS - Regular folk concerts on the 4th Sunday of the month in Lewes. 2.30pm. This concert features:- RUDE MECHANICALS, VIC & TINA SMITH, DAN QUINN 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

Monday 25th July

Tuesday 26th July

  • UCKFIELD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB - ***NEW VENUE*** - The Alma Arms, Framfield Road , Uckfield. Details 01825 765779 or 07964 147805 or 07892 658439
  • 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 27th July

  • 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 28th July

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

Friday 29th July

Saturday 30th July

  • BOB LEWIS - . A genuine Sussex traditional singer with a beautiful, expressive voice & a repertoire of fine & unusual old songs. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 31st July

    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:
    June 30th for the August/September 2016 issue.
    Next update of this page will be on July 22nd

 
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