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SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE

Folk Music - Listings from June 18th until the end of July 2015

The Folk DiaryThe listings on this page are taken from the paper magazine The Folk Diary. This paper magazine is now also available on line and each issue will be on-line as soon as it is prepared. As well as the listings, The Folk Diary has lots of useful adverts for folk festivals, shops and services as well as pages of reviews of recent folk and world music albums. Click on the symbol to go to the on-line version

Click HERE for details of the free, regular sessions of tunes, songs (or both!) in this area. Generally these are weekly or monthly sessions, but the webmaster will also help to publicise one-off sessions.

At the moment, it is not possible to update this page with last minute changes of programme/venue/cancellations etc. However all such changes are notes on the Facebook page of THE FOLK DIARY. Click HERE to go to it. Some late arranged gigs are also announced there.

Thursday 18th June

Friday 19th June

  • BLACKBEARD'S TEA PARTY - GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ Details: 01428 604798
  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS- Another fun packed evening. Come along and sing, play, or listen - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 20th June

  • "WATERLOO" - Bring songs & tunes to mark the 200th. anniversary of the battle. If you'd like to reserve a song or tune, email us to make it yours. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • SNAPES - ELSIE'S, Details: 01732 862862

Sunday 21st June

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

Monday 22nd June

  • VIN GARBUTT - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • PARTRIDGE FOLK - THE PARTRIDGE Partridge. Green. Details: 07768 934263 or email
  • IRISH SET DANCING - Every Monday 8 - 10.30pm All Welcome. No experience or partner needed. - THE EMERALD CLUB Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG, Details:- 01273 747875 or email

Tuesday 23rd June

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

Wednesday 24th June

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 25th June

Friday 26th June

  • CRAWLEY FOLK & REAL ALE FESTIVAL - - The Saw Doctors Duo - THE HAWTH, Crawley. Details 01293 553636
  • JON HESLOP- A wonderful singer, musician and songwriter from the West Country , one of the Cornish Song Writers. Both serious and very funny - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 27th June

  • HARD PRESSED - Three voices (Liz Randall, Roger Resch & Derek Seed) sing all manner of sea songs to accordion, whistle, concertina & autoharp, with 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 - - Kent Duchaine - THE HAWTH, Crawley. Details 01293 553636

Sunday 28th June

  • 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
  • LEWES FOLK IN THE CHAPEL CONCERTS - Regular folk concerts on the 4th Sunday of the month in Lewes. 2.30pm. This THIRD concert features MIKE AINSCOUGH & CHRIS WOLFERSTAN, HICKORY SIGNALS and GUY HAYES. 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
  • GOOD LOVELIES - UNION MUSIC STORE PRESENTATIONS The CON CLUB, Lewes.
  • CRAWLEY FOLK & REAL ALE FESTIVAL - - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - THE HAWTH, Crawley. Details 01293 553636

Monday 29th June

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • IRISH SET DANCING - Every Monday 8 - 10.30pm All Welcome. No experience or partner needed. - THE EMERALD CLUB Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG, Details:- 01273 747875 or email

Tuesday 30th June

  • 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 1st July

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • GEORGIA LEWIS BAND - - An exciting Willows debut from a new young Brighton-based folk band! Comprising the soaring lead vocals of Georgia Lewis, the rock-solid guitar work of Felix Miller, and the lyrical 5-string fiddle playing of Rowan Piggott, the Georgia Lewis Band take the classic folk sound and imbue it with an infectious energy and vitality, which has earned them praise from fans of all forms of acoustic music. WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005
  • GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR - In 2012, while still at school, Greg and Ciaran burst on to the scene with a superb debut CD. They have since scooped two BBC Folk Awards and are now one of the UK's most in- demand duos. Technically brilliant instrumentalists (fiddle and guitar), with superb vocals and a natural feel for the material, their meteoric rise is set to continue! - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm

Thursday 2nd July

Friday 3rd July

  • THE TWAGGER BAND - - HOVE FOLK CLUB Poets' Corner pub. 33 Montgomery Street, Hove BN3 5BF.

Saturday 4th July

  • GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR - Plus THE COACH HOUSE COMPANY GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ Details: 01428 604798
  • EASTBOURNE SUMMER AFTERNOON DANCE - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01323 732948
  • AISLING MURRAY & ROWAN PIGGOTT - Two fine young performers sing & play Anglo concertina & fiddle: Irish & English songs & tunes with some Swedish tunes as well. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • LES ELVIN - Evershed Arts is re-launched as 'Folk at the Chapel.' Floor spots with extended sets from local and national artists. 1st Saturday of each Month. 8.00pm Great atmosphere in our tiny Grade II listed chapel. Tea and coffee or BYO. FOLK AT THE CHAPEL - BILLINGSHURSTLakers Meadow, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9NP
  • KATE'S KITCHEN BAND - Bolney Village Day 7pm. Details 01444 245178

Sunday 5th July

Monday 6th July

  • SONNY & THE HARP - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • BARBER & TURNER - Brighton Acoustic at THE LORD NELSON Trafalgar St, Brighton (100 yards from Brighton Stn.)
  • IRISH SET DANCING - Every Monday 8 - 10.30pm All Welcome. No experience or partner needed. - THE EMERALD CLUB Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG, Details:- 01273 747875 or email
  • GAVIN DAVENPORT - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The Foresters Arms 52 Quarry Hill, Tonbridge TN9 2RT 8pm Details: 01892 822945 or email

Tuesday 7th July

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

Wednesday 8th July

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 9th July

Friday 10th July

Saturday 11th July

  • HASTINGS DANCE - Ninfield Memorial Hall - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01424 753684
  • LEON ROSSELSON SONGWRITING WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Leon's early songs were topical-satirical (broadcast on That Was The Week That Was) but he later drew on Music Hall, French Realist song amongst others. The workshop will cover approaches to writing, effective & singable song language, song form & techniques, & bringing a song alive with music.. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • LEON ROSSELSON - Leon has been writing incisive, thought-provoking, witty & beautiful songs for over 50 years. He sings & plays guitar. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 12th July

Monday 13th July

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • IRISH SET DANCING - Every Monday 8 - 10.30pm All Welcome. No experience or partner needed. - THE EMERALD CLUB Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG, Details:- 01273 747875 or email

Tuesday 14th July

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • UCKFIELD FOLK & BLUES CLUB - Ringles Cross, London Road, Uckfield TN22 1HG

Wednesday 15th July

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • WIZZ JONES - - A special visit to the Willows from this legendary bluesman and folksinger, a much-loved and well respected singer & guitarist. Wizz is a contemporary of such legendary musicians as John Renbourn, Ralph McTell and Davey Graham, regularly cited as an important early influence for them and many others, including Eric Clapton! With a background in folk, acoustic blues & bluegrass, Wizz encompasses all of these elements into his live act, together with some lovely self-penned material and more. WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005
  • ROD CLEMENTS Rod is best known as a founder member of Lindisfarne and writer of such classics as “Meet me on the Corner” and “Road to Kingdom Come”. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear a consummate artist who has never rested on his laurels either as a songwriter or live performer. - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm

Thursday 16th July

Friday 17th July

Saturday 18th July

  • PETE COOPER, OLD-TIME FIDDLE WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • DAN STEWART, OLD-TIME 5-STRING BANJO WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Rights of Man, 179 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • DAVE ARTHUR: WORKSHOP on WITCHCRAFT IN FOLK TALES & BALLADS - 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RD. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE - American Old-Time songs & tunes from Dave Arthur (voice, guitar, 5-string banjo, melodeon) Pete Cooper (fiddle, voice) & Dan Stewart (5-string banjo, guitar, voice). Exciting, authentic & very entertaining. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • FOLK BY THE WATER, - Stuart and Amy Reed * The Fiery Clockface * The Rude Mechanicals * Slipjig * The Village Band * Bing Lyle * Rough Chowder * The Valentinos * Hickory Signals * John Finch * Barber, Taylor and Reed *The Splintermen * The Ukeladies * The Wellington Waillers - More to follow. Two days of folk music from local bands in the garden. - Bridge Inn, High St, Shoreham-by-sea. Details:- email
  • WILL & WOLFIE - ELSIE'S, Details: 01732 862862
  • HUNDREDS OF MORRIS.... BY THE WATER, - 250 Morris Dancers perform in Shoreham Town Saturday 18th July and at Shoreham Airport on Sunday 19th July. Probably the most extensive Morris event in the south of England for many years .Don't miss this spectacular event! - Shoreham Town 10 - 4pm

Sunday 19th July

  • FOLK BY THE WATER, - Stuart and Amy Reed * The Fiery Clockface * The Rude Mechanicals * Slipjig * The Village Band * Bing Lyle * Rough Chowder * The Valentinos * Hickory Signals * John Finch * Barber, Taylor and Reed *The Splintermen * The Ukeladies * The Wellington Waillers - More to follow. Two days of folk music from local bands in the garden. - Bridge Inn, High St, Shoreham-by-sea. Details:- email
  • HUNDREDS OF MORRIS.... BY THE WATER, - 250 Morris Dancers perform in Shoreham Town Saturday 18th July and at Shoreham Airport on Sunday 19th July. Probably the most extensive Morris event in the south of England for many years .Don't miss this spectacular event! - Shoreham Airport 1.30 - 1pm

Monday 20th July

  • MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • TOM & BEN PALEY - Plus CAROLINE KENDALL. - THE GREYS, 105 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UA Box Office 01273 680734
  • IRISH SET DANCING - Every Monday 8 - 10.30pm All Welcome. No experience or partner needed. - THE EMERALD CLUB Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG, Details:- 01273 747875 or email
  • SHOREHAM SESSION - The Shoreham Sessions take place on the third Monday of each month, currently, at the Bridge Inn, High St, Shoreham, at 8.30 for 9pm.
  • FOXGLOVE TRIO - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The Foresters Arms 52 Quarry Hill, Tonbridge TN9 2RT 8pm Details: 01892 822945 or email
  • MID SUSSEX CHORUS & HARMONY NIGHT - The CHEQUER INN, Steyning. Enquiries - 01444 443280

Tuesday 21st July

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

Wednesday 22nd July

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 23rd July

Friday 24th July

Saturday 25th July

  • DAN QUINN - Dan plays melodeon & sings. He's one of the country's best players, firmly rooted in English traditional dance music with excursions into music from Australia, New Mexico, Italy & Quebec. He's been in the influential bands Flowers & Frolics, Gas Mark Five, the Dan Quinn Trio & The Dan Quintet, & also performed as a duo with Will Duke. These days he plays with Duck Soup, The Watch & with his son Matt as The Mighty Quinns. We've bullied him into playing solo tonight.. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 26th July

  • LEWES FOLK IN THE CHAPEL CONCERTS - Regular folk concerts on the 4th Sunday of the month in Lewes. 2.30pm. This FOURTH concert features THE MIGHTY QUINNS, OLIVER & SPONG, GAVIN & JULIE ATKIN. 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 27th July

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
  • PARTRIDGE FOLK - THE PARTRIDGE Partridge. Green. Details: 07768 934263 or email
  • IRISH SET DANCING - Every Monday 8 - 10.30pm All Welcome. No experience or partner needed. - THE EMERALD CLUB Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG, Details:- 01273 747875 or email

Tuesday 28th July

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • SINGERS NIGHT - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email
  • UCKFIELD FOLK & BLUES CLUB - Ringles Cross, London Road, Uckfield TN22 1HG

Wednesday 29th July

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • SUPERSTRINGS - - The Willows welcomes back this acoustic supergroup! Superstrings have developed a huge following in Sussex, and it's easy to see why - the band are a combination of several leading lights from the local acoustic music scene, teamed up together to create a diverse and energised sound that has found a home at a variety of clubs, festivals and other venues across the south. - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 30th July

  • THE DEMON BARBER XL SPECIAL - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Friday 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. Another great Success for The Sussex Pistols at The Corn Exchange in Brighton for their Valentine's Ceilidh. 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 edited and produced by: Jim Marshall, 3 Chester Terrace, Brighton BN1 6GB (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 Jim or Vic.

    Copy date for next issue of The Folk Diary:
    June 30th for the August/September 2015 issue.
    Next update of this page will be on July 23rd 2015

 
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