Lewes Saturday Folk Club
MAY 18 BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST http://www.belshazzarsfeast.co.uk/ £10
Paul Sartin (oboe, violin, vocals – Bellowhead, Faustus) & Paul Hutchinson (accordion – Hoover the Dog, Playford Liberation Front) are superb performers of traditional music & song, Playford, classical, pop & jazz with a large dash of humour. Unmissable.
PAUL HUTCHINSON WORKSHOP on HIS OWN TUNES FOR ANY INSTRUMENT
Places £35 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. (Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes)
This workshop will feature a few tunes from his intriguing & engaging compositions arranged in several parts to accommodate all instruments at all levels. If you enjoy the thrill of playing in an ensemble, this is for you!
The final session will combine with Paul Sartin’s voice workshop to rival the Hallelujah Chorus!
Music can be sent out in advance.
PAUL SARTIN: SONG WORKSHOP
Places £35 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Paul will teach arrangements for community choirs of traditional songs of the South & South West of England, with focus on individual technique (breathing and posture) learning by ear, and good ensemble. Paul Hutchinson’s pupils will join the final session.
MAY 25 COME-ALL-YE £3
Bring songs & tunes to share.
JUNE 1 LADY MAISERY http://www.ladymaisery.com/ £8
Hannah James, Hazel Askew & Rowan Rheingans sing in wonderful harmony, inspired by the traditions of the UK & northern Europe unaccompanied & with harp, accordion & fiddle.
LADY MAISERY VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
Places £30 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. The workshop will cover warming up, tune singing (diddling) Arrangement and harmony techniques and using the voice as an instrument.
JUNE 8 SARAH MORGAN & JEFF GILLETT £6
Sarah is a fine singer with the vocal harmony trio Craig Morgan Robson. She writes songs in traditional style & plays English concertina. Jeff is a brilliant guitarist, sensitive traditional singer & arranger of poems by William Blake. He also plays mandolin, Appalachian dulcimer & English concertina.
JUNE 15 GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR http://russellalgar.co.uk/ £5
Winners of the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, they sing & play fiddle, bouzouki, guitar & English concertina. Their playing is stylish & refreshing. They’ve been supporting top bands and are in demand at festivals.
JUNE 22 IAN CHISHOLM & STEPHEN SIBBALD £5
Scottish, American & British songs & tunes with guitar, mandolin & fiddle from two members of the Unreel Ceilidh Band.
JUNE 29 BOB FOX http://www.myspace.com/bobfoxmusic £8
A splendid singer & guitarist from Tyneside, Bob has been playing The Song Man in the West End production ‘War Horse’ for many months.
JUNE 30 SESSION WITH MIYUKI MIURA & MIHO TOHMATSU 12.30-7.00 p.m.
This is a special free event for seven visiting Japanese concertina players organized by the International Concertina Association. There will be a chance to share tunes, listen and chat. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyc8qWrsWDk.
JULY 6 TUNES SESSION with BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR £3
At The Crown, 191 High Street, Lewes BN7 2NA. Bring instruments to join in mainly English tunes, & have a party piece ready if you want. Singers are welcome too.
JULY 13 BOB KENWARD http://www.tonbridgefolkclub.org/bobkenward/ £5
A delightful, singer & guitarist who writes thoughtful, funny & beautiful songs on Kentish subjects in traditional style.
JULY 20 DAVE ARTHUR & DAN STEWART http://www.davearthur.net/rattle.html £7
American Old-Time & British traditional songs & tunes on banjos, guitar & melodeon.
DAN STEWART 5-STRING BANJO WORKSHOP
10.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Places £15
An outstanding tutor, Dan plays with Rattle on the Stovepipe & The Long Hill Ramblers. The workshop is for old-time claw-hammer style. Dan will teach 2 simple tunes & add right-hand decoration techniques for the more advanced.
DAVE ARTHUR: MAGIC, SUPERSTITION & THE SUPERNATURAL IN FOLK TALE & BALLADS
1.30 p.m. – 4.45 p.m. Places £20
Dave currently plays with Rattle on the Stovepipe. He is a fine singer, musician & storyteller, collector & researcher. He will talk, sing, play, play field recordings of traditional storytellers & singers, & encourage discussion.
JULY 27 JIM MURRAY & THE TOO-GOOD-TO-HURRY BAND £6
Jim Murray, Tyneside singer, guitarist & songwriter, joins with Alex Szyzskowski (concertina, melodeon, mandolin) Davie Wooldrige (fiddle) Chris Dyer (fiddle, nyckelharpa) & Lis Stewart (duet concertina, fiddle & keyboards) to make lively music and plenty of laughs with a strong Geordie flavour.