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SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE

Folk Music - Listings for January 22nd until the end of February 2016

Thursday 21st January

Friday 22nd January

  • THE BULLY WEE BAND - GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, Grayshott Village Hall Details: 01428 604798
  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 23rd January

  • MOLLY EVANS - *** At The Dorset Arms, 22 Malling St. Lewes BN7 2RD *** - Lovely young singer & fiddle player; a New Roots Competition finalist. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 24th January

  • OYSTERS 3 - plus Support DE LA WARR PAVILION Bexhill. Enquiries - 01424 229111
  • JAMES FINDLAY - Winner of BBC Young Folk Award 2010, James comes from a family of singers and uses his rich voice to fine effect, accompanied by his distinctive guitar style or driving fiddle. His enthusiasm lies firmly within the English tradition and he is particularly passionate about songs from his home counties of Dorset, Somerset and Devon. He couples this with an extensive repertoire and his love for song shows through his knowledge and understanding of the material. His presence and style of delivery is powerful and undiluted, yet at the same time genuine and unaffected. James is warmly charismatic with that sparkle of personality that draws a crowd along with him.- 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 concert features TREVOR & MICHAEL CURRRY, JOHN CAVE and JIM WARD & IRIS BISHOP. 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 January

  • GRAND BURNS NIGHT SINGAROUND - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 26th January

  • SINGERS' NIGHT - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email
  • UCKFIELD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB - THE PIG & BUTCHER Five Ash Down, Uckfield. Details 01825 765779 or 07964 147805 or 07892 658439
  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552

Wednesday 27th January

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 28th January

Friday 29th January

  • TOM LEWIS - ELECTRIC VOICES, The Guildford Institute GU1 4LH Box Office 01483 871443
  • MEGSON - Spiral Earth Award winners & BBC Folk Nominees. FOLK ON THE COAST Bognor Regis Town F.C. Nyewood Lane PO21 2TY 8pm Enquiries - 01243 820187 or 07751 594285
  • MAILYN BENNETT & IRIS BISHOP- Marilyn's beautiful voices, and harmonica, accompanied by Iris's brilliant concertina playing will take us from traditional to blues and back - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 30th January

  • JOHN MORGAN - John sings mainly English traditional songs & plays guitar & melodeon. A beautiful, honest performer, he recorded with Shirley Collins on 'Anthems in Eden'. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 31st January

  • 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

Monday 1st February

  • SUSSEX SONGWRITERS - Elsie Franklin * Alice Westerb * Neil Johnson * Jodie Munday *** CANCELLED - PUB CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT*** Brighton Acoustic at THE LORD NELSON Trafalgar St, Brighton (100 yards from Brighton Stn.)
  • CLUB NIGHT with floor singers - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • BOB KENWARD - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The Foresters Arms 52 Quarry Hill, Tonbridge TN9 2RT 8pm Details: 01892 822945 or email
  • HECTOR GILCHRIST - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 2nd February

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

Wednesday 3rd February

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

Thursday 4th February

Friday 5th February

Saturday 6th February

  • BOB KENWARD - Beautiful & funny songs mainly about Kent, with guitar. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • GREG HARPER plus IAN CHISHOLM - plus spots from top quality local performers - BILLINGSHURST FOLK CLUB The Chapel, Laker's Meadow, Billingshurst RH14 9NP
  • A NEW VINTAGE caller LISA HAYWOOD - GBH CEILIDHS, Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming, GU1 4LH Box Office 01483 871443

Sunday 7th February

  • HATFUL OF RAIN - Hatful of Rain are a British folk band based in and around Brighton. Using guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddle and double bass, they combine powerful songwriting with musical virtuosity and a strong traditional feel. - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 8th February

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

Tuesday 9th February

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

Wednesday 10th February

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

Thursday 11th February

Friday 12th February

  • TRED - Sophisticated contemporary folk trio playing a diverse range of tunes and songs. Elly Rees’ uncompromising flute, David Delarre’s melodious but driven guitar and Pete Thomas’ full and harmonic double bass sound. An energetic fresh approach to traditional material - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email
  • KARA plus DARREN BEECH - ELECTRIC VOICES, The Guildford Institute GU1 4LH Box Office 01483 871443

Saturday 13th February

  • CAPELLA - - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • HASTINGS DANCE - Ninfield Memorial Hall SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01424 753684
  • HORSHAM DANCE - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01403 266457

Sunday 14th February

  • 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 15th February

  • WILDWOOD JACK plus floor singers - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • LONG LANKIN - 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
  • MIKE & CRYS ROTHAN plus JILL HALL & PETER MORGAN - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 16th February

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

Wednesday 17th February

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

Thursday 18th February

Friday 19th February

  • SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email
  • COME ALL YE - ELECTRIC VOICES, The Guildford Institute GU1 4LH Box Office 01483 871443

Saturday 20th February

  • JIGALOTS with caller FEE LOCK - MELTDOWN CEILIDHS, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Details: 01273 541453 or email
  • TRIAGE - ELSIE'S, The Queen's Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent TN8 5NP Details: 01732 862862
  • SUSSEX HARMONY CD LAUNCH - At the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA West Gallery hymns, Sacred Harp and glees in glorious harmony with period instruments & costumes. Their new CD 'Smocks, Frocks & Wild Shepherds' will be available. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 21st February

  • 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

Monday 22nd February

Tuesday 23rd February

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - Featuring PHIL WEBB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • UCKFIELD ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB - THE PIG & BUTCHER Five Ash Down, Uckfield. Details 01825 765779 or 07964 147805 or 07892 658439
  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552

Wednesday 24th February

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

Thursday 25th February

Friday 26th February

  • Attraction TBC - ...but it is going to be good -. FOLK ON THE COAST Bognor Regis Town F.C. Nyewood Lane PO21 2TY 8pm Enquiries - 01243 820187 or 07751 594285
  • BARRY & INGRID TEMPLE - Welcome back to two much loved friends of the club. Barry and Ingrid are singers’ singers so expect wonderful harmonies delivered with wonderful Geordie humour, some of Barry’s own songs and some traditional - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email
  • JUDY COOK - ELECTRIC VOICES, The Guildford Institute GU1 4LH Box Office 01483 871443

Saturday 27th February

  • MOIRAI - Jo Freya (Blowzabella), Sarah Matthews (Cupola) & Mel Biggs (Boxtet) sing & play saxophone, clarinet, fiddle, whistles, guitar & melodeon. A lovely blend of English & Continental music & song. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • EDWINA HAYES - GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, Grayshott Village Hall Details: 01428 604798

Sunday 28th February

  • JIM McLEAN - Jim McLean is a composer, musician and singer-songwriter. His music is acoustic-based and live performances usually contain a blend of Traditional, self-penned and covers from his favourite artists.- 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 concert features:- CAROLYN ROBSON & IRIS BISHOP, ROY NASH & BRIAN SKINNER and HARD PRESSED. 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 29th February

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

    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 Jim or Vic.

    Copy date for next issue of The Folk Diary:
    December 31st for the Feb/Mar 2016 issue.
    Next update of this page will be on February 18th

 
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