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SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE

Folk Music - Listings from August 21st until the end of September 2014

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 21st August
SHIRLEY COLLINS - FOLK IN THE VILLAGE Telscombe Village Club Enquiries - 01273 585462 or email

Friday 22nd August

Saturday 23rd August
COME ALL YE: SUN, MOON & STARS COME ROUND AGAIN - with Sandra Goddard - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 24th August

Monday 25th August
CLUB NIGHT - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
PARTRIDGE FOLK - THE PARTRIDGE Partridge. Green. Details: 07768 934263 or email

Tuesday 26th August
CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
PIGGIE'S OPEN MIC ROOM - THE PIG & BUTCHER Five Ash Down, Uckfield Enquiries - 01825 765779

Wednesday 27th August
OPEN MIC NIGHT - The New Sussex Hotel, 182 South Street, Lancing
Phone 01903 763344
COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 51105
BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - The Pond, Gloucester Road, nr. Brighton Station Every Wednesday 9pm Phone 01273 692849 or 383056
RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950

Thursday 28th August
VASEN - The exceptional Swedish Band on a rare UK Tour ROPETACKLE CENTRE Shoreham Details: 01273 464440
MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ - FOLK IN THE VILLAGE Telscombe Village Club Enquiries - 01273 585462 or email

Friday 29th August
STEELEYE SPAN - - REVELATION, . Ashford.

Saturday 30th August
TIM BROADBENT & CHRISTIAN FROMENTIN - The New Sussex Hotel, 182 South Street, Lancing
Phone 01903 763344
COME ALL YE - with Derek Seed - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 31st August

Monday 1st September
TIM BROADBENT & CHRISTIAN FROMENTIN - Lightning fast guitar picking & uproarious banter - Brighton Acoustic at THE LORD NELSON Trafalgar St, Brighton (100 yards from Brighton Stn.)
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS NIGHT - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
CHARLES SPICER & MARK T - TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The Foresters Arms 52 Quarry Hill, Tonbridge TN9 2RT 8pm Details: 01892 822945 or email

Tuesday 2nd September
CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
CLUB NIGHT - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Wednesday 3rd September
TIM BROADBENT & CHRISTIAN FROMENTIN - One of the Willows' most popular guests from the past couple of years, and a much-requested rebooking! Tim is a legendary Sussex stager, originally hailing from Brighton where he built up a deserved reputation as a top-class singer, guitarist and entertainer - he now lives in France but occasionally returns to his native country to entertain audiences across the south, and we're delighted to welcome him back to the Willows! - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 51105
BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - The Pond, Gloucester Road, nr. Brighton Station Every Wednesday 9pm Phone 01273 692849 or 383056
RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
BEN PALEY & TAB HUNTER - Ben (son of the legendary Tom Paley) has been described as “just about the best folk-fiddler of his generation”. Perfectly complimented by Tab’s guitar, this exceptional duo delivers beautiful and energetic traditional music from Ireland, Sweden, America and Eastern Europe - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm

Thursday 4th September
THE LUCY WARD BAND - UNION MUSIC STORE PRESENTATIONS The ALL SAINTS CENTRE, Lewes.

Friday 5th September
BOONDOCK - - The Royal Oak, Wineham BN5 9AY
CEILIDH with THE RANT - ONE CHURCH Gloucester Place. Brighton BN1 4AA Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Saturday 6th September
TRISTRAM ELPHICK MATCHAM - Mikey, Tony & Steve sing English traditional songs in harmony & solo, with whistle & concertina. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email
FOLK DAY - 12 Noon - 6pm. STUART REED * DI & WOLFIE * ROY NASH * JAN CREAYE * COTILLION * CHANCTONBURY RING MORRIS - The Royal Oak, Wineham BN5 9AY

Sunday 7th 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 8th September
HUNGRYTOWN - A very welcome return from this super couple from Vermont. "The extremely talented singer/songwriter duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson enjoy an exalted reputation among genre fans as modern representatives of traditions-based folk music." Country Jukebox - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
SANGBOC FOLK CLUB - The second Monday of every month. - The Royal Oak, Wineham BN5 9AY
SWEET PATOOTIE - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 9th September
CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552

Wednesday 10th September
COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 51105
BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - The Pond, Gloucester Road, nr. Brighton Station Every Wednesday 9pm Phone 01273 692849 or 383056
RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950

Thursday 11th September

Friday 12th September
SINGERS/MUSICIANS EVENING- Always full of surprises – come and share your songs or poems or just listen. - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 13th September
HASTINGS & ST.LEONARD'S DANCE - Ninfield Memorial Hall 7.30pm - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01424 753684
JOHN KIRKPATRICK: MODES WORKSHOP for any instrument - 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.'Modes' are kinds of scales that are not quite the same as the common Do Re Me variety. John will explain exactly what they are, how they behave, where you find them in English folk music, & what to do with them once you've identified what they are. Of interest to any instrumentalist or singer, especially anyone who's been trying to harmonise or accompany modal melodies. Music will be sent out in advance. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email
JOHN KIRKPATRICK - Superb singer, great writer, fine dancer & the best English squeezer bar none. John is one of the great solo acts & has played with the Albions, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Band of Hope & many more. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 14th September
JOHN KIRKPATRICK: ENGLISH TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP - 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. John's singing style is direct, compelling, beautiful & often humorous. In the workshop he will explore what you can learn from listening to, and singing along with, recordings of traditional singers. Tempo, articulation, rhythm, and phrasing. He will compare this with Folk Revival styles, and warn of the dangers of the Bing Crosby effect in English traditional song. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email
MY SWEET PATOOTIE - My Sweet Patootie is an acoustic roots group from rural Ontario bringing twining vocal harmonies, monstrous fingerstyle guitar, fiddle, percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package. - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 15th September
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS NIGHT - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795
MY PENNYWORTH - 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 01444 443280

Tuesday 16th September
CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
CLUB NIGHT - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Wednesday 17th September
WINTER WILSON - Making their Willows debut, Winter Wilson have spent the last few years building up a significant following amongst fans of folk & acoustic music thanks to a large number of high-profile club and festival appearances up and down the country. The duo (comprising Kip Winter on vocals and accordion, and Dave Wilson on vocals and guitar) play predominantly self-penned songs drawing on a huge variety of styles and influences. - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 51105
LULO REINHARDT - - ZAZA MUSIC, . The KOMEDIA Brighton.
BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - The Pond, Gloucester Road, nr. Brighton Station Every Wednesday 9pm Phone 01273 692849 or 383056
RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON - Regular visitors from the USA and consummate instrumentalists (guitar, banjo, fiddle), their music explores rural America with elegant simplicity bringing roots and storytelling traditions to contemporary song writing. A raconteur with a rich voice, Dana is a living example of the American troubadour. - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm

Thursday 18th September

Friday 19th September
GRUFF RHYS - - REVELATION, . Ashford.
SINGERS/MUSICIANS EVENING- Always full of surprises – come and share your songs or poems or just listen. - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email

Saturday 20th September
SEAFORD TEA DANCE - Annecy School with DOUG & SUE EATON - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01424 753684
DAMIEN BARBER & MIKE WILSON - Powerful, compelling singing of English traditional & traditional-style songs with two fine voices, concertina & guitar. Damien's ‘Lock-In' has just appeared at Glastonbury. Mike has recently performed & recorded with The Wilsons on Sting's ‘The Last Ship'. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email
FLORIDA - Barn Dance. - REVELATION, . Ashford.

Sunday 21st September
LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER - Individually, and in combination with a variety of well-known singers and bands, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner have both served long apprenticeships on the shop-floor of folk music. - HORSHAM FOLK CLUB The Normandy Centre Denne Road.8pm Enquiries - 01403 251188 or 01306 875653

Monday 22nd September
CLUB NIGHT - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
STEVE ASHLEY - 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

Tuesday 23rd September
CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552

Wednesday 24th September
OPEN MIC NIGHT - The New Sussex Hotel, 182 South Street, Lancing
Phone 01903 763344
TRADITIONAL FRENCH DANCES FOR BEGINNERS - - PATCHAM MEMORIAL HALL, Old London Road, Patcham, Brighton. BN1 8XR
COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 51105
BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - The Pond, Gloucester Road, nr. Brighton Station Every Wednesday 9pm Phone 01273 692849 or 383056
RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950

Thursday 25th September
CARRIE ELKIN BAND - Wonderful songs from Austin, Texas. - UNION MUSIC STORE PRESENTATIONS The CON CLUB, Lewes.

Friday 26th September
MARK & CINDY LEMAIRE- Their songs are both personal and universal. Mark is a master of the guitar, and adds a magical quality to their lovely vocals. - SEAFORD FOLK CLUB , The British Legion, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ; Details: phone 01323 899405 email
THE DOVETAIL TRIO - - Rosie Hood, Matt Quinn, Jamie Roberts ELECTRIC VOICES, The Guildford Institute GU1 4LH Box Office 01483 871443
SOUTH DOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL - Full Details of this huge event with many top names on their website - The Regis Centre, Bognor.

Saturday 27th September
MAGHAM DOWN TEA DANCE - Hellingly Village Hall 7.70pm - SUSSEX FOLK ASSOCIATION. Details 01323 841127
SET ON THE DOWNS - Four young musicians & singers of Irish, English and American traditional music, each with an impressive musical pedigree. - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ.   Details:- 01273 476757 or email
KEN NICOL & BECKY MILLS - GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, Grayshott Social Club, GU26 6HL Details: 01428 604798
OYSTERBAND - featuring JUNE TABOR and SAM CARTER - DE LA WARR PAVILION Bexhill. Enquiries - 01424 229111
SOUTH DOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL - Full Details of this huge event with many top names on their website - The Regis Centre, Bognor.

Sunday 28th September
CHAS & DAVE - GLIVE, London Road, Guildford. GU1 2AA. Ticket Desk: 0844 7701 787
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
SOUTH DOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL - Full Details of this huge event with many top names on their website - The Regis Centre, Bognor.

Monday 29th September
ISLA ST. CLAIR - CROYDON FOLK CLUB Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. 8pm Enquiries - 020 8698 5322 or 0770 3210 795

Tuesday 30th September
CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
CLUB NIGHT - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
PIGGIE'S OPEN MIC ROOM - THE PIG & BUTCHER Five Ash Down, Uckfield Enquiries - 01825 765779

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. Once again, they will be playing for the huge Midwinter Ceilidh at the Corn Exchange in Brighton on Monday 22nd December.

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:
August 31st for the October/November 2014 issue.
Next update of this page will be on September 18th 2014

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