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SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE

Folk Music - Listings from July 24th until the end of August 2015

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

Saturday 1st August

  • COME ALL YE : NO BOUNDARIES - With DIANE & STEVE NEVILL. Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 2nd August

Monday 3rd August

  • TOMM BROOKER - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • KATHERINE PRIDDY - 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

Tuesday 4th August

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

Wednesday 5th August

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • OPEN STAGE - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm
  • COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 6th August

Friday 7th August

Saturday 8th August

  • COME ALL YE - With DEREK SEED. Bring songs & tunes to share. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 9th August

Monday 10th August

  • 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 11th August

  • 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 12th August

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • CONTRABAND - Continuing the Willows' tradition of presenting some of the hottest bluegrass bands around, the club is proud to present Contraband! This great 5-piece first got together in the early 1980s and quickly built up a firm following thanks to numerous appearances in folk clubs and other music venues across the UK. Over the years the band has evolved and brought an eclectic mix of influences to the table, including some original material, and yet the band's commitment to the classic bluegrass sound has been unwavering. - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 13th August

Friday 14th August

Saturday 15th August

  • JOHN BUTLER TRIO - DE LA WARR PAVILION Bexhill. Enquiries - 01424 229111
  • COME ALL YE: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS - With BRAD & CAROLE CHICK Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • PEATBOG FAERIES - G LIVE London Road, Guildford, GU12AA.
  • HOME GROAN - ELSIE'S, Details: 01732 862862

Sunday 16th August

Monday 17th August

  • CLUB NIGHT WITH FLOOR SINGERS - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • 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
  • MID SUSSEX CHORUS & HARMONY NIGHT - The CHEQUER INN, Steyning. Enquiries - 01444 443280

Tuesday 18th August

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

Wednesday 19th August

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD - Dave's eponymous 1973 solo album led to national exposure on The Old Grey Whistle Test and a reputation as one of the UK's finest and technically gifted guitarists. The partnership, formed in 1998, adds Boo's mellow vocals and bass guitar to create beautifully constructed original songs mixing folk, blues, jazz and bluegrass styles. - EASTBOURNE FOLK CLUB, The Lamb, High Street, 8.30pm
  • COME ALL YE - OPEN STAGE NIGHT - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 20th August

Friday 21st August

Saturday 22nd August

  • COME ALL YE: THE DARK & THE LIGHT - Spotlight on GAYNOR & JOHN LAMB. MC SANDRA GODDARD. Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email
  • PORCHLIGHT SMOKER - THE VILLAGE HALL Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271

Sunday 24th August

  • 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

Monday 24th August

Tuesday 25th August

  • CELLARFOLK SONG CLUB - ROUND GEORGES, Sutherland Road, Kemp Town, Brighton. Details 01273 509552
  • STORY SONG NIGHT - BALLADS - THE SIX BELLS Chiddingly Enquiries - 01825 873337 or email

Wednesday 26th August

  • RUDE MECHANICALS - THE RED LION, Shoreham Details: 01273 452957 or 461950
  • BRIGHTON SINGERS CLUB - Brighton Tavern, Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP, Brighton. Details 01273 590850
  • SUPER SHOWCASE SPECIAL featuring MICKY & CHRIS JANMAN, KEY OF 3, RICK MONK,and WILL WARMAN - - WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club, Mill Road Every Wednesday at 8.00pm Details: 07790 511005

Thursday 27th August

Friday 24th August

Saturday 29th August

  • COME ALL YE: ALL ROUND THE GARDEN - With BRYAN CREER & VALMAI GOODYEAR. Bring songs & tunes to fit the theme. . - LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB, Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. Details:- 01273 476757 or email

Sunday 30th August

Monday 31st August

  • CLUB NIGHT WITH FLOOR SINGERS - THE WHITE HORSE Bodle St. Green Nr. Herstmonceax. Details: 01435 812201 or 01435 864271
  • 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

    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:
    August 31st for the October/November 2015 issue.
    Next update of this page will be on August 21st 2015

 
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