----------------------------------------Subject: English tunes & Harveys beer in MarchDear Everyone,You might also like to look at Bryan Creer’s very useful and excitingly dynamic Sessions in Sussex web-page http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/Sessions.php.JOHN HARVEY TUNES SESSION, TUESDAY 4TH. MARCH 8.00 - 11.00 PMIf you'd like to lead one of these sessions, which are always on the first Tuesday of the month, let me know.TREVOR ARMS TUNES SESSION CANCELLED THIS MONTHThe English tunes session which would have been at the TREVOR ARMS, GLYNDE, SUNDAY 3rd. MARCH, 3.30 - 5.30 PM is cancelled as the pub will be serving Mother's Day meals all afternoon. It returns the following month.Instead you could go to:LEWES CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB, SUNDAY 3RD. MARCH 2.30 - 4.30, probably beyondPredominantly Irish session hosted by members of the Ceilidh Crew: Gill Emerson, Tim Cotteral & Joe Hinchcliff. The Con Club is just above the bottleneck in the High Street. The Harveys is sold at club prices. Details from gilldance_at_dsl_dot_pipex_dot_com.CONCERTINAS ANONYMOUSLEWES ARMS CLUB-
ROOM, TUESDAY 11TH. MARCH, 8.00 - 11.00 PMThis is usually on the first Monday of the month, but it’s been displaced by this year’s Lewes Arms pantomime. It is Bryan Creer's regular free session for concertina players of all systems and abilities. What happens depends largely on who turns up, but there's usually some part-playing at some stage and a few session tunes get severely beaten up.LEWES FAVOURITES ENGLISH TUNES PRACTICE SESSION, LEWES ARMS CLUB- ROOM, WEDNESDAY 12TH. MARCH, 8.00 - 11.00 PM
The pantomime will have finished so we're back to our usual third Wednesday of the month.This is the monthly free practice for anyone wanting to practice tunes popular in local English sessions on any instrument. Andy Warburton has compiled two unbound supplements, one of a further 33 trendy tunes and another with a small selection of Scan Tester’s material; both are available to people coming to the practice sessions for the not unreasonable sum of £30p, but limited to one copy per person. They can also be downloaded from the Lewes Arms Folk Club website.
Subject: Lewes Arms folk club, MarchMAR 1 BOB & GILL BERRY (www.wiltshirefolkarts.org.uk/bobandgill/aboutus.htm) (£5)Traditional & contemporary songs in close harmony & also with concertina & guitar accompaniment from the organisers of the Chippenham Folk Festival, Wiltshire Folk Arts & the Devizes Folk Club.MAR 8 CAPELLA plus MIKE NICHOLSON (£5)at THE ROYAL OAK, STATION STREET, LEWES BN7 2DATony & Lesley’s distinctive vocal harmonies blend with Mike Nicholson’s 99% cocoa solids voice to produce a glorious sound. They haven't decided what to call themselves yet.MAR 15 ALISTAIR ANDERSON (£6, advance tickets available from the club, the website and Valmai)Alistair Anderson plays English concertina & Northumbrian smallpipes. He has played with The High Level Ranters, Will Atkinson, Richard Thompson, Kate Bush & the Lindsay
String Quartet; he is a respected composer, tutor & academic, founding both Folkworks & the University of Newcastle’s traditional music degree course.
Lewes Arms Workshop No 91ALISTAIR ANDERSON: NORTHUMBRIAN MUSIC FOR ANY INSTRUMENT: SOLD OUTMAR 22 SONGS FOR SPRING (£3)This is Easter Saturday, so we’ll serve traditional Easter biscuits. Bring songs & tunes on the general subject of spring.MAR 29 ADAM & DIRK CAMPBELL (www.dirkcampbell.co.uk/home.html ) (£4)Young Adam & his father play keyboard, guitar, & a huge variety of wind instruments & bagpipes from round the world.Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Arms Folk Club, Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed
LEWES ARMS FOLK CLUB WORKSHOPS 2008
The workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the club in the evening.
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.
15th March Alistair Anderson Northumbrian music (any instrument) FULLY BOOKED BUT WAITING LIST BEING KEPT & EVENING TICKETS AVAILABLE
19th April Martin Carthy Guitar & song (12 places only)
7th June Cloudstreet Vocal harmony
5th. July Will Duke Scan Tester's tunes
19th July Mick West Scottish song
19th July Frank McLaughlin Scottish music for guitar
6th. Sept Marian Button Ballad forum
20th Sept Mary Humphreys & Anahata Fenland tunes (any instrument)
18th Oct John Kirkpatrick Modes (any instrument)
25th Oct Coope Boyes & Simpson Vocal harmony
25th Oct Georgina Boyes Seminar: Wassails, Carols & Winter Customs (pm)
22nd Nov Roy Clinging & Neil Brookes Cheshire tunes (any instrument)
6th Dec Paul Hutchinson Accordion
6th Dec Paul Sartin Fiddle
Belshazzar's Feast (evening)
SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND
Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear