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1. message from Rick Townend
2. Gun & Spitroast traditional music classes + Frittenden Session. KENT
3. Spyboy - Steeleye Span (17.12.11) and booking opens tomorrow for Eastbourne Festival gigs next April. SUSSEX

From: "Richard" <richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 10 December 2011 18:13:21 GMT
Subject: Grassroots - dates in Hawkhurst cancelled

Sadly, Grassroots will not be at the Eight Bells in Hawkhurst until further notice;  we’ll be working on some new material, though, and aim to have some shows from March onwards around Kent and Sussex

Lots of other music happening in December (see Ricks website _at_ – and hope to see you at St Julians on January 5th (weather permitting)

Happy Christmas and New Year

Rick Townend


From: gavin atkin <gavinatkin_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: 11 December 2011 17:48:41 GMT

The next Gun & Spitroast traditional music class is on Wednesday the 14th December.

We'll likely play a couple of tunes from earlier classes to warm up, but the real work of the evening will be to concentrate on a couple of new tunes, which we'll play steadily and slowly, only moving on to the next one when it seems right to do so. We'll also spend some time thinking about how we can tackle the tunes and make them lively, danceable and interesting.

Please note that the fourth Wednesday of December is right in the middle of Christmas - so we're planning not to hold that one. The next class after Wednesday will therefore be on Wednesday the 11th January.  

We meet at the Gun & Spitroast pub at Horsmonden at 8pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The classes are free and all are welcome. If this email doesn't really apply to you, please don't throw it away - please pass it to someone who might find it useful!

Download pdfs, abcs and access YouTubes of the tunes we're working with at:

Finally, please come to the Frittenden session on THURSDAY the 29th December -
Peter Collins
is our guest, and he's bringing the wonderful Udimore Bell Ringers.



From: Spyboy Info <info_at_spyboy_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 11 December 2011 10:37:29 GMT
Subject: Steeleye Span - close to sell-out and Nine new Festival shows


Our final show before Christmas is with Steeleye Span
at the Eastbourne College Theatre on Saturday 17th December

There are now less than 20 seats left and they can only be obtained by phoning the Hailsham Pavilion box office - 01323 841414

Next Tuesday (13th December) booking opens for our 2012 Eastbourne Festival shows
(again ONLY by phoning 01323 841414).

This year there will be nine Spyboy shows during the three weeks of the Festival
Sunday 8th April - Martin Carthy & Lucy Ward - Underground Theatre

Friday 13th April - Rag Mama Rag - Upstairs at the Lamb

Saturday 14th April - Roy Bailey & Tony Benn "The Writing on the Wall" - Birley Centre

Sunday 15th April - Jacqui Dankworth - Birley Centre

Saturday 21st April - Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart - Upstairs at the Lamb

Sunday 22nd April - Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes - Eastbourne College Theatre

Wednesday 25th April - Phil Beer - Underground Theatre

Saturday 28th April - ZULU - Underground Theatre

Sunday 29th April - Juan Martin's Musica Alhambra - All Saints Chapel, Meads

Further details of these and all Spyboy shows can be seen at

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