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1. Frittenden Session tonight (Thurs. Dec 29th 2011). KENT
2. Music at St Julians tonight (Thurs. Dec 29th 2011) + sessions in 2012. KENT
3. Blue Coconut Club. New Years Eve 2011. SUSSEX
4. The Brighton Acoustic Session. Monday Jan 2nd. SUSSEX

From: gavin atkin <gavinatkin_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: 28 December 2011 11:30:53 GMT
Subject: Fw: Frittenden session, tomorrow night Thursday 29th December

We're looking forward to a lovely night with favourite local singer Peter Collins and the wonderful Udimore hand bell ringers at the Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden on
Thursday 29th December, starting at 8pm. (NB - this is the THURSDAY, not our usual Sunday night.)

After having had a rest and some time at home over Christmas, we're hoping you'll all be ready for another jolly evening of singing and music down at the B&J - I know we will be.

Peter will be giving his tremendous voice some exercise and of course we'll as the bellringers to chime in with their performances - but the format we follow at Frittenden is designed to make sure there's time for the rest of us to play tunes, sing dance and tell stories - or anything else that's entertaining and legal that you might have to give us.

The Frittenden sessions are an entertaining old fashioned and traditional pub evening with songs and tunes, and plenty of variety and good humour. If you’ve got a song, a tune, a stepdance or story, enjoy joining in with a chorus or just like listening in the bar, please come along. We go on until it’s time to close with Nellie Dean the old way – just as people used to before the telly and the computer.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

Gavin and Julie Atkin

For information see or ring us on 07985 522734.


From: "Richard" <richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 29 December 2011 07:56:52 GMT
Subject: Music at St Julians

There will be jazz at St Julians Club tonight (
Thursday 29th - 7.30-9pm) with the St Julians Hot Club Quintette (Jimmy Lin – violin, Rick Townend, John Nichols – guitars, Bob White – plectrum banjo, Ny Davies – bass).  No charge – food available (St Julians regular varied menu).

Thursday 5th January, there will be a grand New Year Bluegrass & Old-Time Picking Session, led by Rick Townend and John MacDonagh (8-10.30pm)

These nights (picking session – first Thursday; jazz – last Thursday) will continue monthly

St Julians Club – Sevenoaks TN15 0RX – 01732 458261; directions at

Hope to see you some time – best wishes for 2012

Rick Townend


From: <jimlee_at_blakewood_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 27 December 2011 11:55:19 GMT
Subject: Some spaces left new years eve

A Few places left !!!!...come and enjoy

New Years Eve 2011
(8  ‘til Late )
The Blue Coconut Club
Blackgate Lane. Pulborough RH20 1DD
Waltz or Jive or Drink or Play or Eat or just Listen

8-00 pm       ‘Singaround ‘ ( bring your instrument or voice )
9-45 pm    Supper  ( sausages, chips’n bread’n cheese !! )
10-30 pm        Dance and bring in the New Year                
“The Really Great Band”
( 60’s, Favourites, Country, Western Swing, Rock’n'Roll )
with Brian, Chris, Graham, Pete and John
only £12-50

please let me know if you are coming so that I may fully cater.
07771 966435 jimlee_at_blakewood_dot_co_dot_uk


From: "Stuart Reed" <sr_at_stureed_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 22 December 2011 12:43:40 GMT

The Brighton Acoustic Session.

We meet on the first Monday of the month in the back room of the Lord Nelson, a real ale pub 100 metres from Brighton Station.
We are proud of our policy of booking exclusively Sussex-based musicians.

The atmosphere is informal so if you’re a singer or musician you’ll be guaranteed a floor spot before the main act of the evening.

We start at 8.30 and admission is free (with a collection.)

Monday January 2nd


On the occasion of our fifth anniversary we are delighted to welcome this outstanding Sussex trio.
Accordionist Iris Bishop is one of the country’s most sought after accompanists and
Gary Holder is surely the hardest working and
most respected string bass player around. Fronting the line up is Marilyn Bennett, whose captivating singing breathes new life into
an eclectic repertoire of blues, folk, ragtime - and some Dylan for good measure.

Monday February 6th

For news, audio & video & contact details go to
The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4ED

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CROSS CURRENTS - creating two new pieces of music with composer Robert Jarvis and 6 young musicians from 3 different cultural & ethnic backgrounds around Crawley.
Now be part of this exciting project ... Join the band to CREATE and PERFORM the final piece at The Hawth Theatre on March 2nd 2012.
FREE Workshop rehearsals weekly starting Sunday January 22nd 2012.

Contact Adam Bushell at: crosscurrents_at_f2s_dot_com
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