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1. Brighton Acoustic Session: EWAN D. RODGERS - Mon April 5th. SUSSEX
2. Horsham Folk Club: APRIL. SUSSEX

From: "Stuart Reed" <sr_at_stureed_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 23 March 2012 12:53:19 GMT
Subject: Listings

Monday April 2nd  
The Brighton Acoustic Session.


Ewan is on the rising tide of young British performers who are using traditional music to explore new musical routes. In his case, not only those of his native Yorkshire but from the USA and beyond.

His 2009 debut album From Hull, Halifax and Hell was rated amongst Maverick Magazine?s top 10 albums of 2010. And FATEA magazine was full of praise for, ?songs that capture the strength and dignity of man.?

His new album Tomorrow Might Be Monday will be released by Folk Police Recordings later this year. It includes original compositions as well as re-interpretations of traditional British, French and Eastern European songs.

The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED
a real ale pub 100 metres from Brighton Station.

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.)
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Next month's Guest:
May 7th 2012       Caroline Kendall

From: "John Byng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 28 March 2012 21:45:16 GMT+01:00
Subject: Horsham Folk Club

The Horsham Folk Club - APRIL

Sunday 1st Apri
l   Skyhook    
Martin Harwood on fiddle, guitar and bouzouki, Cath James on fiddle and viola, and Eoin Teather on guitar, bouzouki and vocals. They play an exciting mix of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton Island, plus some of their own jigs and reels composed by Cath.  Skyhook's sound is characterised by breathtaking twin fiddles combined with sublime guitar, bouzouki and voice. They shift seamlessly between exhilarating dance music, with unique interplay and harmonies from the fiddles, to spine-tingling songs which are sensitively arranged and beautifully sung.  Despite their lively, traditional presentation, Skyhook are delightfully subtle and, although firmly in the folk tradition, their sound is quite original. The interplay between three excellent musicians who have really worked at the arrangements and thought about how the whole thing fits together makes for a stunningly cohesive performance.  
Admission ?6 (members ?4) Under 21s free.

Sunday 8th April   Open Floor Night  
Come along and perform songs, tunes and readings in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  Most of us ?have a go? but audience is welcome too.  
Admission ?2 (members ?1).  Under 21s free.

Sunday 15th April   Broadwood Morris
Horsham's longest serving Morris side will be dancing to and playing traditional English tunes.
Admission ?5 (members ?3)  

Sunday 22nd April       Scold's Bridle
Scold's Bridle has long been established as one of the leading female folk duos in the country. A relaxed approach on stage, wonderful harmonies and infectious humour provide the audience with a truly memorable experience.
The duo are Sue and Liz who have honed their stagecraft to perfection over several years and this is evident through their seemingly effortless enjoyment of every performance. Their warmth, friendliness and remarkable virtuosity provide a wonderful evening's entertainment. Liz, with her guitar, quietly gets on with it occasionally adding her comments whilst Sue takes any opportunity to be side tracked by the audience, which often leads to very funny ?not in the script? situations!
Scold's Bridle covers a wide spectrum of songs and stories from poignant to sad, wistful to melancholy, funny to hilarious. Their fabulous humour, mixed with the ability to tug at the heartstrings, brings a mixed bag of emotions to any audience. Be warned you will be royally entertained!
Liz and Sue have learned their craft during a 30 year career but, like a vintage wine, the best may be yet to come.
Admission ?6 (members ?4) Under 21s free.

Sunday 29th April       Song and Dance Night
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.
Admission ?2 (members ?1).  Under 21s free.


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