1. Brighton Acoustic Session: EWAN D. RODGERS -
Mon April 5th. SUSSEX
2. Horsham Folk Club: APRIL. SUSSEX
Date: 23 March 2012 12:53:19 GMT
Monday April 2nd
The Brighton Acoustic Session.
EWAN D. RODGERS
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.)
For news, audio &
video & contact details go to www.brightonacoustic.com
Next month's Guest:
May 7th 2012 Caroline Kendall
Date: 28 March 2012 21:45:16 GMT+01:00
Subject: Horsham Folk Club
The Horsham Folk Club - APRIL
Sunday 1st April 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
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
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
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.