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1. Kit Holmes and The Crossroads Band UK: Saturday 16th June: Charity Blues/Acoustic Night. Burgess hill. SUSSEX
2. TOWERSEY VILLAGE FESTIVAL - Last Day for Early Bird Tickets today! OXON


From: "\(Robert Eggleston\)Snowdrop Music" <snowdropmusic_at_talktalk_dot_net>
Date: 25 May 2012 13:30:43 GMT+01:00
Subject: Kit Holmes and The Crossroads Band UK: Saturday 16th June: Charity Blues/acoustic Night for Chestnut Tree House and Midwives & Parents Support

Charity blues/acoustic night
in aid of Chestnut Tree House and Midwives and Parents Support (MAPS)

Losing a baby at childbirth or having a child with a life limiting illness is traumatic and it is hard for parents and families come to terms with it.  Charities such as MAPS (Midwives  and Parents Support) and Chestnut Tree House provide tremendous practical and emotional support at crucial times in the lives of families.  MAPS was set up by Burgess Hill Midwife, Pam Parsons OBE and Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex. They both rely on grants and donations to continue to provide care and need financial support. To help them continue their work there is a blues night on Saturday 16th June (doors open 7.00pm) in the Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill featuring Kit Holmes and The Crossroads band UK to raise vital funds for both organisations. The event is supported by the Burgess Hill Community Festival and all profits will be going to both charities.

Saturday 16th June:
Charity Blues Night (supported by the Burgess Hill Community Festival)
with Kit Holmes plus The Crossroads Band UK

Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

Kit Holmes
“Blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility”

Kit’s sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK.  Her music crosses many boundaries and her albums have received rave reviews in the music and national press.

Recent concerts include: Paul McCartney’s LIPA; the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC; a performance for Bill Bryson and Andy Kershaw and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.  In 2011, Kit released her eagerly anticipated third album, Driving into the Blue, which features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson, to high critical acclaim.  Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance from Kit and her excellent band (guitar, fiddle, bass).  

The Crossroads Band UK

When you have a front man (Stuart Barbour) who produced and co wrote albums for Alvin Stardust, and  toured with Alvin for 6 years and a trumpet player who played with Wham, Elton John and at Live Aid you know you are in for a treat. The band call themselves a "faith blues band" playing a mix of original songs and also tracks from people like Blind Willie Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy.  

tickets £12 /£10 concs in advance
£14 / £12 concs on the door
Martlets Box Office  or call 01444 242888
or online from or ( )


From: Mrs Casey Music <mrscasey_at_mrscasey_dot_pmailuk_dot_com>
Date: 30 May 2012 16:12:17 GMT+01:00
To: admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk
Subject: Just 1 day to save your summer and save you cash


23rd - 27th August 2012

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PLUS if you get together with friends and buy our "10 for the price of 9" offer you save a further £120.

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The South, Bellowhead, Donal Lunny, Padraig Rynne and Sylvain Barou,
Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian Voices, Edward II, Martin Simpson Trio ,
Peatbog Faeries, Esquisse, Session A9, Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch ,
Nic Jones with Joe Jones and Belinda O’Hooley, Roddy Woomble, Brass Monkey
The Ian McMillan Orchestra, Jon Boden, Roy Bailey
The Way Back Home - Big Wooden Horse Theatre

Whapweasel, Old Swan Band, Spiro ,Chipolatas, Hekety, Peeping Tom, Cock and Bull Band,
The Albion Band, Melrose Quartet, Old Man Luedecke, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo,
The Armagh Rhymers Nancy Kerr and James Fagan Larkin Poe Jamie Smith’s Mabon
John Kirkpatrick, Jez Lowe, O’Hooley and Tidow, Alistair Anderson,
Blair Dunlop and Ashley Hutchings, Walsh and Pound, Junk, Merry Hell

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Paul "Shez" Sherreard, Bev Lee Hrling, David Gibb & Elly Lucas,
Stephen Taberner, Red Herring Theatre - That’s The Way to Do It, Irrintzi Dantza Taldea, Jason Maverick, Ioscaid
Stream of Sound, Jake Jones and Dan Eccles, The Outside Capering Crew, Beltane Border,The Witchmen,
Moulton Morris, Jason Maverick, Boots ‘n Banjos, Pig Dyke Molly, Maltby Phoenix Sword, English Miscellany,
Jessica Lamb, Bob and Gill Berry, Kirsty Cotter Jo May

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