The Lamb Folk Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, upstairs in The Lamb Inn in Eastbourne Old Town. Everybody is welcome and we present a wide range of professional folk singers and players as well as floor spots for visiting musicians.
Doors open at 7.30pm with an 8.00pm start.
Floor singers are welcome but early arrival is recommended. Admission is half price for students and under 16s. There is no charge for floor singers on open stage nights.
The Lamb Folk Club is run by volunteers.
The Lamb Folk Club
High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH
6th May – Open Stage – Free
20th May – London Klezmer Quartet - £7
Combining virtuosity with authenticity, this hugely talented ensemble has captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds with its deep understanding of Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews. Fantastic on their previous visits, this is music to touch our deepest emotions. Don't miss!
3rd June – Wizz Jones - £6
A true legend of British folk/blues, John Renbourn, Eric Clapton and Keith Richard have all named Wizz as an important early influence. After more than 50 years on the road, Wizz continues to amaze with his unique guitar style, eclectic repertoire and “right hand worthy of Broonzy”.
17th June – Open Stage - Free
1st July 2015 – Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar - £7
In 2012, while still at school, Greg and Ciaran burst on to the scene with a superb debut CD. They have since scooped two BBC Folk Awards and are now one of the UK's most in- demand duos. Technically brilliant instrumentalists (fiddle and guitar), with superb vocals and a natural feel for the material, their meteoric rise is set to continue!
15th July – Rod Clements - £7
Rod is best known as a founder member of Lindisfarne and writer of such classics as “Meet me on the Corner” and “Road to Kingdom Come”. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear a consummate artist who has never rested on his laurels either as a songwriter or live performer.
5th August – Open Stage – Free
19th August – Dave Ellis and Boo Howard - £6
Dave's eponymous 1973 solo album led to national exposure on The Old Grey Whistle Test and a reputation as one of the UK's finest and technically gifted guitarists. The partnership, formed in 1998, adds Boo's mellow vocals and bass guitar to create beautifully constructed original songs mixing folk, blues, jazz and bluegrass styles.
2nd September – Michael Chapman - £7
Michael's classic LP “Fully Qualified Survivor” was John Peel's favourite album of 1970 and features his unique and mesmerising guitar work and world-weary vocals. A musical craftsman still at the top of his trade, he is rightly regarded as one of our most important and influential folk/blues artists.
16th September – Open Stage – Free
7th October – Bob Hall and Hilary Blythe - £6
Critically acknowledged as Britain's finest blues and boogie pianist, Bob's extraordinary career dates from the blues explosion of the sixties as a founder member of the Groundhogs. He has since worked with numerous blues legends including Peter Green, Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker. Long-time partner Hilary adds propulsive bass and terrific folk, blues and gospel vocals.
21st October – Open Stage – Free
4th November – Tania Opland and Mike Freeman - £6
Fancy a sing-along in Russian? This Anglo-Alaskan duo presents a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and music played on a ridiculous number of instruments. Expect a witty and entertaining roller coaster ride across several continents and back again!
18th November – Titus - £5
This ever-popular and entertaining four-piece delivers a huge range of both traditional and modern material, featuring a variety of instruments and superb vocal harmonies.
2nd December – Black Strap Molasses - £2
From the humorous to the thought provoking, expect the usual entertaining mix from the quartet's ever adventurous repertoire.
16th December – Christmas Party – Free
An evening of seasonal celebration with songs, food, giant raffle and surprises!