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 for floor singers is free on open stage nights.
The Lamb Folk Club is run by volunteers.
The Lamb Folk Club
High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH
(01323) 728268 or 638811
15th May – Sarah McQuaid - £6
Born in Spain and raised in Chicago, Sarah is a gifted and captivating performer whose warm, haunting alto is delicately cradled by her “sparkling guitar” (Sing Out!). As a songcrafter and collector, she is equally at home with traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads and 1930’s jazz!
5th June – Open Stage - £1
19th June – The London Klezmer Quartet - £6
This talented and dynamic group has captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds with its deep understanding of Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews. This is reflected in their exuberant and passionate performances of traditional and new material guaranteed to move audiences from dancing to tears and back again!
3rd July 2013 – Pete Atkin - £6
Championed by John Peel and Kenny Everett, Pete generated an intensely loyal following during the 1970s with six acclaimed albums (all reissued) setting his own music to the witty, touching and entertaining lyrics of Clive James. A rare folk club appearance and early arrival is recommended!
17th July - Open Stage - £1
Performers and listeners welcome, the more the merrier.
7th August – 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 led headlining bands and worked with numerous blues legends, including Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, John Lee Hooker and Chuck Berry. Long-time partner Hilary adds propulsive bass and superb folk, blues and gospel vocals.
21st August – Open Stage - £1
4th September – 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 our finest guitar players. The present partnership, formed in 1998, adds Boo’s mellow vocals and bass guitar to create beautifully constructed original songs mixing folk, jazz, blues and bluegrass styles.
18th September – Open Stage - £1
2nd October – Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer - £6
With a reputation for consistently delivering wonderful performances, Vicki and Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with their own impressive compositions. Amongst their many instruments, don’t miss the beautiful sounds of the Swedish nyckelharpa!
16th October – Boo Hewerdine - £7
With a musical CV of international collaborations and hit songs stretching over two decades, Boo is widely regarded as a song-writing legend. He continues to be an integral part of the Eddi Reader Band, writing her hit “Patience of Angels”, but is an exceptional singer and guitarist in his own right! Don’t miss!
6th November – Open Stage £1
20th November – 4 Square - £6
This young Manchester-based quartet has taken the festival circuit by storm with its unique and distinctive sound and instrumental prowess. Expect infectiously energetic instrumentals, mellow three-part harmonies and spectacular clog dancing! “Simply stunning” John Tams
4th December – Black Strap Molasses - £2
From the humorous to the thought provoking, expect the usual entertaining mix from the quartet’s ever adventurous repertoire.
18th December – Christmas Party – Free
A night of seasonal celebrations with song, food, giant raffle and surprises.>