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
(01323) 728268 or 638811
7th May – Belshazzar’s Feast - £7
Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) and accordion wizard Paul Hutchinson have stunned audiences for almost 20 years with their inspired musicianship, scintillating musical surprises and hilarious banter! Don’t Miss!
21st May – Open Stage - £1
4th June – Steve Tilston Trio - £8
A real coup, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Winner (Best original song 2012) and as seen on The Jools Holland Show, Steve is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, revered by fans and critics alike for his words, melodies and quite superb guitar arrangements. The trio features stellar accompaniment from Keith Warmington (harmonica) and Stuart Gordon (violin).
18th June – Suntrap - £6
Drawing on the English tradition and American folk and country, the band’s mesmerising sound includes a double fiddle section, guitars and accordion, carefully crafted around gorgeous vocal harmonies. Very popular, their music is smart, intelligent and, above all, entertaining!
2nd July 2014 – Steve Ashley - £6
Steve’s extraordinary career has been chronicled in a recent biography “Fire and Wine”. Emerging in the late 1960s, his debut album “Stroll On” is still regarded as a folk/rock classic and his latest “Time and Tide” cements his place at the forefront of English songwriters inspired by the tradition. His rare live shows are always special, superb songs coupled with wonderful offbeat humour!
16th July – Open Stage - £1
6th August – Dunajska Kapelye - £7
“Extreme, virtuoso Balkan gypsy music” is how Time Out describes this acclaimed band. From riotous Klezmer tunes to Hot Club Jazz to the most plaintive of gypsy ballads, their unforgettable live shows feature violins, clarinet, accordion and vocals. Long-standing club and festival favourites, these extraordinary musicians will amaze and delight!
20th August – Open Stage - £1
3rd September – Ben Paley and Tab Hunter - £6
Ben (son of the legendary Tom Paley) has been described as “just about the best folk-fiddler of his generation”. Perfectly complimented by Tab’s guitar, this exceptional duo delivers beautiful and energetic traditional music from Ireland, Sweden, America and Eastern Europe.
17th September – Dana and Susan Robinson - £6
Regular visitors from the USA and consummate instrumentalists (guitar, banjo, fiddle), their music explores rural America with elegant simplicity bringing roots and storytelling traditions to contemporary song writing. A raconteur with a rich voice, Dana is a living example of the American troubadour.
1st October – Open Stage - £1
15th October – Sunjay Brayne - £6
Reminiscent of Ralph McTell and John Martyn, Sunjay has developed into a major talent with a rare mix of youth (he’s just 20) and a seemingly effortless mastery of the acoustic guitar. A BBC Young Folk nominee, he is at the forefront of “new generation blues-folk”. “An amazing picker, a must see” – Terry Reid.
5th November – Open Stage - £1
19th November – Kirsty McGee - £6
Kirsty’s supreme talents have earned many accolades, including BBC Folk Award nominations and the Independent Music Award for best live album 2011. A stunning vocalist, her engaging music lies somewhere between folk, jazz, chanson and Americana and, in 2013, her song “Sandman” was personally chosen by Danny Boyle to be featured in his film “Trance”. “Absolutely superb” – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2.
3rd December – Black Strap Molasses - £2
Including songs from their new CD “Fascinations Choice”, expect the usual adventurous mix from this popular local quartet.
17th December – Christmas Party – Free entry
An evening of seasonal celebration with song, food, giant raffle and surprises!