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
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!
7th January 2015 – Open Stage – Free
As always, both performers and listeners welcome - the more the merrier.
21st January – Georgia Lewis and Friends - £5
Georgia is an exciting newcomer whose accomplished singing and accordion playing have attracted much attention. With a penchant for adding a little spice to well-worn ballads, she will be joined on stage by Felix Miller (guitar) and Rowan Piggott (5-string fiddle).
4th February – Brian Stimpson - £2
Expect a lively mix of folk, blues, country and jug band songs from our versatile banjo and guitar picker.
18th February – Open Stage – Free
4th March – Dan McKinnon - £6
From Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Canadian Maritimes, Dan's warm baritone, superb guitar and original compositions have won him widespread praise. He loves to make friends with his audience, engaging hearts and minds with beautifully crafted stories in song.
18th March – Open Stage – Free
1st April – The Moreton Roadshow with Chris and Wendy - £6
Described by the Independent as “the best bluegrass guitarist in the country”. Chris is indeed a world-class multi-instrumentalist, singer and purveyor of mischievous humour! Add Wendy's excellent double bass and you have a perfect match.
15th April – Sarah McQuaid - £6
Back by demand, Sarah is a gifted and captivating performer whose warm, haunting alto is delicately cradled by her sparkling guitar arrangements. Born in Spain and raised in Chicago, she is equally at home with traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads and 1930's jazz!
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