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
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.>
1st January 2014 – Open Stage - £1
Listeners and performers welcome, as always, the more the merrier!
15th January – Brian Stimpson - £2
Our resident guitar and banjo man presents “A history of the blues” from the first field hollers to the present day.
5th February – Contraband - £6
No strangers to the club, this multi-instrumental band went down a storm when supporting the Drones last year. From soulful ballads to full-on Celtic jigs and reels.
19th February – Open Stage - £1
5th March – North Sea Gas - £6
One of Scotland’s foremost folk bands renowned for its instrumental skills, tremendous three-part harmonies and good humour. With numerous gold and silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry, they can genuinely claim worldwide popularity with regular tours of the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.
19th March – Kath Tait - £5
Originally from New Zealand, Kath is a Lamb favourite with her sharply observed laconic tales of everyday absurdity. Entertaining and original, she combines deadpan delivery and melodic guitar with lyrics that are humorous, profound and sometimes shocking!
2nd April – Open Stage - £1
16th April – The Mountain Firework Company - £6
Led by Irish singer-songwriter Gareth McGahan, this all-acoustic five piece delivers “gorgeous folk/alt country” which is equal parts darkness and cheeky humour! With a devoted fan base their music bristles with energy, melody and vitality.
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!