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February Sat 22 February
@ The Royal Oak
Latin Beats & Balearic Treats
We are delighted to welcome back the fabulous Los Twangueros!

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Understory (https://understory.band/) are three fine young musicians from England & Scotland: Heather McAslan (mandolin, piano, words) John Sandall (little fiddle, big fiddles, stringy things) & Tom Evans (accordion, slide guitar, feet, potentially anything). They grew up absorbing folk tunes... more
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@ The Lamb
UMLAUT PRESENTS AT THE LAMB!
Sat 22nd Feb 2020
8 until Late

DJ CREW UMLAUT BRING THEIR TECHNO CHURCH TO THE LAMB

Originals and re-mixes from Tangerine Dream to Bowie and well beyond

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Sun 23 February
@ The Con Club
"Sundays in the Bar" afternoons are usually on the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 pm with FREE ENTRY for all and feature a truly eclectic mix of music.

This February we've had to re-schedule due to a booking mishap on our part and there won't be a Sundays in the Bar this month,... more

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@ The Lamb
ACOUSTIC CONTENDERS
Sunday 23rd Feb 2020
8 till 10:30pm

If you know the Contenders as Lewes's premiere hard rocking bar band then you only know half the story. Unplugged they are a revelation, revealing a deep knowledge of folk, blues and country music that spans 60 decades. As you may... more

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Thu 27 February
@ The Lamb
COUNT KUJO

AFRO JAZZ FUSION - SWIRLING BEATS

Essential new music at the Lamb on Thursday 27th Feb - 8pm sharp

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@ The Con Club
Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance. It offers an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the... more
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Fri 28 February
@ All Saints Centre
Funk, Soul and Reggae music for grown up dance lovers. Half price bar before 8.30pm. Great party atmosphere and visuals.
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@ The Con Club
We are pleased to present the Blackjacks for the first time at the Con Club

Cruisin' for a bloozin' maximum R&B

Harmonica driven, southern style

www.facebook.com/The-Blackjacks

Bar from 4:30 - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm

Free entry all welcome


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Sat 29 February
@ The Con Club
Global Beats Presents: Mad Professor Live Dub Show. Support by Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound with Lloyd Coxsone

He might be called MAD PROFESSOR, but he is one of the sanest working musicians around. In his long and accomplished career, this globally acclaimed dub talent has amassed a fine... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Jim (www.jim-murray.co.uk) a founder member of Hedgehog Pie, plays guitar & sings songs from Tyneside & ones he's written in his local style. The songs are often humorous, always inventive & ingenious, & often with a social point to make. Jim's son Luke plays fiddle. They are joined by The Too Good... more
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@ The Royal Oak
Fruitful Soundsystem plays the main bar of The Royal Oak on Sat 29th Feb. DJs Nick Carling & Danny Webb will be playing the finest in Soul, Disco & House music. Strictly vinyl. 9pm kick off. Free Entry!

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March Sun 01 March
@ The Royal Oak
A Sunday evening wind-down with Latin & Swing classics performed live by the 3p Sweet
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Wed 04 March
@ The Dorset
Salamander', accordion andmandolin/bouzouki duo will be starting their HANDS ON POP-UP CLUB FOR INSTRUMENTS on the first wednesday of the month (March 4th will be no 1).in THE DORSET PUB http://www.thedorsetlewes.co.uk/
Music begins at 8pm. If you have an instrumental piece you'd like to air,... more

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Fri 06 March
@ The Con Club
Samaki is an afrobeat project based on the sound of 1970s African musicians like Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, and Oscar Sulley. Featuring a collective of Hastings musicians, Samaki bring the primal elements of relentless grooves and soaring melodies to the stage.

Samaki's musicians have recorded,... more

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Sat 07 March
@ St Michaels Church
Directed by Andrew Sherwood. Pre concert talk by Peter Copley 7.10pm. Mozart Divertimento in Bb K137, Phil Baker Veilings 2 for Flute and Strings, 1st performance, solo flute Anne Hodgson, Peta Crompton, New work for bassoon, viola and strings, solo bassoon Ian Glen, solo viola, Ellie Blackshaw.... more
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@ The Con Club
The Mountain Firework Company is an acoustic 5 piece based in Brighton,. They came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk... more
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Narthen are Jim Causley (Devil’s Interval, Mawkin Causley) Barry Coope (Coope Boyes & Simpson) Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Moirai) & Fi Fraser (The Old-Fashioned, Polka Works). They offer songs to touch your heart, make you think, & thrill your ears. They are known for their 4-part harmony, but also... more
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Narthen are Jim Causley (Devil’s Interval, Mawkin Causley) Barry Coope (Coope Boyes & Simpson) Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Moirai) & Fi Fraser (The Old-Fashioned, Polka Works). They offer songs to touch your heart, make you think, & thrill your ears. They are known for their 4-part harmony, but also... more
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@ The Royal Oak
DJ JulianJules spinning beats in the bar on the Jamo 365's - expect to hear an eclectic mix of tunes from quality house/breaks to funk, disco, afrobeat and old school hip-hop.. 100% dancefloor friendly and no rewinds!
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Thu 12 March
@ The Con Club
Irish songwriter Bjorn Baillie spent the late-noughties as part of the vibrant LA music scene with his band La Rocca. They shared stages with Phoenix, Cold War Kids and The Fratellis as well as making records with Tony Hoffer (Beck, Chromeo, Belle & Sebastian).

As a solo artist he's had his... more

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Fri 13 March
@ The Con Club
Solo tour March 2020!

John Fairhurst has spent the majority of his life travelling the world and playing music, meeting innumerable characters, collecting stories and drawing influence and inspiration from the varied musical styles and first hand experiences of a life on the... more

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Sat 14 March
@ The Con Club
Loose Caboose have gone all international again and are delighted to bring you Dan Singking, our Belgium Connection, and this time round, he will be behind the wheels of steel and not just on the dance floor.

Dan and Rachelle shall be reunited on the decks after having joined forces last... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Jack Rutter (www.jackruttermusic.com) is a fine young singer of traditional songs, accompanying brilliantly on guitar, bouzouki & duet concertina. Kathryn Tickell writes of his CD 'Gold of Scar & Shale' , ‘In the spirit of the old traditional singers, Jack Rutter takes a song, shapes it, lives... more
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Sun 15 March
@ St Pancras Church
Telemann, Concerto in A for 4 violins, Sammartini Concerto in F for recorder, soloist Piers Adams descant recorder, Elgar, Serenade for Strings, Crispin Ward, A Celtic Concerto for Recorder and Strings, soloist Piers Adams, recorder
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@ The Lamb
IF STEVE MCQUEEN HAD PLAYED ELECTRIC GUITAR...

JAZZED UP JACKS!
Sunday 15th March 2020
8:00 - 10:30pm

JAZZED UP JACKS are Hanna B (flute & vocals), Jack K (guitar) and John M (guitar).

From Jack's moody "Ain't Gonna Be No Snow" through Kenny Burrell's "Midnight Blue" to... more

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Fri 20 March
@ The Con Club
Fruitful Sounds present ... Love Action 80s night at the Lewes Con Club. DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb playing Smash Hits, Chart Toppers & Guilty Pleasures.

Strictly 80's // Srictly Vinyl

£4 on the door (Con Club members free)


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Sat 21 March
@ The Elephant and Castle
Emily & Hazel Askew (askewsisters.co.uk) are two of the foremost performers & interpreters of English folk music. They both sing. Between them they play fiddle, melodeon, concertina & cello.

Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two... more

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Fri 27 March
@ St John sub Castro
Come and enjoy this exciting programme of
American music:

Leonard Bernstein
Candide Overture
West Side Story (suite of dances)
Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring
Charles Ives
Variations on “America”
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue with soloist: Rachel... more

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@ The Con Club
Modern Age Music is pleased to present: Jake Morrell

Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England!?

Jake was 'discovered' by Dermot O'Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2... more

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Sat 28 March
@ The Elephant and Castle
Dublin-born Daoirì is a fine singer of Irish traditional song & turns the bouzouki into a force of nature, with a range from powerful to subtle & always in sympathy with the song. He began singing in the famous Góilin Singers Club & has accompanied Christy Moore, Dónal Luny, Martin Hayes, Dennis... more
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Sun 29 March
@ The Con Club
Sundays In The Bar are very pleased to present Mike Newsham:

Originally from Yorkshire now based in Brighton, Mike has played all over the UK supporting the likes of Jesse Malin, Sam Roberts Band, Guillemots, Laura Veirs and Deadstring Brothers, amongst others.His Americana, folk and... more

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@ Seaford Baptist Church
Telemann, Concerto in A for 4 violins, Sammartini Concerto in F for recorder, soloist Piers Adams descant recorder, Elgar, Serenade for Strings, Crispin Ward, A Celtic Concerto for Recorder and Strings, soloist Piers Adams, recorder
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@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding Present: LIVE DEAD '69 performing the Grateful Dead "Europe 72" album & more.

Live Dead '69 are: Tom Constanten (original Grateful Dead pianist), Tom has been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead's first 2 experimental... more

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April Fri 03 April
@ The Con Club
The Doctors of Philosophy play original songs from the pen of lead-singer Professor Paul Stenner. The style is a fusion: rock and folk influences mingle with West-Coast sounds and even a hint of Prog ! As a Professor of Social Psychology, Paul writes lyrics that are literate, witty and thought... more
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Sat 04 April
@ The Con Club
Global Beats presents: Adrian Sherwood (On U Sound) Plus support

ADRIAN SHERWOOD (born 1958 in London) is an English record producer best known for his work with dub music as well as for remixing a number of popular acts such as Coldcut, Depeche Mode, The Woodentops, Primal Scream, Pop Will... more

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Sun 05 April
@ The Con Club
Global Beats presents: A Ska & Reggae Fest featuring THE SKATALITES, FREEDUB PRESS, SAMSARA COLLECTIVE
Easy Skankin DJs, Caribbean food by IRMA'S KITCHEN

THE SKATALITES began performing in Jamaica in May 1964. The group was so hot that their first rehearsal became a show. So many people... more

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Fri 10 April
@ The Con Club
From Louisiana a special Cajun gig from Cajun Barn, more details to follow


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Fri 17 April
@ The Con Club
The Curst Sons have been playing their powerful stripped back take on early American traditional music since 1998. Performing mainly original material with a few distinctive arrangements of traditional songs they have released six full length albums and one 10" vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain... more
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Sat 18 April
@ The Elephant and Castle
JIB are Jim Mageean & Ingrid & Barrie Temple, three terrific singers from the North-East. All have a powerful & extensive repertoire of sea songs & shanties, some traditional & some written by Barrie. They generate mighty, ringing vocal harmonies & are much in demand at maritime & other... more
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Sat 25 April
@ The Elephant and Castle
Ben is a natural & scintillating musician who has been playing the fiddle music of the USA, Sweden & Ireland since he was six. He has toured widely with his father Tom Paley, The Long Hill Ramblers, Tab Hunter, The New Deal String Band & Sarah Grey & Kieron Means. He has recorded with Damon Albarn,... more
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Thu 30 April
@ All Saints Centre
An evening of popular music from the 1950s to the present day performed by students of the East Sussex Academy of Music!
Featuring songs by Elvis Presley, Lizzo, David Bowie, The Beatles, Blur, TLC, The Clash, ABBA and many more...

Wheelchair access in the downstairs stalls.
All ages... more

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May Sun 17 May June Sun 14 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Candle lit concert.
Sussex Flutes. Music for flute quartet.
Includes Barry Mills, Flute quartet, second performance.

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Sun 21 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Candle lit concert.
String Quartet from Musicians of All Saints, Haydn String quartet op. 33 no 5, Ellie Blackshaw, New work, EJ. Moeran, String quartet in A minor

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July Sat 04 July
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Ian Morgan Williams. Pre concert talk by Peter Copley. Bach Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, soloists Stuart Deeks, Inga Franks, Ian Morgan Williams Some East Music, 2nd performance, Alison Kay, Knot for Strings, 1st performance of the revised version. Warlock Serenade for strings,... more
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The idea, of course, is that the influx of skilled migrants from Asia will displace lazy Brits from their comfortable white... more

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