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February Sat 23 February
@ The Elephant and Castle
The Twagger Band (www.twaggerband.co.uk) are Will Duke, Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Ian Chisholm & Sue Evans. They sing & play a glorious mixture of traditional music from England, Scotland, Ireland, the US, France & Sweden on hammered dulcimers, concertinas, guitars, harp, whistles, bouzouki,... more
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Wed 27 February
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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March Fri 01 March
@ The Royal Oak
Psychodelicious blues & rock, with spontaneous drizzles of funk!
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Oh Mama to The Oak ... and it's our Birthday weekend too!

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Sat 02 March
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Andrew Sherwood, Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bb major k.191 soloist Ian Glen, Robert Hanson, Romano, first complete performance, John Alexander, Cleave, 1st performance, Haydn Symphony no 22 in Eb major The Philosopher
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Elsie's Band (www.elsiesband.com) are David Watts (voice) Iris Bishop (duet concertina, accordion) & John Hills (voice, songwriting, guitar, mandolin, harmonice) offer unusual traditional & more recent songs in fine style.

Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd like to sing or play. We... more

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Sun 03 March
@ The Lansdown
Come and join us for this monthly gathering of talented musicians, all welcome, free drink for all performers.
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Tue 05 March
@ Brighton Dome
The Brighton Dome organ was made famous by Douglas Reeve with his BBC Light Programme broadcasts. His series of concerts attracted large audiences who instantly recognised his signature tune, Pack Up Your Troubles.

Michael Maine, responsible for saving the instrument when it faced removal,... more

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Sat 09 March
@ The Elephant and Castle
Bond of Union (www.bondofunion.co.uk) are Richard Inman, Benjamin Board & Johnny Hewes, from Brighton. They sing in powerful, sensitive unaccompanied harmony about heroism & injustice, struggle & superstition, soldiers & revolutionaries, but always about the bonds of union that connect... more
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@ The Lansdown
Notorious "Brighton legends" who have staggered, amused and offended thousands in their trips around the UK and mainland Europe. Four albums later they are still the
world's only Victorian Music Hall/Punk Rock Band.

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Wed 13 March
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 16 March
@ The Needlemakers
Jazzed Up Jacks is a new Sussex-based jazz project, started early 2019 by singer/song-writer Gabriella Romano, guitarists Jack Kellett and John Marsh together with drummer/percussionist Charlie Hooker.
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@ The Elephant and Castle
‘Tom is a brilliant fiddler & great singer; a wonderful ambassador of the James Hill musical tradition.’ (Aly Bain). Tom’s ground-breaking fiddle playing has had a huge influence on his contemporaries. The traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland & America are fused with classical, jazz... more
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@ The Swan Inn
Fruitful Sounds presents ...'Too Much Pressure' a night of Ska and 2 Tone at The Swan. DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb on deck duties. Strictly vinyl. Expect to hear music from The Selector, Madness, The Specials, The Beat, Bad Manners etc. 9 till late. Free Entry.
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Sun 17 March
@ The Lansdown

Come and join us for this increasingly popular open mic night, bring words to share, free drink for all poets.

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Sat 23 March
@ The Elephant and Castle
Elye Cuthbertson https://www.facebook.com/elye.cuthbertson.1 is a splendid young melodeon player, a finalist in the New Roots Competition 2018. His playing is inventive, skilful and humorous. He's bringing some friends with him tonight.

Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd like to sing... more

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Wed 27 March
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 30 March
@ The Elephant and Castle
Shirley’s love, knowledge & understanding of English traditional song are second to none. A singer of great authority, she is also an illuminating writer on traditional music. Ian Kearey is her musical director & accompanist; he produced her award-winning Lodestar album & its follow-up, due for... more
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Sun 31 March
@ The Royal Oak
A Sunday evening musical Jam session Upstairs at The Oak, hosted by the lovely Sophie C Mason.
If Latin, Swing and Blues are your grooves, pop along from 7pm.
All welcome. You don't need to play. You can just sit back and enjoy, or even get up and dance! All we ask is that you buy a drink on... more

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April Fri 05 April
@ The Royal Oak
“Homegrown purveyors of the finest 60's Garage Rock and Psych”
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Sat 06 April
@ The Elephant and Castle
Jack Hogsden (https://www.facebook.com/jackhogsdenmusic/) is a dazzling young melodeon player, singer & guitarist from Sussex. His father Leon sings & plays a stylish guitar & mandola. They play & sing mainly English traditional music. Both dance, play and are mummers with Ditchling... more
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Tue 09 April
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 13 April
@ The Elephant and Castle
Cohen (htpps://cohenbk.com) is a young, brilliant & inventive melodeon & anglo concertina player & a glorious singer with a deep understanding of traditional music & a powerful, compelling style of his own. He’s in great demand at folk music festivals & clubs as a solo performer & with the trio... more
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Sat 20 April
@ The Elephant and Castle
Bring songs, tunes, readings and poems to suit the theme. Vocal & instrumental groups are welcome, as well as soloists. A good night to try performing for the first time. We serve traditional home-made Easter biscuits, with a crisp sugar coating, lemon & currants.

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Tue 23 April
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 27 April
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
"The Drystones demonstrate a sophisticated musical maturity that is far beyond their ages" Folk Radio UK
Somerset based duo The Drystones (Ford Collier and Alex Garden) have been performing together for eight years. In this time they have developed in maturity and confidence culminating in their... more

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May Fri 03 May Tue 07 May
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 18 May
@ The Elephant and Castle
Emmanuel is one of the best melodeon players in France, a singer, songwriter & an expert in French regional dance music. He also plays a specially-designed 'Franglo' concertina, one-row accordion & flutes. Richard, originally from Kent, sings & plays guitar & English concertina. He has spent all... more
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Sun 19 May
@ St Pancras Church
Paul Gregory, guitar, plays Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in A RV82,Arnold, Serenade for Guitar and strings, Grieg, Holberg Suite, Ed Hughes, Flint
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Tue 21 May
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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June Tue 04 June
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 08 June
@ The Elephant and Castle
Jez Lowe (www.jezlowe.com) is one of England's finest singer-songwriters, producing powerful, moving & often humorous songs using the traditional styles of his North-East home about working people, especially miners, shipbuilders and deep-sea fishermen (Back in Durham Gaol, Old Bones, The Bonny... more
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Sun 09 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Music for wind quartet, Anne Hodgson flute, Clare Worth oboe, Phil Edwards Clarinet, Ian Glen bassoon, music includes Peter Copley Die Nacht isn’t kommen, 2nd performance
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Sun 16 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Music for string quartet,
Guy Richardson, Meditation on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia, Haydn ‘The Bird’ op, 33 no.3, Frank Brodge String Quartet no 3

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Tue 18 June
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 22 June
@ The Elephant and Castle
Sandra Kerr has long been a brilliant & influential singer & player of the English concertina, since with her days with Ewan MacColl's Critics Group. Sandra also plays guitar & autoharp. A versatile musician with a fine, expressive voice, she is also an accomplished songwriter & has been a core... more
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July Tue 02 July
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 06 July
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Steve Dummer, Händel Concerto Gross op 6 no. 7 in Bb major, Paul Carr Oboe Concerto, soloist Clare Worth, Conall Gleason, New work for strings and electronics, Dvorak, Serenade for Strings in E major op. 22
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Tue 16 July
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Tue 30 July
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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August Tue 13 August
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Tue 27 August
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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September Tue 10 September
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Fri 20 September
@ Lewes Town Hall
One of the UKs premier Folk Rock bands Oysterband are playing in Lewes for the first time in decades.
Oysterband make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies,... more

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Tue 24 September
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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October Tue 08 October
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Tue 22 October
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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November Wed 06 November
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Wed 20 November
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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December Wed 04 December
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Wed 18 December
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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January Wed 01 January
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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