4th February 2019

Suntrap

Suntrap (Sara Byers, Mary Wilson, John Sandall and Sue Graves) are a folk-inspired group with beautiful, entrancing vocal harmonies on original and self-written material.

Sara and Mary began singing together after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in 1996. The following year they made their first demo at Dave Pegg's Woodwork Studios and Suntrap have gone on to make four highly regarded CDs, the most recent of these released on Fellside Recordings. They have played all over the UK and Europe at major folk festivals, folk clubs and art centres. The band have been privileged to open Cambridge and Warwick Folk Festivals. 
​http://www.suntrap.org

7th January 2019




The Twagger Band


Formed in 2008, The Twagger Band (singer and anglo concertina player Will Duke, duo Joy Lewis and Derrick Hughes, multi-instrumentalist Sue Evans, and Unreel Ceilidh Band member Ian Chisholm) play a diverse collection of instruments, including Anglo and English concertinas, dulcimers, harp, psaltery, harmonium, Northumbrian smallpipes, whistles, recorders, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, crumhorn and serpent.

Performing Beautiful and funny songs and tunes from Britain and beyond, an evening of entertainment awaits!

3rd December 2018

John Dipper and James Patterson

John Dipper and James Patterson will weave a rich tapestry of tunes & songs from the English tradition, infused with a musicality and thoughtfulness only found in musicians of their calibre.

John, brought up in the Wiltshire home of performing and instrument making parents, has been playing fiddle for as long as he can recall. Widely regarded as one of the finest English fiddlers he has worked as part of the English Acoustic Collective, Alma, The Emily Askew Band and many others.

James started singing in folk clubs whilst still a student in London in the early 1970s. He worked with the late Ralph Jordan in Silas, Crows and Patterson, Jordan, Dipper and has continued his musical explorations with John since Ralph’s death. James has also recently worked in the revived line up of Crows.

5th November 2018




Carolyn Robson with Iris Bishop

​Carolyn is a legendary traditional folk singer specialising in songs from her native Northumberland and Scotland. She has appeared in several groupings, as part of a trio with Kevin Dempsey and Karen Tweed and also the harmony group Craig, Morgan, Robson.

She will be accompanied by her orchestra, Iris, whose mastery of duet concertina & accordion we had the pleasure of hearing earlier in the year when she accompanied Martyn Wyndham-Read.

Don't worry about missing the fireworks as the pub has thoughtfully installed a new glass ceiling – you'll be able to sit in the warm, among friends, with a pint, listen to some brilliant music AND watch the fireworks! What an evening!!!

1st October 2018




The Organisers


We told you last month that we had a surprise for you! Okay, well "The Organisers" isn't a bandname for obssessively tidy musicians, but actually just the organisers of Brighton Acoustic Club: Rosie Hodgson, Rowan Piggott & Tom Evans! This month we're going to give back by doing a trio gig in aid of the club... all donations on the night will go into the club kitty so that we can get you more brilliant guest acts and not worry about how much we can pay them... As usual, we'll have lots of room for floorspots so bring an instrument/some vocal cords!

3rd September 2018

Woven Sky

A new Brighton-based super-group formed of Dan Stewart, Sarah Hill & Guy Hayes, Woven Sky perform songs from Sussex, the UK and across the Atlantic with accompaniment on guitar, banjo & fiddle, and interpret diverse sources from traditional singers, Sacred Harp and Appalachian fiddle music. With these broad influences they deliver pared-down, uncomplicated renditions staying true to the songs and the singers that passed them down...

6th August 2018

Mike Reinstein

Mike's songs take witty and wonderful snapshots of the world's follies and absurdities. He's a fine finger-picking guitarist too with a developed sense of the absurd and a rich way with words. He also has the gift of swinging effortlessly between poignancy, edginess and wry humour.