The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex

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 21s.

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

Nick Westcott
Brian Stimpson
Derek Legg

(01323) 728268


21st November – Black Strap Molasses - £2
From the humorous to the thought provoking, this popular five-piece delivers infectious rhythms, great harmonies and an ever-growing and adventurous range of songs.

5th December – Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer's Winter Warmer - £7
Multi-instrumentalists and storytellers of the highest calibre, Vicky and Jonny have created a show that brings together a Scandinavian Christmas, classic carols and winter stories. It is informative, fun, full of chorus songs that you know and stories you probably don't! ”Unfailingly wonderful” Folkwords.

19th December – Christmas Party – Free
An evening of seasonal celebration with songs, food, giant raffle and fun!


2nd January 2019 – Open Stage – Free
As always, both performers and listeners welcome – the more the merrier!

16th January – Ben Paley and Tab Hunter - £7
Ben has been described as “just about the best folk-fiddler of his generation”. Perfectly complemented by Tab's guitar, this exceptional duo delivers beautiful and energetic traditional music from Ireland, Sweden, America and Eastern Europe.

6th February – Open Stage – Free

20th February – North Sea Gas - £7
One of Scotland's foremost folk bands renowned for its instrumental prowess, tremendous harmonies and hilarious banter! 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.

6th March – Doubleheader – Ado Matheson and Mike Reinstein - £7
Ado's captivating vocals and beautiful songs evoke powerful images of his homeland on the Western Isles of Scotland. Mike is a fine guitarist and consummate performer whose songs have been described as “Witty and wonderful snapshots of the planet's follies and absurdities”.
Two superb and contrasting songwriters on one bill!

20th March – Open Stage – Free

3rd April – Pete Atkin - £8
Since the 1970s the Pete Atkin (music) and Clive James (lyrics) partnership has produced more than 200 remarkable songs and a catalogue of acclaimed albums. Witty, moving and often thrillingly poetic, their memorable songs have won Pete and Clive a fanatical cult following.
Early arrival recommended!

17th April – The Mountain Firework Company - £8
Built on the solid foundations of American mountain music but with an added twist of Celtic folk, this 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 and vitality.

1st May – Kath Tait - £7
Originally from New Zealand, Kath is a Lamb favourite with her sharply observed laconic tales of everyday absurdity. Like Jake Thackray, she combines deadpan delivery and melodic guitar with lyrics that are humorous, profound, rebellious and frequently outrageous!

15th May – Open Stage – Free

5th June – Dave Ellis and Boo Howard - £7
Dave's eponymous 1973 solo album led to national exposure on The Old Grey Whistle Test and a reputation as one of the UK's finest and technically gifted guitarists. Formed in 1998, the partnership adds Boo's mellow vocals and bass to create beautifully constructed original songs mixing folk, blues, jazz and bluegrass styles.

19th June – Hatful of Rain - £8
Inspired by English, Celtic and American styles, this hugely talented band combines powerful song writing with musical flair. Based around the captivating voice of Chloe Overton, their unforgettable live shows bring together soaring harmonies and superb musical virtuosity.

“Hauntingly beautiful …... I love it”. Bob Harris.

The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex