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
20th April – Dave Nachmanoff - £7
Although best known as Al Stewart's dazzling lead guitar player, Dave is a great entertainer and award-winning songwriter with nine albums to his name. With a PhD in Philosophy and a penchant for story songs, his style has been described as “somewhere between the easy charm of Arlo Guthrie and the raw energy of Bruce Springsteen”!
4th May – Open Stage - Free
18th May – Two Coats Colder - £7
Describing themselves as “a quirky, progressive acoustic folk band”, this superb four-piece come highly recommended. Their melodic mix of original and traditional songs features guitars, bass, mandolin and Indian Harmonium. “Anna Bass's voice is really quite amazing” Mike Harding.
1st June – Steve Ashley -£7
Steve's extraordinary career has been the subject of a recent biography “Fire and Wine”. Emerging in the late 1960s, his debut album “Stroll On” is still regarded as a folk/rock classic and his latest, “This little game”, cements his place at the forefront of English songwriters inspired by the tradition.
15th June – Open Stage - Free
6th July – Sam Kelly Duo - £7
From reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2012 to a 2016 BBC Folk Award nomination,
Sam's musical journey has been extraordinary. With a love of traditional music inspired by his
Irish grandfather, this 23 year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is now one of the
most in-demand artists on the folk scene!
20th July – Dunajska Kapeleye - £7
“Extreme, virtuoso Balkan gypsy music” is how Time Out describes this acclaimed band. From
riotous Klezmer tunes to Hot Club Jazz to the most plaintive of gypsy ballads, their unforgettable
live shows feature violins, clarinet, accordion and vocals. Long-standing club and festival
favourites, these extraordinary musicians will amaze and delight!
3rd August – Open Stage – Free
17th August – Keith Christmas - £7
A British folk/blues legend, Keith played guitar on David Bowie's “Space Oddity” album and
appeared at the very first Glastonbury Festival. Hundreds of gigs and many albums later, he is
still on the road with trademark bluesy vocals, superb guitar and a batch of great new songs!
7th September – Hotfoot Specials - £7
Rated by many as the most authentic sounding Cajun band in the UK, the 'Specials' present the
music and songs of Louisianna's steamy swamps, bayous, back porches and dance halls. Great for
listening or dancing, they feature hot fiddle, accordion and driving rhythm section!
1st September - Open Stage – Free
5th October – Kath Tait - £6
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 and sometimes shocking!
19th October – Landermason - £7
Multi instrumental duo, Fiona Lander and Paul Mason, have wowed audiences at many of the UK's
best known music venues. Using guitars, piano, saxes, clarinet and more, they combine both
traditional and modern folk with jazz and other styles to present a show full of variety, energy and
2nd November – Open Stage – Free
16th November – Titus - £6
Rescheduled from last year, this ever-popular four-piece delivers a huge range of traditional and new
material featuring a variety of instruments, great vocal harmonies and much humour!
7th December – Black Strap Molasses - £2
From the humorous to the thought provoking, expect the usual mix from the popular quartet's ever
growing and adventurous repertoire.
21st December – Christmas Party – Free
An evening of seasonal celebration with songs, food, giant raffle and lots of fun!