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 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

Nick Westcott
Brian Stimpson
Derek Legg

(01323) 728268



4th January – Open Stage - Free

18th January – Brian Stimpson 7 Song Banjo Set & Floorspots – Free

1st February – Double header – Ado Matheson & Mike Reinstein - £6
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 by Robb Johnson as “witty and wonderful snapshots of the planet's follies
and absurdities”. Two superb and contrasting songwriters on one bill!

15th February – Open Stage – Free

1st March – Kelly Oliver - £7
Described by Chris Hawkins at BBC 6 Music as “fabulously gifted, something special”, Kelly is
hot property! Since her award-winning debut album “This Land” (2014), Kelly has emerged as
one of the UK's finest new talents with songs regularly heard on BBC Radio 2 and 6. Don't miss!

15th March – Open Stage – Free

5th April – Pete Atkin - £7
We are proud and delighted to host one of Pete's comeback gigs! Since the 1970s the Pete Atkin
(music) and Clive James (lyrics) partnership has produced some of the finest songs in popular
music history and a fiercely loyal following. Pete will feature songs from his catalogue of
acclaimed albums, including 2015's “The Colours of the Night”.

19th April – Open Stage – Free

3rd May – French Music Night with Bof! - £7
Since 2000 this outstanding four-piece band has delivered an intoxicating brew of mainly
traditional music and song from Central France and Brittany. Using authentic instruments,
including bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, accordion and guitars, this is music to delight both the ears and
the feet!

17th May – Wizz Jones [Sunjay postponed] - £7
A true legend of British folk/blues, Keith Richard, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart have all named Wizz as an important early influence. After more than 50 years on the road, Wizz continues to amaze with his unique guitar style, eclectic repertoire, humour and "right hand worthy of Broonzy".

7th June – My Sweet Patootie - £7
On tour from Canada, this superb trio brings tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle
and percussion to deliver roots, swing and ragtime at its best! “A winning combination of world-
class musicians and great entertainers” - Rondo Theatre UK.

21st June – Open Stage – Free

5th July 2017 – TEYR - £7
Rooted in the folk traditions of the British Isles, trio TEYR ('3' in the Cornish language) blends voices and multiple instruments (fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar and accordion) to deliver reworked ballads and blistering originals. “High octane brilliance” Fold Radio UK.

19th July – Quicksilver (Grant Baynham and Hilary Spencer) - £7
Combine the dazzling songwriting and guitar skills of Grant (BBC's “That's Life!”) with Hilary's quite staggering vocal range and you have one of the most talented and entertaining duos ever! “Comic song touched with gold” Ned Sherrin BBC.

2nd August – Jack Harris - £7
Jack is no ordinary songwriter. The youngest ever winner of the prestigious Kerrville Festival Songwriting Award, he has been described by The Telegraph as “a lyricist of great descriptive flair and imagination”. Add smoky vocals, exquisite guitar, between song monologues and offbeat stories and you have a live show not to be missed!

16th August – Open Stage – Free

6th September – 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.

20th September – Open Stage – Free

4th October – London Klezmer Quartet - £7
Combining virtuosity with authenticity, this hugely talented ensemble has captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds with its deep understanding of Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews. Sensational on previous visits, this is music to touch our deepest emotions. Don't miss!

18th October – Rowan Piggott and Rosie Hodgson - £6
The combination of Rowan's superb fiddle and BBC Folk Award finalist Rosie's captivating singing and songwriting has proved a formidable partnership. Their new CD “Rise Aurora” cements their position at the forefront of the modern folk movement.

1st November – Open Stage – Free

15th November – Steve Tilston - £8
Revered by fans and critics alike for his insightful lyrics, gorgeous melodies and quite superb guitar arrangements, Steve is an award winning and hugely respected songsmith. Oh, and he was also the inspiration for a Hollywood movie starring Al Pacino! “The more you listen, the more there is to discover” Bob Harris.

6th December – Black Strap Molasses - £2
Slipping effortlessly between genres, this popular five-piece delivers great harmonies and an ever growing and adventurous range of songs old and new.

20th December – Christmas Party – Free
An evening of seasonal celebration with songs, food, giant raffle and lots of fun!

The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex