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


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.

3rd July 2019 – Open Stage – Free

17th July – Bob Hall and Hilary Blythe - £7
Critically acknowledged as the UK's finest blues and boogie pianist, Bob's career dates from the blues explosion of the sixties as a founder member of the Groundhogs. He has since worked with numerous blues legends including Peter Green, Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker. Long-time partner Hilary adds propulsive bass and terrific folk, blues and gospel vocals.

7th August – Open Stage – Free

21st August – Doubleheader – Anne Sumner and Baz Cooper - £7
Anne is a star in the making with her finely crafted songs and fabulous vocals reminiscent of Tracey Chapman and Joan Armatrading. Baz is a piano and accordion maestro with a huge mix of styles from R&B to exotic accordion pieces. Two superb musicians on one bill!

4th September – Open Stage – Free

18th September – Wizz Jones - £8
A true legend of British folk/blues, Wizz has been performing and recording for over six decades and has influenced hundreds of aspiring musicians including Eric Clapton, Keith Richard and Rod Stewart. Wizz celebrated his 80th birthday in April with an all-star show at London's Cadogan Hall.

2nd October – Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds - £7
With sparkling new arrangements and the power of Naomi's evocative voice, the duo will be show-casing songs from their new album “Singing It All Back Home”: Appalachian Ballads of English and Scottish Origin. Naomi came to prominence as singer and co-writer of the Orbital hit “Funny Break” and Paul is a long-time member of English folk rock institution The Men They Couldn't Hang.

16th October – London Klezmer Quartet - £8
Combining passion and virtuosity LKQ are leading experts in the Jewish Klezmer tradition. Totally compelling on stage, they have collaborated with many of the world's leading Klezmer musicians and have performed six sell-out tours of Australia. “Dynamic and authentic” Time Out. Don't miss!

6th November – Dana and Susan Robinson - £7
On tour from the USA, this charismatic husband and wife duo are guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Prepare to be charmed by their unique blend of contemporary song writing and traditional Appalachian music.

20th November – Open Stage – Free

4th December – 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.

18th December – Black Strap Molasses - £2 (Doors 7pm Start 7.30pm)
From the humorous to the thought provoking, this popular five-piece delivers infectious rhythms and great harmonies with an ever adventurous repertoire which may even include a Christmas song or two! Admission includes mince pie or Christmas cake. Please note earlier start time.

The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex