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, High Street, Old Town, Eastbourne, BN21 1HH 

-  the town’s oldest pub serving traditional Harvey’s handpump and gravity real ales, and good food! 

Doors 7.30pm, start 8pm, finish 10.30pm. 

On guest nights some floor spots will be available - singers and musicians all welcome. Please arrive early or advise in advance.

Everybody is welcome and we present a wide range of professional folk singers and players as well as floor spots for visiting musicians.

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, Old Town,
Eastbourne BN21 1HH

Nick Westcott
Nick Cant
Christine Halpin

(01323) 728268 


Programme for 2024


3rd April 2024 - Open stage - Singers and musicians all welcome – free entry

17th April 2024 – Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

“I have never seen our audience so spellbound!”- the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer offer a versatile miscellany of self-penned and imaginatively arranged songs.

1st May 2024 – Bof! - French Dance Music - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

A repeat visit from Bof! who play mainly traditional music from Central France and Brittany for dancing or listening to, but also include original compositions by members of the band and others.

15th May 2024 –- Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Twice voted the 'best duo' at the BBC Radio 2 folk awards, Kathryn and Sean have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

5th June 2024 – Steve Ashley - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Another return visitor, Steve Ashley has long been regarded as one of British folk’s finest singer-songwriters and has played a significant role in the development of British folk-rock.

19th June 2024 – Mick Ryan and Paul Downes - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Mick Ryan, well known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original songs is joined by the consummately skilled and expressive Paul Downes. among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today.

3rd July 2024 - Open stage - Singers and musicians all welcome – free entry

17th July 2024 – Pete Atkin - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

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 guitarist and pianist Pete a fanatical cult following. Early arrival recommended.

7th August 2024 - Open stage - Singers and musicians all welcome – free entry

21st August 2024 – Daria Kulesh - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”.

4th September 2024 – Amy Goddard - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Amy Goddard is a folk artist with a flair for story songs. Her vocals have been likened to Sandy Denny and Joni Mitchell for their clear, pure and almost fragile sound.

18th September 2024 - Open stage - Singers and musicians all welcome – free entry

2nd October 2024 – Friction Farm - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay, who visited and performed a floor spot last year, combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

16th October 2024 – Pete Coe - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Pete Coe celebrates narrative folk songs rooted in English traditions, classic ballads & broadsides, rural yarns, travellers tales, and songs of love, loss & protest learned from the old songcarriers & songsmiths he’s met over a lifetime on the road. He performs with great skill, presents with authority & good humour & encourages audience involvement.

6th November 2024 – Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Naomi Bedford is an English singer working in the folk and country genres alongside regular collaborator the songwriter and mandolin/guitarist Paul Simmonds.

20th November 2024 – Patterson Dipper - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

James Patterson and John Dipper have deep roots in the folk revival. Their sound, although anchored in that tradition, is in no way restricted by it. Their choice of material has origins in traditional song and the English classical song repertoires.

4th December 2024 - Open stage - Singers and musicians all welcome – free entry

18th December 2024 - Christmas Special with Black Strap Molasses - £2 Pay on the door.


The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex