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 2023


1st November 2023 – Twagger Band - - £8 Pay on the door. 

Mostly Traditional Music with Joy Lewis, Derrick Hughes, Sue Evans, Keith Phillips, Tom Evans and Ian Chishom. Based in Sussex we play concertinas, dulcimers, harp, bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, accordion, recorders, guitar, and serpent


15th November 2023 – Hunter Muskett - - £8 Pay on the door. 

Formed in 1968 and still going strong, Hunter Muskett are Terry Hiscock, Doug Morter and Rog Trevitt – acoustic, electric, slide and bass guitar, mandolin, piano and vocals


6th December 2023 – Open stage - Singers and musicians all welcome – free entry 


20th December 2023 – Christmas Special with Black Strap Molasses - blackstrap.molasses  - £2 Pay on the door - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Join local favourites Black Strap Molasses and floor singers for a seasonal special. Please note the earlier start time and mince pies are included!


The pub will be open as usual, with sanitiser available, and mask wearing is certainly an option when moving around (NOT when singing!!)


Programme for 2024


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

17th January 2024 – Anthony John Clarke - £8 (cash) Pay on the door.

Described by Fairport Convention as a “National Treasure”, this singer-songwriter has been an integral part of the UK music scene for 30 years. Originally from Belfast, AJ is now one of the most humorous and entertaining acts around, as we found when he visited in 2022.

7th February 2024 – Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham - - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Keith and Sylvia have a very wide-ranging repertoire, strong voices and an uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and produce striking acapella harmony

21st February 2024 – Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop About – Martyn Wyndham Read- £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Traditional and contemporary English and Australian songs from one of the all-time masters. A warm-voiced singer and fine guitarist; a justifiably respected veteran!

6th March 2024 – North Sea Gas - – The Best of Scotland - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

A return visit from this highly entertaining Scottish folk band who have an ever-growing fan base and gave us a storming set as they celebrated 40 years of performing.

20th March 2024 – Saskia Griffiths-Moore - £8 (cash) Pay on the door

Her first visit in 2020 was brilliant – this British folk and Abbey Road artist is increasingly known for her crystal-clear vocals, frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy.

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.


The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex