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South East England Bluegrass & Old-Time Music (Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London)

Please check on the contact no/web-site before travelling far
Bluegrass & More e-newsletter - from John Sheldon secretary@scottishblue grass.com*
Please let me know of any other events - rick.tow nend@gmail.com* - also if you'd like to receive a monthly email reminder

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Bluegrass on www.ukcountryradio.com: Bryan Chalker 8pm on Thursdays (each repeated 4pm the next day)
Bluegrass on www.bluegrassplanetearth.com: Lynne Butler's Eurograss 9pm Mondays (repeated Tues/Weds/Fri)
Old-Time on
www.resonancefm.com: Carole Chant 2pm on Fridays

Graham Anstee has found a good list of International bluegrass radio shows (on-line) at http://radiotime.com/genre/c_63/Bluegrass.aspx

Click Here for a list of Regular London & SE England Gigs & Sessions

 

September 2013: (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Thu 26 Pullman Jam The Arundel Jailhouse, Duke's Path (by China Palace restaurant)
Fri 27 Elijah Blue The Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS - 01273 473076
Fri 27 Porchlight Smoker The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings
Fri 27 The Coal Porters Forest Roots, the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW - facebook.com/ForestRootsAcousticMusicClub
Fri 27 The Gentlemen of Few Knot, 20 Beach Road, Westgate-on-sea, CT8 8AD
Sat 28 1.45pm The Gentlemen of Few The Bandstand, Canterbury Food and Drink Festival
Sat 28 Hatful of Rain The Little Op'ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB
Sun 29 4pm Hungrytown

Come Down and Meet the Folks, The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant London WC1X 0AE

Sun 29 6.30pm The Gentlemen of Few Hole in the Roof, Deal
Sun 29 The Carrivick Sisters Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, Berkshire - 01628 788997

October 2013: (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Tue 1 Madison Violet The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN
Tue 1 7.30pm The Gentlemen of Few Folk Jam II, The Ballroom, Canterbury
Wed 2 A Band Like Alice (+ probably the Southdown Ramblers Willows Folk Club, Arundel Football Club, Mill Lane, BN18 9PA
Thu 3 The Wagon Tales Arlington Arts Ctr, Newbury RG14 3BQ - 01635 244246
Thu 3 Tom & Ben Paley Royal Oak Folk Club, Station St, Lewes BN7 2DA
Thu 3 Picking session with Rick Townend & John McDonagh St Julians, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX
Thu 3 Hungrytown Loughton Folk Club, 8 Station Road Loughton IG10 4NX - (0)776 2146623
Thu 3 Elijah Blue Porters wine bar, Hastings
Fri 4 Rich Pickin's The Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP
Fri 4 Hungrytown Seaford Folk Club, The Royal British Legion House, Claremont Road BN25 2BJ
Fri 4 9.30pm The Gentlemen of Few Platform 5, Ashford
Sat 5 5pm The Gentlemen of Few The Rafters, Maidstone
Sat 5 Wakin' Snakes The Bricklayers Arms, Crowborough
Sat 5 9pm The Biggin Hillbillies The General Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RQ
Sat 5 Elijah Blue Fishermans club, Hastings
Sun 6 Hatful of Rain West Dean College Grow Cook Eat, nr Chichester
Mon 7 Solid Gone Brighton Acoustic Session, The Prince Albert, Trafalgar St, BN1 4ED
Wed 9 Ghost Town Showdown What's Cookin', The Crown , 692 High Road, E11 3AA - 020 8556 1131
Thu 10 Madison Violet Mick Jagger Ctr, Shepherds Lane, Dartford DA1 2JZ - 01322 291100
Thu 10 Old-Time Session with Michi Matthias - part of the Lewes Folk Festival The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes
Thu 10 9pm The Gentlemen of Few Canterbury University
Fri 11 7pm The Gentlemen of Few Duck Inn, Pett Bottom (nr Canterbury)
Fri 11 Wakin' Snakes The Star, Eastbourne
Fri 11 Madison Violet The Forge @ The Anvil Arts Ctr, Churchill Way, Basingstoke
Sat 12 11.30am Jeff Davis - fiddle workshop - part of the Lewes Folk Festival The Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes
Sat 12 1.15pm Wakin' Snakes Eastbourne Beer Festival
Sat 12 4pm Rob Murch - banjo workshop [classic - not bluegrass/oldtime - see him on youtube] - part of the Lewes Folk Festival The Elephant & Castle, White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ
Sat 12 Blueflint Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable
Sat 12 Them New Essex Bluegrass Boys The Bluegrass Plus Club, Hillcrest Halls Clockhouse, Frystone Ave, Coulsdon CR5 2PT
Sat 12 Alice Gerrard & Beverley Smith The Cellar Upstairs, Exmouth Arms, Starcross St (nr Euston) NW1 2HR - www.cellarupstairs.org.uk
Sat 12 The Coal Porters The Palmeira, 70-71 Cromwell Road, Hove BN3 3ES
Sat 12 The Gentlemen of Few Rising Sun, Kingsdown, CT14 8AH
Sun 13 1pm The Curst Sons

Brightona Charity Motorbike Festival, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Sun 13 Alice Gerrard & Beverley Smith Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxon
Fri 18 Mardi Grass The Binfield Club, Binfield, Surrey
Sat 19 The Curst Sons The Kings Head, East Hoathley
Sat 19 The Coal Porters The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN
Sun 20
2-6pm
Sacred Harp Singing - details from 020 8533 0054 London E5 (Hackney)
Mon 21 Elijah Blue Porters wine bar, Hastings
Wed 23 9pm The Gentlemen of Few The Wine Bar & Pizzeria, Deal
Thu 24 6pm The Gentlemen of Few John Deere Tractors, Stockbury
Thu 24 Debbie McClatchy Royal Oak Folk Club, Station St, Lewes BN7 2DA
Thu 24 Pullman Jam The Arundel Jailhouse, Duke's Path (by China Palace restaurant)
Fri 25 Will Kaufman - Woody Guthrie: Hard Times & Hard Travellin' Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP
Fri 25 9pm The Gentlemen of Few Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend
Sat 26 10.45am Simon Mayor - mandolin workshop Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Sat 26 3pm The Gentlemen of Few The Berry, Deal
Sat 26 Simon Mayor & Hilary James Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Sun 27 The Gentlemen of Few The Jolly Sailor, Canterbury
Tue 29 Locust Honey String Band Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxon
Tue 29 The Gentlemen of Few Canterbury Fringe Festival
Wed 30 7.30pm The Wagon Tales Norden Farm Arts Ctr, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead - 01628 788997
Wed 30 The Carrivick Sisters Willows Folk Club, Arundel Football Club, Mill Lane, BN18 9PA
Thu 31 Debbie McClatchy Maidenhead Folk Club - 0118 944269

November 2013 (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Sat 2 Ben Paley & Tab Hunter

The Cellar Upstairs, Exmouth Arms, Starcross St (nr Euston) NW1 2HR - www.cellarupstairs.org.uk

Sun 3 Debbie McClatchy Walthamstow Folk Club, Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub, E17 4SA
Thu 7 Picking session with Rick Townend & John McDonagh St Julians, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX
Fri 8 The Curst Sons The Volunteer, Lewes
Sat 9 9pm The Gentlemen of Few The Archer, 2 Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 3LG Tel - 01304 825890
Wed 13 Kidnap Alice What's Cookin', The Crown , 692 High Road, E11 3AA - 020 8556 1131
Thu 14 Jody Kruskal Uxbridge Folk Club, Uxbridge RNA, 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG - 01895 673200
Fri 15 The Carrivick Sisters St. Edith Folk, Sevenoaks, Kent - 01732 440470
Fri 15 The Coal Porters The Railway, 3 St. Paul's Hill, Winchester SO22 5AE - 01962 867795
Sat 16 Wakin' Snakes The Snowdrop, Lewes
Sat 16 The Carrivick Sisters Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, Kent - 01843 221 791
Sat 16 Wakin' Snakes The Snowdrop, Lewes
Sat 16 9pm The Gentlemen of Few Park Inn, Dover
Sun 17
2-6pm
Sacred Harp Singing - details from 020 8533 0054 London NW8 (St John's Wood)
Sun 17 Wakin' Snakes The Queens Head, Icklesham
Wed 20 Southern Tenant Folk Union

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

Wed 20 9pm The Gentlemen of Few The Wine Bar & Pizzeria, Deal
Thu 21 The Carrivick Sisters + Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin + Gilmore & Roberts The Borderline, London - 08448 472465
Thu 21 Southern Tenant Folk Union date in Kent TBC
Thu 21 Jody Kruskal Royal Oak Folk Club, Station St, Lewes BN7 2DA
Fri 22 Southern Tenant Folk Union

The Forge @ The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, RG21 7QR

Fri 22 The Gentlemen of Few Betteshanger social club
Sat 23 Southern Tenant Folk Union

Roots Around The World @ Chichester Inn, 38 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RP

Sat 23 The Biggin Hillbillies The Rifleman, 30 Camden Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LZ
Sat 23 The Gentlemen of Few Farnham (watch band web-site for details )
Sun 24 The Curst Sons The Queen's Head, Farnham
Sun 24 Wakin' Snakes The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings
Thu 28 Pullman Jam The Arundel Jailhouse, Duke's Path (by China Palace restaurant)
Sat 30 Cut The Shuffle The Little Op'ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB
Sat 30 Elijah Blue EUT (details to come)
Sat 30 Wakin' Snakes The Queen's Head, Rye
Sat 30 The Curst Sons The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN

December 2013 (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Tue 3 9pm The Gentlemen of Few The Ballroom, Canterbury
Fri 6 The Curst Sons The Horse & Groom, Islingwood Rd, Brighton
Sat 7 The Blinkin' Buzzards

The Cellar Upstairs, Exmouth Arms, Starcross St (nr Euston) NW1 2HR - www.cellarupstairs.org.uk

Sat 7 Hatful of Rain St Anne's Church Hall, Wandsworth
Sat 7 9pm The Biggin Hillbillies The General Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RQ
Sat 7 (Provisional date) - The Charlie Gaisford Memorial Charity Concert TBA
Fri 13 Wakin' Snakes The Ypres, Rye
Fri 13 The Curst Sons The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings
Sat 14 Hatful of Rain + The One-Tree Hillbillies The Bluegrass Plus Club, Hillcrest Halls Clockhouse, Frystone Ave, Coulsdon CR5 2PT
Sat 14 9pm The Gentlemen of Few The Hole in the Roof, Deal
Sat 14 The Curst Sons The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire,, Portsmouth
Thu 19 Pullman Jam The Arundel Jailhouse, Duke's Path (by China Palace restaurant)
Fri 20 The Curst Sons The Duke Of Wellington, 368 Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea
Mon 23 Hatful of Rain Xmas Party The Prince Albert, Brighton
Tue 24 4pm The Gentlemen of Few The Wine Bar & Pizzeria, Deal
Sun 29 4pm The Gentlemen of Few Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend

January 2014 (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Fri 17 Wakin' Snakes

The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings

Sat 18 Elijah Blue The Stag, Hastings (Old Town)
Sat 25 The Allen Family The Little Op'ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB
Fri 31 Wakin' Snakes The Rainbow Trout, Broadoak
Fri 31 The Curst Sons The Duke Of Wellington, 368 Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea

February 2014 (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Sat 8 Hatful of Rain

Con Club, Lewes

Thu 13 Hatful of Rain The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Rd, London
Sun 17 Hatful of Rain Nellie's Folk Club, Foresters Arms, 52 Quarry Hill, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2RT

Sat 22

Wakin' Snakes The Stag, All Saints St, Old Town, Hastings
Fri 28 Wakin' Snakes Pissaro's, Hastings

March 2014 (highlights - see sessions for regular nights)

Sun 16 The Coal Porters

The Forge at The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR - 01256 844244

Thu 27 The Carrivick Sisters Uxbridge Folk Club, Uxbridge RNA, 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG - 01895 673200
Sat 29 Old Grey Dogs The Little Op'ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB