The best in folk music and song every Thursday
Vic celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year. This year also marks the 50th year since he became involved in running folk clubs starting with
the one at his college. Tina and Vic started running weekly folk clubs together in 1966 firstly in South London and then from 1968 in the Brighton
and Lewes areas. For the last 23 years they have been the mainstays of this club at the Royal Oak.
Although the club continues to thrive and this year has seen some tremendous nights at the Royal Oak, the end of 2013 seems to them both to be a good
time to call it a day. At the moment there would seem to be no obvious successors to take over from them.
For our part, we would like to thank the very many people who have supported us over the years.
OUR NEXT PRESENTATIONS:-
Dec 12th * £7.00 * RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
The trioThe excellent combination of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper & Dan Stewart has proved to be hugely popular and entertaining on previous visits.
Hear Rattle On The Stovepipeperform - 8 More Miles to Louisville
This website now has pages devoted to videos. The page has been divided into two sections; the first shows video
performances of coming guests and the second features videos that have been filmed by various people at club nights at the
Royal Oak. Currently, there are over two hundred videos embedded in these pages and they include:-
RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE on December 12th
In addition there are now four pages of videos of appearances at the Royal Oak including Chris Foster. Jez Lowe, Bartram Brookes & Weatherall, Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop,
Mike Gulston, Tim Van Eyken, Carthy Waterson & Parkinson, Mandy Murray, Davis Locker & Winquist, Black Umfolosi 5, John Kirkpatrick, The Long Hill Ramblers,
The Twagger Band, Maggie Boyle, Linda Game, Edel Fox, The Savoy Family Band, Matt Quinn Jeanie Harris & Dan Quinn, Bing Lyle, Derrick Hughes, Tina Smith,
Derrick Hughes, Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood, Ian Chisholm, Terry Masterson, Noel Dumbrell, Dan Quinn, Danny Meeney, Mike Ainscough, Derrick Hughes.
Debby McClatchy, Henry Sparks, Marilyn Bennett, Dave Andrews, Sheila Bentham, Jim Ward, Roger Brasier, Annie Winter, Rattlebag, Jan Creaye, Hannah James,
Rowan Rheingans, Lady Maisery, Zoox,Brigitte Kloareg & Yann-Fańch Perroches, Keith Wheele, Brighton Morris Men, Vic Smith, Rattle On The Stovepipe, Sandra Goddard,
George Smith, Rattle On The Stovepipe, Valmai Goodyear & Bryan Creer, Murray Shelmerdine, Jeff Davis
If you would like to be added to the mailing list for monthly newsletter e-mails about coming
events at the Royal Oak and about other folk music news from Sussex, simply click
on the photograph of the pub and put "ADD ME" as the email's subject. Click on:- About Us for statement of policy, for the format of the
evening, and for details of our location and a map. Calendar for our programme of guest artists up
until the end of 2013. News for fuller details and a short biography of
our guest artists up until the end of 2013 . Pictures for two pages of photographs of some of our
coming guest artists. What's New for guests in future months and some of our
plans. Other Stuff for biographies of resident singers/musicians
and a look through our guest list for the past year or so. Links for links to other folk music
events in south-east England. Videos for two sections of videos, The first section features videos
of artists who have been booked to appear at The Royal Oak. The second features videos of past performances at
The Royal Oak Contact for phone number and address of the
organisers Email to send an email to the organisers now
For other pages on this site, click on:-
for an on-line version of the essential guide to folk song and dance in and around Sussex. This will be updated on-line
as soon as each issue is prepared. for details of the popular barn dance band
and how to book them. for details of
Vic and Tina's various Gambian interests Jali Sherrifo Kontehfor details of the great singer and kora master
from The Gambia and of his CDs. Buba to have a look at (and buy) the wonderful batiks by the
Gambian Batik Artist, Buba Drammeh.