Jali Sherrifo Konteh
The best in folk music and song every Thursday
OUR NEXT PRESENTATIONS:-
May 23rd * £7.00 * MIKE NICHOLSON
"Those who have heard Mike Nicholson sing will not need me to tell them what a delightful experience that is. When Mike sings a song it stays sung - and you won't forget it" Bob Copper.
Hear Mike perform White Squall -
May 30th * £8.00 * JOHN KIRKPATRICK
John has become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established
an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician.
Hear John sing Welcome To Hell -
June 6th * £7.00 * NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS
A great, expressive singer with accomplished guitar backing from Paul. "A favourite voice of mine
I love to hear her sing
" Shirley Collins
Hear Naomi Bedford perform Lord Thomas & Fair Ellendor -
June 13th * £7.00 * ANDY TURNER & MAT GREEN
Mat's fiddle playing - even dancing a morris jig as he plays - and Andy's voice, melodeon and concertina add up to the best in English music and song.
Hear Mat and Andy play Quicksteps -
Videos pages on this website
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:-
MIKE NICHOLSON on May 23rd
JOHN KIRKPATRICK on May 30th
NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS on June 6th
MAT GREEN (with Andy Turner) on June 13th
BOB WOOD ON June 20th
NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN on June 27th
NICK DOW on July 4th
JIM WARD & IRIS BISHOP on July 11th
BING LYLE on July 18th
JEZ LOWE on September 19th
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK on September 26th
JAMES FINDLAY on September 17th
DEBBY McCLATCHY on October 24th
LEN GRAHAM on October 31st
THE YOUNG 'UNS on November 7th
DEBS NEWBOLD & LAUREL SWIFT on November 14th
JODY KRUSKAL on November 21st
MAGGIE BOYLE & PAUL DOWNES on November 28th
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
Click here to go to the Videos page.
As well as this website, the Royal Oak also has a "Myspace" profile which you can go to by clicking
At the Myspace site, you will be able to listen to an example of the music of each of our coming guests.The
tracks that are available there at the moment are from the guests that will be coming to the Royal Oak in the
next few weeks:-
Roisin White [with Rosie Stewart] - "Amang The Heather" - (May 16th)
Mike Nicholson - "White Squall" - (May 23rd)
John Kirkpatrick - "Welcome to Hell" - (May 30th)
Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - "Lord Thomas & Fair Eleanor" - (June 6th)
Andy Turner & Mat Green - "Quicksteps" - (June 13th)
Bob Wood - "Bogie's Bonnie Belle" - (June 20th)
James Fagan & Nancy Kerr - "The Banks of the Condamine" - (June 27th)
Nick Dow - "Riding Down To Postsmouth" - (July 4th
Bing Lyle - "Painting The Town" - (July 18th)
Jez Lowe - "The Judas Bus" - (September 19th)
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick - "The Foggy Dew" - (September 26th)
(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another by an upcoming guest.)
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.
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 June.
News for fuller details and a short biography of
our guest artists up until the end of June .
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
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
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 Konteh for 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.
This site was last updated on
17th May 2013
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