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FOLK IN THE CHAPEL CONCERTS

EVERY 4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (except August & December) AT 2.30PM

Folk In The Chapel

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APRIL 23rd

TERRY MASTERSON

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Terry occupies a very special place in the folk scene in Sussex and in Lewes in particular. He was very active as both organiser and performer in his early career. He started the very first folk club in Lewes in the mid-1960s and it soon gained a nationwide reputation as one of the first in the country. Even in these early days, Terry was an inspiring performer and many of today's singers will admit that they learned a great deal from the unique way Terry has in performing traditional songs. He is still active giving fine performances around 55 years since his voice was first heard in Sussex.
Though he is usually associated with Irish songs, Terry had a wide-ranging repertoire from many sources and he promises us a programme to mark St. George's Day for this month's concert.


THE HEART COLLECTORS

Heart Collectors

We have a very exciting late addition to this month's concert bill……
Australian Folk group 'The Heart Collectors', transcend conventionality and genre with their old-school alternative folk sound, bringing back the sentimentality of 70's inspired harmonies, combined with a progressive lyrical wisdom to invite positive change.
With soaring cello, intricate guitar, sparkling mandolin, banjo, and the occasional passionate strike of the tambourine, these four charismatic performers create synergy with a 'Fleetwood Mac' meets 'Peter Paul and Mary' inspired marriage of rock sensibilities and clean classical precision.
Having recorded their second album 'Listen' in Austin, Texas 2015, The Heart Collectors have enjoyed the warmth and receptivity of american audiences, with appearances at several Official showcases, including Sounds Australia 2016, and Hilton Garden Inn SXSW 2016.
In late 2016, The Heart Collectors returned to the USA to record their third album 'Back to the Garden' (in honour of Joni Mitchell's 'Woodstock') in Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio in Wimberely Texas, due for release in March 2017. With their second year appearance at SXSW 2017, this Australian group is a total package of surprise with a freshness that's contagious, and will leave you wanting more.


RAVI SAWNEY & CHRISTINE DYER

To complete this month's line-up we present two outstanding instrumentalists. Ravi Sawney plays a range of roots music from quite a number of countries. He is joined by Christine Dyer. She has been playing nyckelharpa for 10 years and she is also a qualified violin teacher and run fiddle and nyckelharpa workshops at various festivals in the UK. She specialises in Scandinavian music and is the MC at the monthly London Scandi session, but also have an interest in English and French dance music. She has appeared several times at our own folk festival here in Lewes.





The Westgate Chapel, 92a High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XH

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