Sussex Folk Association
The aim of the Sussex Folk Association is to promote all the folk groups in East and West Sussex. We have circulated our magazine, the Sussex Pie, throughout Sussex for many years and are now taking advantage of the internet by providing a folk club directory.
South East Folk Arts Network
"The role of the South East Folk Arts Network is that of enabler: offering an information, advisory, co-ordinating and networking service to the traditional arts in the region.
Folk tradition and folk practice of the South East are vibrant and varied. The area is a rich patchwork of festivals, concerts, workshops, dances, music sessions, clubs and - above all - involvement."
Amberley Acoustic Music Club, Amberley, West Sussex
Held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at The George and Dragon in Houghton, near Amberley, West Sussex
The Ranelagh Arms, Brighton
Regular Blues concerts
Brighton Acoustic Session at The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton
Held on the first Monday of the month.
The Neptune Music Bar, Hove, East Sussex
Regular Blues, Country and Folk
"perform mainly traditional music plus anything else that takes our fancy. That might be anything from show tunes to Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly to the occasional rugby song."
"Known for being particularly lively and playing with more swing than you can expect of a more staid barn dance band, the band also perform songs and tunes between dances to keep the entertainment going. Usually a 4 piece or, by arrangement, a 5 piece band, the emphasis is firmly on fun rather than serious barn dance expertise."
Kate's Kitchen Band
Kate’s Kitchen Band is a vibrant seven piece band
.....providing a variety of music for social dance and listening.
East Sussex based band who "play a mix of traditional and not so traditional Irish songs and occasionally include some non-Irish old favourites."
Sussex based playing a variety of folk and americana material.
Whirling Skirmish produce a full, rich and highly rhythmic sound, far larger than might be expected from just two musicians, easily sufficient to fill any size venue and guaranteed to get toes tapping. Their repertoire is wide, including English, Scottish, Irish and American.
Square The Circle Folk Dance Band
"Square The Circle Folk Dance Band, based in East Sussex, are a four-piece band plus caller, providing an ideal package for Ceilidhs, Barn Dances, Weddings or any other function involving community dancing in the Surrey, Sussex and West Kent area."
The Abbys Ceilidh Band
"London's premier Irish Traditional Music Band specialising in Irish Ceilidh Dances, Irish Sessions, Concerts and Events with Mike Pelton Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin, Mike Hartes Vocals, Guitar Colette O'Dowd Accordian, Kirsten Hughes Fiddle Vocals
The band members have appeared on T.V and Radio and have performed at festivals in the U.K and Europe and released records in the States"
Sussex based Folk Fiddler and Teacher.
Brighton based Country/Bluegrass trio
The Mountain Firework Company
Brighton based Folk/Alt-Country Combo
Folk on the Coast, Bognor Regis
Held on the last Friday of the Month at Bognor Regis Town Football Club
Roots around the World
"Bringing Global Music to West Sussex"
The Famous Willows Folk Club
Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex
Meets Wednesdays and offers outstanding guests alongside fine Open Stages
"Hat Records is an independent recording label run by Tim Kent. It is based on the south coast of England at Southwick, (which is a small village about 65 miles directly south of London and 4 miles west of Brighton). This label was established in 1998 and has recorded cds for local folk, rock, blues and classical musicians, singer/songwriters, duos and trios, clubs and youth bands who are attracted by its excellent reputation and word-of-mouth advertising and also by not having to purchase vast quantities of cds with their initial order."
The site also provides a guide to the folk scene, including sessions and clubs in Sussex.
Folk Sessions at Coopers Arms, Coopers Lane, Crowborough, East Sussex
Held on the 1st Saturday of the month at 7.30pm and offers an opportunity for like-minded singers & musicians to enjoy a relaxed music session in a free-house pub.
Entry is free. If you want to sing or play, just contact Dik, on the night or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also like audiences!
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes
Meets every Thursday evening with guests.
Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Held every Saturday at The Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes, Sussex
The First Inn, Last Out
14-15 High Street, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex
Regular acoustic blues at this Hastings Pub
Sussex Folk Guide
Regularly updated information for folk and acoustic events right across Sussex.
Crawley Blues Club, Crawley
Held on the 2nd Sat of each month
Horsham Folk Club
Held every Sunday evening with regular guests
"presents folk, roots, blues and acoustic music at the Hailsham Pavilion and other venues in and around East Sussex."
The Hailsham Pavilion
Historic building in Hailsham, East Sussex (Nr Eastbourne) which hosts monthly concerts.
White Horse Folk, Herstmonceux
Held every monday with regular guests.
The Lamb Folk Club
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8.30pm
Eastbourne Folk Dance Club
Held Weekly (Thursdays) at Upperton United Reformed Church Hall, Watts Lane, Eastbourne, Sussex (7:45pm to 9:45pm)
Seaford Folk Club, Seaford, Sussex
Held every friday evening with regular guests.
Six Bells Folk & Blues Club
Chiddingly, East Sussex, close to Hailsham. Meets every Tuesday with regular guests
Southern Counties Folk Federation (SCoFF)
"Is a loose confederation of Folk Clubs, Arts Centres, Concert Venues, Festivals and Organisations promoting Folk and related Acoustic Music in the Southern Counties of England and the Channel Islands. "