14th March 2014 - Barn Dance in Firle

Contraband-14thMarch-A4Come along to the this new village dance session in Firle, near Lewes.

It will be a fun inclusive evening, open to dancers of all ages and abilities – there’s no need to know any dances, the caller  will get you sorted out in no time.

Entrance is £7.50, kids free. Starts at 7.15 and bring your own refreshments.



5th February 2014 - Lamb Folk Club Eastbourne

The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East SussexWe’re looking forward to playing The Lamb Folk Club in Eastbourne on Wednesday 5th February. Appearing as a 6-piece instrumental band. The full line-up will be:

Anna Richardson – fiddle
Glen Redman – melodeon, mandola, mandolin, guitar
Ian Cairns – accordion, keyboard
Jim Richards – percussion
Marylin Thomas – fiddle
Rivkah Cummerson – whistles, recorders, oboe

Doors open 7.30pm and music starts at 8pm. £6 on the door (half price students and under 16s). Be early if you want a seat up the front. The club is upstairs at the historic Lamb pub, High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH (on the A259 near Waitrose on the Seaford side of town).

For those of you that haven’t been to the Lamb Folk Club before it’s a great club that books an eclectic list of quality acts. It’s also very welcoming, with  none of the cliquey attitude that sometimes gives folk clubs a bad name.

The Churchfitters

Quartet ChurchfittersContraband supporting the excellent folk supergroup The Churchfitters at All Saints Centre, Lewes on Friday 22nd November 7.30pm.

Food from Pleasant Bakery, beer from Harvey’s Brewery (bar profits to Starfish Music Project)

Tickets from Union Music Store, online from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/240260 or on the door.

Lewes Town Hall Ceilidh

We played our first ceilidh with the current Contraband line-up at Lewes Town Hall on November 8th. In fact, not quite the current line-up as we were joined by Jim Richards on bodhran – great. We really enjoyed it and hope to do some more ceilidhs soon.


Contraband at Wildheart

wildheart We’re delighted to be playing at the lovely Wildheart Autumn Gathering.

This great, family-friendly, chilled, festival takes place at a secret location, somewhere in Sussex, 20th – 23rd September 2013.

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Contraband will be on at around 9pm on the Friday night. Come and join us!