Day and weekend tickets are available – more info here
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.
We’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.
Contraband 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)
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.
This great, family-friendly, chilled, festival takes place at a secret location, somewhere in Sussex, 20th – 23rd September 2013.
Contraband will be on at around 9pm on the Friday night. Come and join us!
Here we are trying to squeeze into our new band HQ. If you look closely you might spot our new band member, Anna Richardson, hiding on the left. Anna brings traditional fiddle styles and harmonies and, together with Marylin, the double fiddle section makes a powerful sound.
‘Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the great gig (excellent standard of performance… not to mention the lovely people!) and very nice atmosphere.’
‘It was a great evening on Saturday. The band was fantastic and we had such fun dancing. Thank you so much.’