The 5th Sovereign Seas Folk Festival 2019

Details of the 2019 Festival will follow soon.

In the meantime why not go to our Warm-Up Concert in Seaford on Saturday 10 November?

The information below refers to the 2018 Festival and is provided for reference purposes - to show what sort of thing to expect next year in 2019

At Free events there will be an opportunity to donate to the work of the R.N.L.I. Newhaven

Something for everyone

Other than the Saturday afternoon concert, this year’s festival will not be specifically maritime although maritime items/sets are welcome throughout.

For full list of performers please see our 2018 Performers page

Tickets

All-day Saturday 7st April £10.00

All-festival £18.00

Individual concerts as priced below.

Last year the Saturday evening concert was near capacity and Sunday afternoon was full. Advance booking therefore is strongly advised.

Tickets from rnlinewhaven.society@hotmail.co.uk or Derek Seed on 01323 484244 leaving your name and PHONE NUMBER.

Venues

Seaford British Legion (upstairs), 70 Claremont Road, Seaford, BN25 2BJ

Newhaven Lifeboat House, West Quay, Newhaven, BN9 9BT, first floor venue via staircase.

The Ark, Riverside, Newhaven, BN9 9BP

The Ship Inn (Upstairs), 6 High Street, Newhaven, BN9 9PE, first floor venue via staircase.

EVENTS

Pre-event

Thursday 5th April 20.00-22.45. Pre-Festival Songs and Tunes Session, M.C. Derek Seed

@ Seaford British Legion. FREE EVENT

The Festival

Saturday 7th April

Event 1

11.00 Songs, Tunes and Dance Display Session, with Knots of May and Hunter’s Moon, M.C. Earwig Corner

11.00 Greet and sing

12.00 Dance Display

12.30 Tunes session with some songs

13.50 Dance Display

14.20 Continue music session or make for lifeboat house

@ The Ship Inn (upstairs). FREE EVENT.

Event 2

14.40-16.50, Maritime and Morris Concert with Ramekins and Charlotte and Spong. Dance display with Knots of May and Hunter’s Moon

M.C. Roger Case

@ Newhaven Lifeboat House, Tickets £4.00

Event 3

17.00-17.30. Dance Display with Knots of May and Hunter’s Moon

@ The Ark, outside, FREE EVENT.

Event 4

17.30-19.10. Songs and Tunes Session, M.C. Ramekins

@ The Ark, rear bar area, FREE EVENT

Event 5

19.30-22.30. Contemporary Concert with John Cave, John and Di Cullen, Kevin Barber and Ron Turner and Eclectrix. M.C. John Cave

@ Newhaven Lifeboat House, Tickets £8.00

The Festival

Sunday 8th April

Event 6

10.00 (weather permitting), Maritime Heritage Walk with Janet-Elizabeth Rimmington.

Meet at the Lifeboat House.

Various length options. FREE EVENT

Event 7

12.00-13.10. Songs and Tunes Session, M.C. Roger Resch

@ The Ship Inn (upstairs). FREE EVENT.

Event 8

13.30-14.30. Chorus Convention. Warm up singing along with Marilyn Bennett, Lizzie Bennett, Jan Creaye, and Derek Seed

MC Derek Seed.

@ Newhaven Lifeboat House, for Event 9 ticket holders only and at no charge.

Event 9

14.40-17.20. Final Afternoon Concert with John Morgan, Steve and Diane Nevill, Twagger Quartet and Mike Nicholson

M.C. Steve Nevill

@ Newhaven Lifeboat House, Tickets £10.00

Event 10

17:45 -? Survivors’ Songs and Tunes Session, M.C. Roger Resch

@ The Ark, rear bar area, FREE EVENT

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