The 5th Sovereign Seas Folk Festival 2019

Charlotte and Spong

Charlotte’s distinctive singing and concertina playing, combined with Richard’s sensitive accompaniments on fiddle and mandolin, have led them to become popular performers in International Maritime Festivals

John Cave

Performs humorous songs with impeccable delivery. Don’t miss the quality of the guitar and harmonica amidst the mirth! John M.Cs on Saturday evening.


Eclectrix guarantee a varied and entertaining skilled performance featuring acoustic and electric guitars, blues harmonica and various percussion. They have built up a large following in the Seaford and Eastbourne areas with their attractive harmonies and arrangements of well-known songs.


Photo courtesy of Gavin Atkin

Derek Seed

Derek is one of the “Chorus Convention” singers and its M.C. He was the founder and leader of the former “Shellback Chorus” which made guest appearances in 100 festivals, including major ones in the UK, Holland, USA and New Zealand. Locally Derek has for 20 years been a resident of “The Lewes Saturday Folk Club” and is this festival’s organiser