THE 7TH SOVEREIGN SEAS FOLK FESTIVAL 2020
Thursday 2nd April
Chris and Keith form a string duo and a very pleasing vocal combination performing a eclectic range of folk-oriented material
Saturday 4th April
Terry’s pleasing vocals and virtuoso guitar playing combine to great effect over a wide range of musical styles. He is a guitarist of national reputation who has won major guitar contests and supported leading figures in the guitar world
Good time jug music and mayhem. The band has been delighting Eastbourne for decades in its various incarnations and was generally reckoned to have given a stand-out performance at last year’s festival.
Work in Progress
This multi-piece versatile band plays jazz and standards from the great American song-book with popular and pleasing effect. The band has close association with the charities which this Festival supports.
Sunday 5th April
Chris Skinner and Jim Glover
Chris and Jim are long-established performers of traditional songs who are well-respected on the local folk scene with appearances at the Lewes Folk Club and other venues.
Jerry has been a stalwart, since the mid-sixties, of the local folk singing scene and is widely acknowledged to be one of its best proponents of unaccompanied traditional song.
A local duo, comprised of Mike Kerry and Roger Case, who perform stirring sea-songs and shanties as well as self-penned original arrangements along with an eclectic range of other traditional and contemporary folk-songs
Natasha Norodien and Terry Lees
Natasha is a highly talented performer with a lovely combination of singing voice and guitar accompaniment whose repertoire recalls the halcyon days of the 1970’s. She has made guest appearances for the Uckfield Festival and now also further abroad. The new combination of herself and Terry Lees (see his earlier entry) promises an exciting addition to our folk scene.
Joy Lewis and Derrick Hughes
Guitar, harp, dulcimer, whistles, pipes and serpent – you mention it and they can play it! They have been long known and respected for their excellent musicianship and Joy’s lovely singing.
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 and folk clubs. Charlotte also performs her own eclectic range of excellent self-penned songs.
Derek M.C’s the Festival’s events, contributing songs to get the sessions under way. 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 23 years been a resident of “The Lewes Saturday Folk Club” and is this Festival’s organiser.