2018 (our eighteenth year)

Spyboy presents folk, roots, blues and acoustic music at the Hailsham Pavilion
and other special venues in and around East Sussex.

Many leading artists, have given us memorable performances over the past 17 years,
but if you have only just found us, don’t despair for undoubtedly there are many more to come.

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Future Shows…..

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(UNLESS THE SHOW IS POSTPONED OR CANCELLED)

 

The Alfriston International Summer Season (continues)

Klezmer-ish (Music of the Travellers)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 1st July – 7.15 for 8.00pm

Four musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra explore
a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse
it all together into their own special style reminiscent of the Hot Club de France sounds of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt

Have a listen – here they play Blue Drag by Django Reinhardt

Join them on a musical journey through klezmer, tangos, salsa, gypsy jazz and Irish fiddle music and arrive by 7.15pm in time to join us for a wine reception and a chance to see some of the artworks currently on show at the nearby newart gallery including those of the abstract artist Gina Southgate, who is famed for her live paintings at music concerts

Seats £18.50 – 01323 841414

 

John McCusker (Scotland) & Heidi Talbot (Ireland)

(The final night of the Summer festival)

The Old Chapel, Alfriston

Sunday 15th July at 8.00pm

Between them they have shared the stage with the likes of Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss
and James Taylor, but this is a rare duo show from two of folk music’s most celebrated musicians.

Seats £18.50 – 01323 841414

 

Alfriston International Summer Season – Artists Websites

Hans Theesink : Brooks Williams : Chris While & Julie Matthews : Juan Martin : Ray Cooper : India Electric Co
Klezmer-ish : John McCusker : Heidi Talbot

 

And on to the Autumn

Spyboy supporting the Hailsham Festival

From Durban in KwaZulu Natal

ZULU TRADITION

Hailsham Pavilion

Saturday 22nd September
Children’s Dance & Drumming Workshop – Afternoon
Performance – Evening – (“Like Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks!”) 
Details available soon

ZULU TRADITION website

 

Spyboy co-promoting with Park Promotions

Steeleye Span

Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne

Saturday 6th October

Seats £23.00 & £25.00 from 01323 802020 and On line 

(Tickets not available from usual Spyboy outlets)

Steeleye Span website

 

 

Autumn 2018

Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Hailsham Pavilion

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (described by Seth Lakeman as “one of the best, if not the best folk band on the circuit today”) breathe new life into traditional music, combining contemporary originals with the occasional surprise rock cover.

Awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the 2016 BBC Folk Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall, they have quickly become one of the most in demand bands on the UK festival scene.

Expect to hear harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming narratives and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals.

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys – Web

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys – Live

 

Friday 26th October at 8.00pm

The Pretty Things

Hailsham Pavilion

NOW BOOKING 

The iconic band’s last year on the road after a journey lasting 55 years winds up at the O2 in December with friends that include David Gilmour and Van Morrison
The celebrations get underway at the Pavilion where the band are sure to perform tracks from the masterful album S.F. Sorrow

Seats £25.00 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

The Pretty Things – Web

The Pretty Things – Live

 

Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm

Hailsham Pavilion

Local Showcase featuring

The Equatorial Group

together with Chalk Horse Music and Hunters Moon Morris

Hailsham Pavilion

NOW BOOKING

The Equatorial Group’s music has been described in many ways…ramshackle folk rock, languid Americana, not-quite-prog….perhaps most importantly they believe it to be honest and heartfelt, tinged with their love of countrified sonic landscapes – check for yourself by listening to their long overdue first album or by coming to this very special show.

The songs of Chalk Horse Music are inspired by the stories, landscape and legend of Sussex.
Those stories will come to life at the Pavilion with a little help from Hunters Moon Morris.

Seats £12.50 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

The Equatorial Group : Chalk Horse Music
Hunters Moon Morris

The Equatorial Group – Live

 

Friday 9th November at 7.30pm

Old Chapel Alfriston

Ric Sanders Trio

 

Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Hailsham Pavilion

NOW BOOKING  

Party at the Pavilion with Paul Young, one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists and his Tequila fuelled Tex-Mex band.

Seats £25.00 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

Los Pacaminos – Web

Los Pacaminos – Live

 

Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm
Dave Kelly (Family) Blues Band and The Blue Fingers

Hailsham Pavilion

After releasing the album “Family and Friends” with a little help from the likes of Jo-Anne Kelly, Eric Bibb, Long John Baldry, Maggie Bell, Chris Barber, Christine Collister, Paul Jones, and Howlin’ Wolf, Dave Kelly, the founding member of the Blues Band, decided to put a live show together and the band at the Pavilion features an all star family cast, Pete Emery (guitars, husband of the late Jo-Anne Kelly), Sam Kelly (drums, Dave’s son), Homer Kelly-Tarrant, (the youngest male Kelly offspring) and a honorary family member, Lou Stonebridge on keyboards

The Blue Fingers have already played a couple of wonderful sets for us this year, supporting Dr Feelgood at the Pavilion and the mighty King King at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

The Blue Fingers – pic

Dave Kelly Band – Live

 

Saturday 24th November at 7.30pm

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Hailsham Pavilion

The Celtic Fiddle Festival was originally conceived as a unique touring project in 1992, by Kevin Burke, now a resident of Portland, Oregan, but who had been a mainstay of several seminal Irish supergroups, from The Bothy Band to the all-star Irish group Patrick Street, and had toured and recorded with countless artists including Kate Bush, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Brady and Christy Moore

Returning with Kevin to the Pavilion after last year’s sold-out show is Scotland’s Charlie McKerron, from Sean Connery’s favourite band, Capercaillie and Christian Lemaître from Brittany, France

Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicholas Quéméner from Brittany, the musicians combine their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour to ensure an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace

Celtic Fiddle Festival – Live

 

Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm

The Urban Folk Quartet

Hailsham Pavilion

In an age where the word “Folk” encompasses everything from Kate Rusby to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever

The Urban Folk Quartet features Paloma Trigas (fiddle), Joe Broughton, (fiddles and mandolin), Tom Chapman, (cajon) and newest member ace banjo player Dan Walsh.

This is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from Celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard.

From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afro-beat to north Indian rhythms

The Urban Folk Quartet – Web

The Urban Folk Quartet – Live

 

Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm

Old Chapel Alfriston

The Copper Family at Christmas

 

Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm

St Agnes Fountain

Hailsham Pavilion

NOW BOOKING  

The annual St Agnes Fountain show at the Hailsham Pavilion is as essential to Christmas as plum pudding, carol singers and decorated trees

Expect all the festive favourites, Once in Royal David’s City, In the Bleak Midwinter, God Bless You Merry Gentleman, a haunting version of Silent Night, their classic rendition of I Saw Three Ships, and a few surprises that could include a reggae version of Away in a Manager and Little Town of Bethlehem delivered to the tune of Soft Cell’s Tainted Love!

Seats £25.00 from 01323 841414 and online at www.hailshampavilion.co.uk

St Agnes Fountain – Web

St Agnes Fountain – Live

 

Sunday 16th December at 7.30pm

Old Chapel Alfriston

A Celtic Christmas with Calan
Against the backdrop of old traditions the show includes Plygain singing popular at Christmas in the chapels of Wales.
Step dancing also features and the seasonal tunes are played on a range of instruments
including fiddle, guitar, whistles, accordion, Welsh harp and Welsh bagpipes!

Autumn Artists Websites

Ric Sanders Trio

The Copper Family : Calan