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911377brian

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moving east
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:02:24 PM »

Due to circumstances beyond my control[ alright, bossy but caring daughter wants aged pa closer to her] I'm being prised off my Devon hill and relocated in Brighton. Anyone know any sessions within walking distance of Preston Roundabout? :( :||:
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Re: moving east
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 08:15:41 PM »

No replies, that's a bit disappointing..wonder if bossy but caring will let me stay put...... :'( :||:
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Re: moving east
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 09:00:48 PM »

    In response to your second post as I feel sorry for ya, I can't help you. Ever so sorry but keep at it, at least comments on the thread keep it on the front page  :D
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Re: moving east
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 09:26:32 PM »

Google is your friend

http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk/

Plus you are not far from Lewes centre of Sussex folkyness

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Re: moving east
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 10:08:26 PM »

Thanks Lester ;) I'll get on to that....
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Re: moving east
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 12:39:29 PM »

I was about to suggest Lewes.  I lived in Brighton for 14 years myself.  If you get there in time for the Brighton Fringe festival in May I'd recommend going to see Nick Pynn.  He's a great musician, and if there's folky stuff going on in town I reckon he'd know about it.
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Re: moving east
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 09:22:36 AM »

http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/Sessions.php
Comprehensive list for Sussex etc - all tastes, five or six in Brighton, at least a couple walkable.
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Re: moving east
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 09:49:35 AM »

Thanks Lyra, you've quite lifted my spirits.... (:)
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Re: moving east
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 09:52:48 AM »

Forgot to say thanks to you, Strig.Not moving 'till July so will miss the fringe fest... :||: :|glug
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Re: moving east
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 10:02:56 AM »

Given that getting comfy is all about people, you could do worst than start with this lot
http://brightonacoustic.com/
I know Stuart from Shoreham sessions - nice people and generous of spirit.

ooh - and you mean you will miss the festival THIS year ;)
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Re: moving east
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 11:11:16 AM »

The Lord Nelson is about three minutes from my new billet Lyra. The sun has just come out again.....! (:) :||: :|glug :|glug
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Re: moving east
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 11:12:51 AM »

...if you have an interest in French & Breton music you should give a look to 'Dansez Francaise'
Bals à Samedi at Patcham, Brighton...
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Re: moving east
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 11:42:45 AM »

yes, yes you should - they are huge fun.

*sigh* homesick  :'(
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Re: moving east
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 12:32:59 PM »

Right by the Lord Nelson?  Handy for the Lanes then.  I envy you.

Brighton is an ideal place if you're 20-odd or retired.  For those of us who have to get to a workplace, it's a right pain in the backside.  Very hip and cool place, not very.... functional in the traffic department, if you know what I mean.  :)

I always loved festival time.  Helped out at the Brighton Fringe and the Comedy Festival in the autumn a few times.  Komedia often has some interesting acts on, comedy and music.  Oh, and there's Bom Bane's cafe in George Street in Brighton that a friend of mine runs.  Interesting tables.  She often has interesting music nights on too.  In fact, Brighton you can't MOVE for interesting shops and live music. 
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Re: moving east
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 12:43:21 PM »

The Lewes Saturday Folk Club have a good programme of workshops, sadly you've missed a recent Andy Cutting one. There is also the Royal Oak Folk Club in Lewes which is very popular.
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Re: moving east
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 08:02:57 PM »

Thanks to all you Melnetters for the above sugestions. Its cheered me up no end and made the forthcoming move much more positive. I'm tickled pink with the idea of WALKING to a session instead doing a 60 mile round trip in a beatup pickup in the dark ..... ;D :||: :|glug
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Re: moving east
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2013, 08:11:58 PM »

You still gonna make it to Dartmoor? Or is that out now?
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Re: moving east
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 09:57:45 PM »

Loads of good stuff in Lewes - also, the mighty Quinns (Dan and Matt) live very near to Brighton.
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Re: moving east
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 10:20:40 PM »

Malcolm..I'll have to ask bossy but caring; I wont have a car/pickup by then.... :'(
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Re: moving east
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2013, 07:07:19 AM »

better make sure bossy but caring doesn't see the list or she'll be worrying about you roaming the streets of Brighton on a nightly basis instead of tucked up warm in your slippers!
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