The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The Lamb Folk Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, upstairs in The Lamb Inn in Eastbourne Old Town. Everybody is welcome and we present a wide range of professional folk singers and players as well as floor spots for visiting musicians.

Doors open at 7.30pm with an 8.00pm start.

Floor singers are welcome but early arrival is recommended.

Admission is half price for students and under 21s.

There is no charge for floor singers on open stage nights.

The Lamb Folk Club is run by volunteers.


The Lamb Folk Club

High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH

Nick Westcott
Brian Stimpson
Derek Legg

(01323) 728268



15th November – Steve Tilston - £8
Revered by fans and critics alike for his insightful lyrics, gorgeous melodies and quite superb guitar arrangements, Steve is an award winning and hugely respected songsmith. Oh, and he was also the inspiration for a Hollywood movie starring Al Pacino! “The more you listen, the more there is to discover” Bob Harris.

6th December – Black Strap Molasses - £2
Slipping effortlessly between genres, this popular five-piece delivers great harmonies and an ever growing and adventurous range of songs old and new.

20th December – Christmas Party – Free
An evening of seasonal celebration with songs, food, giant raffle and lots of fun!


3rd January 2018 – Open Stage – Free
As always, both performers and listeners welcome – the more the merrier!

17th January – Daria Kulesh Band - £7
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, “bold, exotic, impressive”, Daria is a unique character on the music scene. With her stellar band expect timeless human stories beautifully told in an eye-opening and profoundly uplifting musical experience. “Haunting and enigmatic” - The Times.

7th February – Open Stage – Free

21st February – The Mountain Firework Company - £7
Built on the solid foundations of American Mountain Music but with an added twist of Celtic Folk, this acoustic five-piece delivers gorgeous “folk/alt-country” which is equal parts darkness and cheeky humour. With a devoted fan base, their music bristles with energy and vitality.

7th March – Open Stage – Free

21st March – Doubleheader – Rowan Godel and Anne Sumner - £7
Having worked with some of folk's biggest names, including The Oyster Band and The Levellers, traditional singer and songwriter Rowan has been described as an “underground folk superstar”. Anne has been turning heads with her finely crafted songs and expressive vocals reminiscent of Tracy Chapman or Joan Armatrading. Two superb young artists on one bill!

4th April – Open Stage – Free

18th April – Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar - £7
Since meeting six years ago, Greg and Ciaran have scooped two BBC Folk Awards, released three acclaimed albums, appeared at major festivals and become one of the UK's most in-demand duos. Technically brilliant (fiddle and guitar) with superb vocals and stagecraft, their meteoric rise is set to continue!

2nd May – Two Coats Colder - £7
Sensational on their previous visit, this four piece has rapidly become a firm favourite on the club and festival circuit with its diverse mix of traditional and contemporary styles. “Anna Bass's voice isreally quite amazing” - Mike Harding.

16th May – Open Stage – Free

6th June – Luke Jackson - £7
Still in his early twenties, Luke is hot property with four acclaimed CDs and startling performances at major festivals from Cambridge to Sidmouth. His honed guitar skills, distinctive vocals and finely observed narrative songs have earned two BBC Folk Award nominations. “Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words” - Acoustic Magazine.

20th June – Steve Ashley - £7
Emerging in the late 1960s, Steve's debut album “Stroll On” is still regarded as a folk/rock masterpiece and his latest, “Another Day”, reinforces his position as one of our very finest songsmiths. Poetic, challenging, compassionate and often very funny, his live shows should not be missed!

The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex