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Bluebell Railway Celebration

On Friday 6th August the band played at the Bluebell Railway 60 (+1) Celebration in the field by Horsted Keynes Station.
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Part of a 3 day event, it was an opportunity for the whole extended band lineup to play, having both Aldo and Ian with us. A great stage and PA were provided, and two sets were played with the bands classic mix of tunes and songs. Video will be added soon!

More gigs are imminent including one at an Irish Social club in Kent.

Dr Alan Rae RIP

Today on 12th November 2020 we had to say farewell to our illustrious and much loved band leader, Dr Alan Rae.
Dr Alan Rae

A wonderfully positive and creative force has been lost to the world, and there is a hole in our lives never to be filled. Newick Folk will move forward as a legacy for all the fantastic work Alan put into the band and all we do. Our wonderful double CD still allows us to enjoy the performances we recorded of Alan and also the departed Jem Cooper.
NF at Alan Celebration

Karn will now take up the reins at the front of the band, also playing guitar and bouzouki. Ian Smith will provide a very experienced bass replacement for smaller lineups, and Aldo Daniel plays bass where we have Rhiannon Daniel playing violin. Here is a picture of an augmented Newick Folk providing appropriate music for the celebration of Alan's life.

More Newick Folk Public Events

Here are some additional chances to see the band over the next few weeks.

First of all we are playing our final busking session at Brighton Marina on Saturday 24th August. Karn will be joining Martin and Alan playing on the boardwalk outside Wetherspoon’s from about 12. Read More…

Looking forward to 2017

Just a quick update from us.

We are continuing to run sessions at the Crown in Newick on the 1st Sunday of the Month and have been rebooked for Fairwarp fete on 8th July and Townings Farm on 2nd and 3rd September. Read More…

Many new appearances coming up

The band has been busy recently with more to come.

After our 3 event St Patrick’s tour we have played a St George’s Day Ceilidh and appeared at Crowborough’s Sussex Day and Newick Festival. This last weekend we have appeared at a couple of small local festivals – Glasstonbury and the Black Pig Orchard weekend. Read More…

Sussex Ceilidh Band is now 10 years old

Newick Folk, a Sussex Ceilidh Band was started in 2006 so now we are 10. Read More…

Jem Cooper – 22/10/1947- 7/10/2015

It’s with great sadness that we need to tell you about the recent death of our great friend Jem Cooper who was a founder member of the band and our wonderful concertina and harmonica player. Read More…

Burnt House Sessions CD now available

Contains many of the band’s favourite tracks including Galway Girl, Haste to the Wedding, Wild Rover, Ships in Full Sail, Sally McLennane etc. Was recorded to catch the music of Jem Cooper, our much loved concertina and harmonica player who passed away within a month of the recording. Read More…

New Sessions at the Rose and Crown, Fletching

Building on our existing successful sessions at the Crown in Newick every first Sunday of the month, we have now been invited to run a session in our neighbouring village, Fletching at the Rose and Crown. Read More…

David Hill RIP

David was a key member of the Band up until his accident in 2012 from which he never recovered and sadly died in March 2014. Read More…

Amazing Bank Holiday Weekend

Following on from playing for a wedding Barn Dance last week this weekend has seen us in action locally in three locations. Read More…

Newick Folk – Sussex Ceilidh Band

This summer we seem to have branched out into becoming a ceilidh band.

We’ve done a 30th birthday party and a wedding with the help of caller Sean Goddard and they’ve both gone extremely well with a few songs thrown in to help the evening along. Read More…

Getting Giggy With It

Last weekend we played a wonderful gig for the Newick Twinning association.

It was a balmy summers evening and an audience comprised of Newick residents and our French Guests from Itteville seemed to enjoy all our old standards including Haste to the Wedding, Lily the Pink, My old man’s a Dustman and the Nautical Trilogy that ends up with Martin’s stunning rendition of the Sailor’s Hornpipe. Read More…

2 Gigs this Saturday – Framfield Fete and Newick Hogarty

After a great night at Scaynes Hill on Friday (pictured here) our next public appearances are on Saturday 13th.

We are playing at Framfield Fete in the afternoon – 3 short sets during the Afternoon. It’s at the recreation ground in Framfield village. Read More…

Newick Folk play Scaynes Hill Social Club on Friday

The band will be kicking off around 9 ish and will be performing all the old favourites, Irish Washerwoman, Sailor’s Hornpipe, Blaydon Races, My old man’s a dustman etc etc. Read More…

Newick Folk Beginnings

Newick Folk originated in the Bull at Newick in 2010 and since then we’ve steadily been increasing our range to reach Forest Row, Lewes and Haywards Heath.

Pictured from left to right: Alan Rae, Jem Cooper, Martin Horsfall, Steve Brown and David Hill. Read More…