Click here to go to the Viva Lewes homepage

Folk - Terry Masterson

Terry Masterson is a legendary figure on the Sussex folk scene, and has been for over three decades. Masterson played a big part in getting the folk revival into gear in the early sixties – together with Scots friend Jack Whyte he saw that Brighton was ‘wide open for folk music’ and the two moved down from London to set up clubs and sing. Masterson was born in London of Irish parentage and this influenced the repertoire for his ballad singing. His career took off and pretty soon he was gigging all round the country; he did two tours of the USA and topped the bill at the Red Deer International Folk Festival in Canada at the peak of his career in the early seventies. He was also a regular compere at Keele Folk Festival. Masterson mainly sings traditional songs, sometimes unaccompanied, sometimes with a Spanish guitar.

This is the last concert of the season at the Folk Club, which will be taking a well-earned break throughout August. Many of the autumn’s acts have already been booked. Highlights include back-to-back September visits from the American traditionalists Jeff Davis and Jeff Warner and a November performance from the splendidly-named trio Rattle on the Stovepipe. DL

Terry Masterson: great folk from small acorns will grow

The Royal Oak, Lewes
When? 8.00pm
How Much? £4.50
Folk at the Oak
(t) 01273 478124
(w) Website