Sussex Songs

Five songs about the county of Sussex – where I live – in the southeast of England. It’s a county with seaside, meandering rivers, gentle rolling hills, ancient forest and vibrant & historic towns.

From Firle To The Seven Sisters
A song about the South Downs of Sussex, composed at Firle Beacon.
The Bells Of Rye
A song about the ancient Cinque Port of Rye, in East Sussex.
Gardner Street
A song about Gardner Street in Brighton, Sussex; possibly the liveliest street in Brighton.
Chanctonbury Ring
A song about the mysterious Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs near Worthing, in West Sussex.
A Walk In The Firehills
A tune – composed and played on the dobro – inspired by the ‘Firehills’, an area of Hastings Country Park. The Firehills derive their name from the appearance of the gorse bushes in Spring.
Barcombe Mills
An instrumental – played on the dobro – entitled ‘Barcombe Mills’ a little spot near Lewes in East Sussex.
It was inspired by a leisurely half-hour in a rowing boat there.