at The Golden Hind, Cambridge, CB4 United Kingdom
Your local friendly folk club. Come along to our Friday night folk music events, where you can hear and see your local artists as well as international names on the folk scene. If you are a musician yourself, why not turn up for our Open Stage nights, where you will be able to perform in front of our audience. To find out more, visit our website or give us a ring.
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5th Dec: Magical Christmas Tree Tour Featuring Pete Morton, Emily Sanders and Chris Parkinson Support: Sam Inglis Xmas Tree Tour Magical Christmas Tree Tour: Pete Morton, Emily Sanders and Chris Parkinson present their festive Christmas show, with a magical tree which makes the three of them do things they wouldn't do the other eleven months of the year.. The audience picks scrolls from the tree to make every night a unique occasion! Pete Morton is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence, whilst superb accordion and melodeon player Chris Parkinson has worked with many of the folk scene's leading figures, including Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, and John Kirkpatrick. Emily Sanders is the singer and talented fiddle player from the group "Isambarde". In The Magical Christmas Tree Tour they deliver a richly textured collection of vibrant new songs, beautiful old carols and stunning instrumental pieces... and they have a great time doing it, as do the audience! Sam Inglis used to write and play his own songs, but eventually realised that centuries of tradition produce better ones. His material comes mainly from the English and Scots traditions, and as well as familiar songs such as 'Lord Franklin' and 'Willie O' Winesbury', includes a number of rare ballads that are seldom performed today. Entry: £12(door), £11(advance), £10(members)1.
28th Nov: Open Stage with Liz Cotton Liz Cotton sings about sex, travel, indoor plants and being open-minded. She started her career as a songwriter for the comedy sketch club TBA in Notting Hill Gate, London, then moved first to Pakistan, then India. In Delhi she formed an all-girl band, Wotshelike, specialising in rude songs. They had quite a following and even got on telly. Now back in the UK many years later, her solo career is about to take off with new material that isn't any more mature than the old stuff. She has been referred to as a 'very feminine Jake Thackray'. Entry: £4(door), £2(members), £1(performers).
Friday 7th November: Open Stage with The Ouse Brothers. The Ouse Brothers are Jim Gosney on lead guitar and Rick Sanders on guitar and voice. Twin martins, potent originals, classy standards, from Little Richard to Little Feat to My Morning Jacket. Entry: £4(door), £2(members), £1(performers).
TONIGHT 'THE WILLOWS' Tickets are going fast!
We are very sorry, but due to illness Barluath are unable to play this evening at Cambridge Folk Club. Local Duo Erin Brown & Matt Cudby will now be the headlining act with David Cambridge as support.
Friday 6th Mar: Barluath, Support: Erin Brown and Matt Cudby Barluath Entry: £12(door), £11(advance), £10(members)1
Friday 27th Feb: Open Stage with The Larks The Larks, Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham, have been singing and playing together in pubs, folk clubs and festivals since meeting at a musical night in The Bear Inn, Beyton , Suffolk. They are usually found in East Anglia but have lately found themselves performing further afield at Swanage and Wimbourne Folk Festivals and are looking forward to an appearance at FolkEast in August. They play regularly in local pubs, Folk clubs and private parties. They draw on a wide range of influences and experiences to entertain their audiences with their own songs and a repertoire which includes songs by such diverse artists as Gillian Welch, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, The Smiths, Johnny Cash and The Cure, using guitars, mandolin, harmonies and sometimes rapping to put the songs across. "Entertaining...... and Great Harmonies" Robin Mansfield. Cambridge Folk Club, November 2010 thelarks.me.uk Entry: £4(door), £2(members), £1(performers).
Friday 5th Sep: Open Stage with Brian Crockett Brian Crockett is a singer/songwriter with a wide vocal range, supported by strong yet sensitive pianistic fingerstyle acoustic guitar. He performs a variety of material from folk, pop and other musical genres, including self written and self arranged pieces. "Unique take on old favourites and richly complex songwriting" – Tony Phillips, Cluzion Music. "Guitar pyrotechnics" - Adrian Black, Milkmaid Folk Club. Entry: £4(door), £2(members), £1(performers).
This is Dave Streatfield who took the wonderful pictures below.
>Cambridge Folk Club has always supported a broad spectrum of music and has >never been a dyed in the wool folk club. We often feature blues, country, >Americana and all kinds of world music as you have probably noted. So,on >Friday 11th July we are proud to announce we have some wonderful soul/blues >music in the form of the Freddie Hall Band. This amazing man seems to have >hidden his talent under a bushell by just playing in only local venues >recently, in fact I think he is one of the most talented musicians >around.He has played with the best Americans of his genre which includes >The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, James Montgomery plus >being featured on the famous Las Vegas Strip, It's like a 'who's who of >soul'! So why not pop along to the Golden Hind this Friday 11th July. See below.