Welcome to Cambridge Folk Club

Intimate roots and acoustic music 

Cambridge Folk Club presents Open Stage, Showcase and Guest Nights. Buy your tickets on-line from this website or phone 01638 603986

We are a live music club offering all styles of acoustic and folk music. We support local and national artists in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Before the coronavirus lockdown, we used to meet every Friday night at 8.00pm in the upstairs function room at The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SP. This easily accessible pub offers a wide selection of draught lagers, beers and ciders, and a great range of pub food, and there's parking too. When the lockdown finishes, come along to enjoy creative, talented and original performances. 

During the lockdown, we are now hosting Virtual Concerts. See the details below.

 

 

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Friday 11th June: All Women Virtual Showcase with special guest Brigid Kaelin

Appearing this evening:-

8:00pm Kim Moberg

8:30pm Anna Hester

9:00pm Belinda Gillett

9:30pm Brigid Kaelin

 

 

Brigid Kaelin
Brigid will also be joining us from the USA, where her home is Louisville, Kentucky. A composer, arranger, speaker and whiskey-enthusiast, she has played accordion, musical saw and sung with musical heroes like Cowboy Jack Clement and Elvis Costello. She has also performed on the BBC, A Prairie Home Companion, Nashville Star and more. She plays more than ten instruments and tours Europe at least once a year, yet remains a staple on the Louisville music scene. Brigid is occasionally the co-host of the 30-year-old radio variety show Kentucky Homefront and musical director of Ben Sollee's, Kentucky USA.
Belinda Gillett
Belinda describes herself as an alt folk singer from the flats of Suffolk who creates ethereal, vintage, sound landscapes. As well as a performer, she is a singing, guitar and songwriting tutor. She has just released a haunting new single and video, Oh Love, about unconditional love. Visit her facebook page or listen on bandcamp to find out more.
Anna Hester
Anna has a ‘powerful and confident voice’ (Fatea 2014), and moves ‘effortlessly between genres, but always with an emotional core’ (Cambridge Music Reviews 2018). Her songs have been played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire and the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. Anna has performed widely in the South East and East of England, including at The Stables (Milton Keynes), The Junction in Cambridge, and several times at Milton Keynes International Festival. She has also performed in Berlin. Anna has released two EPs. Her debut album Postcard Songs, on which every song is inspired by a postcard, comes out 6th August 2021, and is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp. The third single from Postcard Songs is out now, and is called Summer is a-Comin’ in.
Kim Moberg
Kim will be joining us from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Back in February, she took part in our joint evening with performers from the North Reading Community Coffee House in Massachusetts. An Alaskan native, she has released two critically acclaimed CDs, “Above Ground” and “Up Around the Bend”, both of which were placed in the Folk Alliance International DJ and NACC charts.

 

 

Please support the performers taking part in this Virtual Concert by buying merchandise or giving donations using their links above. Thank you.

If you would like to make a donation to a performer who doesn't have a suitable link on their website, you can now make a donation to the Cambridge Folk Club Tip Jar at https://paypal.me/cambridgefolkclub
When you make a donation, please add a note to let us know which performer or performers the donation is for. Any donations received without a note will be shared between all the performers in this concert.

Thank you to all who have made donations to the performers in our previous virtual concerts.
   

Anyone who would like to be in the audience is welcome. Joining  instructions will be emailed to performers and those on the Cambridge Folk Club mailing list. If you would like to be in the Zoom audience and are not on our mailing list, please email enquiries@cambridgefolkclub.co.uk

This event will also be streamed live on the Cambridge Folk Club Facebook page from 8pm as an alternative to Zoom.
 
If you would like to perform at a future Virtual Open Stage, please contact us via our Facebook page or at enquiries@cambridgefolkclub.co.uk

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Tip Jar

If you would like to make a donation to a performer who doesn't have a suitable link on their website, you can now make a donation to the Cambridge Folk Club Tip Jar at https://paypal.me/cambridgefolkclub

When you make a donation, please add a note to let us know which performer or performers the donation is for. Any donations received without  a note will be shared between all the performers that evening. 

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Become a Member of the Cambridge Folk Club 

You are welcome to show your support for the Cambridge Folk Club by becoming a member for just £15 per year. If you choose to become a member, your year's membership will run from when we return to the Golden Hind.

You can buy a year's membership here.

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Unicorn Magazine's Blog

Production of the paper Unicorn Magazine is currently suspended due to the hammer blow dealt to the folk world by the Covid-19 pandemic. So why not sign up to the Unicorn Magazine's Blog here – it’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the folk world, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

 

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Cambridge Folk Club returning to live music

Thank you to all of you who have supported the Club through the last difficult year. The Cambridge Folk Club will be returning to live music. We will do this as soon as it is safe enough for our performers and audience to do so. This won’t be until the Autumn at the earliest. We hope to return to The Golden Hind, but if social distancing is still in place, this will restrict the size of our audience. So, for bigger names only, we may use the NCI Club, as has happened in the past. We are also considering keeping some of our gigs on line – perhaps one a month - so that we can maintain contact with all those audience members and musicians who have joined us from the States, Germany and France, as well as from further afield in the UK, during the last year of restrictions.

We anticipate that, to keep our venue Covid-safe, there will be additional tasks to be done, such as cleaning all the equipment, including the chairs, which we use each week. We may also have to keep Track and Trace informed. Therefore, we would be very grateful to hear from anyone who feels that they could help us out, either setting up beforehand and/or packing away after the event.

Please contact us on enquiries@cambridgefolkclub.co.uk

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Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy listening to the music we all love so much.

With best wishes from all of us at Cambridge Folk Club.