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 Open Stages.See the details below.
We are planning to have Virtual Concerts, using Zoom, every Friday during the coronavirus lockdown.
Friday 5th June: Virtual Open Stage with John and Lynne Ward
8pm (Meeting opens at 7:45pm)
8.00 – 8.10 Steve and Julie Wigley
Steve and Julie, from Derby, play contemporary, traditional and original songs to guitar and accordion accompaniment. Their folk and musical inspirations are Joni Mitchell, Mike Silver, Johnny Coppin, Reg Meuross and Ralph McTell.
8.10 – 8.20 Stefan Kaye
Stefan started playing guitar at the age of 15 and especially likes playing songs from the middle ground between "pop" and folk, by Don McClean, Simon and Garfunkel, Ralph McTell and the like, as well as more traditional English folk.
8.20 – 8.30 David Savage
David sings and plays mainly traditional English songs and tunes which tell stories for entertainment in the home, the alehouse or forecastle. He also keeps the Black Fen Folk Club in excellent order.
8.30 – 8.40 Holly Monk
Together, Holly Monk and Katherine Galvin are the young folk singer songwriter duo, Mythopoeic, whose first ever gig was at Ely Folk Festival 2017. Holly’s song writing skills and understanding of the folk tradition are way beyond her years.
8.40 – 8.50 Cobalt Tales
Pat and Nuala, as female duo Cobalt Tales, bring together soulful vocals, engaging harmonies, acoustic and bass guitars, with a wee bit of harmonica, whistle and clarinet on occasion.
8.50 – 9.15 John and Lynne Ward
John Ward’s songwriting has been born from his life in a tough and gritty East Anglian fishing port that has seen more than its fair share of social change and decline. More often working in folk clubs and at festivals with his trio or 4-piece band, John has been cyber-gigging during Lockdown with new duo arrangements with wife, Lynne, showcasing his critically-acclaimed songs that have delighted folk club audiences across the U.K. over the years.
“The best folk music set I have ever seen. Literally,” Attila the Stockbroker.
“Great entertainers - gave us a brilliant night to remember," Waltham Abbey Folk Club.
“Life Drawing ... the hardest thing has been trying not to repeat all the superlatives I used up with 2016’s ‘Sargasso’“ Fatea.
“Magnificent songs ..” Stephen Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk.
The link for donations is: PayPal.me/johnwardmusic
9.15 – 9.25 James Eisner
James is a singer, classical guitarist, lutenist, teacher, arranger and entertainer who regularly performs at the Cambridge Folk Club. An enthusiastic advocate of Eastern European music, James set up the Seiber Consort in 2007 to help promote the vocal works of the unjustly neglected twentieth century Hungarian composer Mátyás Seiber.
9.25 – 9.35 John Paul Turner
The B-roads is the song-based alias of multi-instrumentalist John Paul Turner. The music – between folk and post rock - takes some reference from his last album Senseless Acts of Beauty (Sonoris).
9.35 – 9.45 Three Years Younger
Megan and Charlotte Simpson are sisters, partners and best friends whose music is a mixture of genres – largely pop, rock and folk. However, they are always looking for experimental ways of creating new sounds that suit their voices, and they really love to harmonise! They are very excited about the release of their debut EP “Close the Door” on June 6th.
9.45 – 9.55 The Larks
Accomplished duo Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham draw on a wide range of influences and themes and sing thoughtful arrangements of covers and original songs to mandolin and guitar accompaniment, often enhanced by great harmonies.
Please support the performers taking part in this Virtual Showcase by buying merchandise or giving donations using their links above. Thank you.
If you would like to perform at a future Virtual Open Stage, please contact us via our Facebook page or at email@example.com
For more details of how the Virtual Open Stage will work please see the virtual-open-stage page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virtual Open Stage will also be streamed live on the Cambridge Folk Club Facebook page from 8pm as an alternative to Zoom.
Call for people to contribute stories and ideas, and to take part in online songwriting sessions to create a community folk song book that captures the character of the CB4 postal area in north Cambridge – and you can do this at home!
Do you have a connection with north Cambridge? Are you at a loose end during lockdown? Are you looking for an interesting project for your children and family to take part in from the comfort of home?
See the Cambridge North Folk Song Project page for more details.
Cambridge Folk Club evenings at the Golden Hind closed due Coronavirus lockdown.
The Cambridge Folk Club evenings at the Golden Hind are closed until further notice because of the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown.
At present, we are anticipating that our concerts at the Golden Hind will be closed until September. We are hoping to re-book the artists who were scheduled to appear at the Club at a later date.
Some of the artists who were going to perform at the Golden Hind are now appearing on our Virtual Concerts.
We will, of course, keep you up to date about when the live concerts will reopen via our website and our mail out.
In these difficult times, we at Cambridge Folk Club are asking you to support the musicians who won’t be able to play for us while the Club is closed, by buying their CDs and other merchandise. This would go some way towards replacing their lost income, and would also show that we’re thinking of them.
Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy listening to the music we all love so much.