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. We 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.
For details of what's coming up, see the details below and on the Programme at a glance page .
For the safety of artists, audiences, and volunteers we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Friday 8th December 2023:
Support: Robin Gillan
At the Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £12(door), £11(advance), £10(members).
Bof! line-up left to right
• Gwendal Moële Vocals
• Val Woollard Bagpipes, Recorder, Flute, Desk bells
• Simon Haines Diatonic accordeons, Vocals
• Phil Lyons Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Vocals
In 2000, Bof! started playing as a four-piece band specializing in traditional French and Breton music for dancing or listening to. During that time we have played in folk clubs, for dance groups and at festivals in England and France, as well as organising regular French and Breton dance workshops and public dances in East Anglia, as part of the Burybal and Prêt à Danser groups. Breton singer Gwendal Moële became a full-time member of our line-up in 2018.
The band’s repertoire is mainly traditional music from Central France and Brittany, but also includes compositions by members of the band and others.
Robin Gillan delivers songs with power and sensitivity. His fiddle playing conjures backwoods mountain scenes and soft rainy pastures. Equally adept at 5 string banjo, fiddle, harmonica, guitar and melodeon, Robin draws from the music of the British Isles and the USA. His playing has rawness, balanced by technical ability, producing an archaic sound rarely achieved in the 21st century.
A date for your diary:-
VICTORIAN PARLOUR EVENING
Mill Road History Society & Cambridge Folk Club
present: Tom Ling & Ian Turner; The Threebys
plus Christmasalia from the MRHS committee & friends
at Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ
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.
You can buy a year's membership here.
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.