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 were hosting Virtual Concerts. As lockdown eases we will reduce the number of Virtual Concerts and increase the number of live concerts. 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.

 

Events around Cambridge Folk Club:

 

 

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Friday 26th November 2021:
Showcase with Tennessee Twin

 

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £9(door), £8(advance), £7(members).

At the Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP

Please buy tickets in advance.

To ensure social distancing, the number of seats will be limited.

Appearing this evening:-

Tennessee Twin

Nick Barraclough

 

 

Tennessee Twin
This award-winning Cambridge-based acoustic duo play original country music. Blending memorable memories, gritty yet thoughtful lyrics and delicious harmonies, Geoff and Victoria’s self-penned songs quickly caught the admiration of British country audience, and their latest singles, “Every Story”, “Two Heart Rendezvous”, “When We Move” and “Rewind” have all received universal praise. Their debut EP, “Tips in a Jar” (August 2019) went straight into the iTunes Country Chart at No. 1 and has established itself as a favourite of country fans while gaining widespread airplay. “It showcases the kind of storytelling prowess that has already earned Tennessee Twin international acclaim” - Gaz Williams, ‘Building Our Own Nashville’.

“These guys are exceptional. The emotion they bring with their songs is undeniable. Their storytelling is second to none” - Keren Morrall, country commentator and podcast host.

www.tennesseetwin.com



Nick Barraclough
Nick is a British radio producer, presenter, musician and writer, best known for hosting radio shows about country music, such as Nick Barraclough's New Country. He has also made a number of music-related documentaries. In 2010 he was awarded the Country Music Association’s International Country Broadcaster Award for his work on promoting country music in the UK. He is also the founder of the radio production company Smooth Operations. Nick has played in a number of bands, including Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators, and Brokedown Palace. His involvement with Cambridge Folk Club goes back a long way! This evening he will be playing solo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7kzvKLjsAA


 

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Virtual Open Stage

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 at our virtual concerts 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 Autumn Programme and Return to Live Gigs

Here at Cambridge Folk Club, we are just as keen as many of you to return to live gigs. However, given the current rise in Covid cases, the number of people who are being asked to self-isolate, and the possibility of another lockdown in the Autumn, we know we must keep our musicians, audience and volunteers as safe as possible. So, rather than return to a weekly programme of live events at the Golden Hind, we're planning to put on one live concert in September, and keep our remaining events on line.

The live event will be socially distanced, and therefore, rather than using the upstairs room of the Golden Hind, we will be using the NCI Club which is a larger venue .

In October we will return to the Golden Hind for our live concerts. More information will be available about this nearer the time.

We will be using the following Covid-safe measures:

  • The live concert will be ticketed only, with tickets available in advance from the website.
  • A NHS QR code poster will be displayed so that you can check in.
  • We will ask you to use hand sanitiser on entry.
  • Seating will be at tables, and in groups of not more than two households.
  • Unless you are exempt, we will be advising you to wear masks when moving around inside the venue.
  • We will also be asking you to keep a suitable distance from others who are not in your 'party'.
  • We would recommend that you take a lateral flow test in the 48 hours before the event.
  • Please do not come along if you have a temperature or Covid symptoms, or if you have been asked to isolate by NHS test and trace. 
    If you develop a temperature or Covid symptoms, or if you are asked to isolate after you have bought a ticket, we will refund you the cost of the ticket in full.


We're hoping that this first face-to-face concert goes well, and that it will be the start of a safe return to more live music.

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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.