Become a Member of the Cambridge Folk Club March 28, 2024 21:39

You are welcome to show your support for the Cambridge Folk Club by becoming a member for just £15 per year. This entitles you to a £2 reduction on the full ticket price.

You can buy a year's membership here.

Wishing you all a very happy and music-filled Christmas and New Year December 24, 2023 00:22

Our January programme should banish those post-Christmas blues.

We start off the New Year on Friday January 5th with an Open Stage when our special guests will be Elly Walker (piano) and her band The Folly. The band’s debut album, Sink or Swim, was released in October 2023, and has been described as
“a terrific debut album” Fatea and “chock-full of piano-driven folk-pop nuggets” The Afterword.

A number of 10 minute floorspots will be available on the night.

Entry: £5 (door), £4 (advance), £3 (members and performers).

Following that, on Monday January 8th we have our once-a-month Round the room session, another chance to share music in an informal atmosphere. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

On Friday12th January, we’re very pleased that Smith and Brewer, a close harmony singing, guitar playing duo who have played at Cropredy and for Ralph McTell, will be playing for us.
Their debut album, Another Shade Of Smith & Brewer, is available on Spotify and Amazon music.
“There’s a timelessness to the neatly-crafted songs that display their musical interplay and superb harmony vocals” R2 Magazine.

Supporting Smith and Brewer will be Rachel Hill, a folk-inspired singer-songwriter known for her mastery of live vocal looping as well as her talent for poignant and poetic songwriting. She has just moved to Cambridge and this will be her debut at Cambridge Folk Club.
“Poetry put to music... Full of powerful vocals and delicate lyrics, it's beautiful” - Indie Top 39

Entry: £12 (door) £11 (advance) £10 (members)

We have yet another treat for you on Friday 19th January, when Lightning Jack will be returning to Cambridge Folk Club with their original line up of Lester Lloyd-Reason, Ian Turner, Fil Utting-Brown and Cliff Ward. Come along to hear some old favourites and brand new songs, all delivered with an engaging sense of fun.
They will be supported by none other than Rich Young.

Entry: £10 (door) £9 (advance) £8 (members)

And that’s not all. On Friday 26th January we have another well-known local band, Stella Hensley’s Magicolours. Blues, slide, ragtime guitarist Chris Newman and bluesy songstress Stella Hensley are joined by Myke Clifford (wooden flute, duduk, flute, clarinet, sax), Malek Hyde-Smith (percussion) and Art Toper (keys).

Entry: £10 (door) £9 (advance) £8 (members).

More details on our website,
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Keep supporting local music and musicians!

Thursday 9th November 2023: Chris While & Julie Matthews September 30, 2023 19:28

Thursday 9th November 2023:

Chris While & Julie Matthews

At Storey's Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £17(door), £16(advance), £15(members).

Details and tickets here.

Saturday 22nd July 2023: Folk Day at the Cambridge Museum of Technology. April 27, 2023 22:19

On Saturday 22nd July a Folk Day will take place at the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

The Black Fen Folk Club and Cambridge Folk Club will jointly choose the musicians performing on the day.

Details and tickets are available here.

Friday 27th January at Cambridge Folk Club - The John Ward Trio January 26, 2023 09:46

The John Ward Trio, Lynne, John and Les, played live and chatted with Kerry Devine on this week’s BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. You can hear it here.

They featured some numbers from their latest album Congress, which celebrates how Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show came to the Lowestoft in 1903. John Ward’s CD and self-penned songs imagine the scenario when two fictional families, one Native American and the other from the Suffolk fishing community, come into contact with each other. Evoking the American West, the despair of the native Americans at their disappearing lands and culture, Suffolk seascapes and the hard lives of the fishing families, as well as the excitement of the show itself,  the music on the new album is incredibly varied and beautifully performed. Exploring ideas of freedom, division and unity, John’s lyrics shed new light on a little-known, interesting piece of local history.

If you haven’t heard the John Ward Trio before, you’re in for a treat, they’re tremendous – great material, arrangements and harmonies.

Come along on Friday to hear more, when they’ll be playing material from their earlier albums as well as the new one.

Supporting them will be another musician originally from Suffolk, Eric Sedge.

We now have a floor spot at the beginning of some of our evenings November 24, 2022 19:19

We have just started including floorspots at the beginning of  some our evenings, as there are so many excellent musicians wanting to play for us. To fit in all the music, this means starting promptly at 8:00pm. It would be really great if you could come along in time to hear and support them.

Our floorspot musician this Friday, 25th November, is Faradena Afifi, one of the most versatile and talented musicians around. She’s a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, and a great singer too.

Terry Hiscock of Hunter Muskett on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show November 22, 2022 14:45

To find out more about Hunter Muskett, who are playing on Friday 25th November, go to

Terry Hiscock talks about the band on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show

Wonderful review of Chris Fox who will be at Cambridge Folk Club on 2nd December November 20, 2022 21:07

Chris Fox whose album launch is at the Golden Hind on 2nd December had a gig at Boston Folk Club on 14th November. Here is the post from Boston Folk Club:
WOW! What a night at Boston Folk Club last night {14th November 2022}. Perhaps one of the best ever!
A truely fantastic and professional performance from CHRIS FOX who entertained everybody with his high quality songs and amazing musical talents.
Check his music out from the links below.

21st October Showcase will now feature Romy Gensale; Vic Lennard; Martin Baxter October 20, 2022 18:06

The line up for 21st October Showcase is now Romy Gensale; Vic Lennard; Martin Baxter

Mythopoeic and The Larks  who were originally going to perform in this concert are unable to appear due to illness.


NEW! Monday 3rd October 2022: Singaround September 30, 2022 15:12

Round-the-room singaround starting at 8:00 pm

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

Our new venture! On the first Monday of every month from October onwards, we will be hosting a singaround – instruments welcome.  No need to book, just come along.

Free admission but donations welcome.

Friday 21st October: Les Barker is unable to appear. September 30, 2022 00:05

We will announce a new line up for this concert in the near future. Mythopoeic will still be appearing.

Friday 16th September: Becky Mills concert going ahead as normal. September 15, 2022 12:05

This Friday, 16th September, our concert is going ahead as normal. Come along to see the very special Becky Mills supported by the Sheri Kershaw Band.

Last Friday, 9th September, Greene King decided to stop all events at their pubs as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II. We therefore had to postpone last Friday's concert at the Golden Hind. The Chris Fox Album launch will now take place on 2nd December.