Folk Club events on 24th and 25th June are part of Chesterton Festival 2016. June 22, 2016 00:00

The Chesterton Festival which runs from 18th to 25th June (details can be found on have included the Cambridge Folk Club in their programme. The two events are  on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 24TH AND 25TH JUNE:


FRIDAY 24th June: TIM EDEY supported by David Youngs.

Tim is an outstanding multi-instrumentalist/ singer and former Radio 2  Musician of the Year, with fabulous finger-style guitarist David Youngs as support. Come early!

In 2012, outstanding multi-instrumentalist and singer Tim Edey won not one but two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Musician Of The Year and Best Duo with Brendan Power), since when he has played with many top notch musicians in Celtic/contemporary roots music, including The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon and Natalie MacMaster. Initially influenced by melodeon players Luke Daniels and Andy Cutting, Tim was converted to Celtic music once he heard Sharon Shannon. Joining Ed Boyd's band Red Ciel at the age of 16 also helped to shape his guitar playing. "Playing or recording with all of my musical heroes is one of the things I am most proud of." His latest album, "Live in Scotland", was recorded by the Tim Edey Trio for the Australian tour of 2014/15.

David Youngs is a multi-instrumentalist based in Cambridge, UK. In recent years he has focused intensely on the acoustic guitar, developing a percussive, finger-style approach to produce instrumental works often featuring unusual yet accessible time signatures and scales. In April this year, David won the title of Best Acoustic Act in The Cambridge Band Competition. His debut album 'Transience' was described by Guitarist Magazine as "A clear and unambiguous announcement - the arrival of a talented addition to the ranks of elite acoustic stylists who've followed in the footsteps of the late, much lamented EricRoche.

Tickets: £13(door), £12(advance), £11(Folk Club members).


Saturday 25th June: FESTIVAL SESSION.

If you want a relaxed play/sing then come the following day Saturday 25th June 2-4 pm to the same room/stage upstairs at the Golden Hind and join in Jim and Liz's Festival Session. Bring a couple of songs or three, (ones that we can sing?) or join in the well-known ones on the Big Screen. All words/chords provided using Keith's unique scroll-down system! Fun all the way!