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, www.cambridgefolkclub.co.uk
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Keep supporting local music and musicians!