Knight and Spiers Concert Sold Out March 11, 2022 16:01

The Knight and Spiers concert this evening, 11th March, is SOLD OUT.

Only a few tickets left for Knight and Spiers March 7, 2022 14:45

There are only a handful of tickets left for Knight and Spiers on Friday 11th March at the Golden Hind. See the detailed programme for details and tickets.

Friday 11th February: Live concert with Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer February 10, 2022 12:48

On Friday 11th February at 8pm, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are live at the Golden Hind with support from Matt Kelly. In advance of the concert, Mark Walsh interviewed Paul and Karen on Sunday's BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. You can listen to this interview on


Live Concerts start again on 21st January January 12, 2022 00:27

After two weeks with virtual concerts on Zoom and Facebook, we return to the Golden Hind on 21st January for live concerts every Friday starting with a concert with Polly Paulusma supported by Anna Hester.

Friday 22nd October 2021: Heidi Talbot and Boo Hewerdine September 29, 2021 13:57

Friday 22nd October 2021:
Heidi Talbot and Boo Hewerdine

Support: Anna Hester

8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)

at the NCI Club, Holland Street, Cambridge CB4 3DL

Entry: £20(door), £19(advance), £18(members).

Please buy tickets in advance.

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

Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine
Heidi Talbot will be celebrating 21 years as a professional singer in 2021 with 20 concerts across the United Kingdom and Europe and a September 2020 release of a compilation album featuring tracks from Heidi’s 5 solo albums. She has shared the stage and recorded with Mark Knopfler, Graham Coxon (Blur), Idlewild, King Creosote, Tim O’ Brien and Jerry Douglas. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year at the BBC radio 2 folk awards and Irish Music Awards.

Joining Heidi on her Autumn tour will be long-time collaborator, Ivor Novello award nominated singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine. Boo has performed with and written songs for major artists such as Chris Difford, kd Lang, Kris Drever, Duke Special and Eddi Reader. He is in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.
Boo and Heidi have recorded and toured together extensively going back to Heidi’s first solo tour of the UK in 2005.

A concert not to be missed.


Anna Hester
Anna Hester has a ‘powerful and confident voice’ (Fatea 2014), and moves ‘effortlessly between genres, but always with an emotional core’ (Cambridge Music Reviews 2018). Her songs have been played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire and the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. Anna has performed widely in the South East and East of England, including at The Stables in Milton Keynes, Cambridge Junction, and several times at Milton Keynes International Festival. She has also performed in Berlin. Anna has released two EPs. Her debut album Postcard Songs, on which every song is inspired by a postcard, came out in August 2021.

Live concert in September September 10, 2021 23:22

Our first live gig this autumn is on 17th September and features the John Ward Trio with support from Kaszak and Afifi. See the detailed programme for 17th September for more information.

Cambridge Folk Club Programme July -September 2021 June 21, 2021 22:41

No Folk Club on 25th June 

Friday 2nd July: Virtual Open Stage with special guest Cindy Stratton

No Folk Club on 9th July 

Tuesday 13th July: Mill Road History Society, in conjunction with the Cambridge Folk Club, have a very special musical event from Emily Peasgood, entitled Songs and Verses from North Cambridge: An Acoustic Selection. You can read more about this event at

No Folk Club on 16th or 23rd July 

Saturday 24th July: Cambridge Museum of Technology 1pm-5pm outdoor face-to-face event
Musicians appearing include:
Chris Fox
Fred’s House
Jackson Creek Band

Friday 30th July: Virtual “Not the Cambridge Folk Festival”
Kevin Hunt
Clark and Johnson
Rhys Wilson
John Meed
Causton and Walker

No Folk Club in August

Friday 3rd September: Virtual Open Stage

Cambridge Folk Club Virtual Gigs in April and May April 19, 2021 21:58

We have some really great gigs coming up!

April 23rd: Lucy Ward is our headline act. Also on the bill, we have Tom Smith (USA), Tu-Kay and Ryan, and Paul McClure.

April 30th: Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke are our headline duo. We also have Shanna in a Dress (USA), Eric Sedge and Sam Shemmell.

On May 7th we have another Open Stage and welcome back an old friend of the Club, Tom Conway, for the final slot of the evening.

On May 14th we are planning an Americana evening with the duo Tennessee Twin as our headline act. Other acts confirmed so far are Sarah Yeo and Josh Robins.  

May 21st: Local duo Cambridge and Walker, who have just released a CD, are our headline act. Other acts that evening are Serena Grant, Hugh Boyde and Sarah-Louise Boyle.

May 28th: Boo Hewerdine will be joining us for a very special evening. Also on the bill are American singer-songwriter Kim Richey, Honey and the Bear and Sascha Osborn. We will be keeping up the well-established Cambridge Folk Club tradition of supporting EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices), as we will be donating our tip-jar contributions that evening to EACH. It will be Boo Hewerdine’s 11th EACH charity gig.  

Cambridge Folk Club returning to live music April 6, 2021 23:52

Thank you to all of you who have supported the Club through the last difficult year. The Cambridge Folk Club will be returning to live music. We will do this as soon as it is safe enough for our performers and audience to do so. This won’t be until the Autumn at the earliest. We hope to return to The Golden Hind, but if social distancing is still in place, this will restrict the size of our audience. So, for bigger names only, we may use the NCI Club, as has happened in the past. We are also considering keeping some of our gigs on line – perhaps one a month - so that we can maintain contact with all those audience members and musicians who have joined us from the States, Germany and France, as well as from further afield in the UK, during the last year of restrictions.

We anticipate that, to keep our venue Covid-safe, there will be additional tasks to be done, such as cleaning all the equipment, including the chairs, which we use each week. We may also have to keep Track and Trace informed. Therefore, we would be very grateful to hear from anyone who feels that they could help us out, either setting up beforehand and/or packing away after the event.

Please contact us on

Tribute to Al Reed April 1, 2021 16:46

Al Reed, who used to be in the audience at the Cambridge Folk Club almost every week, died recently. Here is a tribute from Robin Mansfield:

It was with much sadness that I heard of the death of Al Reed who passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning. Al will be remembered as that cheery, slim, fit older chap, usually dressed in a white tee shirt and blue jeans and would get up and dance at the slightest hint of a beat. He was not really a folk fan but would come to the Golden Hind with his friend Derek for a good night out and to meet people for a laugh and a chat. This was most important to him during the time he was caring for his sick wife who for many year's struggled with dementia. After her passing Al did find love again and was very happy for a few short years but in the last few week's he was diagnosed with a disease that took him very quickly. We will miss seeing Al happily chatting and leaning against the back wall of the folk club but I'm sure there will be no stopping him, as we all know he will be in heaven dancing his socks off.

Friday 26th March: Virtual Showcase with Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer March 20, 2021 12:08

Friday 26th March: Virtual Showcase with Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer

 8pm (Meeting opens at 7:45pm)


Appearing this evening:

8:00pm Tony Tregidgo

8:30pm Penny McLaren Walker and Bryan Causton

9:00pm Karen Hart

9:30pm Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer



Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
So, what is it that makes this internationally touring duo so irresistible? Could it be Karen’s German accent tinged with an oatcake-induced North Staffordshire dialect? Or Paul’s besotted gaze whenever she takes to the microphone? Or is it simply the exquisitely performed music and the happy, warm feeling everyone seems to get at their shows…

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer entertain and engage their audiences “in a very likable, humorous style”. Combining their own beautifully written songs with a fine choice of folk favourites, Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style blended with Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised:
“I have never seen our audience so spellbound!” exclaimed a promoter recently while Graham Norton commented: “Great show!”

Karen adds with alto and tenor recorders, Irish flute and whistle - and not to mention the odd German ‘joke’ - to this fantastically entertaining performance.
A memorable time of great music and fun awaits. Definitely not to be missed!





Karen Hart
Karen Hart is a multi-award winning singer, guitarist, percussionist and songwriter from Los Angeles. She is the winner of the West Coast Songwriters’ ‘Song of the Year’; the Los Angeles Women-In-Music’s ‘Best of the Best’; the Barry Manilow Award for Lyric Writing and Music Connection Magazine’s ‘Top Performances That Have Moved Us’. Karen has been honored with three world premieres of her music at the Los Angeles Music Center. Her songs for motion pictures have been singled out by Variety, People and the L.A. Times as “the best parts of the movie.” In a wide-ranging career, Karen was the singing voice of Sigourney Weaver in the Showtime movie Snow White, wrote all the songs for the Divine cult classic motion picture comedy Lust In The Dust, and, at the other end of the spectrum, Karen she sang at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II. She has performed on numerous occasions with the Los Angeles Symphony, and her unique award-winning music for large choir and orchestra is performed and recorded worldwide.
"Wow! Karen’s music deserves to be heard” - Morten Lauridsen, National Medal of Arts.

"Karen writes everything you could hope for in a song. I am a huge fan” - Arthur Hamilton, ASCAP Board of Directors.

Any tips will be donated to the Cancer Support Community and the Camp deBenneville Music Camp:





Penni McLaren Walker and Bryan Causton
Penni and Bryan have very similar musical tastes, ideas and influences, and when they play together, their styles are not only complementary, but create a new and unique synergy. Their performances take the audience on a journey that encompasses a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with songs, tunes and their own brand of musical adventure. Their style is very much in the ‘new tradition’ with superb energy and musical synamism.





Tony Tregidgo
Tony has played as a guitarist and drummer in a number of bands over the years. A keen songwriter, he finally got around to performing his own songs in 2016. Tony enjoys playing traditional acoustic guitar as well as experimenting with electric guitar sounds.
His influences include blues, Americana, Indie and folk music. He has recently been trying to stay sane by participating in regular open mic nights.

This concert is free but please support the performers taking part in this Virtual Concert by buying merchandise or giving donations using their links above. Thank you.

If you would like to make a donation to a performer who doesn't have a suitable link on their website, you can now make a donation to the Cambridge Folk Club Tip Jar at
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 in this concert.

Thank you to all who have made donations to the performers in our previous virtual concerts.


Anyone who would like to be in the audience is welcome. Joining  instructions will be emailed to those on the Cambridge Folk Club mailing list. If you would like to be in the Zoom audience and are not on our mailing list, please email

This event will also be streamed live on the Cambridge Folk Club Facebook page from 8pm as an alternative to Zoom.

Daria Kulesh - Snowy Songs & Late Lullabies Wednesday 23rd December, 8pm December 22, 2020 23:33

Daria Kulesh - Snowy Songs & Late Lullabies

Wednesday 23rd December, 8pm 

Daria was due to appear in our Virtual Showcase on 18th December which unfortunately had to be cancelled. So that the Cambridge Folk Club audience do not miss her festive set of songs, Daria has kindly provided the link to her Zoom concert on 23rd December. 

Joining instructions have been emailed to those on the Cambridge Folk Club mailing list. If you would like to be in the Zoom audience and are not on our mailing list, please email

 The concert is free with optional donations.