SWARB! IT SUITS HIM WELL, the Official Swarb Tribute Concert on 25th January 2018 at the St Pauls Centre, Cambridge October 5, 2017 00:00


We're proud to host SWARB! IT SUITS HIM WELL, the Official Swarb Tribute Concert, starring the sensational Jason Wilson Band (Toronto, Canada), Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick & Simon Swarbrick. This concert will take place at the St Pauls Centre in Cambridge on Thursday 25th January 2018.

Sad News: Joan Woollard July 27, 2017 14:08

It is with great sadness we note the passing of Joan Woollard, the Club's President for many years. She enjoyed her Friday evenings at the Club, especially in more recent times. Joan was the widow of Ken Woollard, the organiser and artistic director of the Cambridge Folk Festival from 1964 to 1993. Modestly, she tended to underestimate how much she did to make the Festival such a success. We will miss her at the Club enjoying the music, but will remember her sitting in bright sunshine on the bench she commissioned in 2014 in Ken's memory, surrounded by her friends.
Long may Joan and Ken's musical legacy continue!

Urgent News for 14 to 18 year old musicians from the Cambridge Folk Festival July 20, 2017 13:09

Young musicians needed to help shape an exciting future folk music project as Young Folk Researchers. Tickets to Cambridge Folk Festival and a 2 day folk music course. Apply by Friday 21 July.

Each concert sold out May 24, 2017 00:18

The concert for EACH with Boo Hewerdine and his band, Darden Smith and Emily Mae Winters at the Golden Hind on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May is now sold out.

EACH concert almost sold out May 17, 2017 20:28

The concert for EACH with Boo Hewerdine and his band, Darden Smith and Emily Mae Winters at the Golden Hind on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May is almost sold out. A few standing only tickets are available by phoning 07910 710179.

The Phil Beer Band on Saturday 6th May May 2, 2017 22:23

There is still time to buy tickets for The Phil Beer Band at 8pm on Saturday 6th May at Comberton Sports and Arts. Tickets can be bought online at or by phone on 01638 603986. You can buy online, right up to the start of the concert, and you will be allocated an order number which we will accept as proof of purchase of tickets.

Cambridge Folk Club is closed on 14th April April 13, 2017 00:55

Cambridge Folk Club is closed on Friday 14th April because it's Good Friday.



As part of this new celebration of music in Cambridge organised by Cambridge Live there will be live acts in the Cambridge Union Bar by local Folk Clubs, along with crafts and workshops, and busking on the streets nearby.

The buskers, on behalf of Cambridge Folk Club, will be:
12pm - 12.45pm Morganway at Quayside
12.30pm - 1.15pm Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn at Green Street
1pm - 1.45pm. Dan Wilde at the Round Church
1.30pm - 2.15pm Kev Walford & Kelly Pritchard at Benn't Street

In the Cambridge Union Bar behind the Round Church (Corner of Round Church St and Bridge St)
1pm David Cambridge and Jenna Freeman, and Naomi Randall (on behalf of Black Fen Folk Club)
2pm Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn and Morganway. (on behalf of Cambridge Folk Club...Details on
3pm Ely Folk Club will provide musicians and other clubs too (awaiting confirmation).
This is a free event and no tickets are required.


Change of special guests for tonight's Open Stage February 3, 2017 10:58

Painting Silence are unable to appear in the 30 minute slot at tonight's Open Stage. In their place we have the wonderful local duo, The Ouse Brothers.

Happy New Year January 6, 2017 12:04

Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you at our weekly Friday gigs at the Golden Hind. We start the season tonight with an Open Stage.

Best wishes from all of us at the Cambridge Folk Club.

Our new season September 2, 2016 15:50

Our big names for 2017 include Brooks Williams, Steve Knightley (solo), Dick Gaughan, The Phil Beer Band, Richard Digance, and O’Hooley and Tidow, not forgetting Gren Bartley and Gilmour and Roberts, with more acts to be announced – watch this space!

This Autumn, we’re featuring Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (Oct 14th) Clive Gregson (Nov 18th) and Pete Morton’s Magical Christmas Tree Tour (Dec 16th), as well as some excellent local acts in our Showcase and Open Stage nights. September’s programme, with the double header with Marina Florance, plus Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer (Sept 9th); Nestlerode, Colvin and Rails (Sept 16th) and Clark and Zuppardi (Sept 30th) speaks for itself!

To find out more about any of the gigs, contact us on 01638 603986 or book on-line for gigs on the website.

If you’ve already been to Cambridge Folk Club, you’ll know about our eclectic approach. If you’re new, come along to find out more. Don’t forget, you can become a member for just £15 for a year, saving yourself £2 on the door price.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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!