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 03, 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 06, 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 02, 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!

The Floozies performing on 20th May April 19, 2016 22:42

There has been a change of programme for 20th May: The Floozies are performing instead of Bright Season. Sam Inglis will still provide support.

Jim Page not appearing on 5th February February 02, 2016 00:19

Jim Page has changed the dates of his UK tour and will not be appearing on 5th February. The concert on 5th February is now a Showcase featuring the Jackson Creek Band, Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn, David Savage.

Wonderful quote from Jess Morgan November 24, 2015 01:38

Jess said this on Facebook after taking part in this year's EACH Charity concert:

"I thought about it a lot over the weekend and continue still to be moved by
and thankful for the support and encouragement I've receieved from the
wonderful team running Cambridge Folk Club. It was a lovely thing to be
involved in last week's EACH fundraiser and a rarity for me to take to the
stage feeling completely at ease. It really stood out for me how going to
the club from floorsinger to mixed bills to a solo show - has not only
punctuated the journey so far but each visit has breathed new life and
confidence into what I do. I really look forward to seeing you as the Jess
Morgan Trio next year!"

Change of venue for one week only November 07, 2015 02:19

This month's showcase on 20th November with Katus Young, Oka Vanga and Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage will take place at the NCI Club, 1 Holland Street, Cambridge, CB4 3DL. 

Oka Vanga on Sue Marchant's show at 9pm Sunday 25th October October 23, 2015 01:12

You can hear the fantastic guitar duo Oka Vanga, who will be playing in our Showcase night on Friday 20th November, live on Sue Marchant's show on Sunday 25th October.

Kathryn Tickell on Radio 3 at 12:00 today October 18, 2015 11:14

Kathryn Tickell, who will be performing at the Cambridge Folk at 8pm this evening with her father Mike, can be heard on Radio 3 at 12:00 today. If you miss the broadcast it will be available on the BBC website.

Concert for EACH Tuesday 20th October September 23, 2015 23:20

Boo Hewerdine says: "I'm totally delighted to be playing this evening. It's a wonderful cause. I have some dear friends keeping me company this year. It'll be a fantastic evening. Let's raise some money!"