Tickets still available for State of the Union concert on 13th September. September 11, 2019 22:35

Tickets are still available for the 13th September concert starring State of the Union with support from Martin Baxter's Back Porch Trio. State of the Union is the partnership of legendary songwriter Boo Hewerdine and ace guitarist Brooks Williams. More information can be found on the detailed programme page for 13th September.

Karen Tweed Accordion Workshop: Saturday 23rd February 10am to 1pm. January 22, 2019 19:24

This 3-hour accordion workshop (with tea break) will cover playing and arranging tunes from Orkney, Scandinavia and Ireland (notation provided in advance). There will be places for a maximum of 10 people.

The cost of this workshop is £25. There will be a £5 discount for anyone who has also bought a ticket for Karen's concert on Friday 22nd February.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend the workshop by booking here on this website, by emailing or phoning 01638 603986.

Phillip Henry Slide Guitar Workshop on 2nd November October 29, 2018 09:54

Please note that the Phillip Henry Slide Guitar Workshop will only go ahead if there are enough participants. If you are intending to come the workshop, and haven't already contacted the Cambridge Folk Club, please phone or text 07910710179 by Wednesday 31st October.

Craig Joiner unable to appear on 19th October October 19, 2018 13:57

In the Showcase on Friday 19th October, Craig Joiner is unable to appear due to illness and is replaced by Martin Baxter.

Phillip Henry Slide Guitar Workshop on 2nd November 2018 September 28, 2018 10:47

On 2nd November, Phillip Henry will appear at the Cambridge Folk Club as part of his national True North Tour. In the afternoon, from 4pm to 5:30pm, Phillip will hold a Slide Guitar Workshop. Attendees will have a chance to lead the workshop in the directions most useful to them. People are welcome to say what they’d like to learn about in advance, but the nature of how Phil runs the workshop means he will cater for them as he goes. Please email if you are interested or need more information.

The workshop will be followed at 8pm by Phillip Henry in concert.

More details, of both the workshop and the concert, can be found on the detailed programme page for 2nd November.

Music at Hope Street Yard on Saturday 30th June June 29, 2018 16:00

Message from John Saul at The Tasting Room, Hope Street Yard. He has a day of music planned and still has space for performers.

Play for Fun at Hope Street Yard

Short notice, I know, but we are opening our shop selling premium spirits this Saturday, 30th June, and have space for music. If anyone would like to come down to Hope Street Yard, off Mill Road, Cambridge, to help us celebrate, please let me know. There will be alcohol. It will be very casual so there is no set length to play. The event runs from 11.00 am to 7.00pm.
If you are interested, please contact John on 07964 368313.

Concert on 22nd June June 21, 2018 14:54

Mentés Másként are unable to appear in this Friday's (22nd June) concert because a member of the ensemble has suffered a family bereavement. Cambridge Folk Club has put together an alternative evening of musical entertainment, which will feature James Eisner; The Chris Fox Trio; Daria Kulesh; Pat Crilly and One Man Down. For more information see the detailed programme page for 22nd June.

Mentés Másként Ensemble unable to appear on 22nd June June 20, 2018 14:58

Cambridge Folk Club is very sorry to inform you that Mentés Másként are unable to appear in this Friday's (22nd June) concert because a member of the ensemble has suffered a family bereavement.

The Club is putting together an alternative evening of musical entertainment, which will feature, amongst others, James Eisner, the musician who would have been supporting Mentés Másként. Details to follow as soon as possible.

Change of venue for Clive Gregson and Liz Simcock concert on 4th May April 27, 2018 00:22

The venue for the Clive Gregson and Liz Simcock concert at 8pm on 4th May has been changed from the Golden Hind to the NCI Club, Holland Street, Cambridge CB4 3DL. 

Directions to the NCI Club and information on car parking can be found at

Cambridge Folk Club closed on Good Friday 30th March March 30, 2018 13:24

Cambridge Folk Club will be closed for Good Friday 30th March, but we will be back for the 6th April Open Stage.

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!