20200306: Friday 6th March: Open Stage with Dave Jenkins. Includes a presentation of the Cambridge North Folk Song Project by Emily Peasgood


If you are interested in the Cambridge North Folk Song Project, please come and meet Emily Peasgood. 

Please note that there are only a limited number of Open Stage slots available on 6th March. Open stage slots will be available on a first come first served basis. The pre-booked slots for performers who live more than 10 miles from the Folk Club, are now fully booked for 6th March. There will be free entry for singer/songwriters who want to meet Emily Peasgood but don't perform on 6th March.









Dave Jenkins: Dave’s traditional background and gentle lyricism mix happily with his modern, self-penned compositions which reflect thoughtfully on life and love. 

Dave is launching his CD 'The Angel of the Fen' and will be accompanied on the night by Bert Santilly, Tom Ling and Hugh Boyde, who also are on the recording.


On 6 March we will be joined by Emily Peasgood, a composer and artist who is undertaking the Cambridge North Folk Folk Song Project, a project that seeks to create a book of folk songs with residents in the CB4 postcode area. Peasgood will present the project and demonstrate a folk song she has created with a local resident. Peasgood is looking to employ local folk singers and songwriters who are interested in discussing their songwriting process, performing original songs, and facilitating songwriting workshops with her in Chesterton.

The Cambridge North Folk Song Project aims to preserve tradition in an area that is evolving and changing, and that will soon undergo radical regeneration with the creation of new residential communities, businesses and the Cambridge North Station. Peasgood’s project seeks to capture its cultural heritage through the medium of folk songs created with existing and new residents, resulting in the publication of a songbook and audio recordings. It references the first folk song revival, and the way folk song collection has historically preserved stories and created musical resources for schools, clubs and local people in future generations.

The culmination of the Cambridge North Folk Song Project will be a free performance at the Cambridge Folk Club on 30th October.

Emily Peasgood is an Ivor Novello Composer’s award winner, with a specialism in the fields of sonic art, composition and working in communities. Peasgood primarily works with singers, and will collaborate with CB4 residents to create a songbook of contemporary folk songs that express local stories, urban myths, people and places. The Cambridge North Folk Song Project is is commissioned by Brookgate, Commission Projects and Chesterton Community College. For more information visit: www.emilypeasgood.com

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £5(door), £4(advance), £3(members), £3(performers).

Entry free for singer/songwriters who come to meet Emily Peasgood but don't perform.