We host Open Stage nights, Showcase nights and Guest nights.
All our performances begin at 8.00pm. PA is provided and the venue is seated.
See our Open Stage page for details of Open Stage nights.
Our Showcase nights feature three acts, each one having a 45 min set
Performers are often chosen from the Open Stage 'headline' acts.
Sets can also be taken up by artists already on the circuit.
Some acts that we have showcased, such as Two Coats Colder and Namara have gone on to secure festival bookings.
Our Guest nights promote the music of a range of nationally recognised artists
Support slots are often taken by our grass roots performers, who have progressed from our Open Stage nights or Showcase nights.
In addition to our regular Friday nights, we also organise 'special concerts'
and run events jointly with other musical organisations in Cambridge.
One of The Club's special concerts this year was a Steve Knightley 'grow your own gig'.
In co-operation with Cambridge City Council, we organise the Friday night Club tent at the annual Cambridge Folk Festival.
This evening features local and national performers as well as having a number of slots for site performers.
Booking your ticket
You can book on line at this website, or by phone on 01638 603986. We offer a lower priced ticket for those who book in advance. Although tickets are available on the door, we recommend that for guest nights, you buy your ticket in advance. The vast majority of our nights are seated, but please let us know if you would like to be seated, for our ‘big name’ nights. Please let us know if you are a ‘conc’; this includes those of a certain age, full time students and those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance.
Our e-mail contact list
If you would like to be on our e-mail list and receive regular updates about our events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club is run by a team of volunteers; it currently operates successfully without any grants or sponsors, but for this to continue, we need your support.
Liz Huelin and Jim Schwabe are our joint honorary presidents.
Our other team members are Heather Bevan-Hunt, Chris Collett, Robin Mansfield, Calvin Monk, Barbara Oxley, Nick Plaister, Andy Treby, Marion Treby and David Wilson.
Heather Bevan-Hunt is Membership Secretary and updates our e-mail contact list; she also takes the majority of the photographs for our Facebook page.
Chris Collett is our sound engineer.
Marion Treby and Robin Mansfield work together on the programme: Marion, as Bookings Secretary and main point of contact for artists and agents, oversees the programme and books guest night acts. Marion also compiles the information for the website and leaflet. Robin, with help from Marion, organises Open Stage nights, Showcase nights, and support acts.
Andy Treby is Treasurer, and deals with advance bookings on PayPal through the website. He also updates the website, organises the posters and produces the monthly leaflets.
Robin also maintains the Club's Facebook page and as the archivist, keeps a record of artists who have played for the Club.
Robin, Heather and Barbara Oxley share the compèring.
Barbara Oxley and David Wilson also front the raffle.
Our website is designed and maintained by Cubiqdesign of Newmarket, who also design our posters.
Come along to support your local Folk Club.....