Welcome to Cambridge Folk Club
Intimate roots and acoustic music
Cambridge Folk Club presents Open Stage, Showcase and Guest Nights. Buy your tickets on-line from this website or phone 01638 603986
We are a live music club offering all styles of acoustic and folk music. We support local and national artists in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Before the coronavirus lockdown, we used to meet every Friday night at 8.00pm in the upstairs function room at The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SP. This easily accessible pub offers a wide selection of draught lagers, beers and ciders, and a great range of pub food, and there's parking too. When the lockdown finishes, come along to enjoy creative, talented and original performances.
During the lockdown, we are now hosting Virtual Concerts.See the details below.
We are planning to have Virtual Concerts, using Zoom, every Friday during the coronavirus lockdown.
Friday 10th July: Virtual Showcase with Stella Hensley and Chris Newman
8pm (Meeting opens at 7:45pm)
8.00pm Holly Monk
8.30pm Robin Gillan
9.00pm Belinda Gillett
9.30pm Stella Hensley and Chris Newman
Stella Hensley and Chris Newman
A blend of velveteen vocals and gorgeous guitar from this powerful duo will be coming to the Cambridge Folk Club on 10th July. Stella Hensley and Chris Newman will be performing live songs from their old and new collections. They have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and the Club on many occasions, both as a duo and with their full band.
Their songs are heartfelt and emotive and will stay with you long after the show is over. Folk, roots, blues, it’s all in there. Be sure to tune in – this is a show not to be missed.
Belinda is an alt folk singer from the flats of Suffolk. As well as a being a performer, she is a singing, guitar and songwriting tutor who released her latest EP, ‘Homing’, just before the lockdown. She will be playing in Wellbeing Suffolk’s Music Festival in July. In a recent performance, Belinda’s sound was described as “as powerful and unrestrained as the tempestuous sea behind her.”
Robin is held in high regard by those that know his rich and eclectic output. A largely self-taught multi-instrumentalist and singer, he has a direct link to traditional and roots music from Britain and Ireland as well as a particular interest in blues and old time from the USA. Growing up in London, he was a regular at Sharp’s and the Singers Club, where he learnt from some of the world’s finest folk musicians and singers. Robin has worked both as a solo artist and with many highly regarded musicians but is most proud to have toured and recorded with Tom Paley (one of Bob Dylan’s main influences) and is a current member of the New Deal String Band with Ben Paley and Joe Locker. Founder of the Black Fen Folk Club which he ran for seven years, he is also a founder member of the successful Cambridge-based ceilidh band, The Jumping Beans. When lockdown recently put paid to live music Robin responded with a tune or song a day for 100 days, the results of which can be heard on his YouTube channel:
Singer songwriter Holly Monk is one half of the young folk duo Mythopoeic who's first ever gig, when they were aged twelve, led to them playing the main stage at Ely Folk Festival the next day. Holly started performing on her own as an outlet for songs that were not quite the right fit for Mythopoeic, and from there has rapidly developed as a solo artist. Expect to hear songs that are well-crafted and beautifully sung, some witty, some traditional, and many with deep emotional resonance.
Please support the performers taking part in this Virtual Showcase by buying merchandise or giving donations using their links above. Thank you.
Anyone who would like to be in the audience is welcome. Joining instructions will be emailed to performers and those on the Cambridge Folk Club mailing list. If you would like to be in the Zoom audience and are not on our mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virtual Showcase will also be streamed live on the Cambridge Folk Club Facebook page from 8pm as an alternative to Zoom.
If you would like to perform at a future Virtual Open Stage, please contact us via our Facebook page or at email@example.com
Become a Member of the Cambridge Folk Club
You are welcome to show your support for the Cambridge Folk Club by becoming a member for just £15 per year. If you choose to become a member, your year's membership will run from when we return to the Golden Hind.
You can buy a year's membership here.
Read about how the Cambridge Folk Club Virtual Concerts have been organised during lockdown
Marion, Robin and Calvin from the Cambridge Folk Club Team have written in the latest issue of the Unicorn Magazine about organising our series of virtual concerts.
Unicorn Magazine Issue 151 (July, August & September 2020) is out now!!
Issue 151 of Unicorn Magazine is now available. Because of the coronavirus, this special bumper edition is ‘online-only’ (there’s no way to distribute the paper copies). To read the magazine online, or you can download it and print it out for yourself, please go to the website www.unicornmagazine.org and access the magazine from the Home page. Look for the magazine cover with the red banner saying 'Keep Safe and Carry On Supporting'.
The magazine is packed full of articles and information about music, dance and festivals – we hope you enjoy reading it and sharing the link with friends. And why not sign up to the Unicorn blog here – it’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the folk world, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Cambridge Folk Club evenings at the Golden Hind closed due Coronavirus lockdown.
The Cambridge Folk Club evenings at the Golden Hind are closed until further notice because of the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown.
At present, we are anticipating that our concerts at the Golden Hind will be closed until September. We are hoping to re-book the artists who were scheduled to appear at the Club at a later date.
Some of the artists who were going to perform at the Golden Hind are now appearing on our Virtual Concerts.
We will, of course, keep you up to date about when the live concerts will reopen via our website and our mail out.
In these difficult times, we at Cambridge Folk Club are asking you to support the musicians who won’t be able to play for us while the Club is closed, by buying their CDs and other merchandise. This would go some way towards replacing their lost income, and would also show that we’re thinking of them.
Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy listening to the music we all love so much.