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. We 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.

For details of what's coming up, see the details below and on the Programme at a glance page .

For the safety of artists, audiences, and volunteers we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

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Cambridge Folk Club January 2022


All of us at Cambridge Folk Club wish our supporters a Happy New Year.


Our January programme starts on Friday 7th January with a Virtual Open Stage on Zoom. We have decided to have virtual concerts on the first two Fridays of January because of the high number of Covid-19 Omicron variant cases. We plan to have live concerts from 21st January.

 

Friday 21st January:

Polly Paulusma

Support: Anna Hester

 

At the Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).

If possible, please buy tickets in advance.

To ensure social distancing, the number of seats will be limited.

 

 

Polly Paulusma
In 2003, tucked away in her garden shed, 28-year-old Polly Paulusma recorded her debut album ‘Scissors In My Pocket’. Record label One Little Indian signed her up and ‘Scissors…’ received immediate and widespread critical acclaim upon its international release in 2004. Paulusma was catapulted round the world, supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay, The Divine Comedy, Marianne Faithfull, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park and Cambridge Folk Festival.

Since then she has released seven albums and this year’s ‘Invisible Music: folk songs that influenced Angela Carter’ is her eighth. It presents in musical terms the PhD she’s recently completed on the novelist’s previously unknown folk singing activities, and lays songs and prose passages side by side to show the relationships. A ninth album of her own original songs, ‘The Pivot on the Which The World Turns’, will be released in September 2022. She founded folk label Wild Sound in 2012, which is now a folk imprint at the newly-named One Little Independent.

http://www.pollypaulusma.com/

 


Anna Hester (Picture by Zulfiya Wilde)

 

Anna Hester
Anna Hester has a ‘powerful and confident voice’ (Fatea 2014), and moves ‘effortlessly between genres, but always with an emotional core’ (Cambridge Music Reviews 2018). Her songs have been played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire and the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. Anna has performed widely in the South East and East of England, including at The Stables in Milton Keynes, Cambridge Junction, and several times at Milton Keynes International Festival. She has also performed in Berlin. Anna has released two EPs. Her debut album Postcard Songs, on which every song is inspired by a postcard, came out in August 2021.


www.annahester.com
www.annahester.bandcamp.com


Coming up:

Friday 28th January: Showcase with Terry Hiscock; Hugh Boyde & Brian Cleary; Sara Ashley.



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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. 

You can buy a year's membership here.

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Unicorn Magazine's Blog

Production of the paper Unicorn Magazine is currently suspended due to the hammer blow dealt to the folk world by the Covid-19 pandemic. So why not sign up to the Unicorn Magazine's 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.

 

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COVID-19 Safety


We have revised our Covid 19 measures to reflect the current situation, and are looking forward to seeing you at our venue.

Please see our Covid-19 safety page for details. 

 

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Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy listening to the music we all love so much.

With best wishes from all of us at Cambridge Folk Club.