20240216: Friday 16th February 2024: Double header with Maddie Morris and Gig-L


Floor spot: Sakara D Pritchard


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

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £12(door), £11(advance), £10(members)


Maddie Morris strives to make a difference in the world. Bold, insightful and refreshingly unique, she takes traditional song in new directions to shine a light on contemporary issues, offering new perspectives about the world. Drawing out the true meaning of the songs she performs, Maddie puts her own stamp on things and creates something distinctively her own.


At the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2019, Maddie won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and in the same year was given a grant from the Alan Surtees Trust, which supports young performers. Maddie’s debut EP, Purgatory, a reflection on the experiences of lockdown, was released in 2020. It was followed in 2022 by Upstream, a beautifully crafted collection of songs amplifying the stories of those often marginalised by society. Passionately political, yet gently understated, this collection deftly treads the path between art and activism. Her debut album, Skin, will be released on 24th February.


Described by Jim Moray as “leading the next generation of socially conscious songwriters”, Maddie uses her work to highlight inequality, challenge viewpoints and provide an inclusive space for shared experiences. She was recently commissioned by Rural Arts to explore LGBTQIA+ experiences through traditional music and has also been proud to collaborate with organisations such as Queer Folk, Esperance and Trans Pride Brighton.

“Maddie is an extremely accomplished young singer - not just the possessor of a haunting and delicately ornamented vocal style, but also a performer with serious insight into how to tell a story in song. Traditional ballads or inclusive social commentary - she always connects with the deepest meaning in her material. Not to be missed by any audience wanting to hear something new and passionate” – Nancy Kerr.




Gig-L are an all-girl band playing mainly original material - a mix of upbeat blues, rock n roll, pop and the odd punk song thrown in from their debut original album launched 2019. Gig-L are Lee Cave-Berry, Claudia McKenzie, Amy Winterbourne and Christine Kitching – four ladies from Cambridge who established this pretty unique set-up almost twenty years ago – meeting up for weekly music therapy, laughs and a getaway from the outside world.

As well as writing their own material they have songs written for them by Kimberley Rew (Katrina and the Waves guitarist and songwriter) and Boo Hewerdine has also provided hands on contributions!

Vocals are shared equally between all four members, making for great sounding harmonies and a changing sound of lead vocals throughout  performances.

Gig-L isn’t just a band, it’s an evening of relaxation, therapy and humour, hence the name!



Sakara D Pritchard is a singer-songwriter who loves nothing more than being behind a mic. Her style has been compared to Suzanne Vega and Mitski’s early work. Accompanied by Ellie Beare on cello and shruti, the friends are united in a love of The Staves harmonies, Grace Petrie’s songwriting and a desire to share ordinary stories that make us feel something.