20241115: Friday 15th November 2024: Christine Collister


Support: Clark and Johnson

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

8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £17(door), £16(advance), £15(members).


Christine Collister’s career now spans an incredible 40 years.  Over that bridge of time she has released 24 albums, a DVD celebrating 20 years in the business and an acclaimed single with the BBC: the theme tune for “The Life and Loves of a She-Devil” in 1987.

Throughout, she has mesmerized and astounded with her unique blend of soul, blues, pop, jazz, country and folk, and today she remains as powerful, subtle, effortless and relevant as ever.

Christine grew up on the Isle of Man, and her professional recording career began after she moved to the UK in the mid 1980’s, when she came to national attention singing the theme for the BBC Television series 'The Life and Loves Of A She Devil.' A period of great critical and commercial success when working with Clive Gregson was followed by a fruitful and enduring association with Richard Thompson.

Christine is a magical live performer, with her gravity defying voice, assured and impressive live performances and great personal charm has become a familiar and popular name on the ‘live’ scene including major international festivals from Glastonbury to Cambridge, Winnipeg to Port Fairey.

“ … a voice personally delivered by God.” The Times

"Christine Collister has a killer voice. As full as Dusty Springfield or as blue as Alison Moyet" – Froots

To be released in 2024 - Children Of The Sea is a very special project of 9 original songs inspired by Manx Folklore and a magical sense of place. Part funded by the Isle Of Man Arts Council, Culture Vannin and Fledgling Records, The CD is accompanied by a beautiful book complete with lyrics, inspirations and stories with original illustrations by Manx artists. It promises to be Collister’s finest release and marks a turning point in her authentic artistic expression.




Clark and Johnson
Tony Clark and Karen Johnson are old favourites of Cambridge Folk Club.  They entertain audiences at festivals, clubs, barbeques, open mics and sessions with an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Karen's luscious singing is enhanced by Tony's close harmonies and rhythmic sometimes delicate accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki. Their home-grown songs are about life and love, pre-war London, seaside trips, and festival T-shirts. Their covers are beautifully arranged. Their on-stage presence communicates pleasure and draws you in.