Whether you’re an old-timer with your Gandalf-style beard brushing gently against your real ale or a hooded urbanite with your carefully coiffured chin-locks skimming your Southern Comfort.
Indeed, if you have no beard at all, Cambridge Folk Festival is a weekend that goes by far too quickly.
– Sarah Corbett Batson looks back on 2017’s edition of the UK’s foremost folk fest.
Some photos to jog the memory of beards, beers and banjos.
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.