Preview: Cambridge Folk Festival sets sights high!

Eclectic and expansive, as the Cambridge Folk Festival should be, the list of acts is now immense. Among the ones to look out for ar June Tabor and the Oyster Band, especially if they play that Joy Division cover they’ve been doing lately, and Dry the River. For those seeking the comfort of more established acts though, there’s no arguing with Clannad, Joan Armatrading, Roy Harper or Billy Bragg.

On reflection, there’s probably lots of arguing with Billy Bragg, but that’s all part of the charm.


Thursday Music:
6.00pm-10.00pm
Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday*
Dry the River*
Benjamin Francis
Leftwich*
Megson*

Club Tent:
Tim Edey & Brendan Power*
ahab*
Naomi Bedford*
Polly Paulusma* Friday Music: 1pm-11.30pm

John Prine*
James Vincent McMorrow*
June Tabor & Oysterband*
Gretchen Peters
Four Men & A Dog
Treacherous Orchestra*
Raghu Dixit*
Pine Leaf Boys
Steve Tilston*
The Mighty Doonans*
The Destroyers*
Spiro*
Brian McNeill
Blackbeard’s Tea Party* (ceilidh)
Steamchicken* (Kids ceilidh)

Saturday Music: 12 midday-11.30pm
Clannad*
The Proclaimers*
Nanci Griffith*
Roy Harper*
Keb Mo Band*
The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band*
Lau Gretchen Peters
Karine Polwart
Four Men and & a Dog
Pine Leaf Boys
The Unwanted
Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh*
JuJu*
Lazy Lester & Friends*
Brian McNeill Phantom Limb*
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party
The Staves
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band
Habadekuk
Ioscaid

Sunday Music: 12 midday-11pm
Joan Armatrading*
Loreena McKennitt*
Angelique Kidjo*
Seth Lakeman*
Nic Jones*
Lau Ruthie Foster
Karine Polwart
The Unwanted
Anaïs Mitchell*
Kan*
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party
The Staves
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band
Habadekuk
Ioscaid
Lera Lynn*
Paul Cookson*

Online booking and information here
Phone booking: 01223 357851

26, 27, 28, 29 JULY 2012
CHERRY HINTON HALL GROUNDS

*One night only

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