Cambridge Folk Festival

An Election Waiting to Happen with Billy Bragg

Every generation has to find its own way to deal with the problems it faces. Red Wedge was our generation and it came out of a specific set of circumstances. Other generations will find other ways....

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Is God Dead? Ben Caplan Takes Stock

The sense of historical evolution removes from us a responsibility of safeguarding the hard-won victories of the last 100 years... interview with Hirsute folksinging historian Ben Caplan ...

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Lone Star State Of Mind – Peeking Behind The Curtain With Jarrod Dickenson

There are certainly things to be avoided in Nashville as far as I’m concerned. But to me that’s a different business altogether and it’s a different thing, it’s really the entertainment...

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A Warrior Soul Cradled In Tradition – Amy Montgomery

My music has a powerful message behind it and I think that the Celtic tradition cradles that. The stripe is a symbol to remind me of the warrior within me and when people look at it, it reminds them...

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More Authenticity, Less Plastic – Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 Delivers On All Fronts

CFF 2019 showcased some incredible new talent. Amy Montgomery is one of the few performers who stops you dead in your tracks and forces you to lower your lens to breathe in the sheer brilliance of it...

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No Plastic – Folking Fantastic

Returning this year with an ‘Outstanding’ A Greener Festival Award, Cambridge Folk Festival today furthers its sustainability commitment and announces the ban on single use plastics. ...

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Cherry Picking Names For The Folk Festival

Reacquaint yourself with folk legend Daoiri Farrell, with an ear pleasing All Star Celtic Session consisting of Michael McGoldrick, Donald Lunny, Niamh Dunne, Sean Og Graham, Donald Shaw and Robbie...

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Cracking Nuts Under The Apple Tree

Their music has an underlying groove combined with an earthy spirituality that makes you want to kick off your boots and dance around the nearest stone circle. ...

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Hair Of The Dog – Or Not?

Ferocious Dog shave the Mohawk and unleash the hell hounds on Highbury's Garage....

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Arresting Motion – Cambridge Folk Festival Lives

It seems like just a few short weeks ago when, in the glorious heat of summer, we munched on succulent veggie burgers, supped fine ales and caught up with old and new friends alike. Each day we...

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Solidarity And Songwriting – Grace Petrie Interview Part 2

Sarah Corbett-Batson: To what extent do you feel that you’re preaching to the converted? Grace: What is the converted these days? I tell you, I can’t remember another time in my life that I’ve...

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Solidarity and Skittles – Grace Petrie Interview Part 1

Singer-songwriter Grace Petrie talks about her renewed faith in the Labour Party, queer politics and Skittles...

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Dig That Crazy Rhythm – Stick In The Wheel Drill Down

Trebuchet's Sarah Corbett-Batson interviews Folk exponents Stick in the Wheel. Cambridge Folk Festival 2018...

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Orian, Obadiah and McCartney? – Cambridge Folk Festival With O&O

Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled and American guitarist and singer, Obadiah Jones talk about how they first met and their songwriting experience with Paul McCartney...

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Sexy As Folk – Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

With headliners First Aid Kit and Patti Smith, Cambridge Folk Festival has become far more than a meeting of beardy real ale connoisseurs with pewter tankards and mandolins....

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Get Yer Tankards Out – Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Is Close Enough To Taste

Cambridge Folk Festival 2018surely must be one of the most friendly and entertaining festivals on the calendar....

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Is On The Shimmering Horizon

Trebuchet could not countenance summer without the Cambridge Folk Festival. At the curational helm of 2018’s vaunted cross-pollination with Newport folk fest is Rhiannon Giddens, whose Baez-like...

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I haven’t jumped on the Corbyn express: Chris T-T: Interview (Part Two)

'If you sing about anything other than universal themes, you put people off'...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Some folk is more funky than others. Cambridge Folk Festival Photos...

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‘I hope I can turn it down.’ Chris T-T Contemplates a Quieter Life (Interview)

Like holding back the tide, folk singer and reluctant activist Chris T-T struggles to adapt to a life without opinions...

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‘One chancy encounter to the next’: CC Smugglers (Interview)

Guerilla busking, singing with Jon Snow, and the prohibitive costs of haircare - CC Smugglers tell all...

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

As ever, outstanding in its field....

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Cambridge Folk Festival Twins With Newport

Two titans of the folk festival landscape team up across the Atlantic...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 (Part Two)

Photographs of folk in the fens at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016...

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Progressive and Unifying Power: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Music for partying, reflection, loss, love and protest, CFF wins again....

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Two Joans, good grace & strong cider. Cambridge Folk Festival 2015

Blessed by great weather the festival was a sold out success with myth making performances from The Proclaimers, Joan Baez, Wilko Johnson, Joan Armatrading and The Unthanks....

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