folk music

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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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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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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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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