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8 hours ago
We’re heartbroken to hear of the passing of John Prine. John was a very special member of the Cambridge Folk Festival family, performing many times over the years and bringing joy to everyone who heard him play. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this sad time.
Here’s a video of John playing Cambridge from 2002. His music will live on in our hearts >>>https://bit.ly/2VcZjGb ...
Such sad news 😔
Very sad 😢
1998 - John duetting with Nanci Griffith - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - a precious memory.
One of many great artists brought to us by the Cambridge Folk Festival. A massive loss.
Love his music and so sad at this news
Very sad news. Totally unique talent. Irreplaceable😭
Enjoyed John's music since I saw him on the Whistle Test in 1973 and went out and bought Diamonds in the Rough and then Sweet Revenge. Through CFF I got to see him live at various times through the years. Many thanks for that.
First time I walked into the festival arena was in 1987. The first person I heard was John Prine.
Sad news...a fine musician and writer.
Just listened to his debut album again. Flabbergasted at that astonishing run of tracks. Just classic song after classic song!!!
1 day ago
Hello T-Shirt Competition Entrants/Friends,
We have had a couple of enquiries from entrants regarding this year’s t-shirt competition and what will happen due to this year’s cancellation. So we thought it would be best to send an update to everyone outlining what we have in store…
We are still looking for a winner and runner up from amongst the applications we have received – which has been one of the best year’s yet! The plan is to roll over the winner’s prize and the runner’s up prize for the competition to the 2021 Festival, we will are also still looking at the possibility of being able to produce a physical t-shirt(s) for purchase online this year and we hope that we will be able to share some exciting new about this later down the line. We will also look to run the competition again for the 2021 Festival which will give anyone a chance who is unsuccessful this year to get their creative hats on again and try again!
From all at CFF HQ ...
How about a virtual CFF2020??? So many musicians along with folk supporters and promoters are putting on events like this! Surely the greatest folk festival in the world could organize SOMETHING at the end of July beginning of August where at least 20-30 “folk” artists can perform for 30 minutes each over 2 or 3 days. I know I would happily contribute to this. Please think about it Eddie. We NEED it👍😁
When or how can we put this year’s festival tickets towards 2021 festival please? 🙂. Hope everyone is well in CFFHQ
6 days ago
Our thoughts go out to John Prine who is critically ill with coronavirus and on a ventilator, and his wife, Fiona, who is also ill. John has performed at Cambridge many times over the years. Here is a photo of his most recent set from 2018. ...
Here's a photo from CFF 1973 .. quote ' looks like everybody drinks this stuff round here ' He was magnificent along with his best buddy, Steve Goodman .. that was a vintage year. Hope John gets through this .. he's a determined fella!
Sad news indeed, seen him several times at Cambridge, just love his laid back style and sense of humour. Get well please.
Terrible news. Please get well, John
Been listening to his work non stop for last couple of days. A truly great singer/songwriter.
How sad. So many people suffering.
A real songwriters songwriter. Thoroughly enjoyed and was mesmerized by his CFF sets both in 2012 and 2018. His most recent album could well be his best imho. “The Tree of Forgiveness”. Astonishing talent. Makes you cry, makes you laugh, makes you think. Truly unique.
What a shame 🙁
Sad news Dean Harvey xx
I am sad to hear the news of their illness hope they pull through 😥
He’s the one.. be well inspirational man
Sad sad news 😢
A great, great man.
Love his songs! Get well🙏
He was at my first. 1987 I think.
That was a great set. Our thoughts are with him and his wife.
My favourite singer-songwriter. First saw him in ‘73.
We saw him at the festival in 2018 and he was brilliant. I hope he and his wife can get through this.
Loved this set. Hoping John pulls through this xxx
Loads of love to John and family xxx
He’s such a fighter - we pray he wins this battle too....
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