Cambridge Folk Festival news: Congratulations to Elephant Sessions, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band and Sam …
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Congratulations to Elephant Sessions, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band and Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys who have all been nominated in the Best Group category in the 2018 Radio 2 Folk Awards!
You can catch Elephant Sessions and Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band at this year’s Folk Festival and Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys at City Roots next month!
Cambridge Folk Festival
20 hours ago
We are delighted that BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy will be bringing her considerable experience in leading an online choir to create Cambridge Folk Festival’s Virtual Choir, as part of the Cambridge Folk Festival at Home.
Bella will hold an online choir event on Saturday 11 July from 11am to noon, where she will teach you to sing popular folk song The Parting Glass in three part harmony. As a little extra, if you would like to video yourself singing the song after the event and send it in to us, we'll put as many of those videos as we are able to together to create a video collage to be shared during the Festival weekend.
All participants should book their places using the button below no later than 8 July. You'll be asked how you want your ticket delivered - you can tick either option, as we just need email addresses for participants. We'll then send out the link to Bella's choir event ahead of 11 July, along with all of the resources you might need.
There is a suggested donation of £5 for the workshop, but if you are suffering financially do feel free to join without donating. If you can give more, then that would be much appreciated! Money raised will be used to pay the technical costs of this choir, with any additional profits going to Cambridge Folk Festival at Home artists and charity Help Musicians UK
👉👉👉 bit.ly/CambridgeVirtualChoir ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
📣 Eddie’s lockdown tune of the day
Today’s Lockdown Track. Who remembers the Levellers first explosive headline appearance at Cambridge in 1998? It was quite a revelation at the time.
🎧 Levellers - One Way >>> spoti.fi/2NMDw54 ... See MoreSee Less
I had never heard of them before and was so surprised when so many people got up and danced, I now have more than a few of there albums and enjoy listening to them to this day....
We do. I particularly remember the mad panic of people who'd been sitting in the tent all day, of trying to pack up and get out of the way as the Levellers fans entered!
A truly great night 💗
2 days ago
We were gutted to cancel this year's Cambridge Folk Festival back in March. But now we’re excited to share 📢 that you’re all invited to the Cambridge Folk Festival at Home 2020!
The Folk Festival at Home will take place over the same weekend when Cambridge should have happened, 30 July-2 August. It’s going to be a celebration of all things Cambridge that you can enjoy from your garden or living room: exclusive video content from some of your favourite artists, playlists to stream, talks and workshops to enjoy, and plenty of ways for you to join in.
BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy will lead a virtual choir workshop on Saturday 11 July, teaching you to sing The Parting Glass in three-part harmony. You'll then have the opportunity to make a video of yourself singing and be included in the Virtual Choir, which will debut over the Festival weekend. Book your place here 👉 bit.ly/CambridgeVirtualChoir
Another highlight of the weekend will be the Songlines Interview, featuring Songlines Magazine editor Jo Frost in conversation with Fatoumata Diawara, which will be available to watch on Facebook.
There will be many more talks and workshops from the likes of folk singer Sam Lee, professional storyteller Alex Ultradish, a movement workshop from Sisters of Elva Hill choreographer Debbie Norris, and more.
Most of all, we’ll be showing you how to create your own Cambridge Folk Festival atmosphere at home with amazing music, great food and drink, decorations, and more. We know lots of people are missing the chance to gather at Cherry Hinton Hall this summer, so we hope the Cambridge Folk Festival at Home will keep the festival spirit alive for you until 2021. 👨🎤 🏕️🌳
More info and updates ➡️ bit.ly/CFFatHome ... See MoreSee Less
Looks Great👍 Can’t wait to hear more😁 Hoping some footage from previous years will be used and that we’ll also see some familiar faces, like the comperes for example. Bit disappointed that the Mojo interview with Colin Irwin is replaced by the Songlines interview. Make it all as familiar as possible is my wish/ advice😊
this is so exciting! Where will this be streaming? Will you need to buy a ticket to watch or is it donations?
Very interesting. I look forward to more details on this. Gonna really miss Cherry Hinton this year
The Sidmouth Folk Festival are doing something the same weekend. At least this year I CAN be in 2 places at the same time! 👍🤩
Will you be doing virtual circus workshop's in the virtual Stage 2 on the Saturday and Sunday mornings? 😂😂
I was at CFF when Bella ran a festival choir singing the Parting Glass - I loved it and hope to join in again
Adrian, we can still go... sort of!
My favourite was the year we sang with Ladysmith Black Mombazo such a thrill to be on the main stage with them.
That will be wonderful... looking forward to it now...
Beer tent, Salsa Celtic’s and Slaid Cleaves please!
Will you be showing footage from past festivals ?
Might have to make me some mulled ciderrrrr 🙂
Juliet Elisabeth the virtual choir!! (Maybe won’t be too hungover this time 🙈😂)
Janine, Michelle, Chris, Lindsay...well we have the willow 🤣
Car parks gonna be even quieter this year Keiran Lawler Toby Shaw
Jennifer Lee Ridley
Tony Cross Samantha Funnell Gemma Cartmell
Maggie Sandison Leah Sandison Jodie Sandison
Rhonda Tasker Charlotte Cross
Helen Lewis ❤️
Ryan Toms!Sarah Gibbs Stephen Sutton Stephen Pritchard
4 days ago
📣 Eddie’s lockdown tune of the day
Today’s Lockdown Track. Mariza is yet another example of the Cambridge audience’s willingness to embrace the unfamiliar. Back in 2004, this Portuguese fado singer, who spoke little English and was hardly well known to the crowd, held everyone transfixed with the power of her voice and her dramatic poise on stage.
🎧 Mariza - Loucura >>> spoti.fi/3i2Ijgq ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Meet Andy French (Froggy to those who know him best)! Andy is our brilliant Section Head for the Fence Stewards and has been working for the festival since 1977!
Andy gave us a huge list of wonderful memories to choose from but we have selected just a couple to share for now:
Going back to 1986 I recall Bo Didley asking me to lift a little boy from the front of stage one, he handed him the Pluck and he asked the boy to strum the guitar. While he played the crowd went crazy, it was unreal! That same year I remember Jimmy Page, dressed in a white suit who asked if I could assist him to the stage as he didn’t want to fall and get it dirty.
Fast forward 10 years to 1996 and a great scene - the Fence Stewards played a game of football at Coldhams Common against the Saw Doctors, lots of people were watching too. ... See MoreSee Less
I love this series and I really hope the Festival is working on a future book? I have the 10th anniversary book and the 30th book. I know that the plans for a 50th book were abandoned at some stage but how about a 60th? Needs some planning now while key people are still around😁 I’d love to see that!
Great bloke is Froggy,if you’re reading this mate I hope you’re doing ok 🤞
FROGGY!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my god ❤️
F F legend.
Andy French have you seen this?
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