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Cambridge Folk Festival news: Hello Folks, the latest update from the Folk Festival HQ…

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Cambridge Folk Festival news: Hello Folks, the latest update from the Folk Festival HQ…

Latest update from Cambridge Folk Festival

Hello Folks, the latest update from the Folk Festival HQ…



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As part of Cambridge Folk Festival at Home, we cannot wait to bring you The Songlines Interview, where Songlines Editor Jo Frost will be in conversation with the fantastic Fatoumata Diawara! This will be airing on Facebook over the weekend of the 30th July to Sunday 2nd August! We cannot wait to share what else we're working on with you all soon! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/2O00S7n ... See MoreSee Less

As part of Cambridge Folk Festival at Home, we cannot wait to bring you The Songlines Interview, where Songlines Editor Jo Frost will be in conversation with the fantastic Fatoumata Diawara! This will be airing on Facebook over the weekend of the 30th July to Sunday 2nd August! We cannot wait to share what else were working on with you all soon! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2O00S7n

๐Ÿ“ฃ Eddieโ€™s lockdown tune of the day

Todayโ€™s Lockdown Track. Tag a friend who was in the 200 strong audience choir, which joined Ladysmith Black Mambazo onstage at the 50th anniversary. Were you onstage? What was it like? Are you going to join our virtual choir? Weโ€™re ending sharing these lockdown tracks today, but will continue to gather more playlist tracks ready for our at Home celebrations. Thank you to all of those who liked, commented and shared your memories.

๐ŸŽง Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Nkosi Sikelela >>> spoti.fi/2VJjSLA
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Thanks for all the tracks.

Kathryn Price Helen Cook - we were there! Sadly didn't get any videos of it xx

Thanks for these, been some great memories

Sally Yelland

I was in Bella's choir ๐Ÿ˜Š. Didn't get any video/photos as my then-toddler fell asleep on Hubby. 'Love going to the festival singing workshops as it's the only time I get to sing. Ended up singing on stage 1 again last year along with my son...and Hubby did get some photos this time!

Thanks for this series๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

I was in that choir! Such a great thing to be part of.

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Itโ€™s a very difficult time for the music industry, with festivals cancelled up and down the country and many of our peers facing collapse. Together, festivals support more than 85,000 jobs and many of those people are out of work and really suffering. To show your support for live music, please share a photo of the last show you attended and tag it #LetTheMusicPlay.

Live music will be back, but weโ€™re going to need all your love and support to make it happen.
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Itโ€™s a very difficult time for the music industry, with festivals cancelled up and down the country and many of our peers facing collapse. Together, festivals support more than 85,000 jobs and many of those people are out of work and really suffering. To show your support for live music, please share a photo of the last show you attended and tag it #LetTheMusicPlay.

Live music will be back, but weโ€™re going to need all your love and support to make it happen.

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Sad Kimbo, was looking forward to it this year.I may be one of the many heads in the main photo. #letthemusicplay

#LetTheMusicPlay

#LetTheMusicPlay

Fontaines D.C. Rockaway Beach 12th January 2020. #LetTheMusicPlay

I go to loads of gigs and smaller festivals but Cambridge is always a highlight of my year. I miss it so much more than I imagined ๐Ÿ˜ž

Mary Jacobs โ˜น๏ธโ˜น๏ธ missing it !

Cambridge Folk Festival

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My happy place

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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 Festivalโ€™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 ยฃ5 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
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Sally Yelland Katy Yelland I have booked onto this for 111th july ๐Ÿ˜Š

Donna Culff

Katy Kennedy

Marilyn Bennett

11th that is !

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19 Responses

  1. Stephen J Rosier says:

    Please add The Blackheart Orchestra this year – amazing live multi-instrumentalists! https://open.spotify.com/artist/57xpUKi0FMILTqLtg1k8SR?si=aO85aNFvTe2evNTwF2XGuw

  2. Paul Mayle says:

    Stick in the wheel

  3. John Clampin says:

    Edgelarks

  4. John Clampin says:

    Stray Birds

  5. John Clampin says:

    Wildwood Kin

  6. Charlotte Hawkins says:

    Salsa Celtica

  7. Catherine Cammock says:

    Joshua Burnell @JoshuaBurnellMusic

  8. Catherine Cammock says:

    Daniel Webster. @danwebstermusic

  9. Gina Taylor says:

    Wild and Eric and Happie. Get a bit of bluegrass too.

  10. Leon Venediktou says:

    have you thought of Johnny Flynn? i’d like to watch him live.

  11. Cara Sandison says:

    Ross Couper and Tom Oakes

  12. Ben Stewart says:

    Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell & Frank Turner for the Sunday evening with John Prine.

  13. Greg Stewart says:

    Frank Turner, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires all on the Sunday with John Prine please.

  14. Terry Phillips says:

    Black Feathers !

  15. Gavin Paterson says:

    Last Weekend In July have been great for over 50 years. But they have changed their name to First Weekend In August. That puts me off to be honest.

  16. Bel Merriman says:

    Martyn Joseph, Tide Lines, Tony Furtado

  17. Gill Thurlow says:

    Show of Hands please ๐Ÿ™Œ

  18. Islay Reid says:

    Sinderins please!

  19. Hannah Patten says:

    Johnny Flynn everyday!

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