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Cambridge Folk Festival news: This Friday at 10am Folks! #TicketsOnSale #CambridgeFolkFestival2018

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This Friday at 10am Folks! #TicketsOnSale #CambridgeFolkFestival2018



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📣 Eddie’s lockdown tune of the day

Today’s Lockdown Track. This year, Suzanne Vega was due to return to Cambridge, for the first time since 2001. We’ll have to wait, but in the meantime, here’s an acoustic version of the classic Luka, which is also closest to how she is currently performing live and all the better to appreciate her lyrics.

🎧 Suzanne Vega - Luka >>> spoti.fi/2TN4qNm
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Will she be at CFF2021 now? Really really hope so😊 Are you trying to get the full lineup to roll over to next year🤔

So disappointed that I won’t be seeing Suzanne Vega at CFF this year

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📣 Eddie’s lockdown tune of the day

Today’s Lockdown Track. Looking for suggestions for your favourite protest songs please? Folk music’s always gone hand in hand with social justice, so there should be rich pickings. Billy Bragg? June Tabor? The Young’uns? Grace Petrie? Kicking off with this blast from the past; Cambridge favourites Show of Hands.

🎧 Show of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed >>> spoti.fi/3d6tEhB
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Suggestions? Grace Petrie Farewell to Welfare. Or any of her songs 😊 Billy Bragg ditto. Young ‘Uns ....where to start? Dark Water.....

Vin Garbutt - the Chemical Workers Song

Buffy Sainte Marie- Universal Soldier Buffy performed a fantastic set at CFF2009😁

Show of Hands are always great aren’t they? Nice people too😁

Great song and sadly now appears to be timeless

Show of Hands😁🙂😀 my favourites.

Very appropriate!

Great song, and a great session in 2010. Unfortunately the song's message is now timeless.

Love this song

Can you sing it??

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🪕Comment below the missing artists and year from this line up poster🪕
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Thank you to everyone for sharing their memories and guesses. We can confirm the year of the this festival poster was 2014 which marked the festivals 50th birthday! The missing artists were, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, Rosanne Cash and Martin & Eliza Carthy.

Yes I have to agree with Gavin, I’ve seen Van seven times from the 80s to recently and the best time I’ve ever seen him was at CFF! For Van he seemed very happy, even joking, and his band were on fire😁

50th anniversary , we were lucky enough to sing with Bella Hardy and her festival choir. Amazing experience singing with ladysmith black mambazo, just before van Morrison . Marilyn Bennett

2014! Came while pregnant with my now 5 year old. Van Morrison was dreadful! 😂 did a jazz set and murdered Brown Eyed Girl! The Young’uns were amazing though!

2014 . vans music was great but he was awful...miserable telling his band off walking off at the end without a goodbye or thank you. it was good but weird. eddie reader was amazing and the young’uns

Sinead O’Connor was so much better than I was expecting, absolutely superb. Van Morrison was excellent too, heard lots of people complaining about how he walked off at the end of his set and left the band playing, that’s just what he does and certainly didn’t take anything away from an excellent set. Skinny Lister were a highlight and so were Hudson Taylor. And Keston Cobblers Club, Loudon Wainwright...... was a great year, and I’ll be honest when the line up was announced I wasn’t too impressed!!!

That was my first year and some amazing acts. Hope we get some big names next year.

I think 2014 - Sinead O’Connor and Van Morrison - rest is a blank without googling. Really enjoyed that year, was just after my wife and I were married ☺️

Lady Maisery and CC Smugglers in the Club Tent were both amazing. Also Siobhan Miller and the Hub band that year and Eddi Reader. Probably my favourite year

By far, the best I've ever seen Van. He almost smiled when we took up the Sha La Las. His band were all grinning.

One of my best acts at Cambridge Jason Isabell..... brilliant

Great year because I discovered Jason Isbell who is brilliant!

My CFF2014 Top Ten 1. Jason Isbell 2. North Mississippi Allstars 3. Sinead O’Connor 4. RT 5. Newton Faulkner 6. Van Morrison 7. Lindi Ortega 8. Rosanne Cash 9. Loudon Wainwright III 10. Pokey Lafarge

Could we make it 2021? What an amazing line up!!

I think it's 2014 the 50th Anniversary! Van Morrison Sinead O' Connor. Rosanne Cash Martin and Eliza Carthy.

The year we discovered Molotov Jukebox

Cracking lineup this year!

Loudon Wsinwright and Van Morrison

Ian Sorrell we were there!

Caitlin Jane

Kevin Karsten Shirlene Griffiths

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📣 Eddie’s lockdown tune of the day


Today’s Lockdown Track. One of the best things about the Cambridge audience has always been their willingness to embrace and listen to new styles of music. So it was in 2005 when an unknown band called Tinariwen, who’d released their debut album the previous Oct, stepped out onto the stage in their turbans and flowing purple robes, and introduced us to desert blues. To quote Robin Denslow from his Guardian review. “There was a moment on Sunday evening when it seemed this was the best spot on the planet. Tinariwen, from Mali, were playing their slinky desert blues on one stage, Kate Rusby was singing on another, and Ireland's greatest singer, Christy Moore, was about to come on.

🎧 Tinariwen - Ouallahila Ar Tesninam >>> spoti.fi/2XztAA8
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Their set was mesmerising, it kind of put me in a trance! In a good way of course. I love to see African bands on at CFF. Mokoomba were pretty special too😁

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5 Responses

  1. Aileen Drummond says:

    Fiona Catherine Joe Drummond are we doing this?

  2. Rod Thomas says:

    Clair Blunsdon

  3. Tony Cave says:

    Please,Please book Tradarrr for next year then I promise I will come to your great festival

  4. Lauren White says:

    Ann & Keith are we gonna go? Xxx

  5. Emily Fleur Clare says:

    Steven Clare

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