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Thursday 30 November 2017 There is now less than 24 hours until you can get your hands on tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival 2018. With day ticket prices starting from just £29 and special ticket discounts across the weekend for Cambridge City residents make sure your finger is on the button at 10…

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City Roots: Opening concert with Sona Jobarteh & Muntu Valdo

City Roots: Opening concert with Sona Jobarteh & Muntu Valdo

Feb 22, 7:30pm - Feb 22, 11:00pm

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street
Cambridge,  CB2 3QE Map

The City Roots 2018 opening concert!

The spirit of the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival will inject the city with winter cheer in February and March, when Cambridge’s second city-wide winter folk and roots festival opens for two weeks of exceptional music and events.

Sona Jobarteh stepped in as a last minute replacement at the 2017 closing concert and stole the hearts of the audience. The stunning Gambian sun-drenched chords of Kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh will return to open the City Roots Festival at the Corn Exchange on Thur 22 Feb 2018

Support: Muntu Valdo
Muntu Valdo plays what has been dubbed "Sawa blues", so named because he hails from the Sawa community of Cameroon's coastal region.

www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex/events/sona-jobarteh-munto-valdo
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City Roots: Wilko Johnson - Live Interview

City Roots: Wilko Johnson - Live Interview

Feb 24, 7:00pm - Feb 24, 10:00pm

The Cambridge Union Society Event Venue
9A Bridge Street
Cambridge,  cb2 1 Map

Wilko Johnson will discuss his extraordinary life both on and off the stage in this very special interview.

www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/tickets/events/wilko-johnson-live-interview

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City Roots: Chouk Bwa Libète

City Roots: Chouk Bwa Libète

Feb 24, 8:00pm - Feb 24, 11:00pm

Cambridge Junction
Cambridge Leisure park, Clifton Way
Cambridge,  CB1 7GX Map

Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti's vodou heartlands.

Chouk Bwa Libète are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble bringing together the essence of Haitian Vodou without unnecessary frills. Their music rises in waves of percussion, vocals and dance, authentically inspired in the moment and communicating nothing but the unique joy of this shared spontaneity. With deep roots in the religious rites of West African Vodún, their repertoire blends traditional songs with compositions by lead vocalist and poet Jean-Claude 'Sambaton' Dorvil. The celebratory power of their sound has already ignited audiences at major festivals around the world, including Roskilde, WOMAD and Amsterdam Roots.

“Enthralling… Sublime.” -fRoots

This event is part of City Roots - A city-wide festival celebrating Folk and Roots music

www.junction.co.uk/chouk-bwa-libete
www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/city-roots
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City Roots: Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

City Roots: Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

Feb 27, 8:00pm - Feb 27, 11:00pm

Cambridge Junction
Cambridge Leisure park, Clifton Way
Cambridge,  CB1 7GX Map

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2018. As winter turns to spring Mike, John & John will wrap up their stint on Transatlantic Sessions for another year and bring you their own blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.

With their recently released album, ‘The Wishing Tree’ this will be an evening to remember. Described as the masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar they have worked with the biggest and brightest and bring you a night of beautifully crafted music. Having shared stages and recording studios with everyone from Bob Dylan to Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson Mike, John & John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.

This event is part of City Roots - A city-wide festival celebrating Folk and Roots music

www.junction.co.uk/mcgoldrick-mccusker-doyle
www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/city-roots
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City Roots: Rich Halls Hoedown

City Roots: Rich Hall's Hoedown

Feb 27, 8:00pm - Feb 27, 11:00pm

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street
Cambridge,  CB2 3QE Map

The much loved comedian brings his Hoedown to Cambridge!

Rich Hall’s Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but end up being a celebration of Americana. A mixture of stand-up, improvised ballads and cracking musicianship.

www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex/events/rich-halls-hoedown

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City Roots: Tom Robinson

City Roots: Tom Robinson

Mar 1, 7:30pm - Mar 1, 10:30pm

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street
Cambridge,  CB2 3QE Map

Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band. The band's best known hits were 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Don’t Take No For An Answer, Glad To Be Gay and Up Against The Wall. The band were also early supporters of Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International, and their debut album Power In The Darkness went gold in the UK and Japan.

As a solo artist Tom had further solo hits in 1983 with War Baby and Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio, and co-wrote songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Dan Hartman. In 2015 he released Only The Now – made with award winning producer Gerry Diver – with many guests including Billy Bragg, John Grant, Martin Carthy and Ian McKellen.

A champion of new and emerging artists via BBC Introducing Tom is also one of the founding team behind BBC Radio 6 where he hosts three shows a week.

www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/city-roots
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City Roots: Megson

City Roots: Megson

Mar 1, 8:00pm - Mar 1, 11:00pm

St Barnabas Church
St Barnabas Church, Mill Road
Cambridge,  CB1 2BD, Map

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.

The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it ‘if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem’.

The most original duo on the British folk scene.’
Robin Denslow – The Guardian

‘A force in the folk revival’
Neil Spencer – The Observer
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City Roots: Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickins

City Roots: Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin's

Mar 2, 8:00pm - Mar 2, 11:00pm

The Portland Arms
Chesterton Road 129
Cambridge,  CB43 Map

Darren Eeedens plays at City Roots following his huge success at the Cambridge Folk Festival Club Tent in 2017. Whether they’re held spellbound by a poignant ballad or jumping up and down as one to a stomping groove, Darren’s command of an audience is absolute.

'It was fast and furious and no one could keep their feet still' - The Hunts Post

www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/city-roots

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City Roots: Ward Thomas & Wildwood Kin

City Roots: Ward Thomas & Wildwood Kin

Mar 4, 7:30pm - Mar 4, 10:30pm

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street
Cambridge,  CB2 3QE Map

2017 Folk Festival Favourites return to Cambridge...
Ward Thomas are a British modern country music duo, composed of 23 year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas from Hampshire. The band has been called "Britain's first country stars". Along with The Shires, they are producing modern country music with a British twist in a genre dominated by American singers and bands.

Ward Thomas will be ably supported by the Americana tinged sounds of Wildwood Kin, who were crowned as legendary broadcaster Bob Harris’s Emerging Artist of the year in 2017.

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City Roots: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

City Roots: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

Mar 5, 8:00pm - Mar 5, 11:00pm

Cambridge Junction
Cambridge Leisure park, Clifton Way
Cambridge,  CB1 7GX Map

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.

www.junction.co.uk/sam-kelly-and-the-lost-boys
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City Roots: Knight & Spiers

City Roots: Knight & Spiers

Mar 6, 8:00pm - Mar 6, 11:00pm

Cambridge Junction
Cambridge Leisure park, Clifton Way
Cambridge,  CB1 7GX Map

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle layer Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival.

In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight, with no space to be found in the Marquee and people standing five deep in pouring rain. For a few minutes at the close of their performance, with a standing ovation and roars for more, it didn't seem as though the audience was going to let them go. As the MC commented, it was one of those occasions when people could say "I was there". It was also clear that leaving matters there was not an option.

This then is the debut tour of two of the finest musicians in their respective fields.

“Peter is a skilled practitioner who conjures and crafts aural images as well as contrasting soundscapes. His years of experience crossing boundaries and genres mean that his music falls beyond categorisation and narrow thinking” Simon Jones, fRoots

"Elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter …a quiet triumph!” The Guardian

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Beth plays the Cambridge Folk Festival!

Beth plays the Cambridge Folk Festival!

Aug 2, 3:00pm - Aug 3, 5:00am+3Aug 3, 3:00pm - Aug 4, 5:00amAug 4, 3:00pm - Aug 5, 5:00amAug 5, 3:00pm - Aug 6, 5:00am

Cherry Clinton Hall, Cambridge, UK

I’m really pleased to announce that I’m playing the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2018! Dates are 2nd – 5th August and you can get tickets here: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/tickets see you in August! #CambridgeFolkFestival2018

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