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Cambridge Folk Festival news: We can’t wait to welcome the superb Lucinda Williams to Stage 1 on Saturday at t…

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We can’t wait to welcome the superb Lucinda Williams to Stage 1 on Saturday at this year’s #CamFolkFest Discover more about Lucinda here >>> bit.ly/2YsAnub #MyFolkFest #LucindaWilliams

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📣 Eddie’s lockdown tune of the day

Today’s Lockdown Track. Whilst Ian Matthews who sings co-lead on this played in 1990, amazingly, Fairport Convention have only played Cambridge once and it took a wait of 39 years. Whilst I’d tried many times, it made no sense with Cambridge and Cropredy so close to each other. Then in 2003 Linda Thompson was forced to pull out about a week before Cambridge and I needed a replacement, fast. We were already sold out, so called Fairport and asked what they had to lose? Remarkably, they agreed.

🎧 Fairport Convention - Meet On The Ledge >>> spoti.fi/2zYlj1a
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Glad they made it eventually. Brilliant to see. Well done Eddie 🙂

I never knew you were a Fairport fan. Had things turned out different this year, we were going to have the narrowboat moored at Cropredy in August - but may well aim to do that in 2021. Might you be there? M

We were there! Fantastic set.

Was playing that album only last week

Love this album 🥰

I mind it well.

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Following the theme of World Environment Day, we are thrilled to share with you this very special message from talented singer-songwriter and co-founder of Music Declares Emergency, Sam Lee!

We’d like to say a huge thanks to Sam for taking the time to film this message especially for us and we hope you find it both empowering and informative, as we did.

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📣 Calling all budding wildlife photographers 📷

We would love if you would share with us any of your wildlife photography or perhaps any interesting pictures or findings from your daily strolls in lockdown? Or, Maybe you have captured some local biodiversity in action?

Folk Festival staff member Bernie Kedge has been involved with the festival since 1990 and attended since the begining! Bernie is also a wonderfully talented wildlife photographer and has been kind enough to share some of his work.

During lockdown Bernie has enjoyed lots of wildlife in the garden - watching all the stages of the nesting season goings on of Great Tits.( Photo, Great Tit fledgling). Regular visits to his bird feeder from Blue Tits, Starlings (photo), Blackbirds, Wood Pigeons and Robins, and throughout March and most of April, a Dunnock( Photo) serenading him from the branch of a dead Cherry tree.

Butterflies have also paid a visits - the tiny Holly Blue and Brimstone were the first to fly in, followed closely by a Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, and huge numbers of Orange Tip Butterflies (photo).
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My gardening (in Cherry Hinton) was supervised.

Not a lockdown photo, but I took this with a very old phone right outside our tent at CFF 2014.

The meadow along Barnwell Road, near the Coldhams Common campsite, where people wait for buses to the festival site ( plus traffic noise ...much more since lockdown eased). Poppies, cornflower, corncockle

Greater Spotted Woodpecker, now fledged. Just in my local wood. Lucky me!!

A couple from my daily walk home from work.

Parent Bluetit feeding the Fluffball

A lucky snap of Jay mid flight..broomfield essex

A few snaps taken from my working from home office... Mixing bird watching with insurance

As seen flying over South Cambridgeshire

One of Our lovely village ponds in Great Massingham Norfolk

Blackbird chicks x 4 in the honeysuckle 💕

Buff-tip Moth

And also a Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moth ..my garden

Taken in bluebell woods on the farm where I live.

four-spotted Chaser

River chelmer essex

Broomfield essex

Broomfield Essex

Taken in Cambridge yesterday

Broomfield essex

Rose chafer in my garden

2 inch pike 😊

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Today is World Environment Day 🌎 and this year’s focus is on biodiversity 🌳 🐝 🦆

The sites where our festival takes place, Cherry Hinton Hall and Coldham’s Common, are two of Cambridge’s biggest green spaces with high levels of biodiversity and a huge variety of species – plants, animals and insects – that thrive there year-round. A big part of our environmental focus is on preserving and protecting these species from harm as we host 14,000 people on the site every year and minimising the impact we all have with plastics and other pollutants.

Check out the info we’re sharing today about what biodiversity is, why it matters, and how YOU can support biodiversity wherever you are in the world.
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This Sunday at 7.30pm Show of Hands will be sharing their complete 2001 Albert Hall performance featuring very special guests Ralph McTell, Fishermens Friends, Polly Bolton, Matt Clifford, Vladimir Vega, Paul Downes, Gareth Turner, Ian Cutler and The Albion Morris! 👇 👇 👇 ... See MoreSee Less

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