The Cambridge Folk Festival Booker, Bev Burton – Interview

The Cambridge Folk Festival Booker, Bev Burton – Interview

Praise the return of the summer sun and The Cambridge Folk Festival! The long-standing and iconic festival returns with yet another impressive line-up set to light up the warm nights.  It all starts on the 1st August, opening day.  We had the privilege to sit down with Bev Burton, who cleverly booked all the talented, wonderful collection of artists.  No doubt marking this year’s festival as another one to remember. Q: How did you come…

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Cambridge Folk Festival Annouces Christian Raphael 2018 Prize Winners

Cambridge Folk Festival Annouces Christian Raphael 2018 Prize Winners

A unique new prize, reflecting Cambridge Folk Festival’s support for developing young talent, has been established to help new musicians embarking on their careers. In its inaugural year, the prize has been established and funded by inspirational figure and keen supporter of Cambridge Folk Festival’s commitment to emerging young talent, Christian Raphael MBE. A 30 year-old man with severe and multiple learning disabilities who communicates non-verbally, Christian is a firm believer that disability is no…

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Nick Mulvey to be Cambridge Folk Festival’s 2019 Guest Curator

Nick Mulvey to be Cambridge Folk Festival’s 2019 Guest Curator

Cambridge Folk Festival is excited to announce that local lad, Nick Mulvey will be returning to Cambridge in 2019 as the Festival’s guest curator. Responsible for selecting five of his favourite artists to deliver extraordinary sets for the Cherry Hinton crowd, Mulvey’s curation will proudly sit across the line up in August next year.   Beyond his role as guest curator, Mulvey will also take to the main stage for his own performance. He returns…

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Interview and Review: Darlingside at recent Cambridge Folk Festival

Interview and Review:  Darlingside at recent Cambridge Folk Festival

Drenched in a dreamy, harmonic and verging on ethereal collective of voices from the group that is Darlingside, the crowd at the recent Cambridge Folk Festival was bathed in the powerful yet unforced and natural set of their songs in a gorgeous, idyllic summery setting.  They offered that they were, ‘underslept but happy’ to be back at the festival following their 2016 performance which garnered a hearty cheer. Indeed, many there had seen them perform…

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Interview: Robert Vincent at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Interview: Robert Vincent at The Cambridge Folk Festival

With a soulful, smooth, southern touch that is deep and knowing, Robert Vincent simply captivates.  He is at once laid back in his delivery yet eager and urgent at times.  In his return to the Cambridge Folk Festival this year, seeing him progress in favour and adoration, it conveys the growing understanding of the talented, able song-writer and musician that he is.  It is an easy task to fall for him bit by bit every…

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Swamptruck at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Swamptruck at The Cambridge Folk Festival

With their Southern, home-spun and earthy feel, Swamptruck Good Time Band, as the announcer at the Cambridge Folk Festival declared with quiet knowing, ‘They will surely get you all moving!’ He was not in the slightest bit wrong. Despite any challenges of the hot, sticky weather people cleared the way in front of the stage for plenty of jigging to be going on as the band took their headlining place on the opening night of…

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