Amy Montgomery – Cambridge Folk Festival – Interview

Amy Montgomery – Cambridge Folk Festival – Interview

At the recent Cambridge Folk Festival, we had the chance to interview the magnetic Amy Montgomery about all things music and what lies ahead for her.   Amy Montgomery, what brought you to music? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a passion for singing. It has always been with me! But what brought me to music? Different things. I was introduced to great rock n roll music such as The Eagles, ACDC,…

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Cambridge Folk Festival Bans Single-Use Plastic

Cambridge Folk Festival Bans Single-Use Plastic

There’s only one month to go before the gates to Cherry Hinton Hall open to fans for Cambridge Folk Festival 2019.   Organisers have now announced sustainability plans and on site activities. Returning this year with an ‘Outstanding’, A Greener Festival Award, Cambridge Folk Festival now furthers its sustainability commitment and announces the ban on single use plastics. Rebecca Stewart, Operations Manager said: “We have always tried to stay ahead of the game when it comes…

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Cambridge Folk Festival Announces First Acts of 2019 Line Up

Cambridge Folk Festival Announces First Acts of 2019 Line Up

Cambridge Folk Festival is excited to announce the first 15 names confirmed for 2019’s line-up, with legendary artists joining relative newcomers to take to the stages of Cherry Hinton Hall. Kicking off proceedings and headlining Thursday night on Stage 2 will be Ralph McTell and cranking up the excitement levels as Saturday’s headliner will be Lucinda Williams. The Festival’s headlining slots for Friday and Sunday are still to be announced. Emerging from Louisiana, Lucinda Williams…

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Interview: A. K. Patterson at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Interview:  A. K. Patterson at The Cambridge Folk Festival

There is a palpable, dramatic symmetry with this artist, A.K. Patterson, and along with her accompanying musicians and band members, Nat and Alfie, they lean towards being the thinking music listener’s darling.  But, their sound I believe is universal in that it is so thoughtful and moving, touching on everyone’s humanity actually.  At the recent Cambridge Folk Festival set they performed, we got a wholly impressive view of how deep their talent runs.   You…

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Interview: Punk Floyd at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Interview:  Punk Floyd at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Simply put, Punk Floyd is a psychedelic folk journey of appreciation through Floyd’s music.  It creates a subdued, but still able party vibe of fun while being respectful to the structure of the music.  The band Punk Floyd is without a doubt technically sound with clever harmonies and upper registers that are relaxed and somewhat heartfelt actually.  There is no muscularity here, it is all tempered and is an act of transformation while they pay…

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Interview with Cambridge Folk Festival Organiser, Neil Jones

Interview with Cambridge Folk Festival Organiser, Neil Jones

Neil Jones, who has been apart of the iconic Cambridge Folk Festival for the last 18 years, took some time to chat with us during this, the weekend of the festival, to discuss the origins of the festival, its ethos, creating the line up and why folk music is so dear to so many.   The Cambridge Folk Festival is a historic one, one that generations have been coming to and still are, why do…

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