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Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?

GUEST,robotforaday 07 Feb 11 - 09:03 PM
MGM·Lion 08 Feb 11 - 04:07 AM
treewind 08 Feb 11 - 04:45 AM
GUEST,FloraG 08 Feb 11 - 05:11 AM
IanC 08 Feb 11 - 08:23 AM
Speedwell 08 Feb 11 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,Lin 09 Feb 11 - 02:18 AM
GUEST,FloraG 09 Feb 11 - 03:47 AM
treewind 09 Feb 11 - 06:33 AM
Mr Red 09 Feb 11 - 06:35 AM
Wheatman 09 Feb 11 - 07:10 AM
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Subject: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: GUEST,robotforaday
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:03 PM

Hello. I've been around in Cambridge (UK, not the one over in Massachusetts) for a while, and I'm interested in finding out what's going on around here in the way of folk singing. I've looked through old mudcat threads, but a lot of the posts about Cambridge were a decade or so back, so I'm looking for any current information about (ideally) singarounds, or just generally any other chances to sing and enjoy hearing other people singing. Anyone got any suggestions?

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:07 AM

There is an active folk club not far along the A10 in Ely. I haven't been recently, but I am pretty sure it is still meeting regularly, organised by my neighbour Ruth Bramley, from whom you could get details. Call her on Ely [01353] 740999.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: treewind
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:45 AM

Crofters at The Boot, Histon 1st Tuesdays 8:30 - 11pm
Folk at the Portland Arms every Sunday night with Robin Gillan and friends.

These are both in singaround format - anyone can come along and participate.

Cambridge Folk Club every Friday at the Golden Hind, Milton Road.
Format varies: typically main guest + support or open stage with featured local artist for last half hour.

As well as the Folk Club, Ely has a singaround on Monday nights at the Lamb. I think if you contact the folk club organisers they will be able to confirm details.

Ely folk club is guest+support format, but the site also has a useful links page

Whittlesford Red Lion and Cherry Hinton Unicorn both have folk clubs which are really singaround sessions. The Unicorn may cease to exist as a folk club venue soon, so contact Barry first.

There are music sessions in various pubs in Cambridge - mostly Irish tunes. I don't know how much singing goes on there.

Mardles magazine tries to keep up with club and session listings in the area.


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 05:11 AM

The cambridge folk club work very hard at promoting folk music in the area. If you go along you are likely to come across the formal set up - paid guests and open stage - and the informal where people meet just to play. Worth a try - talk to Marion , jim or Robin when you go.
FloraG.


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: IanC
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:23 AM

If you make it to Ashwell (just over the border in Herts) we have a nice little session (mainly singing) in the bar of the Rose & Crown on the 1st Monday of every month (it was last night) starting at 8:30 pm.

Ashwell's a really pretty place to come anyway. It's about half an hour away from Cambridge by car and there's a station on the Kings Cross-Cambridge line (though it's a couple of miles outside the village so bringing biks is a good idea (or ring me and I'll arrange a lift).

:-)


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: Speedwell
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 04:36 PM

There's also a singaround session in The Dove in Bury St. Edmunds which is about 30 miles east of Cambridge. It's every third Monday. The Dove has its own website.


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:18 AM

Hi: Go this web site: Cambridge-news.co.uk
I tried it and it brought me to this page where if you scroll down the page under Listings, you will find a heading called,
Folk/Country and it lists all the current folk venues around Cambridge.

Also, I have found that you can call the club and find out what bus to take that will bring you close to their location, (if you don't have a car). Most venue managers usually know this information. Or else contact the transit agency and give them the address of the venue for bus information. Some clubs are not always by the central part of town, and may be just on the outskirts but hopefully you will be able to find some to go to.


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 03:47 AM

I thought everyone in Cambridge used a bike.


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: treewind
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:33 AM

FloraG : you've obviously not been to Cambridge any time in the last 40 years!


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:35 AM

bikes have changed!

(other meanings are available!)


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: Wheatman
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 07:10 AM

Have a look at Pete Shaw's Peterborough and South Lincs Folk diary. Perhaps a little far north for Cambridge City, but, perhaps not
Gan canny
Brian
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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: Fiolar
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 08:13 AM

There's a folk festival in Cambridge every year.


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Subject: RE: Folk singing in Cambridge, UK?
From: Wheatman
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 08:21 AM

Oh! the blue clicky thing did work. I am now even more confused, it must be my age!!
Don't forget Straw Bear January 14th 2012.


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