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Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5

GUEST,CJB 02 Feb 18 - 12:22 AM
The Sandman 02 Feb 18 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,CJB 06 Feb 18 - 05:45 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 06 Feb 18 - 07:39 AM
The Sandman 06 Feb 18 - 07:48 AM
John MacKenzie 06 Feb 18 - 12:14 PM
GUEST 06 Feb 18 - 01:16 PM
GUEST,Rigby 07 Feb 18 - 11:44 AM
G-Force 07 Feb 18 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,akenaton 07 Feb 18 - 12:21 PM
Mr Red 09 Feb 18 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Bonnie 09 Feb 18 - 11:24 PM
GUEST,Rigby 11 Feb 18 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,To Guest Rigby 11 Feb 18 - 09:44 PM
The Sandman 12 Feb 18 - 01:39 AM
The Sandman 12 Feb 18 - 03:06 AM
GUEST,FloraG 12 Feb 18 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,Rigby 12 Feb 18 - 01:17 PM
Tunesmith 18 Feb 18 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 02 Feb 18 - 12:22 AM

American singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie performs 'Deportees' to a large crowd, whilst others meet, share food and play music in the tent field. Performances from British folk artists Rosemary Hardman, and Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra is followed by a trio of songs by Loudon Wainwright III; 'Liza', 'Muse Blues' and 'Unrequited to the Nth Degree'. The following morning, early risers wander through the litter-strewn fields, as sleeping campers wake, rubbish is collected and the crowds begin to form for another day of live music. George Deacon and Marion Ross perform a traditional English ballad, whilst Scottish quartet Boys of the Lough continue their celtic revival. Crowds drink and enjoy the festival atmosphere as Breton musician Alan Stivell performs a traditional song with his harp, before his full band closes the festival with a raucous set combining traditional celtic music with modern rock instrumentation.

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/136576

Cat no. 136576

The Greatest Folk Festival in the World
Running time25:27
Colour
Sound


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Feb 18 - 09:30 AM

The Greatest Folk Festival in the World?


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 06 Feb 18 - 05:45 AM

Seen the line up...?!!!


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 06 Feb 18 - 07:39 AM

I went 1974 or 1975.
I recall a great gypsy jazz band ( a bit unusual back then ), and Bert Jansch.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Feb 18 - 07:48 AM

yes i have watched the video i think loudons material is imo rubbish, george deacon and marion ross average folkclub guest performers, boys of the lough very good, that is my opinion, of course everyones taste is different.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Feb 18 - 12:14 PM

I remember it, when it WAS a folk festival


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 18 - 01:16 PM

Weekend ticket was £3.00, equivalent to £30 in today's money. For that you got Arlo Guthrie & John Pilla, Martin Carthy, The Boys of the Lough, Planxty, Mickey Baker, Diz Disley, Archie Fisher, English Tapestry, Pete Stanely & Roger Knowles, Allan Taylor, Rosemary Hardman, Issac Guillory, Echo Mountain Band, Ian Anderson, Bully Wee, Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Dick Gaughan, Jon Betmead, Alan Stivell, Loudon Waitwright III, John Renbourne & Jacque McShee, Alex Campbell, Bill Clifton, Pete Sayers, Richard Digance, Gordon Giltrap, City Waites, Betsy Jeffferson & The Ridgerunners, The Crofters, John D.Byrant, The Radio Cowboys, Paddy Gray, Anne and Nick Barraclough, Decameron, Alex Atterson. Oh and me George Deacon with Marion Ross. Not bad value.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,Rigby
Date: 07 Feb 18 - 11:44 AM

So many good folk performers were playing, and they chose to film three songs by Loudon sodding Wainwright? Oh well.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: G-Force
Date: 07 Feb 18 - 12:05 PM

Tunesmith, the gypsy jazz band was the Hans Weiss quintet, and it was 1975 (I was there). I don't recognise the rest of the line-up the OP is talking about, so that must have been 1974.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 07 Feb 18 - 12:21 PM

I enjoyed that trip back to the good old days..CJD
Loudon Wainwright was great, still one of my favourite performers.
Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 11:44 AM

I nearly went the year Sonny Terry headlined. Saw Brownie Maggee in NZ years later. I should have trusted my instinct. There you go!


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,Bonnie
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 11:24 PM

I hope to get over from USA to attend next folk festival.

However, my friend & I are not into camping out at all and would like to stay at one of the closest possible hotel to the site.
Does anyone know of what hotels are very close and would they be close enough to walk or public transit would be fine if hotel is not too close. What would be the average cost per night for a hotel?
We would each be getting our own room (not sharing a room).
Hotel with private bathroom in the room.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,Rigby
Date: 11 Feb 18 - 01:14 PM

You might get a room at the pub down the road, which I think is called the Robin Hood. Alternatively there are a few bed and breakfast places within walking distance. The nearest hotel I know of is probably the Sorrento Hotel on Cherry Hinton Road, but that's a mile or so away.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,To Guest Rigby
Date: 11 Feb 18 - 09:44 PM

You mentioned a hotel called the Sorrento Hotel about a mile or so away. Are there any buses that leave from near this hotel that would go right to the Cambridge Folk Festival entrance?
You also mentioned a room at a pub called the Robin Hood. Is that the closest location and how far to walk to the folk festival? We are older and don't mind walking a very short distance but not a mile or so. Would the pub accommodations have a private bath/shower in the room or would it be only shared bathroom?
Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 01:39 AM

try the youth hostel its very good value.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 03:06 AM

the youth hostel is close to the train station


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 03:48 AM

Joan ( Co- founder ) died last year. She was still active in the Cambridge folk club until a few years ago.


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: GUEST,Rigby
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 01:17 PM

The Sorrento Hotel website is here:

http://www.sorrentohotel.co.uk/

You could get the number 3 bus from near there to the main entrance, I think. Alternatively I'm sure there are bed and breakfast places that are closer.

I have no idea whether the Robin Hood even has rooms, it's just the nearest place I can think of. You had better contact them directly if you are interested:

https://www.eating-inn.co.uk/house/robin-hood-cambridge?utm_source=g_places&utm_medium=locations&utm_campaign=robin-hood-cambridge


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Subject: RE: Cambridge Folk Festival 1974/5
From: Tunesmith
Date: 18 Feb 18 - 11:49 AM

I've just come across the programme for 1975. What a line up!
If anyone out there wants my copy they can have it. Just send me a p.m. with address details.


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