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Cambridge Folk Festival - Final Line Up Announced

Emma SweeneyThe final names, to complete this year’s line-up, have been revealed by Cambridge Folk Festival. They are:

Amadou & Mariam (Fri)  The Staves (Sun)  Tommy Emmanuel (Sat)
Thea Gilmore (Sat)  The Rambling Boys of Pleasure (Sat/Sun)  Darrell Scott (Fri)
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo (Fri)  Jamie Smith’s Mabon (Thurs)
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Sun)  Valerie June (Sun)

Each year the Festival selects five up and coming artists it identifies as future stars of folk to play prestigious showcases in the Club Tent. Previous examples include Seth Lakeman, Newton Faulkner, Karine Polwart, Rachel Unthank, Julie Fowlis, Bella Hardy, Jackie Oates and Jim Moray.

This year’s selections are: rocket powered fiddle and guitar music from Shetland and Devon courtesy of Ross Couper & Tom Oakes; BBC Folk Horizon Award winner 2013 Blair Dunlop, rapidly emerging as one of the country’s finest young singer-songwriters; acclaimed Scottish singer songwriter and guitarist Ewan McLennan, whose music has been described as “a mix of the Tradition, social history and political awareness”; founding member of Mercury Music Prize nominated Portico Quartet Nick Mulvey, building a growing reputation for his solo work and intricate guitar style; exhilarating fiddle player Emma Sweeney (pictured), with her own unique take on traditional tunes.

Fourth stage The Den will host emerging talent over the Festival weekend including:
Marika Hackman; Hudson Taylor, Common Tongues;   Blue Rose Code and  Rae Morris.

The Cambridge Folk Festival showcases both international headline artists and young, emerging talent across four different stages and continues to enjoy sell-out success year on year. Renowned for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground and real ale bars.

For the full line up and online booking go to:  Phone booking: 01223 357851

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