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Cambridge Folk Festival 2012

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CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
26, 27, 28, 29 JULY 2012
CHERRY HINTON HALL GROUNDS

MORE INTERNATIONAL NAMES ANNOUNCED:

John Prine (Fri)  Ruthie Foster (Sun)  Four Men & A Dog (Fri/Sat)

The Unwanted (Sat/Sun)  Anaïs Mitchell (Sun)  JuJu (Sat)

Lazy Lester & Friends (Sat)  Lera Lynn (Sun)

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED NAMES:

Clannad (Sat)  Joan Armatrading (Sun)  The Proclaimers (Sat)

Loreena McKennitt (Sun) June Tabor & Oysterband (Fri)

Roy Harper (Sat)  Angelique Kidjo (Sun)

Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday (Thurs)

The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band (Sat)

Seth Lakeman (Sun)  Nic Jones (Sun)  Lau (Sat/Sun)

Gretchen Peters (Fri/Sat)  Karine Polwart (Sat/Sun)

Dry the River (Thurs) Benjamin Frances Leftwich (Thurs)

Treacherous Orchestra (Fri)  Raghu Dixit (Fri)  Pine Leaf Boys (Fri/Sat)

Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh (Sat)  Tim Edey & Brendan Power (Thurs)

Brian McNeill (Fri/Sat)  Megson (Thurs)

Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party (Sat/Sun)  The Staves (Sat/Sun)

Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band (Sat/Sun)  ahab (Thurs)

Habadekuk (Sat/Sun)  Blackbeard’s Tea Party (Fri)  Ioscaid (Sat/Sun)

 

More international headline names and emerging talent still to be announced.

The latest names to be revealed for Europe’s most famous folk festival are one of the most influential songwriters of his generation and multiple Grammy Award winner, John Prine, award winning Texan blues singer Ruthie Foster, who is consistently praised for her powerful live performances, the eclectic Irish band Four Men & A Dog who have a earned a reputation for blending traditional music with other genres, The Unwanted, Cathy Jordan of Dervish, harmonica wizard Rick Epping and multi-instrumentalist Seamie O'Dowd, playing Irish Americana songs which have travelled back and forward across the Atlantic, the US singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, from Vermont who Q described as “a true American original”, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara’s band JuJu which “channels trancey rhythms from traditional Africa, leftfield jazz and the wilder end of rock”, Blues Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee 2012, the last surviving star of the Southern Louisiana blues scene, Lazy Lester & Friends who had hits for Excello in 50s and 60s, and Lera Lynn, a singer songwriter from Athens Georgia who specializes in southern folk and American music.

Online booking and information:  http://www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

Phone booking: 01223 357851

Tickets: Full Festival £120; Thursday £19; Friday £41; Saturday £52; Sunday £52. Camping: (Full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent) Cherry Hinton £52, Coldhams Common £36 (second site).

Online bookings subject to booking fee.

Cambridge Folk Festival is promoted by Cambridge City Council.

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