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Preview: Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 – Top Picks

Lisa Ward



The Furrow Collective 

Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton deliver traditional numbers with beautiful harmonies.

Midnight Skyracer

Anglo-Irish bluegrass with a hint of Angaleena Presley. This five-piece are sure to get the the feet stomping with minimal effort.


Indigo Girls

Grammy award winning folk-rock. Amy and Emily are likely  to bring a healthy mix of their best loved songs as well as a sprinkling of their more obscure tracks.


Another supergroup. O’Hooley & Tidow combine with Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, Hazel Askew (of Lady Maisery) and Grace Petrie. Expect collective numbers and individual renditions of thought provoking and heartfelt numbers.

She Shanties 

“We’re women. We sing shanties.” Is there much more you need to know?


Roxanne de Bastion

Thought provoking lyrics with melodies that hint at Regina Spektor.

Sharon Shannon

Prepare to get your dancing feet at the ready for some up-tempo accordion lead tunes.


Delivering traditional Irish tunes twisted up with a sense of explorational. Expect the unexpected.


Chris T-T

Chris sings A.A. Milne, a unique work of new pieces on piano and guitar interpreting poems from the author’s 1920s children’s books When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.

Kate In The Kettle

Hot off the heels of a solo set in the Den last year, Kate Young takes to Stage 2 with her intricate melodies and rousing harmonies.

Josie and Pablo

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners in 2017, Josie and Pablo fuse a mix of influences culminating in vibrant and heartfelt songs.