Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 – Sunday

Världens Band

Fourteen musicians, seven countries, three continents, one band. Världens Band creates captivating world music that unites across borders. Världens Band performs folk and roots music from their native countries in a collision of cultures and a style they have self-branded as ‘Transglobal Roots Fusion’.

Världens Band
Världens Band

Solas

Solas is a popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band from the United States

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Solas at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

 Lizabett Russo

Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo of Romanian heritage.
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Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 – Saturday

Le Vent du Nord

First on the Main Stage were Le Vent du Nord (The North Wind), a Canadian folk music group from Quebec. The band, formed in 2002, performs traditional Québécois music (which is heavily influenced by Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany), as well as original numbers in this style, in French (profile from Wikipedia).

Le Vent du Nord on the Main Stage at Cambridge Folk Festival 30 July 2016
Le Vent du Nord on the Main Stage at Cambridge Folk Festival 30 July 2016

Cash Box Kings

The Cash Box Kings are from Chicago and play old school Chicago blues. The band is dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940’s and 50’s post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20’s and 30’s.

Cash Box Kings on the Main Stage at Cambridge Folk Festival 30 July 2016
Cash Box Kings on the Main Stage at Cambridge Folk Festival 30 July 2016
Joel Paterson guitarist
Joel Paterson guitarist
Oscar Wilson
Oscar Wilson

Daisy Bell

Daisy Bell is a young Singer/Songwriter from Cambridgeshire.

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Songs of Separation

Songs of Separation comprises ten female folk musicians from Scotland and England reflecting on the issue of ‘separation’ in its many forms, through traditional song.IMG_1110m

Applewood Road

Applewood Road is a collaboration between three singer-songwriters – Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace

Emily Barker
Emily Barker
Amy Speace
Amy Speace
Amber Rubarth
Amber Rubarth

Megson

Megson (Stu Hanna and Debbie Hanna)
Megson (Stu Hanna and Debbie Hanna)
Debbie Hanna
Debbie Hanna

Rheingans Sisters

Rowan Rheingans
Rowan Rheingans
Anna Rheingans
Anna Rheingans
Rowan and Anna Rheingans
Rowan and Anna Rheingans

Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 – Friday Evening

KT Tunstall

An excellent performance from KT Tunstall – great band, lovely person, entertaining, some new songs and some more familiar tunes given a new lease life.

KT Tunstall - Live at Cambridge Folk Festival 29 July 2016
KT Tunstall – Main Stage at Cambridge Folk Festival 29 July 2016
KT Tunstall - Finale at Cambridge Folk Festival 29 July 2016
KT Tunstall – Finale at Cambridge Folk Festival 29 July 2016

Sound of the Sirens

My next stop was The Den where I very much enjoyed the entertaining folk/rock duo Sound of the Sirens from Exeter.

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Gogol Bordello

The Friday night headliners were something of a contrast after the relative tranquillity of The Den. Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring.

Headliners Gogol Bordello at Cambridge Folk Festival 29 July 2016
Headliners Gogol Bordello at Cambridge Folk Festival 29 July 2016
Stage Antics
Stage Antics

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Crowd Surfing on Drums
Crowd Surfing on Drums