Dunton Folk - The Carrivick Sisters In Concert

Dunton Folk - The Carrivick Sisters In Concert
St Mary Magdalene Church

Identical twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick have grown up playing and writing music together. Their unique style shows their strong bluegrass influences without obscuring their English roots. With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo. They have performed both in the UK and internationally.

Both sisters have had varied musical influences. Laura started out with Classical violin at 10 but was soon more interested in folk music, playing along to Chieftains CD’s. Charlotte also started out classically, but in her case with guitar. Charlotte picked up the mandolin a few years later and in 2003 they attended the ‘Sore Fingers’ bluegrass course. This was where Laura first heard the dobro, which she started playing a year later. In recent months Charlotte has taken up the clawhammer banjo, sometimes bringing a more old timey feel to their sound.

Dunton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar in Concert

Dunton Folk Greg Russell Ciaran Algar
Dunton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar in Concert
St Mary Magdalene Church

Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2013.

In 2011 multi-instrumentalist Ciaran (Fiddle, Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals) met and joined forces with Chester-born Greg (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, English Concertina) to form a duo with an "amazing level of energy, ability and stagecraft" (The Prospect Folk Club, Runcorn). Northwich Folk Club saw the duo’s first live performance and since then they haven’t looked back, receiving great reviews from live performances all over the country. "Such talent in ones so young is endearing anyway, but these two shine in every department" … "So utterly refreshing" (The Topic Folk Club, Bradford).

SHINDIG - Tenebrous Liar // Inigo // Holden Girls

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SHINDIG - Tenebrous Liar // Inigo // Holden Girls
The Round Church

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SHINDIG return, offering once again a unique evening of multimedia entertainment & artistry. We welcome deft songstress Laura McGarrigle back from her self-imposed exile on the continent just in time to release her debut EP, as well as the brooding noise antics of Tenebrous Liar - little-known overlords of a somewhat rougher universe. Local lads Holden Girls will be on hand too, providing their seamless brand of shoegazey dream-pop.

The evening exhibits work by surrealist photographer & Art Salon contributor Karl Dmitri Bishop, commissioned to produce imagery in response to the above. His highly constructed shots veil their subjects in obscurity like scenes from dreams, exploring themes such as spirituality and gender.

Tenebrous Liar:


Holden Girls:

Karl Dmitri Bishop:


The Haymakers

Petersfield Nights present an acoustic evening featuring Sumudu and Alex Highton

Sumudu is a remarkable singer-songwriter from London.
She has sung with such musical luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, Sir Bob Geldof and Jason Rebello.
The Barnsley born songstress of Sri Lankan heritage has just single-handedly written, performed & arranged her first album Waiting For You; playing most of the instruments herself with production from Grammy Award winning producer Kipper (Sting). BBC Radio are comparing her to legendary artists Eva Cassidy, Karen Carpenter and Alison Krauss.
"It isn't a matter of IF Sumudu will be a big star it is WHEN. She has a voice that could melt a polar ice cap"
- Howard Goodall, RADIO 2

Alex Highton
"an old-fashioned troubadour in the strictest sense. Strumming gentle folk songs on his guitar, his warm and soulful voice conjures up memories of sun-kissed summer nights out on the lawn."
The Metro | One To Watch
"One of the most beautiful set of songs I've heard for a long time. Alex Highton is, in my opinion, set for very big things. A must have album for any discerning music lover."
The Waiting Room | Error FM

Cambridge Band Contest 2011 / Heat 3

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Cambridge Band Contest 2011 / Heat 3
Portland Arms, The

Heat 3, Thursday 17th March
Karmadillo (Acoustic/Folk/Pop)
Lexie Green (Acoustic/Folk) -
Alex Holmes (Jazz/pop/Soul)-
The Willows (Acoustic/Folk) -

The Cambridge Band Competition boasts an eclectic mix of performers this year. From over 75 entries, we’ve narrowed it down to 16 acts. Now it’s time for that crucial public vote…

Every Thursday evening in March you’ll get a chance to see the cream of the local music crop in the contest heats at The Portland Arms. Your vote will help us decide which band bags that plum spot on the main stage at Strawberry Fair this year.

The Contest Heats are every Thursday in March at The Portland Arms (129 Chesterton Rd, CB4 3BA/ Tel: 01223 357 268). Entry £5. From 7.30 till 11pm.

Do your bit to support community arts and music. Get down to The Portland and make your vote count.

The Miserable Rich + Adelaide's Cape + Jay Leighton

The Miserable Rich
The Miserable Rich + Adelaide's Cape + Jay Leighton
The Haymakers

Dustbowl Records Presents:


The Miserable Rich's name was inspired by an experience they had playing at the wedding of two ultra-rich aristocrats in Rome. The folk-pop string quintet was formed intending to produce 'unusual acoustic modern music'. Their music has been revered by Bearded Magazine as 'pop music that could soundtrack a nursery rhyme created by Tim Burton', and seduced the well-tuned ears of NME, Drowned in Sound and Q.


Unlike The Miserable Rich, the name Adelaide's Cape has no story behind it. This hasn't stopped folk troubadour Sam Taylor from embarking on tours with Alessi's Ark and First Aid Kit already this year, as well as his own month-long headline tour of the UK and Ireland. Tipped by everyone from the BBC to For Folk's Sake and already for a range of this year's festivals, including Secret Garden Party, Adelaide's Cape is one of the UK's most exciting emerging artists.


The wonderful Jay Leighton completes the lineup of this wonderfully folky evening. After an extensive European tour with Lou Rhodes, the Cambridge local plays The Haymakers just ahead of a slot at Secret Garden Party in July.

Tickets £4 advance from, more on the door.

OXFAM fundraising music & poetry

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OXFAM fundraising music & poetry

CB2 Café (basement), Norfolk Street, Cambridge 8pm Sunday 18 April 2010
Fundraising for Oxfam - an evening of acoustic music from Beth Walthew, Lucas & Chris, Karen Johnson & Tony Clark, and Pandora's box, and poetry from Andrea Porter.

Acoustic Cafe

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Acoustic Cafe

Acoustic Cafe
Hardwicke Arms Hotel, Arrington

TVenue: The Hardwicke Arms, 96 Ermine Way Arrington

11th February Featuring Michael Parker a talented singer/songwriter who was at the Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin Priory last year.

25th February. The Main act for the evening is 'Strangeworld' .
"Strangeworld are gaining a big reputation for taking the folk/roots genre and giving it a real makeover. Played exquisitely on traditional instrumentation including cello, oboe, mandolin and accordion (amongst many others), the band use influences from the musical spectrum to create a sound that has been described as ‘mesmerizing’ . With two albums to their name and a third in the making, they are fast becoming one of the most respected acts on the scene today".

Folking Live Bracknell

11th March. The main act will be 'The Haydays'.
The Haydays formed in summer of 2008 born from a jam session between lifelong friends at the Cambridge Folk Festival. Singers Lizzie Day and Jojo Hayman grew up singing together. They are accompanied by Tom Anghileri (guitar) and Keith Day (double bass) to produce an acoustic sound rich in harmonies. Their material covers a wide range from acoustic reworks of rock and roll and soul classics, through country, folk and jazz, to covers of modern acoustic music. Lizzie and Jo are both trained performers, and Keith has 40 years of semi pro performance behind him, and is honoured to support the youngsters.

25th March. The Acoustic Café is able for the first time to Feature two main acts; the duo of Howard Roscoe and Laura Cherry, who together play a mix of self-penned music and cleverly arranged covers and Mark Gamon, a member of the acoustic band 'Sky West', this time playing solo .

As usual, in addition to the main acts of the evening we are able to field a number of floor spots.

Try it out! The Acoustic Café is fast becoming established as a venue for excellent entertainment.

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