Monday, August 6, 2018

Day four of the 2018 Folk Festival was set to be another scorcher with both the gloriously sunny weather, and the music line-up. Irish Mythen kicked off on Stage One, her musical perfomance punctuated by some absorbing story-telling and craic which had also entertained the crowd during her performance on Stage Two on Saturday.

This was my first time at Cambridge Folk Festival but I hope it won’t be my last.


I would say Gordie MacKeeman, of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, is a virtoso fiddle player, except I need a more exhilarating word than that. He doesn’t just play at lightning speed, he plays with the fiddle under his arm while he is doing a thundering step dance. He plays standing on top of a double bass, while the double bass is being played by someone else.


Thursday nights, the first night of Cambridge Folk Festival used to be just the night you stomped round the ground, set up your tent, got your wristband and saw a couple of low-key acts with a beer.


Gallery: Standon Calling 2019 tickets go on sale

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tickets for Standon Calling 2019 go on sale later this week.

Bryan Ferry


Yesterday, 09:01

A Royston artist will be displaying her paintings at an exhibition in Melbourn next month.

Days Out

Tue, 18:24

Classic cars and magnificent motors will take centre stage at a world renowned aviation museum this August Bank Holiday.

Families flocked to Therfield Heath yesterday to enjoy their annual day out at the Royston Kite Festival.

This was my first time at Cambridge Folk Festival but I hope it won’t be my last.

Families are invited to go behind the scenes and become aerospace engineers at IWM Duxford this summer.

When does an event become an institution? In the case of Royston’s Rotary Kite Festival, perhaps it’s when folks who came to the show as children in the 1990s are old enough to bring their own kids along in turn.

Community Events

Tue, 06:59

There’s still time to showcase your pride and joy from yesteryear in the Hertfordshire Motor Show’s photo competition.

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