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Mike Harding presents two hours of musical highlights and backstage interviews from the 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival.

This year's coverage will include backstage interviews with popular Scottish duo The Proclaimers, singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading, folk rock legend Roy Harper and Billy Bragg, who is celebrating Woody Guthrie's centenary with a set dedicated to the folk icon.

Other live performances will come from headline act Clannad, multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winners June Tabor & Oysterband, Texan folkabilly star Nanci Griffith, Irish favourites Four Men and a Dog, and Dublin songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.

Mike will also catch up with the influential English folk guitarist and singer Nic Jones, who spent many years off the scene after an accident made it impossible for him to perform. Nic is playing a handful of festivals this year, of which Cambridge is one.

Over more than 40 years, Cambridge has earned its place as one of Europe's major folk festivals, hosting the world's biggest and best names from celtic, country, roots, reggae, zydeco, rock music and beyond.

The festival, run by Cambridge City Council in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, places great importance on being family- friendly and its inclusive atmosphere and array of events have helped it to sell out year after year.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Wed 1 Aug 2012 19:00