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1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 August 2012

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.

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Pine Leaf Boys

    Pine Leaf Boys Keep Your Hands Off Of It

    Live Performance

  • Image for June Tabor & Oysterband

    June Tabor & Oysterband If My Love Leaves Me

    Live Performance

  • Image for Four Men and a Dog

    Four Men and a Dog The Shape I'm In

    Live Performance

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Kissin and a Huggin

    Live Performance

  • Image for Treacherous Orchestra

    Treacherous Orchestra Sea of Okhotsk

    Live Performance

  • Image for Clannad

    Clannad Elrigh Is Cuir Ort Do Chuid Eadaigh

    Live Performance

  • Image for The Unthanks

    The Unthanks Gan to the Kye

    Diversions Vol. 2, Rabble Rouser RRM010

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith Hell No

    Live Performance

  • Image for Roy Harper

    Roy Harper When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease

    Live Performance

  • Image for James Vincent McMorrow

    James Vincent McMorrow This Old Dark Machine

    Live Performance

  • Image for Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

    Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party The Lover's Ghost

    Live Performance

  • Image for Joe & Nic Jones

    Joe & Nic Jones Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father

    Live Performance

  • Image for The Unwanted

    The Unwanted Sadly Grows the Rose

    Live Performance

  • Image for Billy Bragg

    Billy Bragg Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key

    Live Performance

  • Image for The Mighty Doonans

    The Mighty Doonans Dead End Street

    Live Performance

  • Image for Loreena McKennitt

    Loreena McKennitt Bonny Portmore

    Troubadours on the Rhine, Cadiz Music

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers Spinning Around in the Air

    Live Performance

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers 500 Miles

    Live Performance


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