Cambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965 it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year.
The festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and its eclectic mix of music; the best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland rub shoulders with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists, acclaimed singer-songwriters, famous names and world music stars.
A big part of the festival’s ethos is to celebrate and nurture emerging talent and in 2011 the festival created a dedicated stage, The Den, to provide a platform for artists under 30 years old to progress their music careers. The Hub is another special area for young musicians to take part in workshops, sessions and perform.
Each year, young musicians from Fèis Rois travel to perform at the Festival and take part in workshops, collaborations and performances. In 2018 we will celebrate 10 years of cultural exchange with the festival.