Welcome to the Cambridge folk home page

These pages are intended to tell you about the folky things you can do in and around Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

If you wanted Cambridge, MA, USA then try here.

If you wanted the Cambridge Folk Festival then try here.

Dance index
Folk Club
Reel club






  • French dancing happens from time to time (mostly Wednesdays, I think), see here



Early Dance

  • The Capriol Society dance dances from the European Courts from the 14th to 17th centuries. They meet at 7:45-9:45 on Tuesdays, at St Mark's Church hall, Barton Road.

Line Dance, Square Dance

Ceilidh Bands

Music and Song



These come and go, so this is probably out of date, but
  • On Monday evenings there is an Irish session in the White Swan, Mill Road, Cambridge.
  • Hazel Fairburn runs a Fiddle Group on Mondays at the St Paul's Centre, Hills Road (given she's moved to Canada I don't believe this, but the fiddle group might continue. Anybody know the answer?)
  • The Boot in Histon has a singaround at 8.30 on the first Tuesday of the month.
  • Cambridge Comhaltas run Irish fiddle/accordion/bodhran lessons on Wednesday evenings at the Rathmore club on Cherry Hinton Road.
  • Swaffam Prior Folk Club has a session in the Red Lion on the second Wednesday of the month. (8-11: contact Phil on 01638 741743)
  • The Plough and Fleece in Horningsea (CB25 9JG) has a session at 8.30 on Thursdays
  • Burwell Folk Club at the Ex Service & Social Club has a session on the fourth Thursday of the month from 8-11pm
  • The Labour club (Mill Rd/Coleridge Rd) has an Irish session on Sunday evenings
  • The Hardwicke Arms in Arrington has a session on alternate Sunday afternoons (run by Nigel Pennick -- keepinguptheday AT gmail DOT com)
  • Join the Yahoo Cambridge-folk-sessions mailing list
  • Cambridge Cafe Band Co-op not sure it counts as a session, but it's a chance to play folk music
  • Guilden Morden has a church that runs Folk Nights on the first Saturday of the month

Annual folk music course at Burwell

Further afield