Save the Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show

Save Radio Cambridgeshire’s Folk Show, which is about to be axed!

Sue Marchant Nicky Stockman

Since Lockdown, the 3 hour folk show, which went out from 7.00 - 10.00 on Radio Cambridgeshire on Monday evenings, has been reduced to a small slot in the middle of the evening’s music.  This slot is long enough for 5 tracks and a short interview if you are lucky.  We understand that, from the end of July, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire intends to cut the folk content entirely, except for a snippet of Cambridge Folk Festival news in August.

To save the show, please write personally to the head of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, David Harvey, expressing disappointment at the cut back of the Monday folk show to a brief slot in the Monday evening music schedule, and request that the full 3 hour local  folk show will soon be reinstated.

Postal address David Harvey, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Business Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WZ

email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FAO of David Harvey

Or complain via  the on-line BBC complaints system.

The only way we'll stop the show being axed is by shouting very loudly  NOW!

Thanks from all of us on the Cambridge Folk Club team.

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer on Zoom

Just recieved this from Vicki Swan



Wednesday July 8 at 7.00 pm

Smörgåsballad is an evening of music and tales from the Sweden. Find out about the tradition of the Easter Witches: What happens if you pick seven different wild flowers and put them under your pillow at Midsummer: The real meaning of the midsummer majstång and participate in some traditional drinking songs in celebration of the crayfish. A visual treat for the eyes and the ears be transported to the land of the midnight sun and enjoy some “nordic noir tales” and fall in love with the heroes and heroines.

Join Vicki & Jonny live from their lounge – freshly converted into a Livestream film studio complete with professional sound using full PA and lighting rig. Using Zoom for maximum audience participation. Only one ticket required per computer, two price levels. £8 for a single person, £12 for a multi person household. Or £8 if you’re a bit strapped for cash, and £12 if you’re not. (you get to choose). We will email you the details of how to join us in Zoom.

We are excited to announce that, having done two of these concerts last week, we will be doing another at 7.00 pm on Wednesday July 8th.

Details and tickets on our website:

Suffolk Folk

Norfolk Folk Association