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Cambridge Folk Festival 2010 – review

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Well 5,000 words and a couple of very late nights later, and my review of the 2010 Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival is finally completed.

I wanted to write the review in narrative form, as it happened, so as to give the best impression of what future festival-goers might expect. I do find it difficult to write objectively at times; especially as I only tend to go to gigs and shows of artists which I really like; so something would have to go terribly wrong for me not to enjoy them! I genuinely enjoyed every minute of the festival though and can’t wait for next year. I’d like to learn more about the history of folk music; an aim which my current boss found quite amusing yesterday, the conversation going as thus:

Me: “…so I didn’t know a lot of the songs that were performed, you know, the traditional pieces, but I just figured that I’d catch a few words and then Google it…”

Peter: “…you figured you’d Google pieces of music that have been studied for thousands of years; that academics have travelled far and wide and researched extensively to find the origination and authorship of…you figured you’d just…Google it?!”


At that point he looked slightly perturbed, turned with his tea and laughed as he went.

The link to my review for eFestivals can be found below, please take a look and let me know what you think. It’s divided in to three parts; I wrote a lot!


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  1. Good insight into a festival, i’d heard of but knew little about.
    I admit folk is something I never “really ” got into, bar Seth Lakeman, i saw him nearly 10 yrs ago probably, supporting Jools Holland, and people like Duke Special, ( theres a singer ! ) , and Sea sick Steve is great !
    I like the concept of the festival being more family orientated, it looked a pretty relaxed, yet knowledgable atmosphere ? !
    Nice writing, all the best Gareth


    August 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

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