Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cambridge Folk Festival Recognised At BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

BBC Radio 2 has announced that the Cambridge Folk Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is being awarded a prestigious award at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The Festival will receive the Good Tradition Award which is given to a person, group or organisation for their contribution to the preservation, dissemination and continuance/progression of traditional music over a number of years.

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony, which is being held at The Royal Albert Hall on February 19, will see some of the biggest names in folk music come together under one roof to celebrate the UK’s thriving folk music scene.

Also being recognised for life time contributions to Folk music at the awards ceremony are Clannad, Martin Carthy and Cecil Sharp.

Sarah Brown, Executive Councillor for Community Wellbeing said 'We are delighted that the Festival has won such a prestigious award at this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. We'd like to thank all the festival goers and artists over the years who have contributed to ensuring that Cambridge has played a key role in the continuation of traditional music'.

The Cambridge Folk Festival showcases both international headline artists and young, emerging talent across four different stages and continues to enjoy sell-out success year on year. Renowned for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet cafĂ©, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground and real ale bars.