Cambridge Folk Festival

Explore the history of British folk with this special collection compiled in partnership with the Cambridge Folk Festival 2021.


Drawing on its unrivalled 56 year musical heritage and combining it with the brand new, quirky, and the unsung, a unique alchemy is created each year at the legendary Cambridge Folk Festival.

One of the many reasons why the Cambridge Folk Festival is the pre-eminent event of its kind in Europe is that for decades the organisers have fearlessly programmed popular veterans alongside up-and-comers and the sort of world-music or blues acts that you'd not normally find in any folk club. 


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Travelling for a LivingTravelling for a Living

Documentary196645 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

This "musical profile of the Watersons" is a precious document of the British folk revival, much of it shot in their hometown, Hull.

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The Bardney Pop FestivalThe Bardney Pop Festival

News197222 mins

Fly your freak flag high with this far-out film shot at the Great Western Express Festival in muddy May 1972.

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The Adventures of the Son of Exploding SausageThe Adventures of the Son of Exploding Sausage

196913 mins

The Bonzo Dog Band freak out at the farm and strange sounds abound in this cheery, charmingly childlike stream-of-consciousness music short.

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Story of the Hare Who Lost His SpectaclesStory of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles

19737 mins

Prepare to be freaked out big time by a thoroughly theatrical 1970s psych-prog-folk-rock fairy tale from English eccentrics Jethro Tull.

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Red Red? RedRed Red? Red

Animation & Artists Moving Image197134 mins

Communal life is idiosyncratically portrayed through a series of theatrical happenings.

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Glastonbury Festival and the First Pyramid StageGlastonbury Festival and the First Pyramid Stage

Current affairs19715 mins Location: Glastonbury

Glastonbury ley lines for iconic pyramid stage to heighten a festival-goer’s experience

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Byker SongByker Song

News19742 mins Location: Byker

Two musicians lament the changes taking place as part of the Byker Estate re-development in Newcastle.

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The Long TraditionThe Long Tradition

Documentary198750 mins Location: Wark

A Northumbrian soul: the language and history of a landscape in the music of Kathryn Tickell.

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In One EndIn One End

Documentary197728 mins Location: Southwold

Real ale and folk music in the pub – performed by Fairport Convention – are celebrated in this portrait of Southwold on the Suffolk coast and the work of the Adnams brewery.

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Border WeaveBorder Weave

Industry sponsored film194215 mins Location: Scottish Borders

Whirring, gliding and twisting machinery produces sumptuous Scottish woollen fabrics, captured in Technicolor by legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff.