Highlights from the Cambridge Folk Festival, July 28-31 2011
Broadcast BBC Radio 2 FM 3rd August 2011
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Richard Thompson, Laura Marling, Kate Rusby, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Raul Malo will be amongst those talking to Mike and Mark, and there will be live performances
from them and many more artists appearing at the festival over the weekend (28-31 July).
Robert Cray, Rumer, Newton Faulkner, Pentangle, live favourites Bellowhead and BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year Chris Wood are also on the bill.
Richard Thompson has been responsible for some of the most memorable sets in the festival's history and he returns to Cambridge this year. Thompson, a founder member
of folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, has been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time. His many and varied contributions to British
music - both as a musician and as a songwriter - earned him an OBE earlier this year.
Hampshire singer-songwriter Laura Marling was named Best Female Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards, and both of her two albums have received Mercury Prize nominations.
She made her Cambridge Folk Festival debut on Stage 2 in 2008; just three years later, she headlines the event.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning country star Mary Chapin Carpenter released her twelth studio album, The Age of Miracles, in 2011. Over more than 25 years, the
New Jersey born singer-songwriter has sold more than 13 million records.
South Yorkshire singer Kate Rusby has been one of the brightest lights in English folk music for nearly fifteen years. Steeped in the tradition but with a gift for making the
old songs sound fresh and contemporary, her albums have earned her a Mercury Prize nomination and a legion of loyal fans.
Raul Malo is best known as the former lead singer of Miami country band The Mavericks, whose 1998 radio hit Dance the Night Away is well-known to UK audiences.
He plays Stage 1 on the Saturday.
Over more than 40 years the Cambridge Folk Festival has earned its place as one of Europe's major folk festivals, hosting the world's biggest and best names from celtic,
country, roots, reggae, zydeco, rock music and beyond. The festival, run by Cambridge City Council in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, places great importance on being
family friendly and its inclusive atmosphere and array of events have helped it to sell out year after year.
Musical Highlights only, no interviews, no chat.
01 New York Girls - Bellowhead
02 Latha Math - Manran
03 Awkward Annie - Kate Rusby
04 Lament of Limerick, Star of Munster - Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
05 River of Jordan - Secret Sisters
06 Persuasion - Richard Thompson
07 Valerie - Richard Thompson
08 Sweet Lover of Mine - Emily Smith (session)
09 Across the Heather - Frankie Gavin & De Dannon
10 Last Train - Abigail Washburn & Village
11 Sparrow and Wolf - James Vincent McMorrow
12 I Still Believe - Frank Turner
13 Shut Up and Kiss Me - Mary Chapin-Carpenter
14 Drunken Sailor - Fisherman's Friends
15 Sittin' on Top of the World - Robert Cary Band
16 Lady Day and John Coltrane - Rumer
17 Look Up - John Tamms & The Home Service
18 Melting, Bouree - Moore, Moss, Rutter (session)
19 Teardop - Newton Faulkner
20 Let Me In - Chris Wood
21 Farewell to Ireland, Contradiction - Danu
22 Prends Courage - Feufollet
23 Halfway to Jackson - Justin Townes Earle
24 Dem Bobo - Femi Kuti
25 Bruton Town - Pentangle
26 Tramps and Hawkers - Ewan McLennan (session)
27 Sophia - Laura Marling
28 Prickle Eyed Bush - Spiers & Boden
29 I Said I Love You - Raol Malo
30 Dance the Night Away - Raol Malo
All tracks performed live at The Cambridge Folk Festival 2011 except where marked as 'session'. These are session tracks performed
for the BBC during the weekend of the festival.
All tracks faded out on applause, or last note in the case of the session tracks. Each batch of tracks is approximately 40 minutes, and represents the music
content of the three hour-long segments of the programme between news buletins. The split between CDRs, if required for burning, would be at the choice of the downloader.