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Patti Smith makes up for Stockholm mishap at Cambridge Folk Festival

Patti Smith makes up for Stockholm mishap at Cambridge Folk Festival

Patti Smith makes up for Stockholm mishap at Cambridge Folk Festival

05 August 2018

Cambridge set includes full version of 'Hard Rain'


First Aid Kit to bring a touch of the classic country sound to this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival

First Aid Kit to bring a touch of the classic country sound to this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival

First Aid Kit to bring a touch of the classic country sound to this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival

01 August 2018

Johanna and Klara Söderberg combine gorgeously sublime melodies with soaring, close-knit harmonies and thoughtful and reflective lyrics.


Newmarket crowd braves the rain to see Plan B

Newmarket crowd braves the rain to see Plan B

Newmarket crowd braves the rain to see Plan B

30 July 2018

The artist also known as Ben Drew put on an outstanding show at a rain-soaked July Course on Friday, July 27.


Singer-songwriter Joshua Burnell to bring his brand of folk to the Portland Arms in Cambridge

Singer-songwriter Joshua Burnell to bring his brand of folk to the Portland Arms in Cambridge

Singer-songwriter Joshua Burnell to bring his brand of folk to the Portland Arms in Cambridge

25 July 2018

The young York-based musician put out his latest album, Songs from the Seasons, on May 4 and is touring in support of it.


The Flaming Lips didn’t disappoint with Cambridge Junction gig

The Flaming Lips didn’t disappoint with Cambridge Junction gig

The Flaming Lips didn’t disappoint with Cambridge Junction gig

24 July 2018

Hottest evening of the year or not, the chance to see The Flaming Lips – a band more used, these days, to headlining festivals and playing to crowds in their thousands – at the 800-capacity Junction was one not to be missed.


Craig David treats Newmarket to all the hits and more

Craig David treats Newmarket to all the hits and more

Craig David treats Newmarket to all the hits and more

23 July 2018

The twice Grammy-nominated UK R&B singer brought a terrific day of sunshine and racing to a close


Björn Again, the world’s favourite ABBA tribute band, will headline the first ever EACH FEST in Cambridgeshire

Björn Again, the world’s favourite ABBA tribute band, will headline the first ever EACH FEST in Cambridgeshire

Björn Again, the world’s favourite ABBA tribute band, will headline the first ever EACH FEST in Cambridgeshire

20 July 2018

The concert, featuring other tribute acts, will take place on August 25 at Huntingdon Racecourse


Joanna MacGregor is a brilliant light in the piano world'

Joanna MacGregor is a brilliant light in the piano world'

Joanna MacGregor is a brilliant light in the piano world'

16 July 2018

Eagerly awaited at this year's Cambridge Summer Music Festival was Joanna MacGregor's recital on Saturday (July 14) at West Road Concert Hall.


Gipsy Kings create fun-filled party atmosphere at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Gipsy Kings create fun-filled party atmosphere at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Gipsy Kings create fun-filled party atmosphere at Cambridge Corn Exchange

11 July 2018

The mega-selling flamenco kings provided the perfect soundtrack to a warm summer’s evening in the city


Win tickets to see renowned pianist in Cambridge

Win tickets to see renowned pianist in Cambridge

Win tickets to see renowned pianist in Cambridge

10 July 2018

Cambridge Summer Music marks its 40th anniversary in 2018 and to celebrate, the festival – which runs from July 5-21 – is teaming up with the Cambridge Independent to offer two pairs of tickets to see Joanna MacGregor on Saturday, July 14.


Patrick Hemmerlé ‘had audience transfixed’ at Cambridge Summer Music Festival

Patrick Hemmerlé ‘had audience transfixed’ at Cambridge Summer Music Festival

Patrick Hemmerlé ‘had audience transfixed’ at Cambridge Summer Music Festival

09 July 2018

After his memorable recital of JS Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues last year, Patrick Hemmerlé returned to the 2018 Cambridge Summer Music Festival with two works immediately influenced by them, Chopin’s 24 Preludes op. 28 and Debussy’s Préludes, Book 2.


Audley End House near Saffron Walden to welcome singing star Louisa Johnson as part of series of summer concerts

Audley End House near Saffron Walden to welcome singing star Louisa Johnson as part of series of summer concerts

Audley End House near Saffron Walden to welcome singing star Louisa Johnson as part of series of summer concerts

07 July 2018

Since becoming the youngest winner of X Factor at the age of 17 in 2015, Louisa Johnson has been one of the long-running TV talent show’s best success stories


Join The Brodsky Quartet for an evening of music and adventure

Join The Brodsky Quartet for an evening of music and adventure

Join The Brodsky Quartet for an evening of music and adventure

04 July 2018

The Brodsky Quartet will be presenting their 'Wheel of 4Tunes' at Jesus College Chapel on Friday, July 13, at 7.30pm, as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.


Blazin' Fiddles to appear at The Junction this Saturday

Blazin' Fiddles to appear at The Junction this Saturday

Blazin' Fiddles to appear at The Junction this Saturday

04 July 2018

The multi award-winning Scottish fiddle band will be performing as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, supported by the Cambridge Independent.


No one wanted City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra's Music from the Movies concert to end'

No one wanted City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra's Music from the Movies concert to end'

No one wanted City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra's Music from the Movies concert to end'

02 July 2018

It was the end of the current season for the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CCSO) at West Road Concert Hall on Saturday (June 30), and Music from the Movies came in two parts: a scaled-down performance aimed at children aged four and upwards in the late afternoon, and then in the evening an expanded version for the grown-ups.


Cambridge Folk Club to host pre-folk festival concert

Cambridge Folk Club to host pre-folk festival concert

Cambridge Folk Club to host pre-folk festival concert

27 June 2018

The Cambridge Folk Club, upstairs at the Golden Hind pub on Milton Road, is hosting a pre-festival showcase on Friday, June 29


Terrific, well-curated' Cambridge Classical Concert Series brings season to a close

Terrific, well-curated' Cambridge Classical Concert Series brings season to a close

Terrific, well-curated' Cambridge Classical Concert Series brings season to a close

25 June 2018

The last concert in this year's Cambridge Classical Concert Series underlines how important these events are in the city's musical calendar.


Girl next door' Paloma Faith wows Newmarket

Girl next door' Paloma Faith wows Newmarket

Girl next door' Paloma Faith wows Newmarket

25 June 2018

Fans packed into the July Course at the end of a day of racing as part of the Newmarket Nights series of concerts


The definitive guide to Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018

The definitive guide to Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018

The definitive guide to Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018

24 June 2018

The Cambridge Independent is proud to be media partner for the festival in its 40th anniversary year


10 reasons to make space in your diary for Cambridge Summer Music Festival

10 reasons to make space in your diary for Cambridge Summer Music Festival

10 reasons to make space in your diary for Cambridge Summer Music Festival

22 June 2018

Cambridge Summer Music celebrates its 40th annual festival in 2018 and is proudly supported by the Cambridge Independent. Starting out relatively modestly as a series of organ recitals, it has developed into a packed fortnight of concerts, from baroque and classical to jazz and world music.


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