Cambridge Folk Festival
That same evening (I had a busy day!) I took my sister up to Cambridge for the 2012 Folk Festival. It’s quite a small festival and we were only there for the evening, but after months of rain the weather was stunningly hot – exactly the festival weather we would have wanted. Drank fresh lemonade, which had a massive kick, tried on various hats, and were well entertained with some great music.
First we saw Megson, a married couple with a cheerful lightness to their music. Then we listened (because the tent was so full we couldn’t get in) to the very harmonious ahab. We could probably have got a seat with a view but on our way there we were side-tracked, as so often happens at festivals. Blackbeard’s Tea Party were sending up a might ruckus from one of the beer tents, which distracted us. Imagine folk music crossed with rock music played by pirates, and you’re heading along the right lines. (Apparently ‘Pirate Folk’ is a real genre. Who knew?!) They were a lot of fun, and we told them so.
The other bands we saw... honestly I can't remember their names, but they were awfully good. Even as night snuck on and the beer kept flowing, the atmosphere stayed happy and relaxed. It was a great night, and after a quick stop at the merchandise tent we had our memories to drive home to.