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Acoustic Routes are delighted to announce that once again we will be running the Sunday afternoon Club Tent session at the Cambridge Folk Festival. Our guests will be folk rock band The Salts and vocal/guitar duo Hicks and Goulbourn
The Salts are made up of seasoned musicians who play a mesmerising mix of full speed, foot-stomping traditional and original shanties. Doing for shanties what the Pogues did for folk, they create one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson, they fire a mighty yet respectful broadside at the traditional, with banjo, mandolin, guitars, double bass and percussion to the fore. The Salts album "She Rises" is available from Amazon and i-Tunes.
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Described by The Times as a 'National Treasure', Billy Bragg's brand of socially and politically aware punk-folk has made a remarkable dent in the British conscience and made his name as one of Britain's most popular and out-spoken singer/songwriters. Drawing on the folk tradition of protest song, and the punk sensibilities of direct action, Billy Bragg has made a name for himself as an accomplished and inspirational musician, and as a charged and pro-active activist. At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (the Guardian)
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The multi-award winning Clannad have without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience. Fusing elements of traditional Irish music with more contemporary folk, new age, and rock they have created a beautifully unique and ethereal sound which combines haunting melodies and mesmerising vocals to transcend the sands of time whilst appealing to a worldwide audience of all ages.
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Members of the Gipsy Kings have been delighting audiences with their passionate music since the sixties, initially operating in the Southern French village of Arles. In 1986 the band's music reached the ears of the wider world. Assisted by producer Claude Martinez they began crafting a contemporary vision of flamenco, which mixed their traditional roots with influences from Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and rock music. Their pioneering approach paid off, as their songs and albums started selling by the load in Europe. Since then their reputation has grown and grown worldwide, making them a popular draw wherever they choose to play.
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