Black Fen Folk Club

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In 2003, tucked away in her garden shed, 28-year-old Polly Paulusma recorded her debut album ‘Scissors In My Pocket’. Record label One Little Indian signed her up and ‘Scissors…’ received immediate and widespread critical acclaim upon its international release in 2004. Paulusma was catapulted round the world, supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, 
Coldplay, The Divine Comedy, Marianne Faithfull, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park and Cambridge Folk Festival. Since then she has released two studio albums and has just released an album of traditional folk song, ‘Invisible Music’,   She founded label Wild Sound in 2012, now a folk imprint at One Little Indian. She teaches English/Song to Cambridge English undergraduates and is writing her PhD on Angela Carter’s folk singing.

Tickets  £8.00 in advance    HERE

Doors: 7:15pm



 Sam Carter.... POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN
In the ten years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. Renowned as “the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation” (Jon Boden), Sam made a spell-binding appearance on Later… with Jools Holland in 2012 and has toured the world, sharing stages with some of the finest guitarists and songwriters, including Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, and Chris Wood. 
The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band’s 
vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights. Flock to the herd; you won’t be disappointed....

Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead/Leveret)
"It’s fabulous, really exciting to listen to. Tight, virtuosic and the kind of thing you just know would be even better live!"
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POLLY PAULUSMA   13th June 2021
THE OFTEN HERD  30th May 2021
The NCI Club is a COVID-secure venue with limited capacity so advance booking is essential. On the night, please bring a mask for moving around the venue (as you would in a restaurant) and follow the guidance within the venue.... Every effort has been made to ensure that you have a safe, and really enjoyable evening.