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Occasional singers sessions and concerts at The Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BA
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Tuesday, 20th September

Singer's Night

A mixture of invited local guests and open spots. Please contact us if you would like to perform.


£3.00 for performers

Thursday, 20th October

James Fagan and Jamie McClennan (James Brothers)

The James Brothers (James Fagan from Australia and Jamie McClennan from New Zealand) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They are both well known as part of duos with their respective wives, but here they take centre stage, playing the music of their roots and telling jokes without fear of being told off.

Performing sets fuelled by flat white coffee (the pair bonded over their shared taste in the Southern Hemisphere’s rival to the latte) they combine the virtuosity for which they’re renowned and the gusto and spontaneity of a pub session.

Drawing from the folk, blues and bluegrass that inspired them, this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians.

Two men. Two Voices. Two Instruments… No Sheilas.

Support - Gina Leonard

Gina Leonard's distinctive songs fuse together poetic lyrics and rhythmic guitar parts, drawn from a range of genres. " interesting tangled folk which is both contemporary and beautiful in its delivery"
(Slate the Disco)


£12 on door and £5 for under 25s
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Wednesday, 7th December

John Spiers

This melodeon-playing graduate of King's College is already famous for the partnership with Jon Boden that founded Bellowhead. Now "Squeezy John" entertains with a dazzling array of tunes ranging from fiercely traditional to his own compositions, with melodeons, occasional concertina and a few songs too.


£12 on door and £5 for under 25s
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