St Lawrence Folk Song Society

Memories of the Cambridge University Folk Club

"an important influence on the whole British Folk Revival of the 1960s" (Raphael Samuel)

The St Lawrence Folk Song Society (aka Cambridge University Folk Club) formed in 1954 and continued for over a quarter of a century before merging imperceptibly with the Cambridge Folk Club (which still exists). It changed venues several times, and its character evolved over the years as personnel and fashions changed. During this time a number of celebrated, and less celebrated, performers honed their skills there, and many well-known singers graced its stage. This is as close to an official history as you'll get...

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