Cambridge & Walker, Clare Hayes Trio, Gabby Martin

Date:Sat 04 Dec 2021
Time:Doors 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.
Venue:J3 (seated show)

Another instalment in the New Routes series, an evening of acoustic, folk and roots artists.

Set out cabaret style with candles on tables, it’s a comfortable and intimate space to listen to the best emerging and established artists from the area.


Cambridge and Walker

The folk duo Cambridge and Walker came together in the summer of 2016 after sharing the stage and numerous discussions about music at the Blackfen Folk Club, Cambridge. Since then, Cambridge and Walker have become a familiar name in folk clubs and events in the East of England. They are firmly entrenched in the traditions of folk music, the community and in keeping folk music alive.

David Cambridge has been a prominent figure on the Cambridge folk scene for a number of years as a solo performer. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, David’s love of the genre was sparked while running a folk club at University in the 1970’s. His own journey through folk music is apparent in his style and the breadth of his musical knowledge. He also has a love of guitars which extends to building his own acoustic and electric instruments.

Jenna Walker, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, combines her musical talents with an academic approach to folk music. Having studied for her Masters in Traditional Music, she is involved in both the preservation and advancement of folk music through online initiatives such as the Twitter project #TradSongTues, #CovidSings online sessions and the Soundpost Sing online singing weekends.

The duo were set to release their first full length album, Wheel and Dive, in May 2020, however the lockdowns and restrictions across the music scene due to the pandemic persuaded them to hold off until they could really take it out on the road. As that opportunity still seems some time away they decided to delay no longer.

Wheel and Dive is a fascinating combination of original songs, traditional folk standards, and covers that hark back to the 1970’s. Comprising 12 tracks, the record will be released 5th March 2021

Clare Hayes Trio
Clare Hayes is a Cambridge based singer, guitarist and Irish flat-back bouzouki player.  Born in London to a musical family, her style draws on her strong Irish and Scottish roots, performing a mixture of traditional songs and eclectic covers.

She uses different tunings and a finger picking style to interpret songs she loves - whether written by friends, discovered during her time living on the west coast of Ireland, or absorbed from a childhood spent listening to folk and country from both sides of the Atlantic.

She plays regularly with Johnny Wright (guitar, vocals) and Lucinda Fudge (viola/ violin, vocals). The trio produce a rich sound – with beautifully interwoven instruments and three part harmonies - that sits somewhere between folk, acoustic and Americana.

Gabby Martin
During a year where the music world came to a stand still, Cambridge based rising pop star Gabby Martin was locked in writing and recording a host of modern pop music with a twist. Performing from the age of 12, Gabby merges choral experience with her hauntingly truthful lyrics to create a unique, original and organic pop-sound. She is influenced not by a specific genre but by the way a song can make you feel and the journey an album can take you on from start to finish – for example Radiohead’s In Rainbows, Chet Baker’s Chet Baker Sings, 2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole and Fine Line by Harry Styles. After studying Fine Art at University, Gabby has utilised her creative mind to develop a fresh and colourful personal image. Gabby is an artist that has a passion to combine her artistic finesse with her intriguing musical sounds to bring a new age pop star in her own self- made niche genre. ‘ME & YOU’ – THE DEBUT SINGLE FROM GABBY MARTIN - OUT 10th SEPTEMBER 2021.


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For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J3 has flat floor access.

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