Broadside Ballads

Date:Sun 24 May
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£14 adv

Three of the UK’s most innovative, award-winning folk artists reinvent a collection of broadsides – daily song sheets sold for pence - giving a rare insight into Britain’s history.

Delving into the collection at the Bodleian Libraries and beyond, Lisa Knapp, Marry Waterson and Nathaniel Mann lead a five-piece band, bringing broadside ballads to life for a new generation. 

  • Lisa Knapp - voice, fiddle, autoharp
  • Marry Waterson - voice
  • Nathaniel Mann - voice, bowed banjo, electronics and meat cleaver
  • Barney Morse Brown – cello w/ pedals Laurence Hunt – percussion
  • Laurence Hunt – percussion 

Produced by Sound UK Commissioned by Sound UK and OCM Funded by Arts Council England Supported by the Bodleian Libraries.

“I saw folk music’s future. It was an exciting glimpse of an alternative, fresh and vital approach to presenting traditional music” Ken Hunt, FRoots on Broadside Ballads 2017 

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.

J2 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.

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