Fulbourn Arts

Arts events in Fulbourn Cambridgeshire

Music – Concerts and Bands


Our next music event – Sarah McQuaid on 26th Jan. at 7:30pm in the Six Bells Function Room. Don’t miss it!

One of the most instantly recognisable voices in current music … Shades of Joni Mitchell in a jam with Karen Carpenter and Lana Del Rey.” 
—Neil March, Trust The Doc

You only need to look at some of the accolades for Sarah McQuaid to know that she is very special. Fulbourn Arts is extremely lucky to be hosting a performance by Sarah. Whatever type of music you like, don’t miss out on this chance to see this wonderful singer, guitarist and songwriter.
“She reached parts other singers fail to do … There is emotion, beauty, passion and musically great arrangements and fab playing. It’s a complete package. I loved the show and was very moved.” —Rob Bozas, Bozas International (Publisher, Peter Gabriel/Real World)

“Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals … enthralling, harrowing arrangements … a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.” —Pop Matters

“I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” —Huffington Post

“Sarah McQuaid’s songs have a slow winding timelessness…. The harmonies have a symphonic flow, and the video magnifies the enchantment with a live performance.” (American Highways)

 “As you know I spend a lot of time with rock-driven music and then something comes along that completely floors me. The St Buryan Sessions by Sarah McQuaid is already in my top 5 albums of the year. It is just spellbinding. If you like Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, Kristin Hersh, Janis Ian and Eva Cassidy then give this a listen.” (Phil Aston, ‘Now Spinning Magazine’)

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Ards International Guitar Festival (former winners include legendary guitarists Davey Graham, John Renbourn, John Martyn, Martin Simpson, Pierre Bensusan and Martin Carthy).

Sarah’s influences are many yet she is a true original, as were two other great artists from the UK folk tradition she has been compared with, Sandy Denny and Nick Drake. Folk enthusiasts will love her music, but she also has remarkable cross-genre appeal, as testified to by reviews of her recent work in Americana Highways, American Blues Scene and Punk News magazines!

Read more about Sarah McQuaid on her own website here and watch her on Youtube here.

Tickets available NOW via our Online Payments page.


Fulbourn Arts is sorry that Chris Fox’s performance on October 29th at 7:30pm in the Six Bells Function Room had to be postponed. A new date will be publicised in due course.

Born and raised in Cambridgeshire Chris Fox cut his teeth playing for pints in local drinking establishments along the river Great Ouse in 2014. Fast forward to an award-winning Folk and Routes singer songwriter who has played a variety of stages from Dorset to The Western Isles, and from intimate 10-seater venues to a packed out set in the Den at Cambridge Folk Festival 2019. He underpins his lyrics with a variety of musical styles ranging the roots lexicon of Folk, Blues, County and Americana.

“A seriously accomplished guitar player with a powerful yet expressive voice” Chris Fox transcribes songs of the human experience in an eclectic range of styles across the folk and roots spectrum, writing and performing songs in a new roots ‘soundscape’ that encompasses a cultural whiplash of trad & contemporary Folk, Americana, Country, and Blues.


The Fulbourn Arts music performance by Brooks Williams on 3rd Sept in the Six Bells was warmly received by the enthusiastic audience, with Brooks himself saying how great it was to be finally performing a live gig in front of a real audience. He covered material from both his past repertoire and also some wonderful new material from his latest album called ‘Ghost Owl’ which was made in collaboration with ace fiddler Aaron Catlow during lockdown and released just this month. A real treat for everyone there

About Brooks Williams:

Cambridge UK-based, Statesboro, Georgia US-born guitarist singer and songwriter Brooks Williams is admired by both listeners and fellow musicians, and has been a leading light on the acoustic music scene for three decades.

His guitar skills are evident as he effortlessly slides in and out of folk, blues and country with a jazz player’s adroitness. It comes as no surprise he is listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Williams’ voice also takes centre stage and has been described as one you ‘melt into.’ His songs are rich narratives about guitar players, gamblers, dreamers, ne’er-do-wells and golden palominos.

Brooks Williams is ‘quite simply one of the most unassuming, natural performers on the circuit, and his easy, relaxed manner conceals the greatest level of true expertise.’ (Fatea Acoustic Music Magazine).

Brooks is making a welcome return to Fulbourn, this time playing solo. He’s bound to be popular so make sure of your tickets as soon as they’re made available in early August.


Joanna Eden‘s performance at the Six Bells on 20th August 2021:

Joanna Eden is no stranger to Fulbourn, having played here in the past several times, most recently with Jazz at the Movies presenting a Christmas set two years ago. This time she was accompanied by on bass and guitar by Andres Lafone, a mainstay of the London jazz and Latin scene himself. The room was laid out in cabaret style around small tables, which gave it a relaxed comfortable feel.

Joanna seemed as delighted to be playing for a live audience again as we were to see her. She had chosen a mix of her own numbers along with standards of the singer-songwriter repertoire from the 1960s and 70s by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and James Taylor, all re-interpreted in Joanna’s mellow style. These were classic songs that many in the audience knew well, but Joanna’s own compositions stood up confidently beside them as classy adult pop songs.

For our first gig after lockdown the show was a great success and we are all looking forward to Joanna visiting again in one of her other incarnations, perhaps with her full band next time.


Look out for adverts in The Mill, notices on the village Facebook pages, our monthly newsletter, this website, and posters around the village for more information about the forthcoming live gigs!

If you’re in a band and want to hold a music event in the village please contact us at fulbournarts@gmail.com as we may be able to help you with finding the right the venue and promoting the event.

Previous Articles about Music events in Fulbourn appear in the Archive section.

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Fulbourn Arts is a group set up to organise and promote arts events in the village of Fulbourn, Cambridge, UK. New members of the group are always welcome, as well as additional volunteers we can call on to help manage events.

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