RFC @The Plough


Nick, Amanda and the fabulous team at The Plough Shepreth welcomed Royston Folk Club to hold a Sunday afternoon post covid shutdowns LIVE Showcase
Strict Covid precautions were followed
on Sunday 27th September

The Plough holds VERY regular LIVE MUSIC events and regular nights
12 High St, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PP

Open from 12:00 noon 

FOOD – was served including roast dinners in giant yorkshire puds …. and throughout the afternoon and evening “Dirty fries” and “Dirty Donuts” (Dirty Fries always a few choices of meat and sauce or veggie option over twice fried fries YUMMY … Followed by Dirty Donut balls with a choice of toppings oh very NAUGHTY) all delivered to the table along with your drinks.
80 to 120 people seated, depending on social bubble sizes – socially distanced 
Patio and garden – The inside of the pub is closed – the event is all outside but there are shelters…

Covid restrictions were applied
Arrive – left side of the building wearing face covering, (while seated mask optional) 
Welcome – visored – distanced welcome at gate into garden – skin temp laser test – hand sanitizer
Contact tracing – text contact details to The Plough when seated
Table service – visored drinks and food order delivered and card payment at the table (while seated mask optional) 
Toilets – access direct from patio….. one way only route – 2 mtr distanced que to the toilet – one person at a time – regular cleaning – must hand sanitize before entry and exit and wear mask
Exit – right side of building into car park

Music from 4:00 pm till 8ish

Lizzy Hardingham – 

“A voice that needs to be heard…magical, almost dreamlike” FATEA

“A combination of voice and songwriting talent that rarely appears” Celtic Music Radio

“Stunning, mature and rich” Big Ear Radio

“A huge impact from a powerful and luscious voice” BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 


Kelly and Wooley – an acoustic duo who hail from Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. Who sing songs and play tunes from a wide variety of styles, but particularly cajun, folk, bluegrass and country. “We hope you are keeping well. Needs must in these desperate times, we have been continuing to record and rehearse by swapping digital tracks” looking forward to performing them live. 


Chris Fox – Award winning singer songwriter, an independent musician and Loop station chemist who has worked his way through the Cambridge music scene the past few years, each year acclaiming greater presence at an increasing number of stages and festivals, including Cambridge Folk Festival


False Colours – Hailing from Sudbury in Suffolk, their catchy, melodic music is consistently described as “unique,” and their performances “entertaining.” an electro-acoustic folk duo consisting of David on the lesser seen tenor guitars and Polly on the bass (both on vocals with harmonies galore!).  


Cut The Mustard – Martin is joined by Dave Oxley as a duo with a passion for blues and ragtime music with Dave on vocals, harmonica, stomp box, percussion and Martin on vocals, guitar, National, mandocello.

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Sky West – Now Martin and Dave are joined by Brian Harvey on bass, Mark Gamon on guitar and vocal and Alli Cossor on vocal to perform together with a love of all things 60s blues, folk, country, pop and jazz. and a tendency to mix things up with our own songs. The band has been recording during lockdown and are itching to play in public again.


RFC Shutdown Showcases

All of our performers are an integral part of our Royston Folk Club family and have all been inspired musically during lock down and have all contributed to my series of (Old Grey Whistle Test inspired) video shows …. all episodes available on You Tube and available at …… www.roystonfolk.org/shutdown-showcases