The Twelve Gigs of Christmas with Glymjack
On Sunday 22 December, acclaimed folk band Glymjack are inviting Cambridge residents to join them for the ultimate festive pub crawl!
In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, Glymjack will play twelve gigs in twelve venues in twelve hours around Cambridge city centre.
The band will be playing half hour sets in each venue, featuring festive classics, carols and folk tunes on fiddle and melodeon.
The Twelve Gigs is the brainchild of Glymjack drummer Paul Richards, who wanted to do something to thank MacMillan for the support the charity provided to Paul’s father, so the Twelve Gigs is tribute, charity fundraiser and the ultimate Christmas knees up!
Glymjack are one of the leading lights of a fantastic new Cambridge folk scene comprising bands like The Willows, Fred’s House and Trials of Cato,
supported by folk clubs including Cambridge Folk Club, Ely Folk Club and The Black Fen Folk Club, a weekly folk music show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire every Monday at 8pm, and of course The Cambridge Folk Festival.
The band comprises award-winning songwriter Greg McDonald, fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Saul Bailey, and legendary Cambridge drummer Paul Richards. After a decade in which singer Greg has clocked up over a thousand shows, and a whirlwind 2019 which saw Glymjack celebrated as a highlight of the Cambridge Folk Festival, The Twelve Gigs finds Glymjack back home for Christmas.
Glymjack hope last minute Christmas shoppers will have the perfect excuse
to down the shopping bags for half an hour and enjoy some festive folk music, or better still, tag along for the ultimate Christmas pub crawl!
Those who can’t make the gigs can catch Glymjack’s tenth gig of the day
live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 7:30pm, when Glymjack join Sue Marchant for her Big Night In show live from the BBC studios.
Catch Glymjack at the following venues and times:
11am – Aromi Café
12pm – The Tram Depot
12:45pm – The Six Bells
1:30pm – The Alexandra Arms
2:30pm – The Emperor
3:30pm – The Locker Café
4:30pm – The Mill
5:30pm – The Pickerel
6:30pm – The Free Press
7:30pm – Live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
8:15pm – The Sir Isaak Newton
9pm – The Cambridge Blue
Twelve gigs in twelve hours – how better to get into the festive spirit? Join
Glymjack on 22 December for The Twelve Gigs of Christmas!