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July 23, 2007


Rob Henderson

There is alot of people who would be dissapointed to see Vin Garbutt missed from the 2008 line up, www.wotnovin.com was spawned from the voices of Cambridge Folk Festival.

Thankyou for an informative and unbiased view on the matter. Let's hope it's time for Vin to return to Cambridge :)

Richard Collins

I have promoted Vin out here in Perth, Western Australia for nearly 30 years. Peoples response to his performance has always been very positive and he is as popular here as ever. I do remember way back some angst towards him from a very small percentage of the audience who didnt like the stand he made on abortion. Most people gave him a right to have his opinion and some agreed with him.
Freedom of speech to me has always been the backbone of the folk movement and one of the qualities that endeared me to it. I would find it strangely odd and unbalanced if one of Britains most prestigeous festivals like Cambridge would chose to preclude from its programme one of the countries most loved and popular performers.

Robin Dennis

Yes agreed, this is very bad news that Vin still hasn't recieved an invite for Cambridge. Especially afterhis Folk award. Leaves me thinking theres something not quite right behind the scenes at cambridge. I think the organisers are more political minded than we give them credit for, they remind me of labour....enough said.


Still no vin on at Cambridge this year either. They need to pull there finger out.

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