”Hello,” said Grace Petrie sweetly. “I’m a protest singer.” Murmurs of approval. “Actually I’m a socialist, feminist, lesbian, left wing protest singer…” The place erupted.’
– The first lines of The Guardian review of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since. She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long. She’s appeared at Glastonbury four time at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.
She has quietly become one of the most respected songwriters in the UK today.
8.00pm (doors open at 7.30pm), £14 in advance, £16 on the door
The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ
Fri 12 Oct 2018