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Smokin Roses Presents: Folk in the Footlights ft Elizabeth and Jameson, Josh Robins and Sean O’Hanrahan

Folk in the Footlights is a brand new folk night for Cambridge in 2024, in association with The Cambridge Union. This month features Elizabeth and Jameson, Josh Robins and Sean O'Hanrahan

  • 12th April 2024 - 12th April 2024
  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Folk in the Footlights is a brand new folk night for Cambridge in 2024, in association with The Cambridge Union.
Bringing the illustrious history of the Footlights and Cambridge’s famous folk scene together, every 6 weeks we will present to you 3 of the area’s finest acoustic music acts, with some touring acts as well.

For April we have an enchanting line-up for your listening pleasure featuring Elizabeth and Jameson, Josh Robins and Sean O’Hanrahan.

Tickets are £10 from our website and the link below:


Hannah Elizabeth and Griff Jameson have joined forces to create an acoustic folk-roots sound that encompasses both their individual musical backgrounds.  Hannah’s influences are firmly planted in traditional folk-roots, whilst in contrast Griff has formed his musical reputation within folk pop/rock genres.  Together, Elizabeth & Jameson arguably offer the best of both backgrounds; this is simplistic, classic song writing at its best – a stripped back harmony-driven sound with acoustic guitar, violin and exquisite vocals.

As well as securing high-profile support slots on the UK folk-roots circuit, the duo have built up a strong following after spending the last few years touring folk and acoustic clubs and venues across the UK. Their debut studio album, Northern Shores & Stories was officially released in 2020 and has been receiving critical acclaim across the acoustic folk-roots community.

Recent festival highlights include Cambridge Folk Festival and the Great British Folk Festival.  Elizabeth & Jameson were awarded the NMG Award for best Acoustic, Folk & Roots Act of 2019, and were proud to open four shows for Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as part of their 2019 Autumn/Winter tour. 

The duo’s newest EP Dead Ends & Hand Me Downs was released in Autumn 2022 alongside a tour of live dates around the UK.  Plans for 2024 include recording new material for their second studio album, and a busy schedule of live dates to showcase their new music far and wide.




Sean O’Hanrahan is a pianist and singer-songwriter based in Cambridge, UK.

Growing up in a musical family he was quickly drawn to the piano and started lessons at an early age.  After being in bands at school, he began honing his craft on the Cambridge live gig circuit, accompanying other local musicians and lending his distinctive piano magic to artists such as EZIO and Max Bianco.

Alongside his nuanced accompaniment to songs, he continued to develop his improvisation and lead playing with jazz/ funk bands ‘Funk Outreach Project’, ‘Shake Your Tail Feather’ and his own project ‘The Flying Hammond Trio’ – firmly establishing himself as one of the best keys players on the scene.  Having been an experienced sideman in a host of Cambridge bands he is now beginning to share his own music with the world.
Sean’s diary entry-style songs explore grief and heartache paired with intricate piano motifs.
Through crowdfunding he’s been able to start recording his first album. He can be found playing with Cambridge bands as well as his own shows.


Josh Robins

Acoustic Indie/Alt Folk Singer-Songwriter with politically charged songs.

Now residing in. Cambridge he has recently become a professional musician after completing his studies in English Literature.



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Bar
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Restaurant
  • wheelchair access
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

The city’s name is known around the world, but it wasn’t always called Cambridge. In the Middle Ages it was known as Grantabridge, meaning the bridge over the river Granta (one of the sources of the River Cam).