Julie Felix

Julie Felix

In 1964 Julie arrived in England after leaving California and hitchhiking through Europe with the guitar her father had given her . It didn’t take long before Julie took the seat as the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV Show ‘The Frost Report’, and...
Festival box office opens 1 February

Festival box office opens 1 February

Hurrah! After months of planning the 2019 festival, the box office is ready to open. The sunny days of July may seem a long way off, but what better antidote to the current cold spell than treating yourself to a ticket for Ely Folk Festival. Tickets are available for...
A taste of the salty sea

A taste of the salty sea

The Rogue Shanty Buoys are an energetic sea shanties group based in rural Suffolk with an unmistakably bold and original sound and an emphasis on tight harmonies, strong vocals and unfussy arrangements. They perform authentic Sea shanties and sea songs, whaling arias,...
Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival. Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC...
Harbour Lights Band

Harbour Lights Band

This six-piece Suffolk-based band uses Fiddle, Melodeon, English Concertina, Banjo, Electric Bass & Percussion to create a lively ceilidh atmosphere. The band will be accompanied by caller Niki Acott. The band will play our Saturday afternoon family ceilidh.