We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Ely Folk Festival Band Competition 2018 is Melody Causton.  The distinctive sound of Melody’s voice gives great spirit to her soulful songs of love and life.  Side stage, sleeping in guitar cases whilst her parents performed, Melody is now embracing the tea drinking, story telling life of a folk songstress, on the start of her own musical journey. Melody will open the 2018 festival in Marquee 1 on Friday evening. The standard of entries to the Band Competition this year was extremely high and we would like to thank everyone who entered.