What better way to start the new year musically than announcing the latest addition to our 2018 line-up – The Black Feathers. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in The Black Feathers’ musical world. The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. The Black Feathers will add to the wonderful and diverse range of musical influences at Ely Folk Festival.