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...
Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having...
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless,...
Mythopoeic are Katherine and Holly who write and arrange their own material, sing in harmony and play a variety of instruments. After many years of attending Ely Folk Festival, they decided to get together, write some songs and take part in the Club Tent Competition...
Emma is 19-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first started teaching herself guitar when she was 12, and since then has had a passion for singing and playing in front of people, be whether it’s covers or original songs. She has performed at The...
Josh is an aspiring musician who writes as much as he can. Currently he is in the process of writing and recording an EP titled ‘A Case Of Heart Break’ that incorporates a range of genres and styles as a sort of scrapbook of the last 18 months. Josh tries to gig as...
Skipinnish Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Sam Kelly & Friends
Jamie Smith’s Mabon
3 Daft Monkeys
Anthony John Clarke
The Black Feathers
Relentless Ceilidh Band
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Blackjack Blues Band
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Frog on a Bike
The Penland Phezants
The Barefoot Doctors
Ward & Parker