Alden Patterson Dashwood

Alden Patterson Dashwood

This very talented trio were the winners of our 2017 Band Competition and we were so impressed, we booked them to play at our 2018 festival. Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin...
Anthony John Clarke

Anthony John Clarke

  Anthony John Clarke? Not only has he written four of the most popular songs on the folk scene ‘The Only Life Gloria Knows’, ‘The Broken Years’, ‘Walking On Sunday’ and the immortal ‘Tuesday Night is Always Karaoke’,...
Frog on a Bike

Frog on a Bike

Frog on a Bike have over 100 years of playing experience between them. They play mainly traditional and contemporary English folk tunes, but also boast their own compositions amongst their repertoire. However, plenty of Scottish, Irish and even French tunes are always...
Iona Fyfe

Iona Fyfe

We’re very pleased to welcome young Scottish performer Iona Fyfe to Ely Folk Festival. Iona is one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. At the tender age of twenty, she has established...
Sam Kelly & Friends

Sam Kelly & Friends

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...
The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers

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...