The Penland Phezants

The Penland Phezants

Hereward The Wake’s daring commando raids against the Norman Conquest, gloriously crowned by his will o’ the wisp escapes along secret fen paths is the stuff of legends. Poet Gareth Calway’s racy new narrative “A Very English Resistance; The...
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...
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...
Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music. Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the...
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...
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...