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...
Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene and their ascent is accelerating! Being named Live Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards, releasing four consecutive chart topping self-penned singles, a 3000 seat sell-out concert in the Glasgow Royal...
The first blues musician we booked for the 2018 festival is the redoubtable and very talented Johnny Dickinson. Following a serious illness, Northumberland-born slide-guitarist/singer/songwriter Johnny is now back doing what he does best. His deft balance of folk...
Broom Bezzums is an award-winning, powerful live acoustic duo comprising the talents and striking stage presence of Andrew Cadie and Mark Bloomer. Now firmly established in Germany, Broom Bezzums have twice won the Folk category at the German Rock and Pop Prize and...
Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne will headline on Saturday night at Ely Folk Festival 2018 with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire...
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...
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