Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

If you don’t know the voice of Cara Dillon, you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. Surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry,...
Nancy Kerr

Nancy Kerr

Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood,...
Enter our 2018 festival photo competitions by 31 July

Enter our 2018 festival photo competitions by 31 July

The theme is Fun in the Sun. To enter, simply upload a maximum of two photos you have taken at Ely Folk Festival 2018 that you think best illustrates the above theme to the Ely Folk Festival Facebook page by Tuesday 31st July marked with the tag ‘Ely Folk Fest 2018...
A swarm of festival visitors

A swarm of festival visitors

Ely Folk Festival 2018; Friday evening; visitors settling in for a weekend of great music; … but on Campsite 3, things were really buzzing! A swarm of bees had decided to make heir home in one of the traffic cones used as a marker on the campsite. While the cone...
Buying festival tickets

Buying festival tickets

The box office on the festival site is open on Saturday until 12.30am and on Sunday from midday until 11.30pm. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday still available. Saturday adult tickets are £43, kids aged 12-17 are £17; Sunday adult tickets are £42; kids aged 12-17 are...
Folk v. Football

Folk v. Football

A big weekend ahead – not only is it Ely Folk Festival 2018, but there are some significant football games taking place in Russia. But no need to choose between folk & footie. If England are in the final, we will have a TV in the festival bar in case you...