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Kids Stuff

Kids love Ely Folk Festival as there’s so much to do… crafts…music…story-telling…yoga…family concert…kids procession…games…fun…play…and ofcourse the ever popular Jan’s Van. Parents love Ely Folk Festival as the festival arena is compact and it’s easy to keep an eye on your little ones while soaking up the music and festival atmosphere.

We’re working up a bumper list of kids activities for the 2018 festival under the theme of Dreams & Nightmares; and for starters, how about Climb That Tree, the brand new musical show from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb.  Join David on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where dragons live under the bed, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and teddy bears dance the night away at the disco. Children and families will be entranced as he introduces them to his magical musical tree and,  as each flower opens, shares a new song for them  to sing along with. David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics.

Watch this space for details of more festival kids stuff over the coming months.



Acts booked so far for the 2018 festival

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Steve Knightley
Sam Kelly & Friends
Jamie Smith's Mabon
3 Daft Monkeys
Johnny Dickinson
Iona Fyfe
Anthony John Clarke
The Willows
The Black Feathers
John Kirkpatrick
The Relentless Ceilidh Band
Flossie Malavialle
Broom Bezzums
Tim Edey
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Chris Fox
Blackjack Blues Band
Alden Patterson and Dashwood
Frog on a Bike
The Penland Phezants
The Barefoot Doctors
Cary Outis
Brother Pit
Lee Gillett
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