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Workshops, competitions etc

Festival Workshops: With help from the talented musicians and dancers who take part in the festival, a wide range of workshops & informal ‘meets’ will take place over the festival weekend including – Voice workshop with The Spooky Men’s Chorale; East Anglian step dancing with Fiona Davies; Ukelele with Brooks Williams; Tin whistle with Georgia Lewis; Meet Flossie Malavialle; Beginners bodhran with John Blackwell; fiddle workshop with Rowan Piggot; blues workshop with Bophouseblue; Meet O’Hooley & Tidow; guitar with Hans Theessink; songwriting with Reg Meuross.

2017 Band Competition: The winner of our 2017 Band Competition is Norwich-based folk/Americana trio Alden Patterson & Dashwood https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com/. Thanks to local newspaper – Ely Standard – for supporting our Band Competition this year.

2016 Festival Photo Competition

Our theme for 2016 was ‘A riot of colour and sound’. The winners (who will receive complimentary tickets to the 2017 festival) were Jon Dean for his superb study of a young festival goer concentrating hard on combining colour and sound at the same time; and to Glenys Dawkins for capturing both the floral headresses and noise-making ability of Earlsdon Morris Men with their bells and rattles. Both winning entries are below.

jon-dean-2       glenys-dawkins-1

2017 Band Competition

Details coming soon….








A selection of the great acts booked for the 2017 festival. Check out our Line-up page for the full list

Seth Lakeman
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Sam Kelly Trio
The Elephant Sessions
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
O'Hooley & Tidow
Reg Meuross
Jennifer Crook
Elvis Fontenot
Brooks Williams
Flossie Malavialle
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Georgia Lewis Band
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Urban Folk Theory
Causeway Ceili Band
Hans Theessink
Alden Patterson & Dashwood

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