Traders & Beer Tent

Ely Folk Festival prides itself on having a wide range of food stalls, craft, music and other traders that bring colour, vibrancy and great crafts and food to the festival site, not to mention our wonderful real ale tent.

Fil our Beer Tent manager is working hard to source another fantastic line-up of beers and ciders for the festival this year. Some of the teasers he has provided so far include:-  Crafty Beers – a family concern run by Mr and Mrs Beardsmore who have been brewing since 2013 – they will be brewing three different ales for the festival, though at this stage it is difficult to predict which three, but we know they will be excellent; Pickled Pig ciders are well-known to Ely Folk Festival visitors – although they no longer brew commercially, we hope that they may but they supply us with some of their wonderful ciders this year; also Spinney Abbey and Hereward cideries are on board … watch this space for further updates.

The excellent traders who will have stalls at Ely Folk Festival 2019 are:

MADDOG DESIGNS Crystals, minerals, fossils, poi, hula hoops and kid’s crafts
SENSE OF WONDER Handicrafts from Indonesia made using locally sourced renewable materials, Stone works, wood carvings, textiles, rattan, silver jewellery, pottery, etc.
ME & YOU Beautiful hand-printed cotton, ladies clothing and blankets
P J MUSIC A wide range of musical instruments. Melodeons, guitars, mandolins, whistles, flutes etc. Accessories including strings for most folk instruments and tutor books.
HARE AND TABOR T-shirts, tea towels and cards celebrating folklore and traditions.
SHAHLOU TRADING Handmade Persian rugs, kilims, runners, pouffes, bags, floor cushions and clothing from Iran and India.
BLACKWELLS ORIGINAL DRUMS Uniquely engineered, custom-finished bodhrans, other percussion instruments, beaters & accessories.
TEXTURA Own design natural fibre clothing, African crafts and textiles, ethnic textiles from South West China and accessories made from recycled or natural materials.
ALL WOOD FIRED PIZZA Pizzas cooked to order in a wood-fired oven.
LEON’S Vegetarian homemade wholefoods, hot & cold meals and cakes
THE MEXICAN KITCHEN Sublime Mexican street food
COFFEE2GO Freshly ground coffee, teas and hot chocolate as well as soft drinks, biscuits, muffins, cakes, crisps and chocolate bars.
MOOR & COAST Whitby fish and chips, Scampi, English breakfasts, hot rolls, beef burgers, hot drinks
TASTE OF SPICE Award-winning authentic Indian cuisine cooked to order. Meat and vegetable curries, wraps and snacks. Vegetarian curries are gluten free and suitable for vegans.
THE DOUGHNUT DEN Doughnuts, Shmoos (milkshakes), tea, coffee and cold drinks
CARIBBEAN LICK Ethical West Indian fusion cuisine. Caribbean street food fusing traditional and more exotic flavours




Booked for 2019

Nancy Kerr
Martin Carthy
Ferocious Dog
Cara Dillon
Martin Harley
Julie Felix
Melrose Quartet
Rogue Shanty Buoys
Gerry Colvin Band
Two Coats Colder
Tide Lines
Rory McLeod
Stick in the Wheel
Jackie Oates
False Lights
Adrian Nation
Threepenny Bit
Les Barker
Joshua Burnell Band
Cary Otis
Lunch Special
Melody Causton
Saul Bailey
Lucy Grubb Band
Megan Wisden
Andy Wall
Robin Gillan
The Melrose Ceilidh Band
Friday Night Showcase

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This year in our Beer Tent

Three Blind Mice brewery – Lonely Snake, Cheeky Peach, Juice Rocket & DefiledMild
Banks and Taylor brewery – Dragonslayer, Midsummer, Golden Fox & Edwin Taylor stout
Milton brewery – Pegasus, Minerva, Dionysus & Saturnalia
Son of Sid brewery– Muckcart Mild, Ragwort, Sid & English Ale
Lord Conrad brewery – Horny Goat, Lobster, Spiffing Wheeze & Tangerine Dreams
Moonshiner – Shelford Crier, Heavenly Matter & Night Watch Porter

Two Rivers brewery – Hares Hopping, Miners Mild, Porters Pride & Denver Diamond
Mile Tree brewery -Meadow Gold, Larksong & Summer E.S.B
Finally this years debutant – Nene Valley(gluten free beer)-Simple Pleasures, Dark Horse Mild & Release the Chimps
Ciders from Pickled Pig (no longer available elsewhere), Spinney Abbey & Hereward.