Workshops and Competitions

2019 Festival Workshops, sessions & meets

Ely Folk Festival prides itself on enabling our visitors to participate in the music and dance taking place over the weekend by taking part in the  many workshops that operate; join in with one of our sessions; or get up close and personal with our guest musicians by way of informal meets.

Enter our 2019 Festival Photo Competition

The theme for 2019 is Music, Lights, Action! To enter, simply upload a maximum of two photos you have taken at Ely Folk Festival 2019 that you think best illustrates the above theme to the Ely Folk Festival Facebook page by Wednesday 31st July 2019 marked with the tag ‘Ely Folk Fest 2019 Photo Comp’. A maximum of two photos per person can be entered for the competition. The competition is open to amateur photographers only. Two winning entries will be selected, and winners will be notified by end of September 2019. The judge’s decision is binding. Winners will each receive a pair of adult tickets to the 2020 Ely Folk Festival – the prize is non-exchangeable. Ely Folk Festival reserves the right to use the photos entered in the competition for festival publicity purposes.

Workshops, sessions and meets that took place over the 2019 festival include:

SATURDAY

  • 09.00 – 10.15 – Yoga with Sarah Moss
  • 10.00 – 12.00 – Singaround with Simon Kelso
  • 10.30 – 11.30 – East Anglian Step Dance workshop with Fiona Davies
  • 10.30 – 11.20 – Songwriting workshop with Adrian Nation
  • 11.30 – 12.20 – Bodhran for beginners workshop with John Blackwell
  • 12.30 – 13.20 – Chorus songs workshop 1 with the Rogue Shanty Buoys
  • 13.30 – 14.30 – Meet Julie Felix
  • 14.30 – 15.20 – Easy ‘n Slow Tunes workshop 1 with David Savage – download the tunebook Easy n Slow Tunebook 2019
  • 15.30 – 16.30 – Fiddles in harmony workshop with Nancy and Jess from Melrose Quartet
  • 20.40 – 22.40 – Saturday night session

SUNDAY

  • 09.00 – 10.15 – Yoga with Sarah Moss
  • 10.00 – 12.00 – Singaround with Simon Kelso
  • 10.30 – 11.20 – Dance Like a Witchman – workshop with the Witchmen
  • 10.30 – 11.20 – Five string banjo workshop: claw hammer & frailling with Robin Gillan
  • 11.30 – 12.20 – Morris dance workshop TBC
  • 11.30 – 12.20 – Meet Les Barker
  • 12.30 – 14.00 Chorus songs workshop 2 followed by mini concert with the Rogue Shanty Buoys
  • 14.30 – 15.20 Easy ‘n Slow Tunes workshop 2 with David Savage – download the tunebook Easy n Slow Tunebook 2019

 

 

 

 

Booked for 2019

Oysterband
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
Opaque
Robin Gillan
The Melrose Ceilidh Band
Friday Night Showcase

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