Thomas Bradley Project

Thomas Bradley Project

Winners of our 2024 Band Competition, Thomas Bradley Project is a folk-rock act based in Liverpool, whose songs tackle the social issues of the day while also delving into the lives of ordinary people – their labours, challenges and victories. Band members are...
Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs. She famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the...
Peatbog Faeries

Peatbog Faeries

“Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The...
O’Hooley & Tidow

O’Hooley & Tidow

Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are singer-songwriters from Yorkshire who specialise in harmony vocals, and whose talent invites comparison with that other famous folk duo Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Original and distinctive performers of their own material,...
Breabach

Breabach

One of Scotland’s most dynamic contemporary folk bands, Breabach unite Highland and Island tradition with the innovative scottish music scene. Their 18 year adventure has included live performances from Sydney Opera House to Central Park New York. Their latest release...
Patrons Concert

Patrons Concert

We’re delighted that acclaimed musicians Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams are patrons of Ely Folk Festival. We’re even more delighted that they will curate and host a special Patrons Concert on Sunday afternoon, sharing the stage with some specially...