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...

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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 Thomas...

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Barefoot Doctors

Barefoot Doctors

Prescribing soulful remedies are just one of the many abilities that blues / rock / groove band The Barefoot Doctors share as they travel Europe dispensing their wholesome brand of Rhythm and Blues music to all who seek therapeutic healing. The Cambridge-based band...

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Frog on a Bike

Frog on a Bike

One of the Cambridgeshire flatlands’ finest folk-rock ceilidh bands, Frog on a Bike is a hugely popular name on the professional East Anglian ceilidh scene. Composers and creative interpreters of traditional tunes, Frog on a Bike’s frenetic energy, distinctive sound...

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Kitewing

Kitewing

Kitewing unites two critically acclaimed UK groups -The Shackleton Trio and Christina Alden & Alex Patterson – in a crescendo of driving tune sets and compelling instrumentals. Soaring harmonies and roaring fiddles combine with guitar, mandolin and banjo to play...

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Rome

Rome

Romy Gensale's new band - Rome - hits all the right notes with its rock fusion sound. Rome includes a great blend of musicians driven by hard hitting original songs and powerful vocal with hints of PJ Harvey, Alanis Morissette &  Chrissie Hynde. Provocative &...

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Faradena Afifi

Faradena Afifi

Founder of The Noisy Women Present, and The Noisy People’s Improvising Orchestra, Fara is also an Initiator, Connector and Performer. Faradena is a person with neurodiversity who has mixed Afghan/British heritage. She is a T’ai Chi Chuan practitioner/instructor, folk...

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The Larks

The Larks

The Larks, Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham, use guitar and mandolin to compliment their voices as they call on a wide range of influences and experiences to entertain their audiences. Their festival sets include traditional, contemporary and original songs which can be...

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Lost Hobos

Lost Hobos

The Lost Hobos are a trio that play original acoustic-based music that they describe as ‘Fen Grass’. The band’s versatile line-up features three distinct vocalists that play acoustic guitars, percussion, mandolin and banjo. Some songs are sung in Australian but...

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Lizzie J Taylor & Friends

Lizzie J Taylor & Friends

Well known in Cambridge on the folk, rock  and jazz scene are Lizzie Taylor, Nick Barraclough, Phil Meyler and Malek Hyde-smith.  They  join forces at Ely to sing a very special set of folk and Americana classics, using 4 part harmonies, guitars and percussion. "...

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Andy Wall

Andy Wall

No stranger to the stage at Ely Folk Festival, Andy Wall is a well-respected singer, guitarist and performer active on the UK folk scene for more than four decades.  Alongside his solo work, in 2016 he teamed up with wordsmith Gareth Calway to create a show with...

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Simon George Kelso

Simon George Kelso

Cambridge-based musician Simon George-Kelso will open the Friday evening concert on the Nightingale stage, sharing his passion for traditional song and music. Simon draws his songs mainly from the English tradition. He prefers the informality of singarounds and...

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