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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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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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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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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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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Friday Night Showcase

Friday Night Showcase

Our ever popular Friday Night Showcase returns to Nightingale stage with a cornucopia of acts showcasing the diversity of musical talent from East Anglia including fengrass, mandolins, rock fusion & found objects. The Larks use guitar and mandolin to compliment...

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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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