MUSIC: Saturday Afternoon

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Since emerging in 2016, Hannah & Ben have been defying all conventions of style, genre and compartmentalisation. A touch of ‘Americana’, yet quintessentially English. Traditional, yet contemporary, with their individual writing style. Playful and instinctive, they...

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John Kirkpatrick

John Kirkpatrick

John Kirkpatrick has been dancing, singing, and playing his way around the English folk scene since he joined Hammersmith Morris Men in 1959 at the age of twelve. Displaying a rare skill on a variety of push-pull squeezeboxes - the melodeon, the button accordion, and...

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Liz Simmons & Flynn Cohen

Liz Simmons & Flynn Cohen

Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen (of Vermont, USA) are the founding couple of the award-winning American Roots & Folk band Low Lily. Between them they sing and play guitars and mandolin, creating a close duo vocal harmony and warm, cohesive instrumental blend...

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The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin and banjo). Collectively the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia's flair for sourcing largely...

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KEGS

KEGS

Celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in 2024 KEGS is a dynamic & energic folk band with an extensive & eclectic repertoire, as much at home on the concert stage as playing for a ceilidh.  They draw upon the international folk tradition and pop culture as...

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Kelly & Woolley

Kelly & Woolley

We are delighted to welcome back to Ely Folk Festival, our 2023 Band Competition winners - Kelly and Woolley. Matt and Gary are an accomplished acoustic duo who hail from Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. They sing and play tunes from a wide variety of styles...

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Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from Norwich. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving. “A milestone for...

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Guise

Guise

GUISE is the heart and soul of pop-folk singer-songwriter Jess Guise. Possessed of a remarkable folk lilt, she sings with delicacy whilst landing some vicious asides - by turns sweet, funny, and haunting. Whilst locked down with her husband, Frank Turner, Jess won the...

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