Jay Monk

Jay Monk

Jay Monk is no stranger to Ely Folk Festival, being one half of the young folk duo Mythopoeic who, aged just 12 years old, were chosen from the 2017 Stage 3 open mic performers to play on the main stage the next day. Jay started performing on their own initially as an...
Maisie Blades

Maisie Blades

Maisie Blades is made up of four musicians who share a love for music that perhaps can best be described as Transatlantic – a rich mix of ingredients, including American traditional and bluegrass tunes, country, folk, blues, and Celtic fiddle pieces. Maisie...
Chris While & Julie Matthews

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Alas, covid restrictions on travel mean that Daphne’s Flight will be unable to perform at Ely Folk Festival 2021. However, we’re absolutely delighted that Chris While & Julie Matthews, two of the members of the band – and two of the most...
Glymjack

Glymjack

Glymjack is an English folk act Acoustic calls “as good as contemporary folk comes”. Led by singer-songwriter Greg McDonald, Glymjack generally play live as an acoustic trio with Greg joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and bassist Dickon Collinson,...
Liz Cotton

Liz Cotton

Tender, honest and exquisitely naughty, Liz Cotton strums a life’s worth of anxieties, humour and love in a set of songs from her Edinburgh Fringe show 100% Cotton. ‘Utterly delightful’ ★★★★★ (Feminist Fringe); ‘Expertly crafted’ ★★★★ (Deadline News); ‘Jake...
Katie Doherty and the Navigators

Katie Doherty and the Navigators

Hailing from Teesside and based in Newcastle for a long time until she was swept off her feet and up a hill in County Durham by her sheep farming husband, Katie Doherty is an award-winning songwriter. Recently, she has been best-known for her work with theatre, having...