Our Youth Challenge is an opportunity for young East Anglian folk musicians to perform on a Festival stage. We are delighted to welcome two outstanding acts and are confident that you’ll be hearing lots more of them in the future……. you heard them at Ely first! 

ABHAINN is James Hawkins(16) on Concertina, Catherine Hawkins (13) on Harp, Kima Meijer(15) on Fiddle and Saskia Meijer (10) on Whistle.  They’ve been meeting up at weekends in Cambridge, working around lockdowns and exams to play together and they’ll share with a mix of tunes, songs and maybe even a stepdance!