Festival News

Flavoured with soul, jazz, funk….

Flavoured with soul, jazz, funk….

Cambridgeshire singer song writer Soloman Smith writes and performs folk songs flavoured with soul, jazz, funk, country and more! He has been involved with music for some 30 plus years in one guise or another and has been lucky enough to share stages/bills with some...

Youth challenge winners 2019

Youth challenge winners 2019

Congratulations to the winners of our Youth Challenge competition 2019 - Jasmine Canham; Abhainn & Oliver Cross.  At sixteen years old, Jasmine is a young and upcoming singer from Suffolk who is starting to make her mark on the local music industry. As a writer,...

Kids play

Kids play

Kids love Ely Folk Festival as there’s so much to do… crafts…music…story-telling…yoga…family concert…kids procession…games…fun…play…and lots more. Parents love Ely Folk Festival as the festival arena is compact and it’s easy to keep an eye on your little ones while...

Catch us at Eel Day on 4th May

Catch us at Eel Day on 4th May

If you are in the vicinity of Ely this coming Saturday 4th May, come along to Jubilee Park by the river to hear a line-up of great local acts performing on the Ely Folk Festival mini-stage. The line-up is: 12.30: Josh Robbins; 13.45: Addison’s Uncle; 15.00: Wendsum....

Festival donation to Centre 33

Festival donation to Centre 33

At the festival AGM earlier this week, Andy Wall chair of the festival committee presented a cheque for £1105.25 to Gavin Chappell Bates from Centre 33. Centre 33 was our chosen local charity to support at the 2018 festival. The festival was delighted to support this...

Workshops galore

Workshops galore

We love our guests to try their hands (and feet) at singing, dancing, trying our a musical instrument and much more. So we have lined up a wonderful range of workshops at the festival. Be it chorus singing with the Rogue Shanty Buoys; Medup morris dancing with...

Catch us at Eel Day on 4th May

Eel Day – a date for your diary

Ely Eel Day will take place on Saturday 4th May in Jubilee Gardens by the river. The festival supports Eel Day by showcasing some great new folk and roots talent. This year, Josh Robbins; Annie Dressner; Philip Pearson; and Wendsum will perform between 12.30 - 16.00...

Festival charity for 2019

Festival charity for 2019

Our chosen local charity to support this year is Care Network Cambridgeshire. CNC aims to help people to stay healthy, independent and in touch with their communities. Its volunteers provide ‘Help at Home’ a free service supporting people in their own homes after a...

They sing, they pick, they eat

They sing, they pick, they eat

Treat yourself to some food for the soul and join Lunch Special at Ely Folk Festival. Lunch Special is a London-based Country and Bluegrass band. Members Neala Hickey, Vivian Li, and Luca Serino have roots spreading across three continents. In 2016, the three met at a...

A taste of country

A taste of country

Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norwich who will bring her own special blend of country music to Ely Folk Festival. With heartfelt lyrics and Country undertones, Lucy focuses on telling you the unadulterated truth about a girl who was born and raised in a town...

Booked for 2020

Show of Hands
Midnight Skyracer
Daoiri Farrell
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage