Festival News

All set for a great festival

All set for a great festival

Ferocious Dog; Cara Dillon; Oysterband; Martin Carthy; Nancy Kerr; Martin Harley; Gerry Colvin Band; Joshua Burnell Band; Jackie Oates; Tide Lines … just some of the evening acts appearing over this coming weekend. Tickets prices from £27 and selling fast.

Morris dancing over the festival

Morris dancing over the festival

Morris dancing has been an important element of Ely Folk Festival right from its earliest days - reflecting the diverse range of English traditional dance and how it has evolved as a living tradition. This year we have a great section of morris teams from all around...

FREE family friendly festival workshop on 7 July

FREE family friendly festival workshop on 7 July

Things are hotting up with only two weeks to go until Ely Folk Festival. On Sunday 7 July, come along and take part in a FREE family friendly drop-in workshop between 1-3pm at Babylon Gallery along Ely riverside, delivered by Ruth Marley from Re-imagine, courtesy of...

Kids…kids…kids

Kids…kids…kids

Wood printing, storytelling, percussion workshop, crafting, kids parade, free play, family concert, whistle workshop …. some if the fantastic activities we have organised for the 2019 festival. Check out our kids page & download the simple tunebook to accompany...

Tell Tale Tusk win 2019 Band Comp

Tell Tale Tusk win 2019 Band Comp

We're delighted to announce that Tell Tale Tusk are the winners of the 2019 Band Competition. This female group based in North London weave spellbinding three-part vocal harmonies around melodious instrumentals to create a take on folk that is bold and original, as...

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...

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...

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...

Booked for 2020

Show of Hands
Midnight Skyracer
The Young’uns
Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Daoiri Farrell
Steamchicken ceilidh band
Daphne’s Flight
Noble Jacks
Martyn Joseph
Megson
Thomas McCarthy
Thomas Ford
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage