We’re delighted to announce Paper Sparrows as winners of our festival band competition 2022. Paper Sparrows are a contemporary folk/Americana trio from Edinburgh, with arrangements drawing upon 60s folk-revivalists like Jansch, Dylan and Donovan up-to acts like Rawlings, Drever and the Milk Carton Kids. The release of their debut EP saw the band invited to play the prodigious Celtic Connections and national radio exposure. The band have also played the Assembly Festival’s Edinburgh Fringe run and the Big Burns Supper. Paper Sparrows is a trio going places and we’re delighted that they will open the main stage of Ely Folk Festival 2022.