We are truly delighted this year to welcome the fantastic Sharon Shannon to Ely Folk Festival. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan – a list that is testament to Sharon’s versatility as well as talent. While crossing–over into many genres of music, Sharon’s style is uniquely traditional Irish and she has been hugely influential in promoting Irish music. The Sharon Shannon Trio will perform on Sunday evening of Ely Folk Festival, closing a fantastic weekend of music. Festival box office now open.