2008 Ely Folk Festival On Course To Sell Out

Ely Folk Festival is on course to sell out before the festival weekend for the first time in its 23 year history. Happening from 11th – 13th July at Ely Outdoor Centre the festival boasts a superb line up including Show of Hands, Martin Simpson, Spiers & Bowden and Boo Hewerdine, promising the best festival yet. Festival organiser Trish Reed said ‘Anyone hoping to come along is encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment in the event that the festival sells out’

If you can’t get to the festival itself, don’t miss the procession in Ely town centre from 11am on Saturday an amazing sight with a colourful array of Morris sides, headed by Saor Patrol with drums and pipes.

Tickets are on sale on line at elyfolk.co.uk or by calling 01353 669985.

Image: Saor-Patrol

Ely Online will also release it’s annual podcast – Folkin’ Hell, It’s Festival Time v3.0 next weekend. Stay tuned. In the meantime here is our first volume from 2006. Enjoy.



  1. Intro by Carol Batton
  2. Young Hearts Run Free – Nancy Wallace
  3. My Aunt Edna – Bonnie Koloc
  4. Bones For Doctor Swah – Wooden Wand
  5. Don’t Be Upset – Jeffrey & Jack Lewis
  6. Help Me Find Myself – Tudor Lodge
  7. Graveyard – Forrest
  8. Diamond Day – Vashti Bunyan

You can listen to the mix streamed online by pressing the play button below, broadband is your friend for this. If you don’t see the player below then you don’t have the Flash Player installed, that can be remedied by going here.