Ely Folk Club

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Ely Folk Club takes place in The Old Dispensary, 13 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4ER. There is no bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks or buy drinks from the pub across the road and bring them with you.

New start time: From September 2013 events at Ely Folk Club will start at 8.00pm, unless otherwise stated.

Concerts take place most months, usually on Wednesday evenings. We also hold occasional extra events.

Tickets may be booked in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

Past Events

Some of the many musicians who have played at Ely Folk Club since its formation in 1990 (in alphabetical order):

Name Dates
1651 Dec 2001
4Square Sep 2010, Oct 2013
90% Proof Nov 2000
Acaysha Apr 2000
Adam Sewell Apr 2009
Adrian Nation Jan 2009, May 2014
Alan Burke Feb 2000, Oct 2002, Jun 2005
Alistair Russell Jan 1999
Allie Fox Sep 1993
Al Parrish May 2012
Anam Feb 1997
Andy Caven May 1991, Jul 1992, Jun 1993, Sep 1995, Dec 1996, Mar 1998
Andy Cutting Mar 2011, Apr 2015
Andy Letcher and Cliff Stapleton Feb 2010
Andy Stone Mar 2006
Andy Wall Jul 2003, Jul 2005, Jul 2007, Jan 2008, Jan 2009, Oct 2009, Dec 2010, Dec 2011, Dec 2012, Dec 2013, June 2014, Dec 2014, Sep 2015, Dec 2015, Jul 2016
Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater May 2016
Anthony John Clarke Feb 2011
Arizona Smoke Revue Dec 2004
Artisan Dec 1991, Oct 2005
Bailey Jun 2005
Banoffi Mar 2000
BarronBrady Jun 2007, Mar 2008
Belshazzar’s Feast Dec 1999, May 2010
Benji Kirkpatrick, Cormac Byrne and Sam Norman Apr 2009
Bernard Hoskin Nov 2006, Feb 2011, Nov 2012; Apr 2016
Big Apple Pie/Ruth Bramley and Ann Biggs Nov 1991, Apr 2010, Dec 2010, Dec 2011, Dec 2012, Dec 2013, Dec 2014, Dec 2015, Jul 2016, Dec 2016
Bill Caddick Dec 2011
Bill Jones Jun 2002
Bobby Ray and Edwin Few Mar 2005
Bob Fox Jul 2010, Jun 2015
Bondy May 2010
Boo Hewerdine Oct 2004
Bounty Hounds Dec 2014
Bram Taylor Nov 1996, Apr 1999
Brian Cleary and Frances O’Rourke Mar 1993
Brian Cleary and John Ward Jun 1991
Brian Jeffels Jan 2010
Brian O’headra Jun 2000
Brian Peters Nov 1990, Dec 1992, Mar 1995, May 1997, Sep 2009
Brian Peters and Gordon Tyrrall Apr 2004
Bridget Guest and Roy Wilcock Feb 2012
Broadside Boys May 2013, Jan 2016
Cameo Jul 2000
Carolyn Sheppard and Bryan Causton Feb 2005
Cave Oct 2006
Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley Jun 1998
Chris Sherburn and Findlay Napier Jun 2014
Chris Wood May 1999
Chris Wood and Andy Cutting Mar 2000
Cliff n Prue Sep 2007
Cliff Stapleton May 2001
Cloudstreet May 2006, Sep 2010
Colvin Quarmby May 2004, Mar 2006, Dec 2007, Dec 2009, Mar 2013
Coope, Boyes and Simpson Apr 2003
Cosmotheka Apr 1991
Cove Hithe Mar 2015
Crownstreet Nov 2010
Cruel Folk Dec 2005, Feb 2008, Dec 2009
Cupola Dec 2015
Damien Barber Nov 1990, Jan 2000
Damien Barber and Mike Wilson Jun 2011, Jan 2015
Dan Evans Mar 1996
Dana and Susan Robinson Sep 2005
Daniel Nestlerode Mar 2013
Dan McKinnon May 2007
Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall Nov 2011
DanSmall Nov 2000, Mar 2005, Jan 2007
Dan Wilde May 2016
Dark Lantern Mar 1995
Dave Burland Jun 1992, Dec 2000, Feb 2012
Dave Goulder Nov 1993
Dave Hardy Jun 2009
Dave Swarbrick Dec 2009
Dave Townsend Apr 1991
David Shevelew June 2011
David Stevenson May 2005
David Stevenson and Andrew Noyes May 2006
Derek Brimstone May 2001
Dick Miles Mar 1991, Apr 1992
Dolphin Smile Apr 1994
Downes and Beer Feb 2002, Jun 2008
Drohne Mar 2007
Drumachie Feb 1992
Duncan McFarlane Nov 2002, Jun 2003, Feb 2006
EdwardAlice Jul 2015
Enda Kenny Sep 2000, Jun 2012
Fairport Convention May 2008, May 2009
Finality Jack Nov 1997
Firebrand Feb 1999
Fish Up A Tree Sep 1994
Fizzadity Jul 2000
Fleetwood Cave Nov 2016
Flook Sep 2001
Flootstreet Apr 2014
Flossie Malavialle Mar 2009
Frank McLaughlin and Gillian MacDonald Jun 1995
Geoff Higginbottom Oct 1997, Oct 1999
George Norris Sep 1996, Mar 1998
George Wilson Apr 1994
Gerry Colvin Band Mar 2015
Gerry Hallom Mar 1997
Gigspanner Feb 2009
Gilly Darbey Jul 1997, May 1999
Gordon Tyrrall Nov 1991, May 1995, Jun 1997
Graham and Eileen Pratt Nov 1997
Gravelly Hill Billies Sep 2002
Gregg Cave and Nick Ellison Jan 2013
Greg McDonald and Gemma Gayner Jan 2012, Nov 2016
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar Sep 2016
Gren Bartley Trio Oct 2015
Hannah Sanders Oct 2013, May 2014, Nov 2015
Harrison Shaw Cajun Band Oct 1993
Harvey Andrews Sep 1996, Jun 2006
Hex Jul 2007, Oct 2014
Highly Strung May 1995
Hilary James and Simon Mayor Sep 2000
Holmes & Bond Mar 2016
Dick Frazer Nudds & Hunky Dory Mar 1994
Hugh Boyde and Brian Cleary Apr 2015, Oct 2016
Huw and Tony Williams Oct 1998
Ian Bruce Oct 1995, Nov 2010
Iceni Mar 2000
Isambarde Apr 2007, May 2008
Issy and David Emeney Apr 2008
Jackie Oates and Tristan Seume Jan 2013, Jan 2014
James Chadwick Apr 2006
James Delarre and Saul Rose Nov 2014
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy Nov 2009, Nov 2012
Jay Turner Oct 1993
Jenna Witts Sep 2007, Apr 2010, Dec 2012, Jul 2014
Jennifer Crook Trio Feb 2015
Jeremy Taylor Nov 1999
Jess Morgan Jul 2011
Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies Mar 2004, Jun 2016
Jim Couza Feb 1994, Dec 1994, Dec 1998
Jim Moray Mar 2016
Joe Stead Oct 1994
John and Lucy Crowe Nov 2004
John Bosley and Steve Christopher Feb 2017
John Kirkpatrick Oct 2001
John Spiers and Jon Boden Jun 2004
John Spires and Dave Benton Sep 1995
John Sykes Mar 1992
John Ward and Mario Price Jan 1993, May 1994, Dec 1995, Dec 1998, Dec 2004, Oct 2012
John Ward Trio Jan 2017,
Johnny Coppin Nov 2006
Joint Venture Sep 2006
Jon Betmead Jul 1991
Jon Brindley Oct 2000
Jon Harvison Oct 2005
Judith Silver Sep 1997
Julie Henigan Jun 1994
Kate Locksley Feb 2010
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Nov 2005
Keds Sep 1999
Keith Donnelly Mar 2014, Feb 2016
Keith Kendrick Jan 2010
Kelly and Woolley Feb 2016
Kelly Oliver Sep 2014
Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton Mar 2009
Kirsty Bromley Jul 2015
Kiss the Mistress Jun 2008
Last Night’s Fun Sep 1999, Mar 2002, May 2005
Lee Collinson Sep 1990
Les Barker Dec 2002
Lesley Curtis Nov 2014
Life and Times Jun 2010
Lightning Jack Nov 2005
Lightning Tree Jan 2006
Little Johnny England Nov 2001
Liz Simcock Apr 2005
London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra Jul 2002
Lorebreakers Feb 2000
Lucy Ward Nov 2011, Apr 2016
Luke Jackson Jul 2013
Magna Carta Nov 2004
Mark Ellis Jun 2013
Mark Newman Nov 2003
Martin Carthy Dec 2000, Jan 2005, Jun 2010
Martin Kaszak May 2008, Nov 2009, Mar 2012, Oct 2015
Martin Long Nov 1994, May 1996
Martin Sumpton Jan 1998
Martyn Wyndham-Read Oct 2014
Mary Humphreys and Anahata Sep 2004, Dec 2004, Jul 2006, Dec 2008
Matt Cudby and Erin Brown Jun 2016
Matt Woosey Feb 2014
Mawkin Mar 2007
Mawkin : Causley Oct 2008
Megson Nov 2008
Mick Ryan and Paul Downes Dec 2013
Mike Freeman and Tania Opland Jul 1996, Jun 2007
Mike Silver Apr 2000, Sep 2006
Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston Jan 2011, May 2015
Misericordia Dec 1997
Mooncoin May 2000, Nov 2002
Morris and Dexter Ardoin Oct 2003
Mundy-Turner Oct 2000
na-mara Oct 2008, Apr 2011, Mar 2014, May 2015
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan May 2000, Jul 2001, Jan 2004, Feb 2007, Jun 2009
Nick Hennessey Apr 2006, Jul 2012
Norman and Betty McDonald Apr 1996
Nuada Jul 2003, Dec 2004, Oct 2012
O'Hooley and Tidow Jun 2013
Oliver Bootle May 1997
Ollie King Sep 2010, Apr 2012, Feb 2017
Owen Woods Oct 2011, Jan 2014
Pagan Billy Jul 1994
Pat Hayward and Sarah Woods Feb 1995
Paul Downes Oct 1996, Jul 1999, Feb 2008
Paul Gill and Sam Belcher Feb 2009
Paul Hoad Sep 1994
Passing Wind Apr 2013
Paul Scourfield Dec 2004
Pavlov’s Cat Dec 2004
Peggy and P J Nov 2007
Penni McLaren Walker and Bryan Causton Jul 2005
Pete Quin Oct 2004
Pete Coe Nov 1996, Mar 1999, Oct 2007
Pete Morton Nov 2015
Pete Oakley Jul 2003
Phil and Philippa Lyons Oct 1991, Jan 1994
Phil Beer Sep 2011
Phil Beer and Deb Sandland Feb 2003
Phil Beer and Gareth Turner Sep 1998
Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes Apr 2007, Mar 2009
Phil Hare Jul 2004
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin May 2013
Pilgrims' Way Oct 2011, Jan 2017
Reg Meuross Mar 2012
Richard Grainger Oct 1990, Feb 1992, May 1993, Jan 1996, Sep 1998
Richard Grainger and Chris Parkinson Dec 1993
Rick Christian Dec 1995
Robert Brown May 2009
Robert Lane Jul 2014
Roger Wilson May 2000
Rosie Hodgson Dec 2016
Rosie Hodgson and Rowan Piggott Sep 2011
Rosie Eade Jun 2006, Nov 2007, Mar 2011
Sara Grey Sep 1991, Nov 1992, Jun 1996
Sara Grey and Kieron Means Apr 2005
Serious Kitchen Feb 2004, Feb 2013
Seth Lakeman, Benji Kirkpatrick and Simon Friend Jan 2006
Shave the Monkey Sep 1992, Jan 1995, Jun 1998, Mar 2001, Dec 2003
Show Of Hands Feb 1996, May 1998, Mar 1999, Feb 2001, May 2005, Oct 2007, Nov 2008
Sid Kipper Dec 2010
Simon Hopper Band Oct 2006, Mar 2008
SinĂ©ad Orme Sep 2009
Sister Sister Nov 1995
Skryp and Mary Jane Evans Jan 2005
Skylarks Jul 2006
Something Happened Jul 2011
Sound Tradition May 2007, Dec 2008
Spencer Cleary Jul 2008
Steve Ashley Sept 2008
Steve Ferra Sept 2016
Steve Knightley Oct 1999, Sept 2012
Steve Tilston May 1992, Oct 2009, Nov 2013
Strangeworld Jan 2011
Stuart Boyd Dec 1999
Sunjay Jan 2016
Suntrap Mar 1999, Jul 2008
Tanglefoot (Canada) Jun 1999, May 2001, Sep 2003
Tanglefoot (UK) Sep 1997
Tannerhill Weavers Apr 2011
The Amazing Mr Smith Jul 1995, Jul 1998
The Aqua Sisters Apr 1997
The Askew Sisters Feb 2007
The Baghdaddies Jun 2004
The Band With No Name Feb 1993
The Devine Family Nov 2013
The Devotees Sep 2005
The Dunns Mar 1996
The Floozies Nov 2008
The Foxglove Trio Feb 2015
The John Wright Band Jan 1997
The Joyce Gang Apr 1998, Jun 2000, Dec 2001
The Kipper Family Sep 1990
The Larks Mar 2009
The Old Rope String Band Feb 2003
Them Harvey Boys Nov 1998
The Willows May 2011
The Young'uns Sep 2014
Tim Van Eyken and Graham O’Callaghan Feb 1998
Tom Kitching and Jon Loomes Apr 2013
Tom McConville Dec 1994
Tom McConville and Pauline Cato Sep 1998
Tom Napper Tom Bliss Sep 2004, Dec 2006
Tony Winn Mar 1997
Triangle Mar 2010
TU Jan 2007
Two Coats Colder Jul 2013
Uiscedwr Dec 2007, May 2011
Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer Dec 2005, May 2009, Sep 2015
Vin Garbutt May 2002, Apr 2008, Apr 2012, Apr 2014
Waterfall Jan 2003, Feb 2005, Jan 2008, Jan 2012
Wendy Arrowsmith Jul 2010
Wheres Spot May 1996, Jan 2015
Whiskey Before Breakfast Apr 1995
Wide Glide Band Jan 1992
Wider Skies Jun 2015
William Pint and Felicia Dale May 2003
Winter Wilson Dec 2004, Sep 2010, Feb 2014, Oct 2016
Witcham Toll Jan 1991
Wytchazle May 2012
Young No More Jun 2012
Zoox Oct 2007

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