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Ely Folk Club

Ely Folk Club takes place at the Arkenstall Village Centre, 7 Station Road, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs CB6 3XD. There is no bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks with you. There is a large car park at the Arkenstall Centre.

Events at Ely Folk Club start at 7.30pm (doors open at 7:00pm) unless otherwise stated.

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

Tickets may be paid for online using the link shown in each individual event. Alternatively, they may be reserved in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

Wednesday 17th July 2024

Camus

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Camus is a traditional folk band based in Cambridge, UK. They have played around East Anglia for many years, at clubs, festivals, ceilidhs and concerts. Recently re-formed as a four-piece, they have national championships in Northumbrian piping (solo and duet) and tune composition among their recent successes. Camus play an exciting mix of traditions, with influences from Northumbria, Ireland and Shetland, a dash of bluegrass, Galician and Irish, and their own tunes and songs.

Tickets may be paid for online at https://buytickets.at/elyfolkclub/1014773 or reserved in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

The Larks

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The Larks, Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham, use carefully wrought harmonies, guitar and mandolin to entertain their audiences.They play festivals such as FolkEast last year and headline folk clubs locally and as far away as Islington. Influences are many (Gillian Welch, Joni Mitchell. The Smiths, The Cure, Anais Mitchell ) and their sets may include songs from these artists as well as original songs which might speak of Mermaids, a Life Boat Disaster or Climate Change.

Wednesday 18th September 2024

Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke

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London-based Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke are an exciting and compelling duo with a strong following on the acoustic roots music scene who have spent many years writing songs, touring and recording together. They have developed an amazing empathy on stage and have performed at major festivals in Europe and the UK. They are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio. Fran and Mike’s own compositions are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from a broad range of genres from American Folk through to Country, Blues and Jazz. They have recorded five albums, and the latest, “Rain” was released in February 2022 and was named in the top ten Blues Americana albums of the year.

Tickets may be paid for online at https://buytickets.at/elyfolkclub/1063521 or reserved in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

The Browns

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The Browns are singer-songwriters who started singing together in 2018 after reconnecting in 2015. They met as teenagers at a school dance and lost touch after arrangements for their first date went awry, but the intervening years has given them plenty of material for their songs. Known for their rich and expressive blend of voices in harmony they have performed at festivals and folk club venues across East Anglia and beyond. As well as their own songs, The Browns bring their unique touch to popular songs from the second half of the 20th century. With just two voices and one guitar, which Vernon plays upside down, they have developed an exceptional sound allowing their distinctive vocals to take centre stage and shine.

Wednesday 16th Oct 2024

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson

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Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from Norwich. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving. Deeply inspired by the world around them, they have a keen environmental eye to craft stories with the natural world at its heart, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the wild. They have enjoyed touring extensively in the UK and Europe; including a twentythree-date concert hall tour with Show of Hands (including Union Chapel and St David’s Hall Cardiff), a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections, headline and main stage performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals and performances in Norway, Belgium, France and Ireland. They have written and self-released four albums, composed music for a BBC Radio 4 documentary series and have had over a million streams on Spotify.

Tickets may be paid for online at https://buytickets.at/elyfolkclub/1063522 or reserved in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

Support act to be announced

Wednesday 13th November 2024

Bob Fox

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For almost 50 years Bob Fox has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial history of his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song. BOB has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations which include a duo with Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne), The Pitmen Poets (with Jez Lowe, Billy Mitchell and Benny Graham) and the BBC New Radio Ballads series. Bob was invited by John Tams to play the role of the folksinger/storyteller Songman in The English National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of Warhorse in London’s West End 2011-2013, and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019. In 2023 Bob teamed up with Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews to present a live concert of New Radio Ballads songs and stories and most recently has joined Home Service as lead singer.

Tickets may be paid for online at https://buytickets.at/elyfolkclub/1063523 or reserved in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

Support act to be announced

Wednesday 18th December 2024

London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

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Great music and laughter, with the LPSO. Foot-tapping high energy acoustic music, comic songs, silly costumes and ridiculous props – they play over 15 instruments, from the more conventional to the outright bizarre. They have performed in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and Belgium, as well as throughout Britain, from Jersey to the Isle of Man. With vast experience individually, including Barnum’s Circus (USA), and TV appearances on The Benny Hill Show, Alas Smith & Jones and the Little & Large Show - the emphasis is definitely on FUN!

Tickets may be paid for online at https://buytickets.at/elyfolkclub/1063524 or reserved in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706.

Support act to be announced