East Anglian Traditional Music Trust



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How to contact us:



Tel: 01449 771090

The Old Stables, Museum of East Anglian Life, Crowe Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1DL.


We send out newsletters by email four times a year. To receive our newsletter, please click here. You can unsubscribe at any time.


We also run a Friendsí scheme, which enables you to become more involved in the Trustís work if you wish, and and provides the Trust with some additional income to maintain and expand its programme of events and publications.


The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust:

  • Is a registered charity (no. 1082774) and was established in 2000

  • Promotes awareness of and participation in the folk music traditions of East Anglia

  • Is based on over twenty years previous work in traditional music development by the founders Katie and John Howson

  • Is run by director Laura Cannell

  • Has a management team (Board of Trustees) who meet regularly throughout the year

  • Has six patrons, all based in the eastern counties

  • Runs community projects in East Anglia

  • Provides a programme of regular music workshops and evening classes

  • Runs an annual Traditional Music Day festival

  • Publishes a newsletter four times a year

  • Commissions and publishes research and resources

  • Provides concerts, lectures, workshops and other events for a variety of other organisations

Our policies are available to read online, please click here if you would like to find out more.


Our Annual Reports (from 2012 onwards) are available online, please click here if you wish to read them.


EATMT is regularly funded by:

Stowmarket Town Council

Mid Suffolk District Council

Florence Elizabeth Steers Trust


EATMT projects have been supported by:


Adnams Charity       

Alfred Williams Charitable Trust

Arts Council England (National Lottery)

Awards For All (National Lottery)

Britten-Pears Foundation

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust

Community Champions

Foundation for Sport and the Arts

Heritage Lottery Fund

Hervey Benham Charitable Trust

Joint Morris Organisation

King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

Mid Suffolk District Council

Norfolk County Council

RVW Society

South Norfolk District Council

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Suffolk County Council

Waveney District Council

Stowmarket Town Council


We have worked in partnership with:


Suffolk Artlink


BBC Radio Norfolk

English Folk Dance and Song Society

Cambridge Music Festival

Creative Arts East

Suffolk County Council


Stowmarket Choral Society

Moreton Folk Festival (Essex)

Age Concern (Suffolk)

Suffolk Libraries and Heritage

Essex Sound Archive

Rig-a-Jig-Jig (Norfolk Music History group)

Southwold Museum

True's Yard Fishing Heritage Museum

Museum of East Anglian Life

Roots of Norfolk


We have completed commissions for:


National Trust

Horniman Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Suffolk Coasts & Heaths Project

South Norfolk District Council

Churches Conservation Trust

Stour Valley AONB "Managing a Masterpiece"

Suffolk County Council Positive Ageing

Suffolk Tourism Partnership


We have acted as consultants for:


Arts Council England

BBC TV and Radio

Anglia TV

Folk Arts England

Eastern Angles Theatre Company

Red Rose Chain Theatre Company

Wonderful Beast Theatre Company

Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company


We are members of:


English Folk Dance & Song Society

Voluntary Arts Network

Community Action Suffolk

Suffolk Folk

Essex Folk Association


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