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East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

Earl Stonham Village Hall

Forward Green, Nr Stowmarket,  Suffolk IP14 5HJ

Starts at 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Music, song, stepping and more...

Meet the new director of EATMT.

Real ale bar, raffle and more.

Tickets £12 / £6 under 18
Includes ploughman's supper & delicious cakes.

BOOK ONLINE Tickets from
or please send a cheque made payable to 'EATMT' to:

The Old Stables

Museum of East Anglian Life



IP14 1DL






Past events 2017

Tuesday 1st March 2017

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Lecture

'The heyday of the dulcimer in East Anglia'

Cecil Sharp House, Camden, 7.30-9.30pm


Saturday 25th March 2017

EATMT Melodeons and More

Mendlesham, Suffolk

Workshops for melodeon and concertina players, plus Squeezebox Special concert in the evening.


Saturday 10th June 2017

Ceilidh & Stepdance Special

Wilby Village Hall, IP21 5LR


Monday 26th June 2017

EFDSS Folk Educators Group

Regional meeting co-chaired by EATMT

Chelmsford, Essex


Sunday 16th July 2017

EATMT Stepdance Day

Occold Village Hall nr Eye, Suffolk



Saturday 2nd September 2017

EATMT Traditional Music Day

Museum of East Anglian Life

Stowmarket, Suffolk

11am- 5.30pm and 8pm-11pm

Click here for more information.



Sessions featuring local traditions


There are a number of regular sessions in Suffolk featuring local traditional music, singing and stepdancing. These tend to be small venues with not much space for spectators, but there's usually room to squeeze in one or two more musicians or singers! If you are interested, contact Alvar Smith.



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We’d like to encourage everyone who appreciates the work we do - whether it be this website, the events, the research and publications, the schools and community projects, the exhibitions, the workshops and classes ... to join the Friends of EATMT and support our work into the future.

If you sing or listen to a local song, play or hear a local tune, dance or watch or stepdancing, at least part of that is probably down to the work of EATMT, which has been working to keep our local traditions alive and kicking into the twenty first century. If you receive a printed copy or an email version of this newsletter, it’s down to the hard work of our part-time staff and volunteers - and the same goes if you are reading this on the website now!

We are a small organisation but with a serious reputation for delivering professional projects and “punching above our weight”. We became a registered charity in 2000 and are governed by a board of trustees. Membership starts at £15 per year. Donations are always very welcome, a Gift Aid declaration helps it go even further, and we also welcome longer-term enquiries about legacies etc.

Please visit our
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