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Sessions featuring local traditions

 

There are a number of regular sessions in Suffolk featuring local traditional music, singing and stepdancing, apart from the ones advertised. 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.

 

 

Next  EATMT event

 

 

2014

 

Friday 28th February - Sunday 2nd March

Walter Pardon Centenary Festival

North Walsham and surrounding villages, Norfolk

A three day festival to mark the centenary of Walter Pardon's birth. Walter was an extremely influential singer (see our Personal Profile for details) with several albums made of his singing (see the EATMT shop). The celebration includes talks, films, exhibitions and concerts in the Atrium Centre in North Walsham on Saturday 1st March, as well as singing sessions in local pubs. The evening concert features Martin Carthy, Tim Laycock and Damien Barber. Further details from brian.gaudet@btinternet.com or book your tickets directly from The Atrium.

 

 

Saturday 8th March 2014

EFDSS Open Archive Day

Clare College, Cambridge

10.00-12.30.

Malcolm Taylor OBE and Steve Roud from the English Folk Dance & Song Society will be discussing and demonstrating the new Full English digital archive. Included in this are Cecil Sharp's notebooks, which are housed at Clare College, and which will be on display during this event. There is no charge but advance booking is recommended. For further details of the day, visit the EFDSS website.

 

 

Saturday 22nd March 2014

EATMT Melodeons and More

Mendlesham, Suffolk

Workshops for melodeon and concertina players, plus a Squeezebox Special concert in the evening with guests Tony Hall, Brian Peters, Andy Turner, Owen Woods, Rees Wesson and Steve Dumpleton. Evening tickets are available separately.

 

 

Saturday 23rd March 2014

EATMT Melodeon Maintenance Day

Mendlesham, Suffolk

Spend a day learning what to do - and what not to do - to fix problems and improve your instrument's performance, under the guidance of Rees Wesson and Martyn White.

 

 

Wednesday 25th June 2014

The Full English schools finale

Birmingham Town Hall

For further details, contact EFDSS.

 

 

Thursday 10th July 2014

Musical Traditions of Suffolk

Talk for the Museum of East Anglian Life, 7.30pm.

 

 

Sunday 27th July 2014

EATMT Stepdance Day

The Swan In, Worlingworth, Suffolk

 

 

Saturday 30th August 2014

EATMT Traditional Music Day

Stowmarket, Suffolk

A one-day festival of music, song and dance in the wonderful setting of the Museum of East Anglian Life.

Click here for full details or go straight to the printable booking form.

 

 

Saturday 11th October 2014

Traditional Song Forum

King's Lynn, Norfolk

This national organisation of researchers and singers holds regular meetings around the UK, but this will be the first in the East - at last!

Talks about local songs and singers will feature in the day's programme, and a walk round the area where the singing fishermen used to live and work - the historic and atmospheric North End of King's Lynn.

Further information from EATMT or TSF.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.


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Home      News      Diary of events    About EATMT     Friends of EATMT     

What are the musical traditions of East Anglia?

Traditional Music Day     Melodeons & More      Workshops, classes & schools      Community Projects       

          Profiles of traditional musicians        Research         Jig Dolls        Dulcimers     Stepdancing

Resources      Shop        Links      Press Room     Contact Us