Welcome to The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

Covid-19 July 2020

An updated note to all of our supporters in this difficult time:  We hope that you continue to  stay safe and well.  The Museum of East Anglian Life has re-opened its doors (please see their website for specific visitor information regarding Covid-19) and access to the Trust HQ is still limited but permitted by appointment.  Alex will still be working from home occasionally as well as from the office.  Please use the info@eatmt.org.uk email if you want to get in touch.  The Trust phone will be with Alex too and Facebook is another way of keeping in touch.   

There are lots of virtual online festivals taking place through the Summer – it’s great seeing the creative industry finding alternative ways to bring the Arts to us all.  If you are in a position to be able to support these events by putting donations in the various entertainers’ hats, please do.  So many livelihoods continue to be at risk.

Working remotely from home mostly, we have utilised these strange times by updating and adding new Tune Book Collections to our Archives and also are adding to the Musician Profiles page as well as the News page.  Do keep dropping in to see what we are up to.  The Spring Newsletter is available to read under the News page and the Summer newsletter will be out mid August.  

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Please do consider donating your empty laser jet ink cartridges which many of you will be going through rather more than usual.  Just drop us an email at info@eatmt.org.uk and we’ll send you some envelopes for you to fill.  We get £1 back from each empty cartridge and you’re doing your bit for the environment too.

Now is also a good time to join the Friends scheme if you are not already a member and would like to help in these difficult times.  Never better was the time to learn an instrument and we have several instruments available for HIRE at excellent rates.  Or why not learn some new tunes from our tunebook Before the Night Was Out.  Have a look at our SHOP to see what we have in the store.

Our website is a resource for the Traditional Music, Song, Dance and Customs of East Anglia. We promote, research and create projects about traditional music performed in East Anglia in the past as well as looking at how our traditions continue into the 21st Century.

We have historically presented a series of annual events and after a short break due to changes in Directorship, we are pleased to be in a position where we are working to put these back on the calendar from 2021.  Between now and then, you can find out what we have been doing and what we continue to work towards in the shorter term via both our events page and quarterly newsletters.

We also present workshops and demonstrations in the wider East Anglian Community, and further afield. Find out about our live events, workshops, instrument hire, and Friends’ scheme and much more by exploring our site.

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