Welcome to The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

We celebrate the Traditional Music, Song, Dance and Customs of East Anglia through research and projects to preserve and re-invigorate the traditions of the past.

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John Howson

John Howson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of EATMT’s founders and Directors, John Howson, who, after a short illness, died on Monday 13th June at home.

There will be a celebration of John’s life, organised by Katie on Tuesday 12th July in Stowmarket from midday. If you would like the details of the celebration of John’s life, please get in touch with EATMT – info@eatmt.org.uk and we will pass your details on to Katie. Donations to St Elizabeth Hospice who are based in Ipswich will be gratefully received. They enabled John to live his best life at home for the last few weeks of his life and were a great source support to both John and Katie. There will be a collection at this event or you can make a donation online to: St Elizabeth Hospice

Dates for your diary 2022

16th July, Traditional Music & Stepdancing with Hushwing & Friends @ Strumpshaw Tree Fair 12pm & 4pm; 17th July Two’s Company at 2pm, Strumpshaw

24th July, Stepdance Day – Chippenham Village Hall, 12-4pm

9th & 10th September, East Anglian Traditional Music Eve & Day

Vaughan Williams’ Folk

Our project funded by the Heritage Fund Of The National Lottery, celebrating the folk songs collected by Vaughan Williams in our region. More…

10th September, Vaughan Williams’ Folk Launch at East Anglian Traditional Music Day

26th November, Vaughan Williams’ Folk Conference, The Mix Stowmarket

Our Traditions

Traditional instruments, dance, song & story. Find out more about the East Anglian Heritage we support.

Digital EATMT

Listen to our podcast series, see film of our activities and listen to some East Anglian Traditional Music


Details of “More Than Melodeons”, “Stepdance Day”, “East Anglian Traditional Music Day” & much, much more…….

In The Community

Community projects, schools outreach, traditional music cafes. Get involved with our work.

Hire Our Kit

Hire traditional instruments or our maypole at very reasonable rates.


Find out more about traditional musicians, meet our team of folklorists and researchers, delve into our work from the past.

Support EATMT

Find out how to get involved by volunteering, becoming a “Friend” or even by recycling old ink cartridges.

Our Next Event

Keep up to date HERE for the latest news on this event and others.