EATMT Events 2023

Another successful Afternoon of Music, Song and Dance – made possible by the people who turned up and took part! Read the report HERE

Huge thanks to everyone – be you volunteers, artists, ticket holders or people who turned up to see what this day was all about – who got involved with this event. Thanks too to the venues who extended their plans and added fringe events either side of the day itself. This event could not have happened also without the support of our local councillors, Stowmarket Town Council, Mid Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council, Alfred Williams Charitable Trust and the National Lottery Heritage Fund who all supported EATMT and this event.

Read our report HERE – with links, photos and film plus a downloadable programme of the day’s events

FolkEast – 18th, 19th, 20th August 2023

What a weekend! Read HERE for more!

Stepdance Day – Sunday 16th July – Worlingworth, Suffolk – IP13 7HZ

A report on this weekend of Stepdancing by Shirley Harry can be found HERE and you can take a look at our Stepdance Day Playlist on our YouTube account with thanks to Gemma Khawaja for filming and editing.

Michael Czarnobaj stepping whilst playing Steve Monk’s anglo concertina
EATMT July 2023

Stepdancing at Strumpshaw Tree Fair
Saturday 15th July – with Fiona Davies & Chris Holderness showcasing Norfolk Stepdancing

If you haven’t been to Strumpshaw Tree Fair before, do listen to the following podcast: Strumpshaw Tree Fair. Created by Jake Lee-Savage as part of his own “Soundlarks” podcast, Jake captures everything that makes Strumpshaw Tree Fair so special. It also features EATMT Patron Gloria Buckley MBE. This podcast really makes you feel like you’re there, soaking up the July sun!

The creator behind the Strumpshaw Tree Fair, Candy Sheridan, also featured in BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion which was broadcast in 2022. This programme is also well worth a listen. You can listen again HERE.

More than Melodeons – Saturday 27th May, Wingfield Barns

For details on our day of workshops run in May 2023 see HERE. Find a report of this day within that page with a link to a Youtube short film included

An Afternoon of Traditional Music, Song & Dance – Sunday 2nd April, 2-4pm, Yaxley Village Hall, Suffolk (IP23 8BX)

We are grateful to volunteers Jan Robinson and Shirley Harry for bringing this event together and to the large number of local musicians, singers and dancers who have agreed to join us.

We are also grateful to the local Councillor, Jessica Fleming, (Suffolk County Council) for providing some of her locality budget to help cover the costs to run this free event.

WOW! A full house! A report on this wonderful afternoon can be found HERE. Keep an ear and eye open for news of the next event.

Lunchtime Recital – Thursday 30th March
St Mary’s Priory Church, Bungay 1pm

Join Shirley Harry, Alan Heldson & Alex Bartholomew for a lunchtime recital showcasing songs and tunes collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in Suffolk and Norfolk

A report of this lunchtime event (part of a series of lunchtime recitals) can be found HERE and an audio recording can be heard HERE.