East Anglian Traditional Music Day

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2022 – Stowmarket

Traditional Music Day which up to September 2017, took place for over 10 years in the extensive and beautiful grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life (now The Food Museum) is now expanding across many venues in the town of Stowmarket.

For 2022, we will be bringing East Anglian Traditional Music Day to you from the heart of the town of Stowmarket. Expect Concerts, Workshops, Sessions, Talks, an Art Exhibition, Storytelling, Music related stalls and Dance including Stepdancing and with Morris Dancing around the town.

We are offering a range of ticket rates: Adult full paying; Friends of EATMT (making a saving of a maximum of £10); Youth rate – 18-25 year olds and any accompanying children up to the age of 17 are FREE.

There is a special rate if you book all three tickets for 9th & 10th September!

Line Up

Friday 9th Sep, 7.30pm

Ceilidh With The Hosepipe Band and Mary Panton Calling

Venue: The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Adult ticket £12; Friend of EATMT £10; 18-25 yr olds £5; accompanying children (0-17 years) FREE

Saturday 10th September, Daytime

DAY TICKET PRICES: 10.30-6pm Adult ticket £30; Friend of EATMT £25; Youth 18-25 £18; Accompanying children (0-17 years) FREE

There will be a range of ticketed and non-ticketed events throughout Stowmarket between the hours of 10.30am and 6pm to include:

Tony Hall

Afternoon Concerts

A tapestry of tradition to fill your day! More…

Kerry Fletcher


Workshops and Morris Dancing. More…

Harbour Inn Crowd


Bring your voice and instruments! More…

Potiphar’s Apprentices

Vaughan Williams Folk Project Launch

Find out more about Vaughan Williams’ Song Collecting in Essex and how to get involved in out project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. More…

Venue: The Church of St Peter’s and St Mary’s

12-2pm. Free to attend.

Katie Howson

Talks & Exhibition

Meet the experts! More…

Venue: Stowmarket Scouts Centre, Tickets Required

Fiona Davies

Art Exhibition

An art Exhibition from 4 professional artists with a strong interest in all things folky! More…

Venue: The Fox Yard Studio

Story & Puppet Shows

There will be free storytelling & puppet shows at Stowmarket Library From 11.30am- 4pm. More…

Saturday 10th September, Evening

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

From 7.30pm on Saturday evening there will be a choice of 2 ticketed concerts as well as free events in the town. More…


Ticketed: The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket Library


Adult ticket £20;
Friend of EATMT £18;
18-25 yr olds £15; accompanying children (0-17 years) FREE

Free to attend: The Pallet Bar , The Walnut

Thanks to our venues:

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts
The Church of St Peter’s and St Mary’s
St Peter’s Church Hall
Stowmarket Library
Stowmarket Scouts Centre
The Mix Recording Studio
The Fox Yard Studio
The Pallet Bar
The British Legion
The Walnut

And Our Artists:

Tony Hall & the Von Krapp Family Band ~
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne ~ Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote ~ Peta Webb & Ken Hall ~ The Harbour Lights Trio

Liz Giddings & Roger Digby ~ Hushwing & Bristol Fashion & Friends including Steve Matthews & Ray Hubbard ~
Sound Tradition ~ Potiphar’s Apprentices ~ Michael Sheehy
Racker Donnelly & Jacquelyn Hynes as Rackerjacq

Justine di Mierre ~ Mossy Christian & Megan Wisdom ~ Gemma Khawaja ~ The Harbour Inn Crowd ~ The Cambs Acoustic Collective ~ Mollyhawks ~ Mr Walsh’s Wonders

Fiona Davies ~ Kerry Fletcher ~ Morris sides: Haughley Hoofers ~ Boudicca Morris ~ Golden Star Morris ~ AnnieMation

Talks/Exhibitions: The Story of the Blaxhall Ship ~ My Life with Harry Cox (Christopher Heppa) ~ All Aboard the Charabanc (Katie Howson)

And more TBC

We are delighted to be led by Alan Bearman who is acting as Voluntary Artistic Director. Alan is well known as Artistic Director for the Sidmouth Folk Festival, as well as for his music agency Alan Bearman Music which is also an Artistic Associate of the King’s Place in London , As well as some big names, we are very keen to showcase the traditional musicians, singers and dancers of East Anglia and the wider Eastern region.

Alan has always had an interest in traditional and folk music, but when his parents moved from London to the East Coast of Suffolk just as Alan was finishing his school education, his love of specifically East Anglian Traditional Music was sparked.

We are very keen to welcome volunteer stewards for the daytime events so do get in touch via the EATMT email: info@eatmt.org.uk.

Do keep looking at this page (found via the Events – Current Events page) as we update and add more news around this day. Buy your tickets HERE