East Suffolk Folk Orchestra

A New Venture for 2024!

Vicky Swan & John Dipper run an afternoon Community Folk Orchestra workshop, December 2023
Credit EATMT

Back in December, EATMT had a stall alongside Rod Ward Violins and Jackie Sparrow’s Fiddle Daemons at a Community Folk Orchestra Workshop day in Bungay, Suffolk organised by Jo Poole and supported by Mardles with workshops run by Vicki Swan and John Dipper. It was a wonderful day and we were really delighted to have been invited along to this popular and friendly event.

EATMT stall
Fiddle Daemons & Rod Ward Violins stall

During the lunch break, there was a break out session and from this wonderful hour of music making The East Suffolk Folk Orchestra has been born. The first session took place on Saturday 27th January from 10am-12pm at the Bungay Community Centre (NR35 1PU) and the next session will be on Saturday 24th February (10am-12pm). With over 30 musicians on a wonderful array of instruments, of varying levels of experience, the first session was a great success. If you’re thinking about seeing what this new venture is all about, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome!

February’s meet up

The East Suffolk Community Folk Orchestra is open to any instrument, and to both experienced and less experienced players. Initially it will be just for adults, but once the community folk orchestra is confidently established younger players will be welcome to join.The New Community Centre is situated on Old Grammar Lane, Bungay, between the medical centre and the fire station, adjacent to the playing field and skate park.

The event that led to the creation of this new venture was attended by musicians who were keen to share, help and were a very warm crowd so if you’re nervous about going alone, don’t be!

If you would like to join, or find out more, please contact: jopoole@protonmail.com / 07814 110784.