EATMT team up with the Burwell Bash 2021

We are delighted to announce that EATMT are partnering with the Burwell Bash for this year’s online summer folk music school.

2021 sees the Burwell Bash folk music summer school celebrating 30 years. Burwell House in Cambridgeshire has for these 30 years been the home to the summer camp and is the usual partner for this popular event. The admin staff at Burwell House are still furloughed and so the decision has been taken to run the 2021 event as an online summer school from Tuesday 27th through to Thursday 29th July 2021. EATMT have agreed to partner the Bash to enable this event to go ahead in this way.

The artistic team at Burwell Bash is run by the 6 tutors and long term members of this well respected voluntary and community organisation.

Ed Boyd – guitar
Tola Custy – fiddle
Andy Cutting – melodeon
Brian Finnegan – Irish flute and whistle
Catherine Mann – Irish flute and whistle
Jock Tyldesley – fiddle

In usual years the 70+ spaces on offer are snapped up within 24 hours of booking opening, so this year, eager musicians shouldn’t be disappointed.

From a financial point of view, the event is starting with no available funds to get the course up and running. The Burwell Bash have created a Support Us page. By making a donation to the Burwell Bash you will receive an automatic invitation to join the summer school. The recommended donation to cover the full three day summer school is between £60-£80 but of course, any donation will give you access to the school.

In order for the online event to go ahead in its current format we need to reach a specific target to cover the basic costs so please do consider digging deep and attempt to reach the recommended donation. Any additional donations made above these costs will be divided between EATMT and Burwell House in order to secure future “normal” summer schools.

Expect full days of workshops, an evening quiz, interviews with the tutors and a tutors’ concert on the Thursday evening and three evenings of The Big Sessions. For more details, visit

March 2021