Saturday 10th September Daytime Sessions Traditional Music Day 22

Sessions where you can bring your instrument and your voice!

Joining In Sessions (Day Tickets Required)

Ron Ross

Ron leads the Welcome Session in the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts. Do join us for the first session of the day! Musicians, singers, dancers welcome or just come along to listen – 10.30am-12 noon. TICKETED EVENT

Harbour Inn Crowd

The collection of musicians – who are residents at The Harbour Inn Sessions in Southwold – will host this inclusive ‘sing, say or play’ event at the John Peel Centre from 12.30-2.30pm

Based on a typical traditional Suffolk pub evening, the session will include tunes, songs and step dancing from local & visiting musicians and guests.

This social and relaxed occasion will give you the chance to join The Crowd to play or perform your party piece! TICKETED EVENT

An hour of Big Chorus Singing With Sound Tradition

This ticketed event will be held in Stowmarket Parish Church on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Come and join Sound Tradition, East Anglia’s finest harmony group, in an hour of rousing chorus songs – and even some shanties; a wonderful chance to immerse yourself in the sheer joy of musical togetherness.

Free Sessions & Busking Spots To Listen, Sing & Play

Throughout the day there will be free opportunities to sing, play in music sessions or just listen to local musicians at The Walnut and The Pallet Bar.

The Walnut – FREE EVENTS from 12 noon until 10.30pm

The Walnut, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket

12 noon-2.30pm Come and listen to musicians and singers from local bands Hushwing & Bristol Fashion who will also be joined by Ray Hubbard and Steve Matthews.

3pm-4.30pm Expect fine singers and award winning musicians from The Cambs Acoustic Collective who will be playing in Session. With Bernie Kedge, Andy Wall, Robin Gillan, Andrew Burn, David Somerville and Greg Smith (3/4 of Camus).

5pm-6.30pm A Chance to Sing – An Open Song Session hosted by EATMT Trustee and singer/dancer Eammon Andrews. All welcome!

7.30pm-10.30pm Music and Song with Hushwing and Friends.

Pallet Bar – FREE EVENTS from 12 noon-10.30pm

Pallet Bar, Fox’s Yard, Stowmarket

12pm-12.30pm â€“ Local musician, singer and dancer Heather Bexon kicks off our first half hour set in this lovely friendly bar with her accordion.

1pm-1.30pm â€“ The Twisted Willow are East Anglian based duo Anna & Auriel – Anna on fiddle, guitar and vocals and Auriel on harp. This young duo are recent music graduates.

2pm-2.30pm â€“ Jill & Meg join us from Essex with Dulcimer & Recorder for this afternoon set.

3pm-3.30pm â€“ Pete Gosling & Sarah Sloan are a local duo on guitar, mandolin and vocals.

4pm-4.30pm â€“ Simon Bentley is another local musician and our final timetabled act at the Pallet Bar on classical guitar.

The Pallet Bar welcomes musicians so if you would like to strike up a session between 4.30pm and 7pm bring your instruments, buy a drink and play!

7.30pm-10.30pm Join Mr Walsh’s Wonders for a traditional music session.

Mr Walsh’s Wonders (named after the eighteenth century music publisher) is a recently formed acoustic band playing mainly English music. Personnel are: Karen Cater (Banjo), Colin Cater (Anglo Concertina / Melodeon), Sue Cubbin (Fiddle), John Cubbin (Guitar), Danny Gallagher (Melodeon / Anglo Concertina). All have decades of experience playing for dance, Clubs and concerts and play regularly together in sessions.

Catch them in concert with Peta Webb & Ken Hall and Liz Giddings & Roger Digby at 3.15pm in the British Legion. For more details see HERE

Bristol Fashion
Ron Ross
Eammon Andrews
Cambs Acoustic Collective With Bernie Kedge