Welcome to The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

Our website is a resource for the Traditional Music, Song, Dance and Customs of East Anglia, the Eastern regions of the British Isles. We promote, research and create projects about traditional music performed in East Anglia in the past as well as looking at how our traditions continue to be passed on into the the 21st Century.

We present a series of annual events and you can find out more about these on both our events page and newsletters .

Our next upcoming event:

18 & 19 October 2019  – Cider and Song at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket.

A celebration of all things apple! Cider and Song Festival returns for the second year on the 18 and 19 October 2019. Find out more information about this event on our current events page here.

For the more serious players a Pressing the Buttons day of workshops for concertina and melodeon players will be running alongside the Festival on Saturday 19th October.  Booking details can be found here.


We also present workshops and demonstrations in the wider East Anglian Community, and further afield. Find out about our live events, workshops, instrument hire friends scheme and much more by exploring our site.


We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Halliday, a very dear friend to us all at the Trust and to the wider musical community.  It has been an absolute pleasure to have his support and friendship over the many years and we send our love and best wishes to his family and close friends.  One in a million – John Halliday.

We’ve dedicated a special page to John’s memory which you can find here.