Welcome to The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

Covid-19 March 2020

A note to all of our supporters in this difficult time:  Please stay safe and well.  The Museum of East Anglian Life has closed its doors for the short term and access to the Trust HQ is going to be limited.  Alex will be working from home where possible so we are ready to hit the ground running when “normal” returns.  Please use the info@eatmt.org.uk email if you want to get in touch.  The Trust phone will be with Alex too and Facebook is another way of keeping in touch.  Be kind to each other and keep playing, dancing and singing wherever you are.

We have added a new page “Music for a Troubled Time” to promote CDs that have just been produced by traditional musicians with a link to East Anglia because their normal route of promoting launches (gigs/tours/festivals) has been temporarily thwarted.  The first CD to launch this page is “Foundlings” by Norfolk band Hushwing and we hope that more will follow in the coming weeks.

Working remotely from home mostly, we have utilised these strange times by updating and adding new Tune Book Collections to our Archives and also are adding to the Musician Profiles page as well as the News page.  Do keep dropping in to see what we are up to.  The Spring Newsletter is available to read under the News page and the Summer newsletter will be out mid August.  

Our website is a resource for the Traditional Music, Song, Dance and Customs of East Anglia. 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 into the 21st Century.

We have historically presented a series of annual events and after a short break due to changes in Directorship, we are pleased to be in a position where we are working to put these back on the calendar from 2021.  Between now and then, you can find out what we have been doing and what we continue to work towards in the shorter term via both our events page and quarterly newsletters.

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