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.

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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.

We present a series of annual events and you can find out more about these on our news page. The key dates for your diary in 2019 are:

20 & 21 July 2019  –   Step Dance Day on 21 July at 2pm The Strumpshaw Tree Fair.

Come join us for a weekend of traditional dance events at the ever popular Strumpshaw Tree Fair.

26 July 2019 –  Folk Art- Time on their Hands  Talk at The Sheringham Museum at The Mo. Sheringham

A guest lecture on Dulcimer’s as part of the Folk Art Summer exhibition at The Sheringham Museum at The Mo

31 August 2019 – A day of traditional music, including workshops and performance at The Sheringham Museum at The Mo

Come join us for a day of traditional music, including workshops and performance as part of the Folk Art – Time on their Hands exhibition at The Sheringham Museum at The Mo

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.

We’ve also published our latest book The Brightest of Entertainers. The book is available for purchase via the link above.

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.