Events Diary

As we gather photographs and video footage of 2019’s events (which will start to appear over the coming weeks in the Past Events – 2019 section), we are also working on the Autumn newsletter and planning for events in 2020 and also, in readiness for the Trust’s 21st birthday in 2021.

  • March 2020 – Celebration Concert for the 2019 outgoing Bursary Musicians TBC
  • Stepdance Day, Strumpshaw Tree Fair on Sunday 19th July.  For the second year this event is being funded with thanks to the Instep Research Team.  We will be looking to move it to another county in 2021 but if you missed it last year, the Tree Fair is well worth a visit and entrance fees are extremely reasonable.  
  • We have booked our pitch for FolkEast 2020 21/22/23 August and hope to get more involved over the weekend.  Watch this space over the next year for more updates.
  • September Song in Stowmarket19th September 2020  We are delighted to announce a day of Song – with daytime workshops, a singaround lunchtime session and an evening concert which will take part in the centre of the town’s old Corn Hall – what is now the John Peel Centre for Arts. Details to follow in the new year.

Requests for a Maintenance Day on melodeons and concertinas have proved popular.  Martyn White and Mike Acott are keen to share their wealth of experience with players. If this is something you are looking for, please register your interest with us (

Our Monthly daytime classes with Mel Biggs in Newmarket had to be stopped after the first three classes due to low uptake but it did attract people from across East Anglia.  Those that got involved with the classes enthused about the learning process that Mel took them through and they are keen for us to re work the model for 2020 so that it attracts more people.  Feedback as ever, provided it’s polite, is welcome!  

Please bear with us while we pull this information together – it will be updated as and when we have more information to share.