A selection which will lead you on to all sorts of other discoveries!
Museum of East Anglian Life Our office is based in the beautiful grounds of the museum – an outdoor museum with buildings including mills, barns and farmhouses, and displays featuring steam engines, domestic life and agricultural customs. Awarded Suffolk Museum of the Year in 2015.
Essex Folk Association Regularly updated events diary for Essex and beyond.
Publishers of EFN magazine four times a year.
Peterborough Folk Diary Regularly updated events diary for Cambridgeshire and beyond.
King’s Lynn Waits perform traditional music from a more ancient time, and run occasional workshops.
The Folk and Roots website has folk club listings and other information for the eastern counties.
English Folk Dance and Song Society The long-established national organisation for folk music, includes the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, the biggest archive of folk music in the country. Also publishes books and recordings and organises educational projects.
Other regional organisations include Folkworks in the north east, Folk South West, Wren Music in Devon, Yorkshire Folk Arts and Ryburn Three Step in Yorkshire, South East Folk Arts Network, Folkus in the north west. In the east, there’s us, the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust!
Musical Traditions Internet magazine with masses of articles including Keith Summers’ survey of traditional music in east Suffolk in the 1970s, Sing Say or Pay and a number of articles by Chris Holderness about north Norfolk – click here for an index. Musical Traditions also issue CDs featuring several recordings from the region.
Folk Archive Resource North East A treasure trove of music and information about the traditions of north east England.
Wesson Accordions Supplier of hire melodeons to the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, and specialist supplier of new and used melodeons.
Music Room Folk music instruments and accessories.
Hobgoblin Folk music instruments and accessories.
Dave Mallinson stocks a wide range of books and tutors on his website.
Hedingham Fair stock books on traditional song, dance and music and folklore, as well as a distinctive range of greeting cards and t-shirts on folk music themes.
If you know of an traditional music, song or dance links from East Anglia, please let us know by emailing us