Links

A selection which will lead you on to all sorts of other discoveries!

Museum of East Anglian Life The venue for our Traditional Music Day, 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.

Suffolk Folk Regularly updated events diary for Suffolk and beyond. Publishers of Mardles magazine four times a year.

Essex Folk Association Regularly updated events diary for Essex and beyond. Publishers of EFN magazine four times a year (site currently inoperative – no live link)

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.

The Village Music Project is home to manuscripts of music from all over the country, and the Traditional Song Forum hosts discussions on folksong.

East Anglian Dulcimers Website by EATMT directors, detailing their research into the history of this iconic instrument, its players and makers in the eastern counties.

Veteran Mail Order Our sister organisation specialises in recordings of English, Irish and Scottish traditional performers.