Some of the following articles about traditional singers and musicians appeared in East Anglian Traditional Music Trust newsletters as the series ‘Personal Portraits’ from 2003 to 2010 regularly, and occasionally after that date. We hope to add more in due course.

Clicking on the links in the Discography sections of each page will take you straight to a track listing.

Ian Prettyman – Lowestoft singer, musician, preacher, teacher and much valued Friend and volunteer of EATMT, with contributions from daughters Carol and Susan, Keith Skipper and Katie Howson.

Dave Cooper – Singer, musician and folk club organiser from the mid 1960s until 2020 in London, Nottingham and latterly East Anglia. With contributions from John Heather and Jane Clayton

Joan Roe – Musician and Folk Song Collector with contributions from Alan Helsdon, Bernadette Bates and Frank Pond

George Craske and Frank Ward – Norfolk melodeon players, by Sue Carlton

Oscar Woods – Suffolk melodeon player, by Roger Digby

Walter Pardon – Norfolk singer, by Peta Webb

Harkie Nesling – Suffolk fiddler, by Keith Summers

Jumbo Brightwell – Suffolk singer, by Chris Foster

Fred Whiting – Suffolk singer, fiddler and jig doll maker, by John Howson

Dolly Curtis – Suffolk melodeon player, by Katie Howson

Sam Larner – Norfolk singer, by Martin Carthy

Billy Bennington – Norfolk dulcimer player, by John Howson

Walter and Daisy Bulwer – Norfolk musicians, by Reg Hall

Percy Brown – Norfolk melodeon player, by Dave Arthur

Bob Hart – Suffolk singer, by Vic Harrup

Tony Harvey – Suffolk singer, by Katie & John Howson

Phoebe Smith – Suffolk singer, by Mike Yates

Geoff Ling – Suffolk singer, by John Howson

Bob Roberts – Suffolk singer, by Jill Bennett & Anne Roberts

Mollie Whitaker – Norfolk dulcimer player, by John & Katie Howson

Hubert Freeman – Suffolk singer, by John & Katie Howson

Cecil Pearl – Suffolk melodeon player, by John & Katie Howson

Dick Hewitt – Norfolk stepdancer, by Katie Howson & Peter Clifton

Ted Chaplin – Suffolk singer, by John & Katie Howson

Percy Ling – Suffolk singer, by Taffy Thomas

Roy Last – Suffolk singer, by John Howson. See also Village Portrait about Mendlesham and Behind the Song about Roy’s song Peter the Paynter.

Cyril Poacher – Suffolk singer, by Keith Summers

Billy Cooper – Norfolk dulcimer player, by Chris Holderness & Reg Hall

Gordon Syrett – Suffolk singer, by John Howson. See also Village Portrait about Mendlesham.

Harry Cox – Norfolk singer, by Shirley Collins and Chris Heppa

Gordon Woods – Suffolk singer, by John Howson

Font Whatling – Suffolk melodeon player and stepdancer, by John Howson

Harry Green – Essex singer, by John Howson

Old Hat Concert Party, by Katie & John Howson

Cyril Barber by Katie & John Howson

Reg Reader by Katie & John Howson

Other articles on the website:

Village Portraits featuring Mendlesham, Blaxhall and Worlingworth.

Tracing Tunes featuring The Perfect Cure and Starry Night for a Ramble.

Behind the Songs telling the true story behind a Suffolk song: Peter the Paynter, and a song collected in King’s Lynn in Norfolk – The Captain’s Apprentice.

There is also a section about a 200 year-old book of tunes from Bury St Edmunds, which contains transcriptions of all the tunes, and an article about the tunes and songs collected by John Clare in Cambridgeshire. Two Singers from the Stour Valley is a short article about two singers from Bures, near Sudbury, from whom songs were collected in 1929.