EATMT Stepdance Day 29 July Blaxhall Ship

Received from David Cain, the new Operations Manager of East Anglian Traditional Music Trust:

Don’t forget to join us at the Blaxhall Ship! Everyone welcome to dance, take your first steps go or just watch and enjoy some top stepping.
As always the event is free, and there will be free parking at Blaxhall Village Hall. The Ship Inn is a short walk from the car parking area. The competitions and music take place in the marquee area behind The Ship Inn. The workshops this year are to be held in the Village Hall. This year please bring with you portable chairs and seating. Should it be wet the event will take place at the Village Hall.

Food will be available on the day from the fantastic kitchen at The Ship Inn. And of course the bar is open!

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Winter Wilson at Hungate Church, Beccles

Fast rising duo Winter Wilson will be performing a totally acoustic, intimate, show in the Lounge of Hungate Church, Beccles on Saturday 22 September in a setting with great acoustics.  

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Bistro Britannia, Norwich, hosts Folk!

Next to the equally impressive & colourful Norwich Market in the City Centre stands the iconic 600 year old flint knapped & castellated, Grade 1 Listed Guildhall. Built in the 15th century as the seat of city government, it is the largest surviving civic building in the country outside London.

Located in part of this imposing building is dining establishment Cafe Britannia which transforms into a stylish events venue in the evenings. It is here that VIKKI CLAYTON PLAYS ON 25th JULY AT 8pm as part of her 'Back To Blighty' solo tour which runs in the UK from June to September.

Vikki has been a performer since the early '80s when she was noticed for her haunting vocals delivered with a voice that many thought resembled that of the late Sandy Denny.

She subsequently worked with many luminaries in the folk & folk rock world & is now a well established singer/songwriter/guitarist with a very successful solo career in her own right, living in New Zealand. She has six albums under her belt & released her latest album, 'Messenger', in 2017 which she is promoting on this tour, along with some fine examples of her back catalogue.

On 25th July Vikki is supported by the highly talented, Norwich-based, multi-instrumental trio, TANZ. Their music is inspired by the folk traditions of Eastern Europe & their delivery is accomplished & spirited. This is a night not to be missed if you can possibly help it!

Tickets are £10 from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Guildhall, NR2 1JS, tel: 01603 959230


25th Potty Morris & Folk Festival



 As its a special birthday for The Potty festival this year, we are celebrating it with a Guinness World Record attempt. The largest Morris dance. The current record stands at 144 Morris dancers dancing a border dance called Tinners Rabbit, organised by Stone the Crows (Border Morris) in Preston on 5th September 2015. We will also be using the same dance for the attempt. The name of the dance refers to the three hares symbol from the west country. Originating in Devon, the dance is now widely danced throughout the U.K. This is a dance for sets of three, facing inwards in a triangle.

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I looked East and I looked West - Part 2

An event to celebrate the life and music of Julia Clifford will be going ahead on the weekend of 26th-28th April 2019 in Suffolk, organised by Katy Howson.

"We are thrilled to be able to announce the first of our special guests for “I Looked East and I Looked West”. We will be welcoming from Ireland: Billy Clifford, Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly, Bryan O'Leary, Gerry Harrington, Peter Browne and Jerry O'Reilly for starters! Alongside them will be many musicians and friends of Julia’s from England, and there will be more invitations going out when we are a bit further along the road."

This is a fantastic line-up of brilliant musicians, not to be missed. Melodeon / Button accordion fans should not miss the chance to see Jackie Day and Bryan O'Leary, grandson of the great Sliabh Luachra accordionist, Johnny O'Leary.

Tickets for the event are likely to be available in late 2018.

Not sure where this photograph was taken, Ciarán MacMathúna in the background, so in Ireland c. 1982. Any more information welcomed!

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Suffolk Folk

Norfolk Folk Association