Tania Opland & Mike Freeman at The Canopy Theatre

TANIA OPLAND AND MIKE FREEMAN Canopy Theatre Beccles – Saturday 1st June   7.30 p.m.

Opland Freeman

This Anglo-Alaskan multi-instrumental duo have been on the road together since 1995 in a unique collaboration which combines their distinctly separate musical backgrounds, bringing their exuberant music and wild tales to audiences around the world.

They met in England in 1994, and have toured the UK from Shetland to the Channel Islands, Norfolk to Cornwall, Scotland and Wales. Performances in North America have ranged from Maine to the Aleutian Islands, and from British Columbia to Texas.

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Georgia Shackleton at The Canopy Theatre

Canopy Theatre Beccles   Sat 22nd June 8.00 p.m.

Georgia Shackleton

Georgia Shackleton works with fiddle, voice, tenor guitar and drones to create crisp arrangements of old songs, and new compositions. She is a critically acclaimed song writer, with self penned songs and traditional re-workings achieving national radio play on BBC radio 2, BBC radio 4, and a BBC 3 live session.

She takes great influence from the traditional singers of the East of England such as Harry Cox, Walter Pardon and Phoebe Smith. Traditional material she performs often stems from her native East Anglia and her own compositions are often inspired by stories from the region and the areas unique, compelling landscape.

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The Lowestoft Longshoremen

The Lowestoft Longshoremen are a choral group of 15. Who sing shanties and songs of the sea.

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Bury Folk Festival News April 2024


Bury Folk Festival to return to Nowton Park in June

Bury Folk Festival 2023 Crowd 118Bury Folk Festival, now in its 10th year, is returning to Nowton Park, in Bury St Edmunds, on 29 June 2024 for a family-friendly day with a superb lineup, including headliner Reg Meuross and East Anglian up-and-comer Fraser Morgan. 

Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the one-day festival, which will feature three music stages and stalls offering local food, drinks (including real ales), and artisanal wares. 

The festival is family-friendly, with dedicated children's activities and a safe, welcoming atmosphere. Under-16 tickets are discounted, and under-12s can attend for free. 

BFF 2024 will be held in Nowton Park Walled Garden from 10.30am to 9.30pm on 29 June. The venue is "safe, immersive, and low-key," said Gavin Mitchell, one of the founders and organisers – perfect for a festival that aims to welcome people from all walks of life.

More photographs of the 2023 festival can be downloaded here 

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Hannah Scott at The Canopy Theatre


FATEA magazine’s “Female Artist of the Year” 2022,  Singer/Songwriter Hannah Scott will be making a welcome return home to her Suffolk roots in April 2024 with a gig at the Canopy Theatre in Beccles.
Hannah Scott
Her work has been supported by Bob Harris and Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 and has been featured in the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy. She has also been featured by MOJO magazine and in The Guardian. As well as headlining her own shows Hannah has opened for many artists including Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Madeline Peyroux and 10cc.

Her most recent albums, “Pieces Of The Night” (2018) and “Drawn To Darkness” (2021) feature honest, meticulously crafted, songs about the human condition and were both critically well-received. Her 2023 EP “Ancient Lights” made big waves, resulting in higher profile gigs, festival appearances and further radio coverage across the BBC, including the Mark Radcliffe Folk Show on BBC Radio 2.

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