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EATMT Annual Newsletter


With so many things still on hold, there is still much effort to bring music to you during a National Lockdown. EATMT are delighted to be part of the programming for the John Peel Centre’s involvement with Independent Venue Week which will take place online commencing Monday 25th January 2021.

Independent Venue Week (IVW) runs across the whole country for a week at the end of January and this year EATMT have been invited to programme an evening of Traditional Story and Song from East Anglia. This event has now been moved online but we are delighted that both Nick Hart and Dave Tonge, aka the Yarnsmith of Norwich, are keen to contribute to this event.

Nick and Dave will be appearing on Sunday 31st January at 7.30pm. Join them online via the John Peel Centre’s Youtube Channel.

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts has secured artists throughout the whole week commencing Monday 25th January. Do drop by over the week to watch the performances. Traditional Story and Song from East Anglia closes this week long national event in Stowmarket.

Cautiously moving forward…

EATMT has teamed up with the Burwell Bash Online summer school – 27th-29th July

We have reached our target!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to enable this event to go ahead online. This event has attracted attendees from all over globe – over 40 countries! The Bash Admin team are now busy finalising the technical side of this event and have been in touch with all of those who are joining the event.

Workshops will be recorded and each participant will be given a link to view these after the week.

For further details of this Folk Music Summer School which is being run online for 2021 – Tuesday July 27th – Thursday 29th July – (including how to purchase the Bash’s new tunebook to celebrate the Bash’s 30 years and how to buy one off tickets to the Tutor Concert on Thursday 29th July) please see HERE.

Strumpshaw Tree Fair – new date – 14th & 15th August 2021

We are putting Stepdance Day on hold this year but plan to return next year. We will however have a presence there on the Sunday with Norfolk band Hushwing and a number of stepdancers. Keep up to date with this event HERE.

Read our report of our visit HERE

FolkEast – 20th-22nd August 2021

We will be based in the Instrumental area at this year’s slimmed down FolkEast festival and we are delighted to be working in association with this local festival promoting Stepdancing and Jig Dolls. For details about what’s on and how to buy tickets see

Read our write up from our weekend in August 2021 HERE.

September 2021

Sale in Stowmarket- Saturday 4th September

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the Evening of Song at 8pm on Saturday 4th September has been postponed. The Sale is still taking place so do drop in and say hello!

We are delighted to be running two events on Saturday 4th September 2021 in Stowmarket to mark the returning of events, music and meeting of friends.

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Association of Festival Organisers (AFO): 23rd Dec 2021 11:40:00

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