We welcome the sixteenth annual Traditional Music Day on Saturday 2nd September
For Museum Visitors there’s lots to see and do, as the site comes alive with authentic music and dancing from the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, try out instruments, join in the singing and dancing, listen to stories and songs and view this year’s special exhibition of dulcimers, including locally made instruments from the nineteenth century.
This very distinctive and characterful event features many local stepdancers, traditional musicians and singers, as well as a backline of regular visitors who frequently grace the stages of other festivals
For Museum Visitors, standard Museum entry applies. For the concerts a Traditional Music Day ticket is needed, which can be bought in advance only from the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust.
For Traditional Music Day ticket holders, you have access to the array of concerts that include:
The special guests from across the British Isles: legendary Irish songwriter Jimmy Crowley; superb fiddlers Carol Anderson from Scotland and Jackie Oates from England who is also an award-winning singer; Pigeon Swing with toe-tapping Canadian music;Lynette & Jim Eldon with their own brand of charmingly down-home east coast entertainment and Racker Donnelly, who’ll be spinning tall tales and unlikely poems. Joining them will be iconic singers Peta Webb & Ken Hall and some previous guests who just couldn’t keep away this year – Will Noble, Barbara & Peter Snape and Julie & Gavin Atkin. Special themed events include ‘Sound Sisters’, ‘His’n’Hers’, ‘A Feast of Fiddles’, ‘A Song, A Step and A Story’.