The fifteenth annual Traditional Music Day takes place on Saturday 3rd September at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
It’s a very special sort of day, full of local traditions – this year including an exhibition of old, locally-made dulcimers – and there is also a stunning line-up of guests from across the UK presenting the best in down-home traditional music in the small historic buildings around the Museum site.
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 concert ticket holders there are also the concerts to enjoy, the headline guest this year is the wonderful Nancy Kerr, one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, who was voted the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 amongst many other accolades for her sparkling musicianship and impassioned performances.
She is supported by equally compelling singers Roisin White, Peta Webb and Ken Hall. On the musical side, the ever-popular Dartmoor Boys travel east for a welcome return and the English Dulcimer Duo featuring Sue Harris make a rare appearance. There’s also fine Irish music from Michael Sheehy.
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.
Please contact Katie Howson at the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust on 01449 771090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or visit the East Anglian Traditional Trust Website