Museum hosts annual traditional music day

The 14th annual Traditional Music Day took place at the Museum of East Anglian Life on Saturday.

The popular event, organised by the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust (EATMT) saw a flurry of fiddlers, folk singers and step dancers showcase the best of Suffolk song writing and musicianship.

Traditional music day at the Museum of East Anglian Life ANL-150509-193915009

Traditional music day at the Museum of East Anglian Life ANL-150509-193915009

Katie Howson, EATMT Director, said: “We were really pleased with how it went.

“The cold weather was a bit of a downer because it meant people had to move from the outside areas.

“But inside the atmosphere was great, in particular the chapel, the tin tabernacle.

“The little building was absolutely packed with people even sitting on the floor.

Traditional music day at the Museum of East Anglian Life ANL-150509-194000009

Traditional music day at the Museum of East Anglian Life ANL-150509-194000009

“We had lots of local musicians playing lots of local tunes.
“We had concertina players, drummers, lots of fiddlers from all over the place all playing our local music.

“The event has really gone from strength to strength over the years.

“I just love the sense of community that people from all over the country can come here and enjoy themselves.

“There were lots of different age groups having fun - from five-year-olds to 80-year-olds.

“That feeling you started someone else on the life time interest in music has to be one of the highlights of the event for me.”