Events - What's New?

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Julia Clifford - Katie Howson

Katie Howson, ex-Director of The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, is currently undertaking a research project into the life and music of Julia Clifford, an important traditional fiddle player, originally from Kerry but a resident of East Anglia in the later years of her life. Katie is looking for information anyone has about Julia.

Julia Clifford was a wonderful - and very influential - fiddle player from east Kerry who lived in England for most of her life. After the issue of several LPs, in particular The Star Above the Garter in 1969 and the Topic series in 1977, the music played by Julia, her brother Denis Murphy and accordion player Johnny O'Leary helped to define a style now known as Sliabh Luachra.
Within months of the issue of those albums, Julia moved to Norfolk and the last twenty years of her life and music have been undocumented until now. Anybody wishing to know a bit more about Julia Clifford is recommended to visit the Rushy Mountain website

Anybody with memories of Julia is invited to get in touch by messaging Katie's Facebook page, I looked East and I looked West. More details of the associated research project are here:

Harwich International Shanty Festival 2018

Once more the streets of Harwich will come alive with music and song when Harwich International Shanty Festival  celebrate their 13th year from  the 5th to 7th October  2018 with an exciting line up of artists from near and far!

El Pony Pisador

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Ceilidhs on the Move


English ceilidh and barn dances for all ages and abilities,

with music from the best local and national bands

Date Band
19th May Hosepipe Band
15th Sept Take the Biscuit
20th Oct Ducking and Diving
17th Nov Harbour Lights Band

Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN 

Doors open at 7pm, dancing from 7.30 to 11.00pm

**Bring your own drinks**       

 Advance tickets available from  01394 383329 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


 Adults               £8                    

 Youth  (10-16)   £4                                

 Under 10's         Free                   

 Family              £20                   

(2 Adults, 3 Children)        


Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

Saturday 19th May Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church Beccles

Acclaimed singer/songwriters Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock first toured together in 2015 in a series of shows performing songs from the Clive Gregson & Christine Collister back catalogue. The tour was a resounding success, so Clive and Liz decided to keep the partnership going and in October 2017 they released Underwater Dancing, a CD of 14 brand new Clive Gregson songs

They undertook a very successful and well received tour in support of the album in autumn 2017 and will be embarking on the next leg of that tour in early summer 2018, bringing them to the Canopy Theatre at Hungate Church Beccles on Saturday 19th May at 8.00 p.m.

Photo Sara Porter

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Suffolk Folk

Norfolk Folk Association