Phil Beer at The Canopy Theatre Beccles

Folk Legend Phil Beer is coming to north Suffolk

Phil Beer will be bringing his acclaimed solo show to the Canopy Theatre in Hungate Church Beccles on Friday 8th February 2019

He is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and as a member of the multi-award winning “Show of Hands” with Steve Knightley. An accomplished vocalist, Phil also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, mandolin and cuatro.

Photo by Rex Preston © Phil Beer used with permission

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Norwich Slow Session

New Norwich Tune Session 


For beginners and those who find the usual session a bit too fast

More details at Norwich Slow Session including music notation for download

Our first session is on Wednesday 23rd January and every 4th Wednesday thereafter

Americana duo - Tyzack & Tortora in Maldon

Press release

ONE of the most popular acts from the annual Blues at the Barns blues and Americana festival are returning next month to play a special show in Maldon. BATB promotions is bringing international duo Tyzack and Tortora to the Long Room, at Maldon's historic Blue Boar Hotel on Friday, February 1, for the latest of its successful bi-monthly shows at the venue.

Blues at the Barns promoter Tim Aves describes the duo as "great friends of our festival, who also happen to be two of the finest songwriters and instrumentalists on the blues and roots circuit today.

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Edwina Hayes at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Rare visit to Suffolk by acclaimed singer/songwriter.

Edwina Hayes will be bringing her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and angelic voice to the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft on Monday 28th January, her first visit to Suffolk in over 5 years.

She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigsbplaying stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. The title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England' and her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in full in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube.

Edwina is based in East Yorkshire and has toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright III and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters. Dividing her time between the UK and America, her second home is Nashville where she is much loved and in demand as a songwriter and performer.

She has an eclectic range of influences from Bob Dylan and Carole King to Van Morrison and Gillian Welch. Her debut album 'Out On My Own' was issued by Warner Brothers to critical acclaim. Produced by Nick Drake producer John Wood, the record featured Dr Hook's Dennis Locorriere as a guest vocalist and became a favourite on Michael Parkinson's BBC Radio Show.
Photo with permission from Roger Liptrot

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Third Annual Blues at the Barns Festival

Promoters of Blues at the Barns - Essex's acclaimed festival of acoustic blues, folk-roots and Americana music - have announced what they are calling their strongest lineup yet for the third annual festival this May. An exciting, expanded line-up of acts will grace the twin stages of Blues at the Barns 2019 over nine hours, on Sunday, May 5, at Creeksea Place Farm, Creeksea, just outside Burnham-on-Crouch.

Tickets are on sale for the event, which will be headlined by top international retro-blues band West Weston's Blues Sonics. Other acts on the bill include rising blues/Americana star Mike Ross and his band, guitarist and singer Kris Dollimore, soulful American singer Kyshona and the return of one of the artists from the first Blues at the Barns, Maldon-born folk singer David Hughes.

Promoter, Burnham musician Tim Aves, said: "We're absolutely thrilled to be bringing so many great artists to Creeksea for the festival this May, offering such a fantastic variety of styles.

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Suffolk Folk

Norfolk Folk Association