Stringfillies at The Acoustic Lounge

STRINGFILLIES – THE ACOUSTIC LOUNGE, HUNGATE CHURCH, BECCLES – FRIDAY 20TH MARCH -7.30 p.m. - £10

Stringfillies

StringFillies featuresXenia Horne (harp, vocals), Hattie Bennett (cello, vocals) and Emily Bennett (fiddle, vocals) who will present a fully acoustic and intimate evening of tunes and songs

The trio formally launched at Folk East in 2015, although they have played together for many years in theatre productions and for different concerts. Their love of traditional music making brought them together in this new format.

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Edgelarks at The Canopy Theatre, Beccles

EDGELARKS – CANOPY THEATRE, HUNGATE CHURCH, BECCLES – SATURDAY 7TH MARCH  - 7.30 p.m. - £14

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Cheerful songs are often an anathema to folk singers. But for the estimable Edgelarks,their fifth studio album seemed the perfect time to release Feather, a collection of unruffled songs suffused with hope, joy and celebration - 'bright songs for dark times'.

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin have proved themselves one of the most captivating and innovative acoustic duos in the UK - winning the 'Best Duo' accolade at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and being nominated for the same title again in both 2016 and 2018.

 

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Edwina Hayes at The Seagull

Singer/Songwriter Edwina Hayes makes a welcome return to the Seagull on Thursday 27th February following a very popular show in January 2019.

7.30 p.m. - £11 (£10 concessions)  

Edwina has played 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 Homewas featured in full in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister’s Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube.

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Fiddles at The Apex

Ten Fantastic Fiddlers at The Apex in March!

Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate their 22nd year in 2020. With nine albums and many thousands of miles and behind them, and a passion that burns brighter than ever – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, sensitivity and raw fire of Scottish music all at once.

Feast of Fiddles are a celebrated collective that combine the colossal talents of some of Britain's top players in a flourish of fretwork.

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About Suffolk Folk

ABOUT SUFFOLK FOLK

Suffolk Folk was initially a branch member of the English Folk and Song Society (EFDSS) which was founded by Cecil Sharp in 1911. The earliest reference found to the Suffolk District Branch, as it was known at the time, appears in the EFDSS handbook dated February 1941 although there can be no doubt that folk dance in Suffolk was thriving for many years before that. There is mention of the Norfolk and Norwich District in an earlier edition – March 1937 – but it could well be that Suffolk was an active member at that time and the Secretary had simply failed to send in a report. Further research is needed if anybody wants to dive deeper than the level required for this simple homage to Suffolk Folk.

The 1941 edition of the handbook records seven centres in Suffolk ranging from Exning to Woodbridge and it is clear that there was a lot happening at club level. The actual name ‘Suffolk Folk’  came about in 1995 when ‘districts’ were abolished by EFDSS and so Suffolk Folk became an independent organisation with its own constitution and the stated aims of publishing the magazine entitled Mardles and of organising an annual folk dance – the Playford Ball.

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