Folk Orchestra with Jo Freya - Norwich 12 November

JOFAs a result of a second collaboration between and ‘Vintage Squeeze’, we are pleased to invite you to join us for an all day Folk Orchestra / Playing Together workshop for all instruments and aimed at all levels above absolute beginner. The workshop will be led by Jo Freya - a top ranking multi-instrumentalist and experienced tutor. For many years Jo has been a member of The Old Swan Band and Blowzabella. She is now also a member of Narthen and Moirai

For those considering coming to the workshop, it doesn't matter whether you play by ear or like to  look at the dots - Jo will skilfully turn the group into a Folk Orchestra by the end of the day and give professional tips throughout on how to improve your ability to play together. Jo will select suitable tunes and can provide notation for basic melodies and chord structures. The pieces chosen will be developed around those attending the workshop, taking account of their instruments, their skill level and any ideas they may bring to the event. All instruments are welcome, but it could be that due to restrictions of certain instruments, for example melodeons,  keys are likely to be restricted to D and G major. The music will be transposed for any Bb or Eb wind players.


Saturday12th November 2022

St Luke's Church Centre, 61 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk. NR3 2HF.
There is full disabled access

£35 for a full day's tuition (refreshments, but not lunch, included)

TICKETS FROM PETER RUSHMER    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
When you apply for tackets, please let usknow what instrument/s you are bringing.

Approx 1.6 miles on foot from Norwich railway station.
Purple line bus service (buses 36 and 37) pass by the venue from the City Centre.
If coming by car, there are spaces for 30 cars in a car park behind the Church 


9.30    Arrive for registration and a hot drink

10-12.30    Workshop - including one break

12.45-1.45  Lunch and session for anyone who would like to join in

2.00-4.00    Workshop culminating in an orchestral finale!

4.00-4.45    Refreshments available

5.00   Hometime

This is going to be a great day of music making at a spacious and impressive venue which has all the facilities you could possible need.

We hope you will be able to join us!

My Darling Clementine at The Seagull

My Darling Clementine    Seagull Theatre Pakefield

Friday 7th October    8.00 p.m.



My Darling Clementine (spouses Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish) began as a homage to classic country duets of the 60’s and 70’s. They have played over 800 shows around the world and won numerous awards with their song-craft, spotlighting the vagaries of romance and the human condition, and their “match-made-in-heaven” harmonies. 

Debut album  “How Do You Plead?” was immediately acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, leading to appearances at the Americana Music Association in Nashville and SXSW in Austin, and Country Music People called it “The greatest British country record ever made.”

Read more: My Darling Clementine at The Seagull

Annie Dressner + Dan Wilde at The Canopy

ANNIE DRESSNER + Dan Wilde – Saturday 17th September

CANOPY THEATRE BECCLES    7.30 p.m.   £10

Annie Dressner by Elly Lucas 14 B

Annie Dressner brings her headline 'I've Always Been Like This' Tour to Beccles in September 2022, following the release of her single of the same name on 2nd September.

Since moving from her home town of New York City to the UK ten years ago, singer-songwriter Annie has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. From her debut album 'Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names', her EP 'East Twenties' and her second full-length release 'Broken Into Pieces', Annie has gone from strength to strength.

Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories. Her songs have received considerable airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music and Radio 1 (via her co-write with Saturday Night Gym Club 'The Nowhere Team'). She released her third album, 'Coffee At The Corner Bar' in 2020.

Annie has collaborated and co-written songs with many artists, including David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Matthew Caws and Nigel Stonier. She has performed at the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, Green Note, Norwich Arts Centre and Cambridge Junction amongst many other venues and has shared stages with Echobelly, Emily Barker, Simone Felice, The East Pointers, David Ford and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

Recently, she was shortlisted for Female Artist of the Year 2020 by Fatea Magazine.

Read more: Annie Dressner + Dan Wilde at The Canopy

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham 

have toured together since 1988 and have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Best Duo Award.

ALY BAIN is the best known and most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition and rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler. As a founder member of Boys of the Lough, Aly has toured extensively in America, Europe and the UK. In 1994 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to music and in 1999 received a Doctor of Music degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Aly is behind the popular TV series “Transatlantic Sessions” and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddie Reader and Richard Thompson.

PHIL CUNNINGHAM is a world famous accordion player and composer and has been named in The Scotsman as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people. His mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure. In recent years Phil's work has included numerous commissions for TV, film and large theatrical events. His ‘Highlands and Islands Suite’ and other collaborations have been a highlight of Celtic Connections in Glasgow. In 2002 Phil received an MBE for his contribution to Scottish music. 

Together, “they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” – Glasgow Herald.


Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham play The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 17 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from or 01284 758000.