The Fureys at The Apex

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys,

Renowned for their songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’ and ‘Steal away’ return to the Apex, Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 9 March, for their fifth concert at the venue.

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The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 43 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul.

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Halesworth Day of Dance 2022

Halesworth Day of Dance 2022

Saturday 2 April 2022 sees the return of The Halesworth Day of Dance, an annual celebration of traditional dance organised by Oxblood Molly. Around 500 colourfully dressed dancers and musicians will take to the streets to perform during the day.

Halesworth Day of Dance 2022

Commencing at 11am, the festivities will begin with a Mass Dance at Market Square followed by a procession around the town. Dancing can be seen throughout the day at various locations including outside The White Swan, The White Hart, The Angel and Thoroughfare Bridge.  The day is rounded off with a ceilidh at the Holton Village Hall , with music provided by the Harbour Lights Band.

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East Anglian Traditional Music Trust Ruddock Bursaries

Ruddock Bursaries 2022-23

East Anglian Traditional Music Trust are delighted to be able to bring back 3 small bursaries for young musicians/artists involved in Traditional Music within East Anglia. One bursary will help towards the cost of a Burwell Bash place which is a week long summer school. Tickets went on sale on 18th December and by the end of the weekend all places were sold out. A number of young musicians applied for this place and over the coming weeks EATMT and Burwell Bash will be selecting a candidate. For the remaining two places, this will be launched at the end of January with decisions being made at the end of March. For more details see our Bursary Page.

Albion Christmas Band at The Apex

A musical guided tour through British Christmas customs.

 An Albion Christmas is at The Apex on Thursday 23 December at 7.30pm.

An Albion Christmas has been touring for nearly 20 years, selling out many venues across the UK; in fact, some people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen the Albion Christmas show!

The Albion Christmas show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance presented by the founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, alongside fellow folk music luminaries, Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care.

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Cara Dillon at The Apex

Cara Dillon ' Upon A Winter Night' Tuesday 14th December 7.30pm at The Apex 

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times - a staggeringly beautiful voice which reaches inside the soul of a song and imbues it with sweetness, poignancy and depth. 

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences for over 20 years with "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice" (according to Mojo magazine). 

 Cara was brought up in a close musical family, immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry. Having won the All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy aged only 14 she went on to sing with Oige, De Dannan and then Equation. It was in this band that she met her husband and musical collaborator Sam Lakeman (brother of Seth). The combination of Cara's expressive vocals and Lakeman's rippling piano and fresh production squeezes new life into ancient material. Their original songs sit happily alongside the traditional, whilst pointing to a distinct and distinguished musical identity all of their own.

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