New Acoustic Music Day in Beccles – 28 April 2018

Martello Promotions will be hosting their first Acoustic Music Day at the Canopy Theatre in Hungate Church Beccles on 28 April next year.

The event will be limited to just 160 tickets and as these are likely to sell out quickly, we want to give priority to local residents. For this reason tickets will initially be available only to personal callers at Beccles Books (1 Exchange Square, Beccles) during January 2018. On-line sales will be opened to the wider public from 1st February.

Subscribers to the Martello on-line mailing list (who are all local residents) are being given the opportunity to reserve their tickets now. Anyone who wishes to join the list can do so simply by sending an e-mail to Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They will then be told how tickets can be collected and paid for during January.

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2nd Aylsham Festival of Dance Music and Song 7th & 8th September 2018

STOP PRESS! Holt Ridge Morris and Aylsham Town Council are pleased to bring you the second AYLSHAM FESTIVAL OF DANCE, MUSIC AND SONG ON 7th AND 8th SEPTEMBER 2018.

Planning for the second Aylsham Festival is now almost complete. Venues and artists are booked, dancers of all different genres are cleaning their dance shoes (or painting their toenails), singers are going through their repertoire and musicians are exercising their fingers all in preparation for another great day in Aylsham!

The event 'sings off' on FRIDAY with a FREE FOLK NIGHT at 8pm in Aylsham Town Hall, NR11 6EL hosted by the one and only Geoff Roberts and his Flying Folk!

On SATURDAY the Market Place in Aylsham comes alive with FREE daytime DANCE EVENTS including Egyptian dance, English Dance, Morris dancing, French traditional dance, Balkan dance and Norfolk Step Dancing and, as if that wasn't enough, Broadland Ukuleles will also be giving a FREE concert.

Artists will be performing in the Conservatory, Biddy's Tearoom and the Unicorn at various times during the day with free concerts outside the Unicorn and the Drill Hall during the afternoon.
A Longsword workshop is to be held in the Drill Hall and there will be a Ukulele workshop in the Library for anyone wanting to learn or even just have a taster.

The Festival will finish with TWO SEPARATE SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERTS in the Town Hall
by local personality and renowned melodeon maestro TONY HALL, 7.30pm.
followed by the supremely talented singer/song writer/guitarist MARTIN SIMPSON, 9pm.

Come along for a great day out! Enjoy the music, song and dance – even participate in the workshops and join us for the evening concerts.
For further information -

For Concert Tickets - contact Aylsham Town Hall tel: 01263 733354, or purchased online at :

TONY HALL, 7.30pm £7.00, and MARTIN SIMPSON, 9pm £20.00 (OR BOTH FOR an excellent £22.50).


Below is A REVIEW OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT to 'whet your whistle'!

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017 saw a new Folk venture launched by Aylsham Town Council in North East Norfolk - billed as a Morris/Folk Weekend - AYLSHAM FESTIVAL OF DANCE, MUSIC AND SONG will become a regular event in the County's Folk calendar at the end of the summer holidays, after such a successful debut.

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