Charlie Landsborough On Tour

Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame Star CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH makes a welcome return to Britain this April and May 2019 for a Nationwide Tour.   Hear all the hits – including: My Forever Friend, I Will Love You All My Life, What Colour Is the Wind, Special, Shine Your Light, Five Fingers and more. Charlie has also released a New Album entitled “THE ATTIC COLLECTION”.   This 20 Song Album is Charlie’s 35th.   It is both CD and DVD released to his loyal fans collection. It features 15 totally different versions of the original releases from his early albums and 5 totally new songs, consisting of…

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Teen Singer Songwriter Hands Over £6000 To Charity

Singer songwriter Roma aged 13 handed over three cheques each £2220 to three local charities as a result of her fundraising in 2018. The local inspirational teen had set herself a target of £6000 and she smashed that by October at the launch of her debut Album “Teen Spirit” The three local charities benefiting from the money she raised are EACH Children’s hospice, Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Suffolk Young People’s health project also known as 4yp. During January, Roma visited all three charities and handed over cheques and had…

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I Looked East and I Looked West

It has been announced that a major traditional Irish music festival is to take place in Stowmarket this spring. Funding has been confirmed from ‘Culture Ireland’ (an Irish organisation which funds professional Irish musicians appearing in the UK) and from Stowmarket Town Council for the festival which will take place over the weekend of 26th – 28th April this year. The festival will feature top fiddle, accordion, flute and uilleann pipes players from the west of Ireland, who will perform at concerts in the John Peel Centre as well as…

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Stowmarket Chorale

The Apex concert hall in Bury St Edmunds was packed to the rafters for Radio Suffolk’s Carol Concert on 1 December in aid of Children in Need. A varied programme included local choral society Stowmarket Chorale, a brass band, a children’s choir, readings, and opportunities for the audience to sing along. Both audience and performers went away afterwards with happy smiles and in thoroughly festive mood, and had raised £3000 for Children in Need. Stowmarket Chorale brought out all the emotion and drama of the popular nineteenth-century French carol O…

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Singing Safari Concert

2018 brings the seventh annual Singing Safari concert to Ipswich. In October 2018 an intrepid bunch of singers set off on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Led by choirmaster Chris Rowbury, their journey ends in Ipswich where they will share the songs they’ve learnt. The Singing Safari is delighted to be joined for the first time by the Columbines folk trio. This promises to be an evening of singing to stir the soul, warm the heart, and revive the spirits on a cold…

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Macmillan Afternoon Tea

The recently established East Suffolk Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Group warmly invites you to an exciting Christmas social event which offers a glass of festive fizz on arrival, a delicious afternoon tea and activities for a range of interests. Fanny and Frank, a local independent boutique, will be modelling a selection of their beautifully designed clothes, footwear and accessories, there will be live jazz, a superb raffle, a make-up demonstration as well as a talk about the important work undertaken by Macmillan in the area. The event takes place on…

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Harbour Lights Trio

Local Trio Harbour Lights are releasing their first CD, Good Company, in early November. The group, who are based in East Suffolk (Woodbridge, Rendlesham & Southwold) have performed for many local clubs and societies and at village concerts. They have also sung further afield at folk clubs and festivals such as Sidmouth and FolkEast. In October, they were the guests at Sharps, a folk club held at the headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song near Regents Park. The Trio all sing and play a range of instruments such…

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A Jolly Jingling Christmas

What are you doing at 7.30pm on Tuesday, December 11? Forget about sitting in your old armchair watching the same old TV programmes. Come along to the United Reformed Church, Stowmarket where you will receive a warm welcome from the Jubilee Ladies Choir, our conductor Simon Welham and accompanist Calvin Goymer. For your evening’s entertainment we will be singing a selection of seasonal music. Tickets are £7 and include light refreshments. There will also be a raffle. Tickets can be purchased by ringing 01449 736374/723424 or at the door. Why…

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Gippeswyk Singers with Martlesham Brass

Gippeswyk Singers are welcoming in the New Year with special guests Martlesham Brass in a concert at St Michael & All Angels Church Centre, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL on Sunday 6th January at 7:30pm. Come and enjoy an uplifting evening of beautiful music from the choir including Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and Brian Latchem’s “An Abundance of Blessings” conducted by Geoff Lavery and accompanied by Anna Wynne on harp. Martlesham Brass are featured performing on their own as well as joining the Singers for a medley of well-known songs…

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Roma Nicholson

Ipswich singing sensation 13 year-old Roma Nicholson, has just launched her debut album on Sunday 28th October at the Railway Pub on Foxhall Road, Ipswich in front of a crowd of 100 fans who turned up eagerly to hear songs of her new album Teen Spirit which follows on from her debut EP from last year Welcome to the Waterfront. The young singer-songwriter performed songs from her debit album including the song Stronger which was released on World Mental Health Day, which is about fighting back against bullying and was co-written…

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