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VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Castleton Brass will compete in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham on Sunday, September 17. Submitted photo.

Eye-based Castleton Brass flying the flag for East Anglia as it makes national finals for third straight year

An Eye-based brass band will be flying the flag for East Anglia after it made the finals of a national competition – for the third time in a row.

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Fersfield, Norfolk. St Andrews Church, Fersfield. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

‘Unique’ experience with internationally-renowned musicians in Fersfield next month

A pair on internationally-renowned musicians who have recently made Fersfield their home are to give local youngsters a rare and unique experience next month.

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Dissfest will make its return on July 21 to 23.

Dissfest to return with comedy, arts and music

Dissfest will be making a return next weekend and will be hosting a range of events for all ages.

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Pupils from Debenham High School perform The Tempest at Crow's Hall. PICTURE: CHRISTOPHER GROVER.

Debenham High School delivers music and drama to Crow’s Hall

Debenham High School said farewell to its Year 11 musicians at its Summer Music Concert last Friday and Saturday.

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Ed Sheeran will not visit Suffolk on his 2017 tour. Photo: SWNS

Ed Sheeran not visiting Suffolk as tour dates announced - yet

Framlingham-raised Ed Sheeran has not included Suffolk on his 2018 tour dates.

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Ed Sheeran. Photo: SWNS

Framlingham-raised Ed Sheeran receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017

Framlingham-raised Ed Sheeran has featured on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The 26-year-old artist was awarded an MBE for services to music and charity.

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Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson

Wilson and Wakeman to perform acoustic set at The Oaksmere in Brome

They have toured and recorded with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Tony Hadley and Black Sabbath.

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Stradisphere takes place on July 7 and 8

Stradbroke’s Stradisphere festival wants young talent to follow their dreams as nominations open for Rising Talent prize

An annual north Suffolk music festival wants young talent to follow their dreams – by offering one lucky act a free recording session and a fully mastered EP.

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Walkway

Redgrave’s Walkway to launch third album at their 1,000th show

A Redgrave band will celebrate their 1,000th show and tenth year since forming when they launch their third album later this year.

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Diss Organ Festival. Photo: Diss Town Council.

PICTURES: As many as 8,000 thought to have visited Diss as mechanical marvels dominate town in organ festival

As many as 8,000 people are thought to have visited for an inaugural Diss Organ Festival on Sunday.

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Burgate Singers

Burgate Singers going full circle in anniversary

A local choir will get its 40th anniversary celebrations under way tomorrow with its first concert of the year in Eye.

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Burston, Norfolk. 100 years since the first Burston Strike School Rally around the village by school children of the Primary School

Centenary of Burston Strike School commemorated with new folk song

The writer behind a new song inspired by the famous Burston Strike School hopes its debut live performance later this month will help more people engage with the story.

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Bob Kerr And His Whoopee Band.

Long-running jazz festival on final push towards debut in Debenham

The veteran musician behind a long-running north Suffolk music festival says his family of organisers has begun “the hard push” to get the event ready for its first ever appearance in Debenham.

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Ed Sheeran. Photo: SWNS

Ed Sheeran rules out performance at Framlingham Castle

Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran has ruled out playing at Framlingham Castle — but says he wants to perform at Portman Road one day.

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Pupils from Wilby CEVC Primary School are teaming up with the Hoxne Village Voices Choir for a concert

Wilby pupils to join Hoxne choir for concert in aid of Royal Voluntary Service

Pupils and staff at Wilby Primary School are lending their voices to a big charity choir concert this month, in support of isolated and vulnerable elderly people in local communities.

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The cast of Mamma Mia! with Lucy May Barker as Sophie (centre)

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Norwich Theatre Royal

Mamma Mia! Theatre Royal Norwich

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Original Status Quo drummer John Coghlan (centre) with Redgrave-based rock band Walkway. Submitted photo.

Original Status Quo drummer joins Redgrave band to cap tribute to Rick Parfitt

The original drummer for legendary rockers Status Quo is playing with Redgrave’s Walkway in a tribute to the late Rick Parfitt.

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Goldie Lookin Chain will be joining a stellar line-up for this year's LeeStock Music Festival

Goldie Lookin Chain latest band to be added to LeeStock lineup

LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford has added a further act to its lineup for the festival at the end of May.

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Newton Faulkner is to perform at LeeStock Music Festival. Picture by Pip for BMG

Newton Faulkner to headline LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford - Wheatus and Toploader also star

Chart-topping singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner is to headline this year’s LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford.

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