June 16, 20187:30 pm

The Keno Kings and Back Porch, with Stephen Foster of BBC Radio Suffolk

The Keno Kings have played together since 1996, describing their sound as a fusion of Dr. Feelgood’s ‘in-yer-face’ R&B and the swing-style of Little Charlie & The Nightcats. Ipswich based Back Porch are a crazy semi-acoustic band with a happy take on the blues, with plectrums, thimbles and harp reeds flying everywhere.

June 17, 20187:30 pm

The Churchgate Sinfonia Strings

The Churchgate Sinfonia now has a solid reputation for its concerts of music from the baroque era to twentieth century classics. It stages four concerts a year in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages raising money for charity.

June 22, 20187:30 pm

An Evening with Terry Waite and Martin Bell

Their careers, Martin as a BBC foreign affairs correspondent for and Terry working for the church, have taken them all over the world. Both have faced great danger; Terry Waite negotiating the release of hostages in Lebanon was himself held hostage, and Martin risked his life in international war zones and was badly wounded in Bosnia.

June 23, 20187:30 pm


The band’s style continues to be eclectic and ranges from the classic New Orleans style of the Buddy Bolden era to the jump-jive of Louis Prima, and, they would add, everything in between!

June 24, 20187:30 pm

Clare Hammond, Piano

This year we are delighted to welcome Nottingham born Clare Hammond. Acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph as a pianist of ‘amazing power and panache’, Clare has performed at many European festivals, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and collaborated with a number of string quartets, including the Brodsky, Endellion and Bedke.

October 27, 20187:30 pm

Swing Machine

Swing Machine is an Ipswich based big band recreating the much loved sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The band’s repertoire is firmly rooted in the Swing Era, delighting audiences with the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Ted Heath, Woodie Herman, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton.

October 28, 20183:00 pm

The Churchgate Wind Octet and The Octave Choir

Woolpit Festival is delighted to welcome the Churchgate Wind Octet and the Octave Choir for this afternoon concert. They will be providing a varied programme which will include two pieces marking the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War.