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Musical Mondays – Norfolk & Suffolk

All primary and complex needs settings in Norfolk and Suffolk are invited to join Live Music Now and Suffolk and Norfolk Music Hubs for Musical Mondays, a monthly series of live online concerts streamed directly into the comfort of your school hall or classroom.

Musical Monday concerts are engaging, lively and educational, featuring a variety of world-class professional musicians from a wide range of backgrounds and genres. Say hello and engage with the musicians using the webinar chat function, and ask them questions during the Q&A.

“Pupils sat together enjoying the shared experience and displaying excellent audience skills (listening, applauding at the end of a piece of music, clapping along when prompted) They particularly enjoyed being able to send questions (via “chat”) which were responded to by the artists within the concert.” School feedback about Musical Mondays.

  • Concerts are held as Zoom Webinars, a very safe way of holding an event online.
  • Only the musicians & Live Music Now host are visible on screen.
  • Say hello and engage with the musicians using the chat function, and ask them questions during the Q&A.
  • To get the most out of the experience, we recommend children at home watch the concert with a parent or carer if possible.
  • Concert recording/videos are made available for 1 month after the initial live performance.

Sign Up

All Suffolk Schools should sign up here.

All Norfolk Schools should sign up here.

2023-24 Programme for Norfolk and Suffolk Primary Schools

All performances will take place on Mondays at 11:00-11:45 (complex needs settings) or 13:30-14:15 (mainstream). Recording/videos of concerts are available to access for one month after each performance

Autumn Term 2023

Monday, 16 October
Blank Face

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

In celebration of Black History Month, we are thrilled to be joined by Blank Face (aka Josh Whyte), whose speciality is freestyling in a treasure-trove of different genres, from Hip Hop to Trap and Gospel.


Monday, 20 November
Conor Lamb & Deirdre Galway

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Irish traditional musicians Deirdre Galway & Conor Lamb offer a delightful program of traditional melodies and airs in Ireland. Performing on uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar and vocals this duo play Irish traditional music with passion, energy, rhythm and respect. Performing direct from their home city of Belfast they will take you on an engaging exploration of the traditional music of Ireland.

Monday, 11 December

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Kate Griffin and Ford Collier are incredible multi-instrumental (8+!) folk musicians who draw on folk music of the UK, America, Indian Classical, and Soul. Get in the festive spirit with this amazing duo!

Spring Term 2024

Monday, 15 January

Zoë Wren

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Zoë Wren is a folk singer songwriter who accompanies herself on guitar and occasionally piano. Her voice ‘evokes Joni Mitchell at her very best’ according to Folk Radio UK. After starting out as a London busker, Zoë now performs a mix of acoustic and live looped music at festivals across the UK and Europe and regularly livestreams on Twitch. Expect songs inspired by Zoë’s roots as a folk artist but with a contemporary twist.

Monday, 12 February
Filkin’s Duo

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Join Filkin’s Duo on a pirate adventure across the seven seas! Come dressed-up ready for some foot-stomping tunes, lively sea shanties, and bad jokes. Chris Roberts (Guitar) & Seth Bye (Fiddle & Accordion) weave together intricate melodies from the folklore of their homes, Wales and Gloucestershire. Their music combines the traditional and the contemporary, blending fiddle, guitar, harmonium and mandolin with their close vocal harmonies.

Monday, 18 March
Josh Doughty & Alain Rouamba

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Josh and Alain bring two very different musical backgrounds, combining the magical rhythms and melodies of the West African Kora and Ngori. A perfect concert for schools looking to discover more about music beyond the UK.

Summer Term 2024

Monday, 22 April
Edward Robinson & Rachel Fright

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Manchester based duo, Edward Robinson (baritone) and Rachel Fright (piano) have been performing together for 6 years after meeting while studying at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. They love to perform a varied programme of music from musical theatre to folk songs, opera to pop!

Monday, 20 May

Dean Yhnell

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Dean Yhnell aka Beat Technique is a professional beatboxer as well as a rapper and DJ. Dean’s music has taken him to venues as diverse as Glastonbury, Silverstone and Royal Ascot. He is keen to share his love of beatboxing as widely as possible, so get ready to learn some techniques as part of this varied session!

Monday, 17 June

Borges Machado

11am (complex needs performance)
1:30pm (primary performance)

Borges Machado is André Borges (saxophone, flute, handmade wind instruments, body) and Fernando Machado (guitar, cavaquinho, percussion, body), both Brazilian musicians based in Brighton. The duo’s repertoire is based in rhythmic and harmonic influences from their homeland. Samba, Baião, Salsa and Ciranda are some of the vibrant Latin American rhythms they use to invite the audience into a musical trip to Brazilian culture during their concerts.


Monday, 15 July
Hathor Duo

11:00-11:45 (complex needs performance)
13:30-14:15 (primary performance)

Hathor Duo enjoy exploring the enchanting range of repertoire available to the pairing of flute and harp. Join flautist Meera Maharaj and harpist Lucy Nolan for a concert ranging from their own arrangements of popular works, folk music and contemporary pieces.