Here’s where you can buy tickets for “I Looked East and I Looked West” on 26th-28th April 2019.

The event takes place in various venues in the town of Stowmarket. There’s more event information if you’d like to know more about the venues, transport and accommodation before you book.

Daytime tickets will let you into all events during the daytime, provided there is space. There is more than one event on at a time, some are in quite small venues, but advance ticket holders will have priority until the event start time. On the Saturday evening there is just the one formal concert on, which has now sold out. However, there will be pub sessions during the evening until late – details of these will be in the souvenir programme.

Please note: Advance ticket sales will be available online until 6pm on Thursday 25th April, unless we sell out before then. After that we can’t process them as we don’t have a mobile box office and we’re only human!

Ticket types and prices

Weekend daytime ticket: £47 via Paypal / £45 direct

Saturday or Sunday daytime ticket only: £26 via Paypal / £25 direct


We are now able to make a limited amount of single event tickets available in advance.

Set dance workshop – £8 per workshop (Saturday 1.00-3.00 / Sunday 1.30-3.15, St Peter’s Hall)

Sliabh Luachra Style musician’s workshop – £12 – with Jackie Daly (accordion) and Connie O’ Connell (fiddle). For competent ear players, not beginners. (Saturday 10.00-11.30, St Peter’s Hall)

Sliabh Luachra fiddle concert – £10 – featuring Matt Cranitch, Gerry Harrington, Aoife ní Chaoimh, Connie O’Connell and others. (Saturday 2.00-3.00, John Peel Centre)

“The Gathering” concert  – £12 – with all Irish and English guests – a bit of a party to finish off the weekend! (Sunday 3.30-5.00, John Peel Centre)

On the day, there will probably be single event tickets available on the door of most events, where there is space (cash payments only). Advance ticket-holders will have priority until the event start time.

Payment methods

Option 1: Book and pay via Paypal – this is the most straightforward option for you and us. We’ve added a small charge to the basic ticket price just to cover the administrative costs charged to us by Paypal. You don’t need to have a Paypal account to pay using this method – scroll down this page to book.

Option 2: If you live in the UK, you can opt to pay just the basic price for weekend/day tickets by paying through your online bank or even sending a cheque. This is a bit slower and crankier, but the choice is there!

Option 1: Booking and payment via Paypal 

Click on the relevant Paypal button and you can then specify how many tickets you want to buy. After you’ve paid, click “Return to Merchant” on the Paypal page and you will be directed to an automated receipt on this website.

You will then receive an email from us with your ticket authority. This is not automated and may take us a couple of days.

Weekend daytime ticket: £47          

Saturday daytime ticket: £26          

Sunday daytime ticket: £26         

Saturday set dance workshop ticket: £8         

Sunday set dance workshop ticket: £8         

Saturday musician’s workshop ticket: £12         

Saturday fiddle concert ticket: £10         

Sunday “Gathering” concert ticket: £12         

Saturday evening concert: £16         Sold Out

Weekend all-inclusive ticket: £57          Sold out


If you would like to make a donation as well, that would be great!

Via Paypal, this has to be paid as a separate transaction.

Option 2: Booking and payment via online banking / cheque (UK only)

Email us a Booking Form and we will email you back to let you know arrangements for paying through your online bank (or for sending a cheque).  You need a printer and scanner to do this – if this is a problem,  just drop us an email message telling us what tickets you would like and we’ll go from there. Emails are  not automated and we may take a day or two to respond.

After your payment is received, you will receive an email from us with your ticket authority, again this not automated.