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The Shackleton Trio

Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo.

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. This is a band that loves playing together, and not to be missed.

Touring their brand new album Mousehold, The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

Featured on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and BBC Radio 4, with five-star reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.

‘Beguiling. Holds your attention and isn’t afraid to make you think’ ★★★★★ Northern Sky

‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots

'Excellent' ★★★★ R2 Magazine

‘A voice entirely of their own’ Mike Harding

Studio
£15

The Shackleton Trio's website

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The Ocelots

24 year old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson are The Ocelots.

Formerly based in Ireland, now in Leipzig, Germany, the brothers have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.

The Ocelots have toured extensively with international acts such as Jack Johnson (with whom they played to an audience of 5000), Felix Rebil (The Cat Empire), Isaac Gracie, Kim Churchill, as well as performing with well-known Irish artists such as Glen Hansard and Hudson Taylor. They've appeared at festivals such as Philadelphia Folk Festival, Tollwood and Electric Picnic. The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo.

Studio
£15

The Ocelots Website.
@theocelotsmusic
@nordenfarm

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2022

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2023!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra Acoustic Workshop

Moonrakers each year run a series of Folk Orchestra workshops across the country.

They are for intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging and playing folk tunes and songs in an ensemble.

Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles), Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, keyboard) and Becki Luff (harp, keyboard) have many years’ experience conducting workshops at Benslow Music, Halsway Manor and at several festivals.

They work through a number of tunes and songs, inviting you to suggest arrangement ideas yourself. Music (with chords, countermelody and bass) will be sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. Above all, it’s a rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.

Sat 11 Feb
11am - 4.30pm
£60

Moonrakers website

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra

Four piece band, Moonrakers (harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals) pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in festivals, arts centres, churches and village halls across the UK.

With songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions, they’ve been described as 'startlingly talented' (Oxford Times) and 'truly wonderful' (Wycombe Festival), with five albums of 'exquisite music' (BBC).

Their albums have received glowing reviews in the music press ('The real deal' The Living Tradition; 'Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes' FATEA magazine).

Studio
£15

Moonrakers website

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