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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Best of...The Musicals

Eleven volunteers play their favourite track from their favourite musical. One will be crowned King or Queen of the stage!

WHY? Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night

Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern.

They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves. Christmas is one of Cara’s passions and her live show and album only go to prove it.

WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘An instant Christmas classic’ BBC
‘There’s enchantment aplenty’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent
‘A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational” The Daily Echo

Presented by RM Promotions

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's website

  •  18 Dec SOLD OUT
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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Spring
Wednesdays (from 9 Jan, exc 20 Feb, 10, 17 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

SOLD OUT
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A Charity Christmas Concert in Aid of the Brett Foundation

A mixture of songs from the shows, Big Band sounds, popular classics and some Christmas music.

WHY? A good night out for the whole family

Presented by Maidenhead Concert Band

Courtyard Theatre
£8
COMMUNITY HIRE

  •  19 Dec SOLD OUT
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An Evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hundred Watt Club's gift to you is this hot toddy of a show, jam packed full of festive burlesque, cabaret, circus and drag acts.

Always seductive, always sublime, and always that little bit ridiculous. This is an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. If you like your Winter nights bawdy and a little bit naughty, this is for you!

Starring: Your host, fabulous hostess and angel atop the Christmas tree Eva Von Schnippisch; slinky sugarplum fairy showgirl Lena Mae; circus royalty and her tinselled hula hoops Abi Collins; the queen of 'look-at-me', lametta bedecked Lolo Brow; and the ridiculous, but hairy and hunky Santa Claus, Dave The Bear!

WHY? Perfect for an alternative festive night out with work or friends.

Ages 18+ years only. Adult themes, strong language and partial nudity employed and embraced!

Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Now booking for Summer 2019

Hundred Watt Club - An Evening of Burlesque & Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. Expect the unexpected, but be ready for a good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

The Lowdown:
Hundred Watt Club heartily employ and embrace adult themes, partial nudity and strong language – over 18s only. Not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged, we love it when our audiences look red carpet ready (but if you’re more comfy in jeans then by all means wear them!).

What the critics say:
'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night' Fringereview.co.uk


@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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Seasons Greetings with Steve Waterman

A long awaited return of this great UK jazz artist.

Steve is one of the busiest jazz musicians in Europe. Steve forms an excellent duo with the flowing sounds from the young saxophonist Piers Green. They are joined by The Pendulum Trio: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, including a BBC British Jazz Award

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Steve Waterman's Website

SOLD OUT
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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of dance in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

  •  22 Dec SOLD OUT
LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Silent Disco

After the sell out inaugural Silent Disco this summer, Jeff and Dave return.

They’ll be doing battle on the dance floor as one plays 80s and one plays 90s.

WHY? With some festive tunes thrown in, you decide which decade to listen and dance to!

Studio
£15

@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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The King and I from the London Palladium

180 mins.

Recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Centre Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers.

WHY? ‘Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit’ The Times

‘We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!’ Daily Mail

‘Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture’ The Telegraph

£15

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2018

Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2019! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve! Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

@cutashine
@nordenfarm

Cut A Shine website

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for the 18th year.

St John’s Chamber Players present

Handel Concerto grosso in D, Op.6 No.5
JF Fasch Concerto for 2 flutes
Handel Minuet from Berenice
Telemann Concerto in D for 2 oboes d’amore and cello
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s remarkably imaginative set of concertos forms the second half of the
programme, with Jonathan Stone as the soloist. Nigel Wilkinson directs from the
harpsichord.

WHY? Now in its 18th year, this ever popular event provides vibrant start to the New
Year, with a feast of Baroque music

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Jim Mullen

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene. Jim's bountiful and melodic sounds will enchant you.

He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Jim's Website

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Paddington's First Concert

Following their sell out concerts last year, Chamberhouse Winds are back with a delightful performance.

This concert for families and children to join Paddington at his first classical concert – with disastrous results!

Specially arranged for wind quintet and narrated by Jonathan Butcher. The ensemble will also play a selection of other short fun pieces to introduce the instruments before the story begins. A New Year treat for the whole family!

Age guidance 3+ years

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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The Vinyl Frontier: Album Championships 2019

8 contenders play off in heats to establish who wins the coveted Album Championship title of 2019.

The Specials’ debut LP was the winning LP in 2018. The audience decides who wins each heat – this is a guaranteed sell out event each year so make sure your seats are booked!

Studio
£8

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Young Winners Concert

Harvey Lin (piano) and Alexandra Peel (violin) are the sensational winners of the Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra's Young Musicians' Competition.

Come and hear these young musical stars of the future play their virtuoso showpieces. Harvey plays Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Rachmaninov and Alexandra plays Cesar Franck, Brahms, Paganini and Ysaye. Hear two fantastic young stars of the future.

Courtyard Theatre
Tickets £10, MMS members £7 (£4 under 18s or free with an adult)

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

For all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£90 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan featuring Sara Dowling

New York pianist Michael Kanan makes another welcome visit to the UK.

Michael is a real master with an exquisite touch. London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher has recently been heard playing with Jorge Rossy, Barry Green’s Sextet and the London Jazz Orchestra. They are joined by special guest vocalist Sara Dowling, one of the fastest rising stars on the British jazz scene.

WHY? Expect a fresh and swinging approach to the timeless material of the Great American Songbook

Studio
£15

Sam's Website
Michael's Website

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Burns Night

Take your partners please for our Burns Night Ceilidh!

Join the Craigievar Ceilidh Band in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn for a sociable evening of music and dancing. Guaranteed to have you stamping, reeling and birling – their on-the-floor caller will guide you through the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and other dances. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.

WHY? Featuring musicians from the acclaimed film Four Weddings and a Funeral this lively, fun event is not to be missed!

Long Barn
£22 (£20 supporters)

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Mike Vernon and The Mighty Combo

Legendary producer and founder of blues label Blue Horizon, Mike Vernon (vocals) returns with his hand-picked band.

Join Mike for a unique evening of music, performing rhythm and blues numbers. Accompanied by Kid Carlos (guitar), Paul Tasker (saxophone), Matt Little (keyboards), Ian Jennings (upright bass), Mike Hellier (drums).

WHY? Mike has produced some of the biggest names in the music industry including Sherman Robertson, Bo Diddley, Level 42 and David Bowie

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Mike Vernon and The Mighty Combo's Website

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Bye Bye Baby

A celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

This full theatre show covers the journey of the Four Seasons from their beginning to the disco era and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring many of the band’s worldwide hits including Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby and Sherry.

WHY? Expect thirty-one numbers performed in close four-part harmony, with slick choreography and that instantly recognisable falsetto

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@ByeByeBabyLive
@nordenfarm

Bye Bye Baby website

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The Local Honeys

Live music from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachians.

Kentucky country folk duo Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley are two exceptionally talented young women who will be bringing the folk music of Kentucky to these shores this Spring.

Having been the first women to graduate their state university’s degree programme in Traditional ‘Hillbilly’ Music, The Local Honeys have gone on to win various songwriting accolades, among them the Chris Austin Songwriting Award from MerleFest.

Their debut album Little Girls Actin’ Like Men includes both traditional and original songs and showcases the Honeys ability to tear into hard-driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound and tell a damn good story.

WHY? 'The Local Honeys play traditional music with sass and fire' Kentucky Herald Leader

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

The Local Honeys Website

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The Sound of Springsteen

Each member of this eight piece band was carefully chosen by the producer for their unique abilities as a performer and an undeniable love of the music.

The band members have impressive references, listing previous UK tours alongside recordings with big names in the music industry.

While the band remains a fairly new creation they are already showing signs of a big and successful career, quickly gathering online momentum before even performing their first date.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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ELO Again

The 7 piece band give a dramatic taste of what a real ELO concert was like back in their heyday.

The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

ELO Again bring the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals, full of depth and tone. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. All the big hits are performed – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

WHY? Relive the age of glam rock in the 21st century as Elo Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Elo Again Website

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Mozart Birthday Concert

We are delighted to welcome Martin James Bartlett, BBC Young Musician 2016, to play the sparkling E flat concerto, Mozart’s first masterpiece in the genre.

Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Cassation in G, K.63
Piano Concerto in E flat, K.271
Symphony No.40 in G minor

WHY? The programme covers Mozart’s career, beginning with music he composed at the age of twelve and ending with one of his final symphonies

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Narthen

Featuring Barry Coope and Lester Simpson (Coope Boyes and Simpson), Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Moirai) and Fi Fraser (The Old Fashioned, Polka Works) – this is a quartet of suburb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism.

As seen with Michael Morpurgo and on their own as Christmas band Hark Hark. After a summer of gracing festival stages, the band are now being referred to as a new supergroup.

WHY? Featuring songs that will touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£17.50

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Tatcho Drom - Macedonian Inspirations

Created and led by Gundula Stojanova Gruen, performed with her ensemble Tatcho Drom and dancer Linda Toteva Gjorgiva.

The show tells the stories Gundula experienced amongst Romany people, Macedonians, Albanians and others.

Tatcho Drom performs pieces which Gundula learned along the way. The musical arrangements and choreography reflect her encounters with incredible musicians and reflects the bright and the dark energies of the country.

WHY? A vibrant and soulful music and dance show

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Tatcho Drom's Website

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The Total 60s and 70s Rock Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock with the Total 60s and 70s Rock Show by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus.

Take yourself back to an era of big riffs, timeless tracks and unforgettable anthems by artists including T Rex, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Kinks, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and more.

The band features top musicians Johnny Warman (vocals), Marcus Flynn (guitar - from 'The Guitar Legends'), Steve Tilling (bass and vocals), Richard Willoughby (drums), who have worked with members of The Who, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed.' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Magic Bus Show's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The White Album by The Beatles

The Beatles’ masterpiece double LP (nicknamed The White Album but properly called ‘The Beatles’) was released in 1968.

Find out what drove the Beatles’ creative influences at the beginning of the end. From Ob-la-di Ob-la-da to Revolution 9 and all in between.

Studio
£8

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Vishten

Twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc, from Prince Edward Island, join forces with Pascal Miousse - a direct descendant of the first colonial families to inhabit Quebec’s remote Magdalene Islands.

Tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion and a compelling trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp create an expansive sound that triumphantly defies the parameters of a trio.

Whilst all three are form a rich musical upbringing and heritage, their take on their musical traditions looks forward as much as it looks back. The Cajun tradition - spread by Acadians throughout America - mixes with Celtic and world strands, altogether redefining the possibilities of French-Canadian folk.

WHY? A live show that combines song-writing elegance with the dynamism of three experienced and truly passionate performers

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@VishtenMusique
@nordenfarm

Vishten's Website

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The Studio Session

Part of the Farm’s programme to support emerging musicians. Local acts play three numbers – at least one of which is an original.

If you are interested in joining the line up at this Spring’s event, please contact jane.corry@nordenfarm.org with some examples of your music.

WHY? An unmissable evening of live acoustic music in our intimate Studio space

Studio
£8

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Small Fakers

A tribute to The Small Faces and the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.

The line up features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones. They perform the smash hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee as well as lots of fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? The UK's only Small Faces tribute band

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Fakers website

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Silent Disco - Girls vs Boys

Jeff and Dave return to the decks by popular demand!

They’ll be doing battle on the dance floor as one plays tracks from the boys and one plays hits from the girls.

WHY? A night of great music, dancing and fun where you decide which DJ to listen to!

£15

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! - Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie finds out more about her mother Donna's past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy. The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

WHY? Sing along to a soundtrack packed with classic ABBA hits

'Full of hits and emotion' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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London Klezmer Quartet

Laugh, cry, dance and sing as the London Klezmer Quartet brings you the best of klezmer in a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea - and beyond.

The line up includes Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass). Indra's sultry vocals also breathe new life into old songs of love, life, food and drink.

WHY? ‘A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing’ Songlines Magazine

‘Exuberant yet cultured playing... no shortage of dynamism here... The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation’ Sunday Times

‘Dynamic and authentic’ Time Out

Studio
£15, £13 Supporters

London Klezmer Quartet Website

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John Kirkpatrick

John is a leading interpreter of English folk song and has also established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, anglo concertina, button accordion).

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span and Brass Monkey, to name just a few.

WHY? ‘Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

John's Website

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Duos with a Difference

Violinists Steve Bingham and Brenda Stewart perform on violin, viola, electric violin, bass violin with live looping!

A wide range of music by Mozart, Mike Oldfield, Michael Jackson, Michael Nyman, Wienawski and more.

WHY? Hear violins play music as you’ve never heard it before

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Dire Streets

This six piece band have performed Dire Straits’ incredible back catalogue to thousands of theatre-goers across the UK.

No other tribute comes as close to reproducing Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar and vocal tones. For this gig, they are joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on sax and flute.

WHY? Enjoy two hours of faithful renditions, skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@direstreetstrib
@nordenfarm

Dire Streets Website

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The Amy Winehouse Experience - AKA Lioness

Stars in Their Eye’s finalist and X Factor boot-camp contestant Emma Wright provides an authentic tribute to the enormous talent of Amy Winehouse.

Accompanied by a full backing band, they recreate the sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.

WHY? Be taken on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of Amy’s song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing throughout this full stage show

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: ABC vs Tears for Fears

Two of 80s pop’s finest groups go head to head showcasing their biggest-selling LPs.

In 1983 ABC released The Lexicon of Love, produced by Trevor Horn it was the soundtrack of early 1980s UK. Forward to 1985 and Tears for Fears reached their commercial zenith with a transatlantic smash hit LP. Both albums contain multiple hit singles and influenced many future artists.

Studio
£8

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Mile Twelve

Formed in Boston in 2014, Mile Twelve have performed extensively across the USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2017, the band were awarded Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Their music draws on a range of diverse influences. Expect an evening of captivating songs and adventurous instrumentals.

WHY? An award-winning American band, beautifully walking the line between contemporary and traditional bluegrass and acoustic roots.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Mile Twelve's Website

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Tina May

Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style presentation of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm.

In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Simon Marsh (alto and tenor sax) Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Tina's Website

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Jewel Tones - Sing into Spring!

Join Jewel Tones, Crosfields Chamber Choir and the Abbey Junior School Chamber Choir for an afternoon of song.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Jewel Tones Website

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Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

BBC Folk award winning singer-songwriter Megan Henwood creates folk roots music of beguiling purity.

Findlay Napier is one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about a hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, Georg Cantor’s struggle with infinity, maths and God and something about shepherds and leaders!

WHY? ‘Henwood has moved far beyond parameters into a world where anything is possible’ R2 Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

@meganhenwood
@findlaynapier
@nordenfarm

Megan's Website
Findlay's Website

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A New Flame - The Simply Red Tribute Show

The exceptional 9-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience dancing and singing all night.

Expect a truly memorable evening of great music, featuring the vocals of Dave Duckmanton as Mick Hucknall.

WHY? With all the hits including Stars, Money's Too Tight To Mention and Holding Back The Years

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy (from Belfast) and Dave Marsden (from Dublin) return to their Irish roots for this intimate evening of music and stories.

All the songs reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, loss, humour and more. Between songs, you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland.

WHY? Featuring songs from the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Furey Brothers, Van Morrison and Val Doonican

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Askew Sisters

Emily Askew and Hazel Askew (Lady Maisery) have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.

They rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements. Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music - using fiddle, melodeon, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

WHY? ‘This is traditional folk in a fine, fresh form’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@AskewSisters
@nordenfarm

The Askew Sisters Website

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Odette Michell and Richard Lee

Odette Michell is an English folk singer-songwriter.

She has shared the bill with artists such as Eddi Reader, Bob Dylan and Jools Holland and most recently supported Phil Beer of Show of Hands fame.

Richard Lee, Norden Farm's resident guitar tutor, is a singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and distinctive guitar style. He delivers songs that are effortlessly upbeat and uniquely compelling. Expect hints of Rock, Nashville Americana and Country.

WHY? Richard and Odette present an intimate evening of music, playing and singing on each others songs

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@odettemichell
@Richleemusic
@nordenfarm

Odette's Website
Richard's Website

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Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and more

Jo Edworthy (mezzo-soprano) with David Alexander (piano) and Benjamin Aldren (clarinet) - perform songs by Debussy and Sondheim as well as Schubert’s beautiful Shepherd on the Rock.

Hear singer, piano and clarinet in different combinations in an evening of music both familiar and a surprise.

WHY? Beautiful intimate music performed by virtuosos

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Best...Cover Version

10 participants present their favourite cover version on vinyl.

We’ll hear a snippet of the original and then play the full cover version on vinyl. Which one will the audience decide is the best?

Studio
£8

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Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

Join these powerhouse vocalists, backed by a dynamic band for two hours of hits. Featuring songs from the world's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and Cher.

WHY? A showstopping night of entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@womeninrock
@nordenfarm

Women in Rock's Website

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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REMbrandt

REMbrandt play the hits and album tracks from every era of iconic band R.E.M, with the spirit and passion of the band themselves.

With new BBC live recordings being made available, now is the perfect time to reconnect with the sound, energy and performance of one of the most brilliantly diverse bands of our time.

WHY? Expect hits such as Losing My Religion, Man on The Moon, The One I Love, Shiny Happy People and Everybody Hurts


Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

Studio
£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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The Linos Piano Trio

First Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Linos Piano Trio of piano, violin and cello is increasingly recognised as one of Europe's most creative and dynamic trios.

The trio possesses a colourful and distinctive musical voice and was praised for its ‘slow-burning, gripping performance’ by The Strad. Their programme includes trios by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel.

WHY? One of Europe’s best piano trios plays exquisite music

Courtyard Theatre
£17, MMS Members £12

@LinosPianoTrio
@nordenfarm

Linos Piano Trio's Website

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Coldplace: A Tribute to Coldplay

Coldplace capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance - the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere.

In 12 years, the band have performed over 600 gigs across the UK and in over twenty different countries worldwide. They have appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 1 and 2, and The Gadget Show.

WHY? The band have played at major festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr and The Kaiser Chiefs to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@ColdplaceCP
@nordenfarm

Coldplace's Website

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

The stunning, original and expansive ensemble return to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

Paul Jordanous (trumpet) is a London based trumpeter, pianist, composer arranger. He has been a regular on the jazz, funk and soul scenes for the last 13 years. He is joined by Piers Green (sax), Leo Appleyard (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Kevin Glasgow (bass) and Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) £5 under 16s

Paul's Website

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Spring Ceilidh

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

The band formed specially for Norden Farm's Ceilidhs and between them play Squeezebox, Fiddle, Mandola and Bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

Caller Brian Jones will be on hand to guide you through all the dances. Brian has been involved in Folk Dance for many years, he calls not only the traditional favourites, but also his own original routines. His dances are used by dance callers right across the British Isles!

Dances include the likes of Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Bridge at Athlone, Gay Gorden’s, Dashing White Sgt and The Willow Tree. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Oye Santana

The Woodstock 50th Anniversary tour from Oye Santana, UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards.

You'll be blown away by awesome guitar work from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, and by the band’s infectious good-time feel on hits including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinado and She’s Not There.

WHY? Celebrating 50 years since Santana's electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's Website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

After the success of his piano album (released through Sony Classical) and his tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with the show that brings together all his talents.

Alongside tracks from the album, Alistair will play some other short classic piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

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