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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.

Wednesdays (exc 14 Feb, 4 Apr, 11 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling 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 baby under 6 months

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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.

Spring
Wed 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 21 Feb – 21 Mar and 18 Apr – 16 May
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.

Spring
Wed 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 21 Feb – 21 Mar and 18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Anthony Strong

Jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong has won plaudits around the world for his high energy, feel-good shows.

His repertoire is unashamedly ‘old school’ – from jazz standards and classics, through to early Stevie Wonder and Motown. Anthony is joined by his trio who have performed with him at jazz festivals and concert halls on 4 continents!

WHY? A journey through the history of the greatest male jazz singers of all time!

Studio
£14

@AnthonyStrong_
@nordenfarm

Anthony Strong's website

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Anthem - The Ultimate Queen Concert Show

The 40th anniversary of We are the Champions is celebrated by the all-action production that has been proclaimed as the best Queen concert show ever.

The show recreates the excitement of Queen's legendary stadium spectaculars, reprising Freddie’s on-stage antics and irrepressible personality. All driven on by a band brimming over with superb musicianship, and featuring a score of non-stop belters.

Expect all Queen's iconic hits including; We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want to Break Free, I Want it All, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Radio Ga Ga, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Another One Bites the Dust, One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, You’re My Best Friend, The Show Must Go On and more!

WHY? An unmissable night out featuring two hours of right royal entertainment!

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

@nordenfarm

Anthem's website

  •  27 Jan SOLD OUT
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Mozart Birthday Concert

St John’s Chamber Orchestra

Antonia Kesel (violin)
Edward Bale (viola)
William Padfield (horn)
Yehuda Inbar (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart
Divertimento in D, K.136
Sinfonia concertante in E flat .K.364
Horn Concerto in E flat, K.447
Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat, K.456

WHY? A full-length afternoon concert, with a delightful array of masterworks featuring an impressive array of gifted young soloists

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

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John Spiers with Jackie Oates

John Spiers has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. A key part of the multi award winning Bellowhead and also a member of Eliza Carthy’s band for five years.

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice, plaintive fiddle and tantalizing approach to traditional songs gained her several BBC Folk Awards.

WHY? An evening of enthralling music and humorous banter

Studio
£16.50

@nordenfarm

John Spiers website
Jackie Oates website

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity 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 9 Jan – 20 Mar (exc 13 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (15)

Dir: Lili Fini Zanuck 2017 | 135 mins

Eighteen-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton is the ultimate guitar hero. But behind the scenes lay restlessness and tragedy. The film is told through his own words and songs, as well as those of his family, friends, musical collaborators and many heroes – including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.

WHY? A look at the life and work of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Papa Truck

British Bluegrass from the Chiltern Hills!

Papa Truck have been performing their own style of bluegrass for over 10 years. The popular five piece band bring original songs from their three albums, as well as new material and a few inspired covers.

WHY? Vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass come together to unite sweet harmonies and fine musicianship

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Papa Truck's Facebook page

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Horns of Plenty with Martin Shaw

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

A UK jazz hero. Martin is a featured soloist with The BBC Radio Big Band. He teams with young jazz giant Will Gibson (saxes). They are joined by a rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? Martin has worked with most of the leading jazz artists of the last 30 years including Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Pete King

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Bob Dylan Story

A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America. Now Bob and ‘The Band’ transport you back to the glory days. An authentic and affectionate celebration, complete with evocative visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs.

WHY? Featuring 25 of Dylan’s hits including Blowin’ In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Mr Tambourine Man, Like A Rolling Stone and All Along The Watchtower

Courtyard Theatre
£20 (£18 conc)

@bobdylanstory
@nordenfarm

The Bob Dylan Story website

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation.

Accompanied by a full band, he performs 2 hours of Bowie’s biggest hits. Experience the masterpieces that made the late, great David Bowie the immortal legend he is today.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No 1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Pop Up Bowie's website

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Family Concertini: Music to Dance to with Manouche Etcetera

Grab your tiny dancers and join in for fiery gypsy dances, curious klezmer and retro swing.

With tunes you'll know, others you won't, and some original material too. This versatile trio will take you everywhere from Buenos Aires to 1920s London and Paris.

WHY? A concert all about inspiring children of all ages and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website
Manouche Etcetera'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 would like to perform at next Spring's event, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

Studio
£8

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Honey and the Bear

The British folk and roots inspired duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies.

Between them, Jon Hart and Lucy Sampson play guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo and percussion. They have played various UK folk festivals and toured Germany.

WHY? The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance

Studio
£12

@HoneyandDaBear
@nordenfarm

Honey and The Bear's website

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Cancion

Classical Soprano Brit Nominee Izzy Cooper invites you to experience Cancion live in concert.

A spectacular and intimate musical event with exquisite vocals, featuring a variety of classical, musical and jazz favourites, adding a fresh and innovative approach to the classical world today! Accompanied by guitarist Robin Hill.

WHY? ‘Virgin Records has developed a clear strategy that distinguishes Izzy as a mould-breaking artist capable of overstepping musical boundaries’ Classic FM Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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The Vinyl Frontier: OK Computer by Radiohead

This LP has just celebrated it’s 20th birthday and in recognition of this we’ll tell the story of how Oxfordshire’s finest came to record one of the ground-breaking LPs of the past quarter century.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis

Multi-award winning folk singers and musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis share a common interest in roots music.

Multi-award winning folk singers and musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis share a common interest in roots music. They are two of the most well respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene. The duo are also the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.

WHY? Expect inventive interpretations of songs and tunes in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures

Studio
£16.50

@samkellymusic
@nordenfarm


Sam Kelly's website
Jamie Francis's website

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The Florin String Trio

Schubert String trio in B flat D471
Hugh Wood Ithaca
Kodaly Intermezzo
Gideon Klein Trio
Mozart Divertimento K563

The renowned string trio of Charles Mutter on violin, Alistair Scahill on viola and Catherine Rimer on cello. Hear thought-provoking interpretations with a distinctive sense of common musicianship from one of the leading string trios in the country.

WHY? Be entertained by three of the best chamber music players in a stimulating concert

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10)

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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Jewel Tones - Sing! Sing! Sing!

Join Jewel Tones, Time2Sing and Waverley School Choir for an evening of songs to celebrate World Book Day.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Jewel Tones Website

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A Beethoven Journey

Ron Colyer and Nigel Wilkinson (violin and piano)

Bartholomew Lafollette and Ljubica Stajanovic (cello and piano)
Bethany Cox (soprano)
Robert Cheung (piano)
Kat Ho Hu (piano)

Beethoven
Sonata for piano duet, Op.6
Violin Sonata in F, Op.24 (Spring)
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor (Moonlight), Op.27 no.2
Cello Sonata in A, Op.69
An die Hoffnung, Op.94
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op.110

WHY? A chronological journey through 25 years of Beethoven’s remarkable career.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Grahams

A dynamic Americana duo who've married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.

Alyssa and Doug Graham draw on the deep, recurring sources of American folk culture. Their music is inspired by railroad and river journeys. Doug's masterful resonator slide-work and harmonies fuel Alyssa's locomotive voice and acoustic guitar chords.

WHY? ‘Real emotive, powerful lyrics that make your hairs on your arms stick up’ Fatea Records

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheGrahamsMusic
@nordenfarm

The Grahams' 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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Northern Soul Live

The Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr with special guest Lorraine Silver.

Angelo Starr is Edwin’s brother and the original musical director of The Team. He has taken over the lead vocals and performs with the original 8 piece band to perform all the hits of Edwin Starr. They are joined by Northern Soul legend Lorraine Silver who will bring her classic tracks.

WHY? Expect to hear War, Stop Her on Sight, Headline News plus Lorraine’s Lost Summer Love, Landslide and many covers

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Concertini: Music for Mother's Day with Mairi Cowieson

Bring the whole family and sing along to 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda and Frozen all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends. Come in costume or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

WHY? The 11.30am show is a relaxed performance – ideal for children with SEND

£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Edgelarks - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

BBC award-winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are now Edgelarks.

They are firmly established on the roots and acoustic scene. The duo blend British traditional and original songs with Indian classical slide guitar, stomping beatbox, harmonica and fiddle to blistering effect. Their new album takes the idea that thresholds, despite often being places of marginalisation, are also places of change – and therefore places of hope.

WHY? ‘Bravely original’ The Guardian

Studio
£16.50

@nordenfarm

Phillip & Hannah's website

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The Matthew Read Trio

Three like-minded approaches for music making, create an exciting new performance every time the Matthew Read Trio play.

The band are Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass). Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Paul Motian, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

WHY? Performing melody-driven original compositions from their much anticipated second album

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@matthewreadbass
@nordenfarm

Matthew Read Trio's website

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Lady Maisery

Vocal trio Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.

They have a unique approach to harmony singing with intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions.

The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or ‘diddling’ – singing without words.

WHY? ‘Create some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (Supporters £12)

@LadyMaisery
@nordenfarm

Lady Maisery's website

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The Linos Piano Trio

Debussy L’apres-midi d’un Faune
Beethoven ‘Ghost’ Trio op.70 no.1 in D major
Ravel Pavane
Ravel Trio

The trio were First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2015. They have achieved recognition as an extremely dynamic and creative young chamber ensemble.

WHY? Discover the best in the piano trio repertoire played by the highly-talented musicians

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£10 MMS Members)

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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Richard Lee and the Norden Farm Guitar Club

Norden Farm's resident guitar tutor will be putting on another show featuring his brilliant guitar students, following the success of their last two concerts. They’ll be playing some classic rock and Americana tunes.

Richard, who most recently shared the same festival bill as The Shires, will also be performing a set of his songs from his most recent album.

WHY? Get inspired and join our weekly guitar club!

Studio
£7 (£5 conc)

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Three Choirs Concert

Three Choirs Concert hosted by Taplow Girls’ Choir: Conductor Gillian Dibden,
with guests – Holyport College Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir: Director Jo Bryant and Beaconsfield High School Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir: Director Victoria Henshall.

Three high quality choirs celebrating the glory of choral music.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 under 16s)

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Piaf - Love Conquers All

A 5 star show, with live musicians complementing Laurene Hope’s voice and amazing characterisation.

Cry through the breakdowns and laugh through the joy incorporating songs including La Vie en Rose and Je ne regrette rien.

WHY? A roller coaster of emotions, music, drugs, drink and men

Studio
£12

@MovingOnTheatre
@nordenfarm

Moving On Theatre's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures – an evening where 12 volunteers (including a celebrity contestant) will spin a vinyl track that they love, but they feel nobody else will (and maybe they shouldn’t…!) The audience will vote for it’s favourite at the end.

Bring on the Eurovision/novelty hits/James Last!

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners

Miss Rosie assembled The Moonshyne Runners with a mission to resurrect the spirit of swing. They are inspired by the great vocalists from the golden age of jazz including Billie Holiday, Chris Connor and Anita O’Day.

The band has played at the Royal Festival Hall for the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party and at Ronnie Scott’s.

WHY? Playing a repertoire rooted in the American Songbook classics of the 1930s

Studio
£14

@RosieMoonshyne
@nordenfarm

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The Shackleton Trio

An exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material.

Georgia Shackleton accompanies herself on fiddle. She teams up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi.

Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week.

WHY? ‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@GSTrio
@nordenfarm

The Shakleton Trio's website

SOLD OUT
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Show of Hands - Where We're Bound

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound.

Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. They are multi-award winning, with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

WHY? An unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@showofhandsnews
@nordenfarm

Show of Hands's website

  •   6 Apr SOLD OUT
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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

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Ahead Only

This internationally touring modern jazz trio is making waves on the scene.

Influenced by Lee Konitz' trio works and Ornette Coleman's aesthetics, their sound is a combination of solid structures and chord changes with various avant garde elements. The trio features, composer and saxophonist Guido Spannocchi, Jason Simpson (double bass) and Marco Quarantotto (drums).

WHY? ‘Finally daring urban sound you can still hear tradition in’ Radio OE1 (Austria)

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@audioguido
@nordenfarm

Guido Spannocchi's website

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Jacqui Dankworth and Butterfly's Wing

Grammy Award winning singer Jacqui Dankworth is joined by an all star line-up.

They are: award winning composer and jazz pianist David Gordon; Ben Davis, whose group Basquiat Strings have been Mercury-nominated; and Christian Garrick, widely recognised as the UK’s leading jazz violinist. They perform seductive rhythms, cutting-edge improvisation and lyrics, at once heart-rending, joyous and surreal.

WHY? 'The most expressive voice of her generation' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@jacquidankworth
@nordenfarm

Jacqui Dankworth's website

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Peter and the Wolf

Chamberhouse Winds perform a magical transcription of Prokofiev’s classic tale of Peter and the Wolf for wind quintet and narrator.

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

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Hundred Watt Club

A ravishing, ridiculous evening of vintage inspired burlesque entertainment.

Showcasing bump ’n’ grind queen Velvet Jones, kaleidoscopic drag artist Meth, neo-vaudevillian Lena Mae, madcap circus star Robin Boon Dale and satirical showgirl Bonnie Knockers. All held together by your hostess, statuesque and anarchic songbird Sadie Sinner!

Over 18s only.

WHY? Dressing up to the nines is very much encouraged!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

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Fred's House

Summery 70s West Coast inspired folk/rock.

Fred’s House have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous three part harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. They scooped the Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award at the NMG Awards 2017 and have toured China for the Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival.

WHY? ‘A very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@fredshousemusic
@nordenfarm

Fred's House's website

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Maria

The life and music of Maria Callas with Vissi Darte and more.

Starring Laurene Hope as Callas and Francis Kenny in cameo roles. Follow the young Callas through the war in Greece, as she turns opera into ‘a bloody lusty experience’ to her heartbreak and loves.

WHY? A talk about Bpd recovery in a therapeutic community will follow

Studio
£10

@MovingOnTheatre
@nordenfarm

Moving On Theatre's website

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The Heath String Quartet with Guy Johnston (cello)

Haydn String Quartet op.71 no.2
Tchaikovsky String Quartet no 1
Schubert Cello Quintet

The Heath Quartet have established themselves among the foremost string quartets in the UK. Guy Johnston was BBC Young Musician in 2000. He is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation.

WHY? Hear the sublime Schubert Cello Quintet played by the ever-popular Heath String Quartet and Guy Johnston

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£12 MMS Members)

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (revisited)

Vinyl Frontier 2 featured this LP and 4 years later we go back to it to hear it once more.

We’ll hear about the excess, the fights, the band who were forced to pretend to be Fleetwood Mac and how this amazing LP has rightfully reclaimed it’s place in the ‘Best ever…’ lists.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Kings of Gypsy Swing

Virtuosic and masterful – two kings of Gypsy jazz.

Violin superstar Tcha Limberger joins forces with guitar wizard Mozes Rosenberg. Tcha is a spectacular multi-instrumentalist. He is known as much for enchanting performances with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra and Kalotaszeg Trio as he is for being the world’s greatest Gypsy jazz violinist.

WHY? ‘The polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of gypsy music’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

Tcha Limberger's website

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Strange Face: Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording

In the 1970s, Michael Burdett found a recording in a skip. Twenty years later, he finally played the tape – an unknown version of one of Nick Drake’s greatest works. He offered people the chance to hear the recording in exchange for photographing them – including Noel Fielding, Danny Baker and Martin Freeman.

A celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

WHY? ‘Keeps us surprised and involved throughout. A gorgeous show’ The Times

Studio
£12

@thestrangeface
@nordenfarm

The Strange Face Project's website

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Swing into Spring with Art Themen (saxes)

Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists.

Art’s musicianship, originality, style and humour creates great jazz. He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years and has toured the world. Art heads his Rhythm Section of choice: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘One of the most adventurous and edgy saxophonists’ London Jazz News

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Voodoo Room

A high energy show featuring all of your favourite Hendrix and Cream tunes.

Voodoo Room deliver an incredible performance in the true spirit of these legendary superstars, with a virtuosity that transcends tribute band status. Members of the band have played with the likes of Steve Winwood, Duran Duran and Ben E King.

‘Incredible Musicians!’ Neneh Cherry

’10/10 Superb!’ Classic Blues Mag

WHY? Enjoy classics tracks including Sunshine of Your Love, Purple Haze, I Feel Free and Hey Joe

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@VoodooRoom1
@nordenfarm

Voodoo Room's website

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Found

Presented by Adesola Akinleye and Dancing Strong.

Dive into a magical world of connections and movement. Two dancers adrift on their own islands enter a magical world where connections become visible. Sound waves ripple through bodies and children are invited to play. Found is an engaging, exploratory dance performance, with an invitation to play and participate. It looks at what connects us to each other and to what surrounds us.

WHY? An interactive dance and live music performance young audiences with inquiring minds

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

A brand new show which brings together all Alistair McGowan’s talents.

He plays tracks from the album and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about 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
£15

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace

A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe

Courtyard Theatre

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

Expect to hear Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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