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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 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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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 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 3pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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Teddies Music Club presents Pirate Pete and Princess Polly

Teddies Music Club brings you a swashbuckling adventure for young children.

The whole Teddies Team will be on stage to bring you a delightful family show full of fun with your favourite action songs.

WHY? Why not dress up in your favourite pirate or princess outfit!

Age guidance: 1 - 6 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Teddies Music Club

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The Quo Experience

The UK’s number one Status Quo tribute show!

With an impressive line up of experienced musicians who are passionate Quo fans. They perform hits spanning five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history. Featuring Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, Burning Bridges and more. With a full stage show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars.

WHY? ‘An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome!’ Matt Letley, Status Quo drummer 2000-2013

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

The Quo Experience website

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Clare Teal and her Trio

A brand new show for 2019.

As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

WHY? As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@clareteal
@nordenfarm

Clare Teal's website

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The Three Degrees

With original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday.

All the way from the USA!

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

A firm favourite with Prince Charles, they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows.

The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool.

WHY? Enjoy hits such as When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol' Man and Take Good Care Of Yourself

Courtyard Theatre
£25

@TThreeDegrees
@nordenfarm

The Three Degrees website

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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
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

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

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Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet (12A)

91 mins

Encore screening from Sadler’s Wells.

A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict. Set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute. The two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

WHY? Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling

'Bourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s overworked tragedy' The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£15

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Beatles: Hornsey Road with Mark Lewisohn

The surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album – 50 years on.

September 2019 is the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. It was both the end of the Sixties and the end of the greatest band of all time.

To hail this anniversary, world’s leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn is touring a theatre show of illumination, intrigue and surprises in a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national-heroes the Beatles, their brilliant album Abbey Road, and other major events of that extraordinary year 1969.

Mark Lewisohn has the world’s greatest archive of Beatles stuff, harvested over 40+ years of unrivalled deep access to archives and public and private collections. He will be showing audiences a stunning array of strong and relevant content, with rare music, photos, films and choice memorabilia. Audiences (even superfans) will see and hear things they didn’t know existed.

Why? Exploring the surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album - 50 years on

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Ajay Srivastav

Ajay is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana.

His sound flows from the banks of Delta Blues to the Ganges where he learnt raags. He has worked with artists as diverse as Jamiroquai, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain and Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan.

WHY? Ajay’s music is raw, passionate and uplifting - with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

Ajay Srivastav'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 this autumn’s event, please email some clips of your music to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org.

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

Studio
£5

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Dark Side of the Wall - A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Award winning band Dark Side of the Wall celebrate their heroes in well over two hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

The eight piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue - with unexpected surprises thrown in along the way.

WHY? Featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money and Wish You Were Here

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@DSOTWUK
<a target="
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Dark Side of the Wall website

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The Wihan String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn Quartet in G, Op.54, No.1

Josef Suk String Quartet No.1 in B flat Op. 11

Janacek String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as: ‘one of the best quartets in the world today.’ Celebrated for over 30 years, it has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of music of its Czech heritage, and of the many masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

The Quartet’s recording of Dvorak Op.105 was chosen as ‘Recording of the Year’ by MusicWeb International. BBC Music Magazine said of their Dvorak Op.61 recording: ‘This is the finest recorded performance I have encountered to date’.

‘This is playing of the highest quality’ The Sunday Times

WHY? Listen to Czech masters of the string quartet

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10), £5 under 18s or up to two free tickets with an adult ticket

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

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Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening

Kathryn Tickell and her band of musicians bring some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs throbbing to life.

They intermingle them with new material and bind it all together with contemporary resonance and attitude. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, vocals, accordion, mandolin, percussion and clog dancing this band’s music blazes fiercely.

WHY? ‘A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire’ fRoots

Courtyard Theatre
£23

@kathryntickell
@nordenfarm

Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening website

Presented by RM Promotions

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Son of Town Hall

Son of Town Hall are Ben Parker from London and David Berkeley from New Mexico.

The musical duo create a world that transcends time and space. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theatre. Complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall website

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The Power of Compassion – Sacred Dance and Music from Tibet

Tibet - the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years.

The show presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments. With introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.

WHY? ‘A window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release’ The Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz.

Unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era. Featuring Chris Barber’s long-time clarinettist David Horniblow , US pianist Andrew Oliver, guitarist Dave Kelbie of Evan Christopher’s Django à la Creole fame and bassist Louis Thomas.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thedimenotes
@nordenfarm

The Dime Notes website

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Julian Siegel (saxes)

This immensely creative musician returns for an evening of brilliant jazz, fresh from performing at this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Forming a duo with trumpeter, Paul Jordanous and the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section headed by Clark Tracey (drums), with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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Harry and Chris - This One's for the Aliens

Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.

They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.

'The duo’s best show yet' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'One thing’s for sure, with Harry and Chris at the helm this planet is in safe hands' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Their show is unique, intelligent and very entertaining, that does indeed enlighten the soul' ★★★★★ Deadline News

★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris' website

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Wille Edwards

Wille Edwards is a Cornwall based musician, eclectic songwriter and front man of internationally acclaimed band Wille and the Bandits.

He embarks on a solo tour of the UK, performing their acoustic songs like Under the Grove which is no longer played in the Bandits’ set.

Wille hopes to raise awareness of homelessness in the UK and help raise money through a charity single. The tour will cross the south of the UK; between shows Wille will volunteer with charities that support those who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness, he hopes to be able to gain some insight into the lives of some of the UK’s 320,000 homeless (Shelter, the National Campaign for Homeless People Limited).

The tour will be followed by the release of a single which will be targeted for a Christmas release; proceeds of the sale of this single will go to Crisis and The Big Issue to help support the work they do with those who unfortunately find themselves homeless in the UK.

WHY? A unique seated solo gig from Wille, raising awareness of homelessness

'Socially aware lyrics and planet hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages' Classic Rock Magazine

Studio
£10

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The Vinyl Frontier: Another Evening with Pete Smith

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

Pete is largely unknown outside of his Henley home and that’s because, according to Harvey Goldsmith, he did such a great job of organising Live Aid in 1985.

Pete returns for a second evening with his incredible Live Aid tales and will bring his recently finished Live Aid book (in aid of the Band Aid Trust). Hear intimate stories of Bowie, Freddie and Elton (and many more besides) plus the vinyl versions of some of the songs featured in the event.

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

Studio
£8

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Jacky Zhang (piano)
Gemma Ayton (violin)
Benedict Bradley (violin)
Ashwin Tennant (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.2: Romance No.1 in F;
Romance No.2 in G; Piano Concerto no.3

St John’s Chamber Orchestra launches its 40th anniversary season with an evening devoted to Beethoven.

WHY? The concert continues the Orchestra’s long commitment to young talent, with four outstanding teenage soloists

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

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Joni Mitchell Project - My Blue

The jazz/folk vocalist brings a dedication to the life and music of Joni Mitchell.

Ella demonstrates a sensitive and dynamic approach to Mitchell's lyric driven songs. The band features Partikel's Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone), Rob Barron (piano) and Tobie Carpenter (guitar), Max Luthert (double bass) and Tim Nugent (drums).  

WHY? As well as a mixture of Joni Mitchell's songs, Ella will be singing some fine classic jazz standards

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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Lanterns Live: The Brass Funkeys plus support

Fresh from leading Norden Farm’s Lantern Parade, The Brass Funkeys headline our Lantern Parade Live gig with pumping brass driven funk to get you dancing!

The Brass Funkeys are an eight piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans.

They have played at Glastonbury, Wilderness and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as London venues including Koko Camden, and Ronnie Scott’s.

The Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.

Featuring a bar serving a range of drinks and street food.

WHY? The night features a line up of local live talent ahead of the headline act – line up to be confirmed!


Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead Town Hall

Saturday 7 December
From 6.30pm | £3

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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals.

WHY? Expect all the band's legendary hits, including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby website

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The Big Band at Christmas with Five Star Swing

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC Children in Need.

'Superb - they swing like crazy!' says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith (Jnr), composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

WHY? 'Swing and Song of the highest order' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

@fivestarswing
@nordenfarm

Five Star Swing website

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John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

John Fisher and IDMC bring their multiple award winning, infectious gospel sound.

They perform traditional songs and tracks from their albums that span the past 25 years. The choir have collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Luciano Pavarotti, Heather Small and Sting.

WHY? Be ready to stand up and dance with a choir that bring energy and love to everywhere they perform

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 concession)

@IDMCGeneva
<a target="
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IDMC Gospel Choir's website

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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of music and dancing 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. Dances include the likes of Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Gay Gordons and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Glymjack

Frontman Greg McDonald is joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and melodeon ace Saul Bailey.

They deliver a high energy set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes. Away from Glymjack, Greg plays in The Phil Beer Band and has composed music for films including Alan Partridge.

WHY? Glymjack’s acoustic trio has been described as ‘Show of Hands meets Eliza Carthy’ and hailed as ‘folk with attitude’ by Froots

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

@glymjack
@nordenfarm

Glymjack's website

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Charity Concert - Plastic Oceans UK

Featuring songs from the shows, big band sounds and Christmas music. Conducted by Peter Ripper.

WHY? A great night out for all the family!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

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The Albion Christmas Band

Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care join once again with the founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings.

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, Christmas songs and humorous readings. The perfect way to start your festivities!

WHY? This year’s tour features material from the band’s brand new album, alongside old favourites from their back catalogue

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@albionxmas
@nordenfarm

The Albion Christmas Band's website

Presented by RM Promotions

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Jim Mullen (guitar)

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

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 Bobby Worth (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)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of music, trivia and fun!

The most popular event of last year returns for a Christmas special!

Some of the Vinyl Frontier audience have chosen tracks from specific categories and will match their choice against your host’s in a battle of taste. The audience votes on the winner of each and hopefully another diplomatic 3-3 draw ensues!

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2019

Heck yeah, it’s our most glamorous, glittering hoedown yet!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2020! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for an evening of music and all types of barn dancing on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. Featuring sparkling sing along sets in our Studio Saloon Bar, hosted by cabaret star Miss Em. 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
£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for the 19th and final year.

Full programme details to be announced shortly.

WHY? Including Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and favourite works by JS Bach and Vivaldi

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

Presented by St John's Chamber Players

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Holder & Smith - A Tribute to Django & Stephane, The Swing Era

Ben Holder (Violin, Vocals) and Stuart Carter-Smith (Guitar) have toured together extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US over the last 8 years.

Their influences cover all genres from early Jazz swing right through to their take on some of the most modern classics of today.

WHY? Expect plenty of high energy exuberance and some familiar tunes that you wouldn’t expect to hear

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

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André Rieu - 70 Years Young

Encore screening. André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party!

70 Years Young is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far.

This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam.

As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht.

WHY? Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

André Rieu’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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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Disco Love Fest

Get ready to boogie at this funk-tastic, feelgood 70s and 80s night.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than partying with those you love (friends, family, spouses, partners, colleagues, whoever) at Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet - as recommended by Time Out, BBC Radio 4, Stella magazine.

There’s dancer-led ‘line-ups’ to get you into the groove, prizes for the best retro outfits (you don’t have to dress up but lots do) and eco-glitter face-painting for added disco sparkle, plus free sweets and ice pops.

It’s going to be a night to remember!

WHY? 'Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet makes you feel so good it should be on the NHS' partygoer Yvonne

This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Papa Truck

Papa Truck back at Norden Farm!

The five piece Bluegrass Band are back to perform new material from their soon to be released 4th Album. They write and perform home grown Bluegrass from the home counties.

WHY? A perfect blend of great song writing, vocal harmonies and strong musicianship that guarantees to put a smile on your face, and get your toes tapping…maybe even a little dance!

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@PapaTruck
<a target="
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Papa Truck's website

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She'Koyokh - First Dance on Second Avenue

Described by The Guardian as 'one of the finest British-based exponents of global music', She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and Sephardic music and songs from the Balkans and Turkey.

Their latest album, First Dance on Second Avenue, was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards and received 5 stars in the Evening Standard and fROOTS.

Their show is an intoxicating and inspiring blend of vocals, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion. Their members hail from Turkey, the Balkans and the UK and their repertoire is rooted in tradition. From Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and Turkish saunas, each song has a story to tell about love, life, sadness and joy. There is a saying in the Balkans that this music makes you cry and dance at the same time.

WHY? The band are regular visitors to BBC Radio 3 and recently composed and performed a klezmer concerto as a prelude to Mahler’s 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Choice Grenfell

In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.

The best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately As A Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight.

Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.

The family of William Blezard (Joyce’s musical director and pianist) have also given permission for us to use material from previously unheard rehearsal tape recordings and personal letters sent from Joyce to William.

WHY? The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her well respected friend, William Blezard

Studio
£15, £13 Supporters

Choice Grenfell's website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Tommy Fleming - Voice of Hope II

RM Promotions presents

For almost 30 years, Tommy Fleming has been honing his craft and entertaining the masses with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes across the globe and his fan base is growing year on year. It’s not hard to see why, music is a universal language and one Tommy is undoubtedly fluent in.

The one comment that is repeated from Dublin to Darwin and beyond, is the incredible effect Tommy’s voice has as he turns each song into his own with his unique and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as 'deeply emotional, romantic and sincere' to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed that has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds.

Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of Danny Boy, Isle of Inisfree and Hard Times - all songs that you know and love but have never heard until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from You Raise Me Up, Bridge over Troubled Waters and' From a Distance' along with many more contemporary numbers.

Such is his success, he has also toured with the great Elaine Paige and Kenny Rogers in recent years and recorded duets with Vince Gill, Christy Hennessy, Phil Coulter, Lucie Silvas, Cara Dillon, Eleanor Shanley, De Dannan and Mark Vincent to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£26

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The Amy Winehouse Experience

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
£19 (£17 conc)

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