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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 10 Jan - 21 Mar (exc 14 Feb) | 7pm - 8.15pm

£75 per 10 week course

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The Outside Track

The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world.

Their marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Its five members are united by a love of traditional music. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.

WHY? Winner of 'Best Group' in both Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review Awards

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@outsidetrack
@nordenfarm

The Outside Track website

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! It’s energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Wednesdays (exc 15 Feb, 8 Mar, 5 and 12 Apr) | 10am – 11am | £5 | £4 siblings

Please book one (or more) 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. Fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring

Absolute Beginners
Wed 4 Jan - 1 Feb, 8 Feb - 15 Mar (excl 15 Feb), 22 Mar - 3 May (excl 5 & 12 Apr)
7pm - 8pm

£36 per 5 week course

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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Spring
4 Jan - 1 Feb, 8 Feb - 15 Mar (exc 15 Feb), 22 Mar - 3 May (exc 5 and 12 April)
Wed Beginners 8.15pm - 9.15pm

Thur 5 Jan - 2 Feb, 9 Feb - 16 Mar (excl 16 Feb), 23 Mar - 4 May (exclu 6 & 13 Apr)
Thur Beginners 7pm – 8pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play an entire song and impress your friends? Then this is course for you. Rediscover your 6 string and why you took it up originally. Learn some classic songs and reignite your guitar skills.

5 Jan - 2 Feb, 9 Feb - 16 Mar (exc 16 Feb) and 23 Mar - 4 May (exc 6 and 13 April)
Beginners 7pm - 8pm
Intermediate 8.15pm - 9.15pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Kimmie Rhodes - Cowgirl Boudoir Tour

Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home.

A creative and prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo CDs. Kimmie’s multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.

WHY? ‘Kimmie Rhodes has to be one of America’s great musical secrets’ BBC 6 Music

Studio
£14

@KimmieRhodes

<a target="blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm">@nordenfarm

Kimmie Rhodes website

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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No Jacket Required

The UK’s leading Phil Collins tribute returns.

Expect a 2 hour show of hit singles from Phil's award-winning career, both as a solo artist and with Genesis. Including songs such as Against All Odds, Easy Lover, I Can’t Dance, Invisible Touch and the classic In The Air Tonight. This was a sell out show last year, don’t miss out in 2017!

WHY? The stunning 12 piece band features a live brass section and backing vocalists

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@PCTribute
@nordenfarm

No Jacket Required website

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Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go.

Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or may have heard their songs played on Radio 2 and BBC6 Music.

WHY? Humorous and charming folk-songwriting combined with sublime harmonies

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@WorryDolls
@nordenfarm

Worry Dolls website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Electric Warrior

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

2017 will mark 40 years since Marc Bolan’s death and as a tribute we’ll check out T Rex’s seminal 1971 LP – together with a few real surprises from the T Rex archives in a Vinyl Frontier exclusive!

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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The Mersey Legends

Step back in time and experience the excitement of the 1960s Merseybeat era with The Mersey Legends.

This four piece band of accomplished musicians are acclaimed for creating a truly authentic sound with superb vocals and harmonies.

WHY? An evening of live music, featuring songs from Liverpool and Merseyside’s most celebrated bands and solo artists

The band's set list includes:
She Loves You - Beatles
Needles and Pins - Searchers
Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and The Pacemakers
I'm Telling You Now - Freddie and The Dreamers
Halfway to Paradise - Billy Fury
Hippy Hippy Shake - Swinging Blue Jeans
Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer
Twist and Shout - Beatles

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Mersey Legends 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.

They’ll guide you through dances such as Muffin Man’s Jig, Gay Gordons and Cumberland Square 8. 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

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Simon Allen (sax)

One of the UK's greats.

Simon Allen has performed alongside Art Themen, Jamie Cullum and Peter King. He is a member of the Laurence Cottle All Star Big Band and has appeared at major jazz festivals and venues. Supported by Peter Billington (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass) and Darren Altman (drums).

Students from Norden Farm's Schools Jazz Day will be performing at 6.45pm.

WHY? 'Has an impressive technique, and constructs his solos with maturity and confidence' The Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16)

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Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative song writing, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound.

Their latest studio album, Watershed has received critical acclaim and further places the duo in the higher echelons of the roots genre.

WHY? Winners of 2014's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo

Studio
£15

@PhillipandHannah
@nordenfarm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin website

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Kit Holmes

Enjoy an uplifting evening of gorgeous guitar, poignant lyrics and feisty fiddle playing, all with Kit’s incredible sense of fun.

Her trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with the guitar hero, John Etheridge. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of blues driven roots with a soul sensibility. Kit is joined by Al Greenwood (guitar).

WHY? 'Full of warmth…an absolute delight' The Observer

Studio
£14

@Kit_Holmes
@nordenfarm

Kit Holmes website

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A Festival of Choirs

Presented by Taplow Choirs.

Taplow Girls’ Choir looks forward to hosting another Festival of Choirs. This year their guests will be Mid Herts Girls’ Chamber Choir, Newlands Madrigal Choir and The Choristers of All Saints Marlow.

WHY? Join us for the wonderful sound of 100 young voices in a varied programme of songs to suit everyone

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)

COMMUNITY HIRE

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Marcus Farnsworth Sings

Hear one of Britain’s finest young baritones.

Marcus Farnsworth has sung leading roles at the Royal Opera House and now returns to Maidenhead to sing Schubert’s song cycle Schwannengesang. His career also embraces oratorio as well as Lieder.

‘The award winning baritone is electrifying and has an instinctive musicality’ The Telegraph

WHY? Don’t miss one of the UK’s newest singing stars

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Concertini - Mother's Day Music

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

The show includes songs from Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Frozen all performed by West End singers. Quiet toys, musical worksheets and colouring will all be available during the performance, as well as the chance to meet the musicians after the concert.

WHY? Live music concerts for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Rackhouse Pilfer

A fiery and exciting 6 ­piece Irish-americana folk band treading the water between American bluegrass, Irish folk, alt-country and rock.

Formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, the band have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and have supported Imelda May on tour.

WHY? They were invited to perform with John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and as guests at the Grand Ole Opry

Studio
£14

@rackhousepilfer
@nordenfarm

Rackhouse Pilfer website

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Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow - The Fox Tour

Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from energetic Balkan-folk act Sheelanagig.

Kit and Aaron draw on a shared love of traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic and throughout Europe, alongside their own original compositions. Their insightful musicianship is matched by their warm and witty repartee and they are sure to charm all who hear them. The tour supports their debut album, The Fox.

WHY? ‘Not just any old violin and acoustic guitar duo... THE violin and acoustic guitar duo’ The Bristol Post

Studio
£12

@hawesandcatlow
@nordenfarm

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow website

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Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of all the hits and classics by one of Britain's most legendary bands.

The Total Who Show features top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Peter Gabriel, The Small Faces, Bruce Springsteen, and Foo Fighters.

WHY? Celebrate 50 years of hits including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Substitute and Who Are You

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Total Who Show website

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The Bon Jovi Experience

The only tribute band in the World to have shared the stage with the real McCoy.

This show includes all the hits, Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always, Bad Medicine, It’s My Life and many many more.

WHY? ‘The best tribute I have ever seen’ Jon Bon Jovi

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Bon Jovi Experience website

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The Noise Next Door - Uproar!

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.

Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.

WHY? ’Immaculately well executed’ The Times

Studio
£14

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

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Family Concertini: Music for Woodwind

Be prepared to be blown away by an inspiring concert of woodwind music for the whole family.

Following their sell out concert in January, Chamberhouse Wind are back with an inspiring concert of woodwind music including a performance of Prokofiev's classic tale Peter and the Wolf.

The purpose of each Concertini is to introduce children to different styles of live music and musical instruments, to prepare them for the enjoyment of more formal live music events, to nurture a love of music and to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to listen to live music with their children in a relaxed community setting.

Stay on after each concert for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.


Suitable for age 3+ years.

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

Courtyard Theatre

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Family Concertini: Music for Brass

A fun, interactive concert of brass music featuring music from the Renaissance to the present day.

The purpose of each Concertini is to introduce children to different styles of live music and musical instruments, to prepare them for the enjoyment of more formal live music events, to nurture a love of music and to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to listen to live music with their children in a relaxed community setting.

Stay on after each concert for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.

Suitable for age 3+ years.

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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A New Flame - The Songs of Simply Red

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.

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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Family Ceilidh

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

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 & Friends (4 people) £32

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Duende Jazz Trio

Duende is a London based Latin jazz trio.

The collaboration of electric piano, electric bass and congas/percussion give a unique sound to this line up influenced by Latin-American rhythms and grooves. Latin-Jazz is a highly energetic mixture of diverse Latin-American styles (folkloristic and popular) and jazz.

WHY? With a special guest appearance from guitarist Ant Law – ‘An innovator’ The Guardian

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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Give it a Go! Music - Sing & Strum Ukulele (Families)

An introduction to the ukulele for everyone (even beginners!) Play fun and quirky covers and take part in a big uke jam

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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Give it a Go! Music - Sensational Samba Drumming (Families)

Play snare drums, agogo bells or the choalhols to make a sensational samba rhythm.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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Give it a Go! Music - Glitch Jam (8-10 years)

Make some electronic noises using our collection of iPad apps, Kaoss pads & noise toys. Plug in and play!

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

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The Jigantics - Seconds Out Tour

A fabulous fusion of blues, modern folk and Americana from a stellar band of musicians from Colvin Quarmby and Sons of the Delta, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, squeezebox and harmonica, touring their new album ‘seconds out’.

WHY? ‘Fantastic music from The Jigantics. A high quality, highlight act who are clearly destined for great things’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14

@TheJigantics
@nordenfarm

The Jigantics website

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Mark Nightingale (trombone)

A welcome return of this internationally renowned jazz artist.

He is a much in demand session musician. He plays regularly in bands led by Andy Panayi, Alan Barnes, Laurence Cottle and Stan Tracey. Supported by a young jazz great – Simon Marsh (sax). With the superb rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) this combination is quite magical!

WHY? Mark has recorded and played with artists including Cleo Laine, Charlie Watts and Frank Sinatra

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Myra Dubois - Self Admyra

Fresh from her appearance on BBC1's The John Bishop Show, Rotherham's least celebrated daughter comes to Maidenhead.

Expect acid-tongued conversation, razor sharp observation, songs and maybe even dance (if her hip's up to it) in this unapologetic hour of self-adoration.

WHY? 'Acid tongued and funny to the bone' Time Out

Studio
£12

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra DuBois website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Screamadelica by Primal Scream

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

The winner of the first Mercury prize in 1992 this LP was a defining moment in early 90s rave/baggy culture. Berkshire was the epicenter of the early 90s Balearic scene and this record was its beating heart.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge are a London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day.

The band embody the sounds of great British acts like The Kinks, The Beatles, The Clash, Blur, SAHB, Small Faces and Led Zeppelin, and mixes it with their American counterparts such as The Doors, The Band and The Meters.

WHY? ‘Imagine Suggs, The Clash and Paolo Nutini mixing a musical Ska recipe’ Glasswerk Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@tankusthehenge
@nordenfarm

Tankus the Henge website

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The Consone String Quartet

The Consone String Quartet won the 2016 Royal Over-seas League competition and focus on classical music.

They play period instruments bringing a new freshness and clarity to the music.

The concert will feature popular string quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

WHY? Come and enjoy chamber music with a new flavour

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS members £10 (£5 under 16s)

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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, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? This is a hugely popular event so register your interest early if you would like to perform!

£8

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Luke Daniels - Revolve & Rotate

The award-winning singer and composer brings his solo show which uses an original 19th century Polyphon machine as part of the performance.

Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully crafted into modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. a night of outstanding acoustic songs and music.

WHY? Luke’s work as a member of the Cara Dillon Band and Riverdance Orchestra sets his pedigree at the very highest level and promises

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@lukedanielsfolk
@nordenfarm

Luke Daniels website

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Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernardi

Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

Between them they play ukulele, washboard, kazoo, National resophonic guitars, mandolin and acoustic guitar. The duo reinterpret great songs by artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, and Bo Carter.

WHY? Winners of the 2013 European Blues Challenge

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Waller

Rising-star bassist, Mark Lewandowski brings together two of the most highly respected musicians on the UK jazz scene to explore the catalogue of one of the most nostalgic early innovators of jazz - the great Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller.

Alongside Mark are musicians Liam Noble (piano, fender rhodes) and Paul Clarvis (drums).

They will be delving into Wallers music and bringing their own personal spin on his repertoire using the intimate trio setting. Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and strong humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes.

WHY? Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930's Harlem into the 21st Century


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Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix and Cream

Voodoo Room deliver a full-on show that features all of your favourite Hendrix and Cream tunes, performed with an energy and virtuosity that transcends tribute band status.

The band are a stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, performing an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. The sheer musical ability of the band is a force to be reckoned with.

Members of the Voodoo Room have played with the likes of Stevie Winwood, Duran Duran, Ben E King, Fish, Thunder and Fish among many others.

Enjoy classics tracks from both artists including Sunshine of Your Love, Purple Haze, I Feel Free, White Room, Foxy Lady, Little Wing and Hey Joe.

‘Incredible Musicians!’ Neneh Cherry

’10/10 Superb!’ Classic Blues Mag

WHY? Their energetic live show is not to be missed!

Voodoo Room's website

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Liza Sings Streisand

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her new show Liza Sings Streisand.

This is no Stars In Their Eyes, this is no Channel 5 biopic, this is sexy, sassy Liza weaving together history, humour and harmony as she celebrates the songs of the great Barbra Streisand with her six piece band, the Stardust Ensemble.

Alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza brings you glorious new arrangements and orchestrations of these now legendary songs.

WHY? Expect the much loved classics Evergreen, The Way We Were, New York State Of Mind, Second Hand Rose and many more in a full to bursting 90 minute show

£22 (£20 conc)

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Sing! Sing! Sing!

Jewel Tones, Taplow Children's Choir and Crosfields School Chamber Choir

@nordenfarm

Jewel Tone's website

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Nashville in the Round

A taste of Nashville returns to Norden Farm following their sell out show in Autumn 2016.

An evening in the style of the Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen come together.

Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads. She has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry over 80 times and recently supported Ward Thomas in the UK.

Jenn Bostic’s song Jealous of the Angels was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK.

Michael Logen is an established performer and songwriter with his songs having featured on the hit TV series Nashville.

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Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

British rock band Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity in the 1970s and influenced numerous successful bands.

Martin Turner is the founding member, lead vocalist and creative force of the band. He continues to perform their best loved works.

His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic plus drummer Tim Brown. They remain faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

The show will feature a rare performance of Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 Argus album performed in its entirety. Argus achieved a #2 UK album chart position and won UK music press Album of The Year awards. It remains one of the most enduring works of the classic rock era.

WHY? An evening of classic Wishbone Ash music... and beyond

Martin Turner's website

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The Variety Show

BCA Performing Arts presents 'A Suitcase Full of Dreams', an evening of variety entertainment that will journey into the world of work, love and the unknown!

Join us for show tunes, pop music, sketches, physical theatre and dance including contemporary, jazz and street.

Courtyard Theatre
£7.50

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Sabbatage

Reading based band Sabbatage pay tribute to the music of Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath are said to have invented heavy metal and have influenced a whole host of artists since their first album was released back in 1970. Sabbatage keep their music alive, with songs ranging from the first album, Black Sabbath, through to the chart topping 2013 album 13.

The band concentrate on the Ozzy line up but you'll hear a bit of the Dio era too - they are all about the music rather than the look. Expect to hear all the greatest tracks from this iconic band including Black Sabbath, Iron Man, War Pigs, Children of the Sea, God is Dead? and, of course, Paranoid.

WHY? Over two hours of Sabbath music backed by projected images that compliment the songs throughout, this is a must for all Black Sabbath fans

£15

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Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann shows returns!

Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they starch their beards and trim their dinner jackets, ready to bring you the wit and wordplay of those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

Lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike will delight to see the boys breathe new life into the much-loved words and music of Flanders and Swann. Expect all the classics including The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many more – plus a few hidden gems along the way!

WHY? Join Duncan, Tim and the Hippo for the most sublime Flanders and Swann show since… well, since Flanders and Swann themselves!

‘Such energy and relish… caught the period remarkably well… well worth seeing’ The Independent

‘A certain winner’ The Daily Mail

‘Genius wordplay’ The Guardian

‘Impressive, suave… a delight!’ The Times

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Juan Martin Flamenco Trio - Arte Flamenco Puro

With singer Antonio Aparecida and dance from Raquel de Cádiz (Raquel Gonzalez).

Juan Martin, a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all encompassing musician, returns to tour the UK with great new artists, direct from Spain. Juan’s new dancer is the 18 year old star from Cádiz, Raquel Gonzalez. Her tremendous footwork and passion joined with the extraordinary singer Antonio Aparecida and the poetry and emotion of one of the world’s leading guitarists make for a performance not to be missed.

WHY? ‘He has a terrifyingly good technique and an absolute dominante of the guitar filling the concert hall with crystalline clarity’ El Mundo

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The Zoots: The Sounds of the Sixties

Experience the Sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford - with the spectacular sounds of The Zoots!

The Zoots are here to make your whole family bop to the '60s beats that everybody loves - with legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, the Beach Boys, and dozens more of your favourite artists.

Feel the groove that's thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call the band 'impressive', 'authentic', and 'impossible not to like'!

'The Zoots are impossible not to like' The Stage

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Five Star Swing

The unique Five Star Swing Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues.
As seen on BBC's Children in Need, Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & 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), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

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

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Martin James Bartlett Young Musician 2014 (piano)

Britain’s top young pianist performs in Maidenhead.

Martin James Bartlett bowled over the nation when he won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2014. Since then he has debuted at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.

As part of the Chinese State visit in 2015, Martin performed a private concert for the First Lady of China. He also played at Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday thanksgiving service in St. Paul's Cathedral.

Martin returns to Maidenhead for his third concert here when he will perform his latest programme. Don’t miss this chance to hear Britain’s finest new pianist.

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£5 under 16s)

  •  15 Jun
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Black is the Colour of My Voice

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell

Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Colour Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song’
★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine

‘Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician’ Smart Shanghai

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

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Kast Off Kinks

Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

This great line up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bassvocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s and 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitarvocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).

Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. Not to be missed!

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