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The Waffle Machine Orchestra

The Waffle Machine Orchestra is the freshest sound of Swing!

An international band hailing from England, Germany and Switzerland. The grooving rhythm section of double bass, drums and guitar is accompanied by red-hot brass of trumpet and trombone. Plus wild guitar solos, powerful lead vocals and beautiful harmonies.

WHY? Performing a blend of classic tracks from the past and original numbers

Studio
£14 (£12 Advantage Card holders)

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

The Waffle Machine Orchestra Website

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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.

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Summer Recital Series: 3

Yehuda Inbar (piano)

To include
Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op.77
Brahms 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119
Schubert Sonata in A, D.959

In last year’s Summer Recital Series, Yehuda Inbar deputised at the last moment and gave an exquisite recital, so we are delighted to welcome him back and in repertoire to which he offers such insight.

WHY? By turns dramatic, song-like and soul-searching, the Schubert Sonata promises to be one of the outstanding experiences in the series

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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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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Rob Tognoni

Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.

His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock - adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness. He has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, and shared stages with Peter Green, Sting and Bo Diddley. His shows are a true experience not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A stunning guitarist with killer licks’ Jazz FM

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Rob Tognoni's Website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

Enjoy a sensational night of music from local bands and acoustic acts.

The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music.

Six of the most exciting local bands and singer/songwriters perform at Norden Farm:

Papa Truck

Bluegrass music straight out of the home counties! This five piece band take influences from genres including rock, pop, folk and blues to produce their British Bluegrass sound.

Livvy Beer

Enjoy pop from Livvy and her band – including old school favourites as well as original songs

Alfie Griffin

Singer songwriter Alfie crafts original songs with strong influences of Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn and Nick Drake.

Abi Powell

‘Best Showcase Artists 2018’ Abi plays a mixture if her own original music and well known covers that everyone knows and loves.

Only Ukes

The Berkshire based Ukulele quartet perform a variety of covers from the 1920s to the present day.

Marc Woosnam

With a sound steming from Seattle grunge scene, Marc creates compelling melodies with relatable lyrics and powerful vocals.

WHY? Relax in a hammock on our Goan beach, drink in hand, while listening to local talent

Courtyard Theatre
£5 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

Dance the night away to authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Son Yambu's website

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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.

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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

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Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K..370
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op.17
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The final recital in the Summer Series continues the Schubert theme with a rare chance to hear Auf dem Strom, an extended song with horn obligato.

WHY? Mozart’s eloquent oboe quartet opens the programme, which ends with perhaps the greatest of all piano quintets

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Midnight Skyracer

This IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene with their all-star line up and exciting live performances.

Featuring Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.

They have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, toured Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. In February
2018 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Fire.

WHY? ‘You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of
the playing’ Folk Radio UK

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

@MidntSkyracer
<a target="
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Midnight Skyracer's website

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Sharon Shannon & Band with special guest Seckou Keita

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019.

Joined by her band, Jim Murray (acoustic guitar), Jack Maher (electric guitar, vocals) and Sean Regan (fiddle, percussion and beatbox), Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017's Sacred Earth.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.

Why? 'One of the finest accordion players on the planet' fRoots

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@SharonShannon99
@nordenfarm

Sharon Shannon's 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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True Gold - The Spandau Ballet Experience

True Gold are the original and official tribute to Spandau Ballet after being endorsed by Spandau Ballet themselves.

True Gold are the 'official' Spandau Ballet tribute band having received praise from none other than Spandau's very own Gary Kemp, Steve Norman and Tony Hadley!

Timeless classics such as To Cut A Long Story Short, Through The Barricades, Only When You Leave, Lifeline, I’ll Fly For You, Communication and of course True & Gold are recreated with precise musicianship that will leave you stunned and delighted at the accuracy of the performance by one of the UK’s best tribute bands.

True Gold have performed twice with the legendary Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, the second time coming in 2014 when Lee and Tony sang together on BBC’s The One Show!

WHY? As Gary Kemp once said after hearing True Gold performing 'Wow! Double Take! Is that Tony up there?' High praise indeed!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@SpandauExp
@nordenfarm

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Greg Russell

Greg Russell is perhaps best known for his work with multi-instrumentalist, Ciaran Algar.

He has established himself as one of the most significant players on the UK folk scene. As well as touring with The Transports and Ciaran Algar, Greg has spent two years in Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band playing guitars. He released his debut solo album in 2017, singing a mixture of original and traditional songs.

WHY? Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner

Studio
£14 (12 Supporters)

@Grussell93
@nordenfarm

Greg Russell's Website

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

Even if you can’t sing a note, come along to our new choir session for people with dementia and their carers. Join this friendly new group and sing songs from the 1940s - 1980s.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 4pm
£6 per session

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Steve Waterman (trumpet)

Jazz at the Farm presents

Steve is one of the most sought-after Jazz musicians in Europe and Scandinavia. Partnered by the creative jazz of young saxophonist, Piers Green, these sounds are the perfect welcome to Autumn. Supported by Pendulum Rhythm Section; Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Hits of Whitney Houston

Janine Johnson has the voice, the soul and the power to take on the repertoire of one of the greatest soul singers of all time – no easy task!

Join her for an evening of classic hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All - exquisitely delivered by this wondrous Soul Diva and her live band. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride.

WHY? ‘Janine can SING… go see her’ David Arnold (Film Composer, James Bond)

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@JannineMusic
@nordenfarm

Jannine Johnson's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Scotland vs Ireland

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

2 teams of 6 battle it out for Celtic supremacy as we pit the Caledonia against Hibernia!

Each team’s contestant tells us why they’ve chosen their particular vinyl classic and their challenger does the same. The audience decides on a show of hands as to which nation can claim bragging rights.

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

Studio
£8

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam.

The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release.

Why? An evening of single releases and album tracks from the band's early Fire & Skill years, through to their vert last album

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@TheJamTribute
@nordenfarm

A Band Called Malice website

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Chris Leslie

RM Promotions present

Chris Leslie brings his solo show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for an intimate evening of song, fiddle music and stories. He joined Fairport Convention back in 1996 and has been the song writer, vocalist and multi instrumentalist in the band since then.

He sings and plays, violin, mandolin, ukulele, Native American flute, Norwegian hardanger fiddle, tenor guitar & whistles. All delivered with warmth and style.

Why? An intimate evening of stories in song and instrumental wizardry

Studio
£16.50

Chris Leslie's website

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Autumn Ceilidh

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

Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The caller will guide you through all the steps – so no dance experience is necessary! Featuring two musicians from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our 18th century Long Barn

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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The Alter Eagles in concert with the Spectre Quartet

The Alter Eagles return to Norden Farm with a very special celebration of the Eagles’ greatest album.

The band will play all of the Hotel California album from start to finish, followed by a set of greatest hits including classics like One of these Nights, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and many more.

The band are joined by their friends The Spectre Quartet - a string quartet who’ll help to re-create the original recordings of some of the Eagles' most memorable songs.

WHY? Expect hits such as Hotel California, Wasted Time, Last Resort and Don Henley’s superb solo number, New York Minute

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@AlterEaglesUK
@nordenfarm

The Alter Eagles' Website

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Andrew Waite

Andrew Waite (Tyde, Dallahan) is an accordion player and composer from the Scottish Borders.

His sound is rooted in Scottish, Irish and English Trad music. He takes influences from genres including jazz, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, funk and classical. Andrew joined Eliza Carthy and the Wayward band in 2013, regularly touring with them since.

WHY? Andrew’s album Matter of Time was nominated for Album of the Year at Na Trads 2016

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

Andrew Waite's website

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Die Fledermaus

Windsor and Eton Opera bring a special opportunity to revel in this fully costumed with orchestra, light hearted Opera Die Fledermaus. Thoroughly

Thoroughly high-spirited, with numerous waltz and polka themes. Packed with philandering, comic deceits, a farce of fun and greatly enjoyed music, including the aria aptly called Laughing Song.

WHY? First performed in 1874, the opera continues to be an audience pleaser right into the 21st century

Courtyard Theatre
£18


Presented by Windsor and Eton Opera.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the band play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country - or ‘North Eastern Swing’ as they've coined it.

Their style is influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs. Their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Rob Heron’s songs are full of character, satire and good old fashion hollerin’.

The six-piece band features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).

WHY? ‘Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14

@RobHeronTeaPad
@nordenfarm

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra's website

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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

This acclaimed British folk/roots duo return to Norden Farm with their unique, intimate single mic show.

Their autumn tour accompanies the release of 2019’s trilogy of singles celebrating the ‘spirit of place’. Their material is as joyful as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.

WHY? ‘A stream of brilliant music – they should be rated among the elite when it comes to UK folk’ Maverick

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage's website

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The Pelleas Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Bax Elegiac Trio

Andy Scott Sonata for Flute and Harp

Vieuxtemps Capriccio for solo viola

Ibert Deux Interludes

Couperin Trio Sonata selections

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin arr. J Morlock

A rare opportunity to hear flute, viola and harp playing together. Formed in 2011, The Pelleas Ensemble have won numerous prizes including both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields competition in 2016. They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. Playing with ‘verve and polish’ (The Times) they recently won a Royal Philharmonic award.

Why? Magical music with a unique sound from this special trio

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

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Honey and The Bear

The British folk and roots duo combine interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin and percussion). They are accompanied by fellow musicians Evan Carson and Toby Shaer (both of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys). The duo are touring with their brand new album Made in the Aker.

WHY? Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Honey and The Bear's website

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Karen Sharp and Nikki Iles (piano)

Jazz at the Farm presents

A global jazz icon, Nikki Iles' flowing creativity enchants and excites. Partnered with the soul-appealing jazz of tenor saxophonist Karen Sharp. Karen has won the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards on numerous occasions. They are joined by Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? A wonderfully creative swinging jazz ensemble of tenor sax and piano

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Sex Pistols vs The Clash

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

The Sex Pistols vs The Clash – the true heavyweights of Punk Rock go head to head with their respective debut LPs.

The audience will vote for their favourite before they are played and then we see who has changed their mind after both have been spun.

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

Studio
£8

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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

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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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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="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm?lang=en">@nordenfarm

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

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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

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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)

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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.

'Magnificent' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Blisteringly talented' ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

'Thoroughly feelgood '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), Matt Robinson (piano), Alex Munk (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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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 Gorden’s 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

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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)

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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)

about 4 hours ago This Sunday don’t miss Salsa at the Farm with Son Yambu – a great way to round of your summer in style! Dance the night away to authentic Cuba son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa! Join us for a free salsa dance workshop to show off your moves --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm-with-son-yambu-01

about 5 hours ago Have you see the line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig? Six of the most exciting local bands and singer-songwriters perform on our beachside and Studio stages on Saturday 24 August from 8pm. Tickets are just £5!

about 6 hours ago There are only five more days left before The Maidenhead Beach closes! Don’t miss out on chilling in our hammocks, going on an adventure in our blue boat or Tiki Hut and have a great meal and cold drink on our outside tables. More info about the beach here --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78

about 7 hours ago RT @NaomiLWood: ⁦@nordenfarm⁩ gorgeous theatre in Maidenhead. A wonderful array of soloists with WEO chorus. All tickets £18 so buy early…

1 day ago Jazz at the Farm is back this Autumn and kicking us off his Steve Waterman on Friday 20 September --> https://norden.farm/events/steve-waterman-trumpet-74 Steve is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Europe. Partnered with creative young saxophonist Piers Green this is a great way to welcome in Autumn!

1 day ago This Saturday join us for a music gig – on our beach! Groove along to bands in the studio or chill out in hammocks while listening to acoustic singers on the beach all for just £5! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 The Big Berkshire Beach Gig will be headlined by Papa Truck!

2 days ago This Friday see the blues and rock guitarist Rob Tognoni bring his fiery and energetic show to our main stage for just £15! Rob has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan and Joe Walsh from the Eagles

2 days ago We only have one more week of Craft and Storytelling at the Farm! Next week have a go at making your very own Surf Board and Keyring, a clay seahorse or a pirate headdress and ship for just £5 per session --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

2 days ago Janine Johnson brings The Hits of Whitey Houston to Norden Farm on Saturday 21 September --> https://norden.farm/events/the-hits-of-whitney-houston Bringing the soul and power of one of the greatest soul singers of all time Janine recreates some of Whitney’s timeless tracks including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All!

3 days ago See comedian, Tom Rosenthal live on Thursday 19 September --> https://norden.farm/events/tom-rosenthal-manhood Let the beaky boy from Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner and ITV’s Plebs entertain you with a brand-new stand-up show Manhood!

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