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John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus

Sweet Chorus was formed by legendary guitarist John Etheridge to celebrate the work of his colleague and mentor - jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) and Andy Crowdy (double bass). A joyful feast of melodic and swinging acoustic jazz - featuring dazzling interplay, wit and repartee, in the spirit of the master

WHY? ‘Awesome authority whenever he touches a guitar’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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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.

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

Livvy Beer
Pop band Livvy Beer is made up of singer-songwriter Livvy, Jacob, Hani and Kez. The band perform old school favourites, including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac, as well as some of Livvy’s original songs.

Alfie Griffin
Alfie Griffin is a singer songwriter who crafts original songs with strong influences of Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn and Nick Drake. Be prepared for awkward chatting as he tunes his guitar... for the tenth time!

Abi Powell
‘Best Showcase Artists 2018’ Abi Powell performs a mixture if her own original music and well known covers that everyone knows and loves. Her songs have been described as having 'Sassy honesty' when her music was featured on BBC radio.

Only Ukes
Only Ukes is a Ukulele quartet based in Berkshire. They perform a variety of covers from the 1920s to the present day including pop, rock, folk and country, played only on ukuleles and accompanied by close harmony singing.

Marc Woosnam
Marc creates compelling melodies with relatable lyrics and powerful vocals. His musical roots stem from the Seattle grunge scene and branch out to blues, rock, and folk to give him a unique sound in modern music.


WHY? If you are interested in performing, email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org with some examples of your music

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

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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.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£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.

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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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Tues 10 Sept - 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£45 per 5 week term £10 per session

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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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about 7 hours ago Make your summer soar – by making your very own kite! Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite for just £3.50 Kite Making Workshops run between Wed 24 Jul to Sat 24 Aug, times vary. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops

about 8 hours ago See A Whole New World on our big screen with Disney’s action retelling of Aladdin from Wed 31 Jul --> https://norden.farm/events/aladdin-pg Charming street hustler Aladdin and larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) battle the evil Jafar - all while trying to win the heart of Princess Jasmine.

about 9 hours ago RT @eton_preschool: Hot weather? fancy going to the beach? opens tomorrow! https://t.co/DF9z4kgzHf via @nordenfarm

about 10 hours ago Join us for an evening of blues with Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe on Friday 9 August --> https://norden.farm/events/ma-bessie-julia-titus-and-her-blues-troupe Julia pay’s tribute to the Empress of Blues showcasing her songs and music from the era!

about 12 hours ago Get ready to set sail to The Maidenhead Beach - the Grand Opening is tomorrow at 10.30pm - come and see whose washe… https://t.co/vNhB37ZjJV

about 12 hours ago Get ready to set sail to The Maidenhead Beach - the Grand Opening is tomorrow at 10.30pm - come and see whose washed ashore to join us for this exciting day! More info on The Maidenhead Beach here --> https://buff.ly/2O2qeEm

1 day ago Heathcliff, It’s Me… Kate Bush-Ka is a must see for all Kate Bush fans! Featuring the songs Moving, Babooshka, Sat in Your Lap and more on Sat 10 Aug the band deliver an immersive, fun and accurate concert --> https://norden.farm/events/kate-bush-ka

1 day ago Only two more days to go before all is revealed!!! #nordenfarmbeach #beach #maidenhead #goa #mandala #garland… https://t.co/G7NsVyjhXK

1 day ago Only two more days till all is revealed at the Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach!

1 day ago The Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach is in just two days and our very special guest Harmony the Mermaid will be at the beach to say hello to all the little adventures – she might even be bringing her face painting brush too! Why not follow Harmony on Instagram at harmony.mermaid

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