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John Kirkpatrick

John is a leading interpreter of English folk song and has also established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, anglo concertina, button accordion).

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span and Brass Monkey, to name just a few.

WHY? ‘Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

John's Website

other events you may be interested in

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The Local Honeys

Live music from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachians.

Kentucky country folk duo Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley are two exceptionally talented young women who will be bringing the folk music of Kentucky to these shores this Spring.

Having been the first women to graduate their state university’s degree programme in Traditional ‘Hillbilly’ Music, The Local Honeys have gone on to win various songwriting accolades, among them the Chris Austin Songwriting Award from MerleFest.

Their debut album Little Girls Actin’ Like Men includes both traditional and original songs and showcases the Honeys ability to tear into hard-driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound and tell a damn good story.

WHY? 'The Local Honeys play traditional music with sass and fire' Kentucky Herald Leader

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

The Local Honeys Website

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The Askew Sisters

Emily Askew and Hazel Askew (Lady Maisery) have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.

They rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements. Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music - using fiddle, melodeon, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

WHY? ‘This is traditional folk in a fine, fresh form’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@AskewSisters
@nordenfarm

The Askew Sisters Website

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Odette Michell and Richard Lee

Odette Michell is an English folk singer-songwriter.

She has shared the bill with artists such as Eddi Reader, Bob Dylan and Jools Holland and most recently supported Phil Beer of Show of Hands fame.

Richard Lee, Norden Farm's resident guitar tutor, is a singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and distinctive guitar style. He delivers songs that are effortlessly upbeat and uniquely compelling. Expect hints of Rock, Nashville Americana and Country.

WHY? Richard and Odette present an intimate evening of music, playing and singing on each others songs

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@odettemichell
@Richleemusic
@nordenfarm

Odette's Website
Richard's 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 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
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.

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Spring
Wednesdays (from 9 Jan, exc 20 Feb, 10, 17 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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 15 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£90 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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about 10 hours ago 1 comment ⭐ It's competition time! ⭐ To celebrate our Christmas show The Fir Tree - we have a copy of brand new Moomin book Christmas Comes to Moominvalley up for grabs! The Moomins magic up some delicious dishes in the show - let us know your favourite festive food is in the comments below to be entered into the draw to win! The winner will be drawn after 10am on Monday 17 December and announced on social media. The prize must be collected from Norden Farm's Box Office. Good luck!

about 12 hours ago Take your partner by the hand 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. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. Join us for an energetic night of celebration on Friday 18 January --> https://norden.farm/events/burns-night

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about 15 hours ago ‘Steve McQueen delivers an outstanding heist thriller’ ★★★★★ The Guardian Set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption - Widows is the tale of four women conspiring to forge their own futures on their terms! Screening with us from Saturday 22 December --> https://norden.farm/events/widows-15

about 17 hours ago New York pianist Michael Kanan and London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher join forces on Thursday 17 January to creat… https://t.co/5wKMrK6z63

about 17 hours ago New York pianist Michael Kanan and London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher join forces on Thursday 17 January to create a fresh and swinging approach to the timeless material of the Great American Songbook. Joined by special guest vocalist Sara Dowling, this is an evening of music not to be missed! --> https://norden.farm/events/sam-braysher-and-michael-kanan-featuring-sara-dowling

about 19 hours ago Set in 1860s Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher. Catch the encore screening of the much loved musical from the London Palladium on Fri 28 and Sat 29 Dec. Tickets are selling fast! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-king-and-i-from-the-london-palladium

about 19 hours ago Join the Trio Pierne for a delightful concert sharing a sparkling and effervescent repertory of classical music including Handel, Debussy and Beethoven. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/clare-deniz-trio-pierne-concert

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