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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021 shows they are joined by vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade spent fronting Black Sabbath, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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André Rieu Magical Maastricht: Together In Music

André Rieu is back in cinemas to help lift your spirits!

André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht celebrates 15 years of André’s glorious hometown concerts. The King of the Waltz has selected his most spectacular performances and emotional songs and will bring the joyous atmosphere of his iconic open-air concerts in Maastricht straight to Norden Farm.

No summer is complete without the enchanting waltzes of André Rieu and the incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra. Music brings people together, brings hope and brings joy - and we need this now more than ever!

Cinema host Charlotte Hawkins will be joined by André Rieu for an exclusive interview from The Vrijthof Square in Maastricht revealing how life has changed for the maestro during the global pandemic and what it means for the future. How is he coping in isolation as a musician, a father and a grandfather? This is the best way to get up close and personal with André!

Join André Rieu, the Johann Strauss Orchestra, his world-class sopranos and The Platin Tenors for the most uplifting concert of the summer. It promises to be the heart-warming event of the season!

140 minutes including an interval.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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Joanna MacGregor - piano (livestream)

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Couperin Les Fauvettes Plaintives
Ravel Oiseaux Tristes
Rameau La Poule
Bach French Suite no.5
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue, Good Bait
Three Brazilian Songs Canto Triste, Insensatez, Canto de Ossanha
Satie Gnossiennes Nos. 1, 3 and 5
Piazzolla Five Tangos


It is always a pleasure to welcome back Joanna MacGregor, a long-term supporter of Norden Farm, who was recently appointed CBE for her wide-ranging services to music. Her brilliantly devised programme takes us through a kaleidoscope of French pieces, dance music by Bach at his most radiant and a colourful array of Latin American music.

Joanna will introduce the programme from the Courtyard stage. Sit back and enjoy!

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Tuesday 11 August 7pm
(If you book after 5pm on the day, you will find the details to access the live stream below and in your confirmation email)

Running time approximately 45 minutes, 10 minute interval, 45 minutes

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Art Themen - sax (livestream)

An evening of jazz, live from the Courtyard stage and programmed by the late Pat Kelly.

A live streamed event from Norden Farm. A musician whose style and humour creates great jazz. Art is supported by a rhythm section acclaimed at every gig: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Art fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for over 20 years and is winner of a British Jazz Award for tenor sax

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Friday 14 August 7.30pm
(If you book after 5pm on the day, you will find the details to access the live stream below and in your confirmation email)

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Rosemary Clooney: A Life in Song

Natasha Seale fronts an all-star band to celebrate the life and music of the iconic vocalist Rosemary Clooney.

She presents her heartfelt tribute through a blend of narrative and a repertoire drawn from the delights of the 1950’s popular song book. Expect sensational swing, Latin grooves and familiar favourites steeped in the jazz tradition.

Natasha’s infectious energy and superb vocal performance take audiences on a journey through Rosemary’s rich and diverse career spanning 50 years. With classic favourites such as Come on-a My House to the Concord years featuring songs by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. She weaves charming anecdotes around the glitterati and close company Clooney kept with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, The Gershwins, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland.

WHY? ‘Natasha brings her own blend of pizzazz and musicality, breathing new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed’ Claire Martin OBE

‘A delight to listen to’ Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

Natasha Seale's website

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO Again really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday. The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. Expect the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals.

WHY? With all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven and more

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Halloween Barn Dance

A spooky Halloween Barn Dance featuring live music from Norden Farm favourites Cut a Shine.

Dance your socks off in wigs, hats and costumes while raising the rafters of the 18th century Long Barn.

Zombies, Ghosts and Witches all welcome …

Long Barn
£15

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