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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 summer’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

The Line-Up

Tara Deane
Tara Deane is our wonderful MC for the night! Tara is a singer songwriter from Maidenhead. She has been performing all over the UK for nearly 8 years and you’ll regular find her capturing audiences with her honest lyrics and upbeat melodies.

Alfie Griffin
Alfie Griffin is a singer songwriter who crafts original songs with strong influences of Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn and Nick Drake. Alfie has been in the music scene for half a decade playing in various venues in Berkshire.

Rona Topaz
Singer, songwriter and actress Rona Topaz performs a mixture of original material and covers which remain timeless and relevant in these turbulent political times. Recently she appeared in and was musical director for Liberty, the untold story of Kath Duncan, who founded the first ever civil liberties union in the UK.

Anne-Marie Gilliet
Anne-Marie has been a singer songwriter for around 60 years. She sings from the heart, with melody and lyrics inspired by jazz and her life.

David Vachell
David Vachell is a Maidenhead based singer songwriter who is inspired by the folk movement of the 60’s. He believes that music is a way to connect ourselves with things that really matter, especially simply having fun.

Harrison Stevens
Harrison enjoys playing alt/indie rock music, influenced by a range of artists, that the audience can expect to sit back and chill out to during his set.


Completing the line up is Liam Barnes.

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The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate.

The group celebrate the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day.

Rosina has performed at the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Writtle Jazz Festival, Chapel Arts Centre in Bath, at such iconic London venues as Ronnie Scott’s and Toulouse Lautrec.

From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, Rosina believes that the melody is the heart of any great song.

WHY? With her unmistakable voice, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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Rob Castell

Rob brings an evening of solo songs and joyous fun to Norden Farm.

The musical theatre writer, YouTube rapper and comedy song musical polymath has decided this time to deliver an evening that’s intimate, yet desperately exciting. Rob is known chiefly for his work as a writer, composer, musical director and performer with a cappella comedy group Barbershopera.

WHY? Expect original songs, topical musings, creative covers of classics, charismatic hosting and maybe even a guest…

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Rob Castell'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.

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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Eggs on Legs

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Once I found a little egg
To my surprise it grew a leg!
Where did it come from?
Where will it go?
To find out come and see the show...

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Seuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places.

WHY? Full of clowning, puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter

Ages guidance: 3-7 years.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Garlic Theatre's Website

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Die Fledermaus

Windsor and Eton Opera brings 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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