The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and folk acts.
Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.
The Carrivick Sisters first started performing as a duo in 2006, originally as buskers before turning professional when they left school in 2007. In 2007 they won the South West Busker’s and Street Entertainer’s Competition, gaining themselves their first spot at Glastonbury Festival. In 2008 Laura achieved 2nd place at the RockyGrass Fiddle Contest in America. The Carrivick Sisters were finalists in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young FolkAwards 2010 and were named Band|Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards. Most recently Charlotte won first place in both Old-time banjo and fiddle at FOAOTMAD's festival in Gainsborough 2012.
'Demonstrating rare instrumental and vocal superiority that puts their colleagues to shame… this is one duo which is going places' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine
Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer on the London Jazz scene, appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues.
Having started out as a singer/songwriter, including writing a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album, Radio Contact, which was featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show, she was also a backing singer for several international stars, before establishing herself as a Jazz singer.
Featuring Alex Hutton (piano), Jihad Darwish (bass) and drums to be announced.
'This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts' Blues & Soul Magazine
'Harrop has Excellent tone and great stage prescence' Marlbank
'Her voice is amazing, think Isaly whiskey, or tannin rich red wine - deep' Lance, Bebop Spoken Here
Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or grab something from our fancy dress box for a foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping 45 minutes of traditional music.
Cut A Shine are a London based troupe of traditional musicians, dynamic Ceilidh dancers and crazy callers determined to spread the word that the Hoe Down is a’happening.
This concert is all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Concertini is all about creating family friendly experiences with inspiring live music. Our relaxed bite-size concerts last under an hour and are followed by the chance to meet the musicians and their instruments. Little people will be able to dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and bigs kids can enjoy listening to live music performed by professional musicians in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Age guidance 0 - 8 years.
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40
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 Gordons and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!
WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties
Take your partners please 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. Guaranteed to have you stamping, reeling and birling – their on-the-floor caller will guide you through the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and other dances. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.
WHY? Featuring musicians from the acclaimed film Four Weddings and a Funeral this lively, fun event is not to be missed!
£23 | £21 Supporters
Photo credit: Andrew Scotland
Moonrakers each year run a series of Folk Orchestra workshops across the country.
They are for intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging and playing folk tunes and songs in an ensemble.
Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles), Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, keyboard) and Becki Luff (harp, keyboard) have many years’ experience conducting workshops at Benslow Music, Halsway Manor and at several festivals.
They work through a number of tunes and songs, inviting you to suggest arrangement ideas yourself. Music (with chords, countermelody and bass) will be sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. Above all, it’s a rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.
Sat 11 Feb
11am - 4.30pm
Book tickets for the band's evening gig here.
Four piece band, Moonrakers (harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals) pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in festivals, arts centres, churches and village halls across the UK.
With songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions, they’ve been described as 'startlingly talented' (Oxford Times) and 'truly wonderful' (Wycombe Festival), with five albums of 'exquisite music' (BBC).
Their albums have received glowing reviews in the music press ('The real deal' The Living Tradition; 'Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes' FATEA magazine).
Take part in an Acoustic Workshop with Moonrakers on the day of the gig. Work through a number of tunes and songs with the band. Music is sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. A rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.
Returning to Norden Farm by popular demand!
From wowing audiences of up to 120,000 across the UK and Europe, Women in Rock are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock music!
Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, this must-see show celebrates the phenomenal female rock songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, P!nk, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner & many more.
Women In Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet. Grab your tickets and let’s get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!
‘The audience were held in reminiscent bliss from start to finish, outstanding!’ At The Theatre
‘The girls held the audience captive with their outstanding energy and vocals. Bravo Women In Rock!’ Harley Davidson (Europe)
‘Women In Rock is a must-have show for our venue, keeps our audiences on their feet like no other' Chequer Mead Theatre
Following his floral extravaganza tour of The Tale of the Golden Goose last year, twelve-time medal winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Mig Kimpton returns with his brand new show.
Mig combines 30 years of experience in the world of theatre as well as his extensive expertise working with flowers to present an evening of colourful stories and even more colourful arrangements.
You’ll laugh, you’ll learn a few things about what life backstage is really like and you may even go home with one of Mig’s exquisite floral designs.
You’ll certainly never see anything else quite like it!