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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues - drenched sounds of clarinet - driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodds, and Red Nichols.

Fronted by Chris Barber’s long - time clarinetist David Horniblow, an established figure on the European jazz stage and pianist composer Sam Watts, the band is anchored by the unstoppable pulse of London’s knockout rhythm section, guitarist Dave Kelbie, accompanist in Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole, John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus and bassist Louis Thomas, well known across the international scene for his swing and versatility and in demand across many genre boundaries with his huge sound and stylistic versatility.

The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular.

Inspired! SUNDAY TIMES (UK)

Lovingly curated examples of great music from the ancestral repertoire of jazz JAZZ DA GAMA (US)

Swings from start to finish JUST JAZZ (UK)

Studio
£15

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Spring Ceilidh

They’ll guide you through dances such as Muffin Man’s Jig, Gay Gordons and Cumberland Square 8.

Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn

Long Barn
£16 | £14 conc

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Reggae, Classical and Rap.

The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. In 2015, she received an IBAM Award in Chicago for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’ Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.

Sharon's latest studio album, The Reckoning, will be released on 27 November this year. This album was composed, written and recorded in its entirety during lockdown, featuring over a dozen remote collaborations from locations across the globe. All the tracks on the album are newly composed original tunes and songs which are co-written by Sharon and band members and various guest collaborators.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Duke Ellington Songbook

‘Makes The Heart Swing’

Natasha Seale sings the Ellington Songbook.

Vocalist and former West End Leading Lady Natasha Seale leads a stellar band in celebration of Duke Ellington. Natasha’s fascinating narrative weaves around Peter Long’s sparkling arrangements of repertoire including The A Train, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and It Don’t Mean A Thing If you Ain’t Got That Swing.

'Natasha breathes new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed' Claire Martin OBE

Natasha Seale - voice
Alex Bryson - keys
Robert Rickenberg - double bass
Matt Home - drums

Arrangements by Peter Long

'A delight to listen to' Evening Standard

'Engaging' The Stage

'Seale is superb' Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

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@natashasingjazz
@nordenfarm

Natasha Seale's website

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Jack Lukeman

Jack has been virtually a household name in Ireland for the last two decades.

In the two years pre Covid he built an ever-growing audience in the UK by opening on full tours with The Proclaimers, Imelda May, Jools Holland, Graham Gouldman, Hazel O’Connor, Neil Sedaka and The Stylistics. He is currently performing solo in the UK, moving from guitar to ukulele to keyboard and accordion.

During lock down he performed over 26 live streamed shows to audiences who kept coming back each week. He would learn a set of songs by his favourite songwriters, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Lennon McCartney - and even sets of songs related to the Moon and turning his hand to 80s classics.

Studio
£16

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@jackllukeman
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Ajay Srivastav: Karma at the Crossroads

Following a visit to his ancestral home in India, critically acclaimed musician Ajay Srivastav sat on the banks of the Ganges playing his guitar when he encountered a Guru.

This brand new show takes us on a personal, spiritual and musical journey where Ajay, accompanied by renowned percussionist Vinod Kerai, explores the cultural influences that define him and and his music.

Through this we invite you into the smoked filled Juke Joint of Gods and Goddesses, Mojo hands and Charioteers. A place where we do deals with the Devil, kill our Karma, search for truth amid the lies, bear witness to illusions and rediscover the true meaning of home

Featuring music from Ajay's chart topping albums Powerless and Karmic Blues.

A night of music, myths and meditations that will lift your spirits.

'Brilliant.. spiritual and wonderful' Janice Long, BBC Wales

'Think Ben Harper having a late night jam with George Harrison just after he came back from a sitar lesson with Ravi Shankar' Groovemag

'A beautiful blend of musical cultures' Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Ajay Srivastav's website

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.

The group was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alvin Youngblood Hart – The Return of the Motivational Speaker

Known as a 'musician’s musician', Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues. Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£15

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@MotivSpkr6L6
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Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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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.

Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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