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Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

Join these powerhouse vocalists, backed by a dynamic band for two hours of hits. Featuring songs from the world's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and Cher.

WHY? A showstopping night of entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@womeninrock
@nordenfarm
Women in Rock's website

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Fred's House

Summery 70s West Coast inspired folk/rock.

Fred’s House are delighted to be returning to one of their all-time favourite venues, Norden Farm!

Vix, Prue, Lachlan, Gafyn and Paul are a group of friends based in sunny Cambridge who make up the award-winning band. They have been together in some form or another for 13 years; survived relationship breakdowns within the group, emigration, line-up changes and a Global Pandemic, but they’re still here to tell the tale. Playing live is what the band thrive on and they are well known for their very lively and entertaining shows but that they also have those songs that bring a tear to the eye.

'Fred's House is a very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down' Maverick Magazine

They’ve performed more gigs than they care to remember, including headline tours of the UK and toured China as part of the Nanjing International Music Festival, as well as playing some big UK festival stages such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Acoustic Festival of Britain and Bestival. Their last release, Walls and Ceilings (EP) gained much praise, including from BBC Radio 2’s Baylon Leonard who said, 'they have a brand-new sound and one that I really love'.

Having just won the Break Out Award at the NMG Awards 2023, Fred’s House are working towards their 4th album with producer Jake Day of North Acre Recording Studio which will be out late 2024. It is quite a shift towards radio-friendly commercial pop in terms of style, whilst still showcasing their hooky song-writing and staple sound of summery folk-rock guitars, West Coast 4-part harmonies, violin and a driving rhythm section.

Studio
£16 (£14 conc)

Fred's House website
@fredshousemusic
@nordenfarm

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Duos come and duos go - and some fine tune their art into something totally original and captivating.

For over a quarter of a century Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s partnership has proved personal, permanent and pivotal.

From their early days in folk supergroup Equation to the launch of their new album, this multi award-winning musical couple continue to exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary acoustic music.

2024 sees them release The Collection - 18 of their most loved songs compiled into one seamless album.

Twice voted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo

'It’s folk music for the modern age' The Telegraph

'These guys are something very special' Acoustic Magazine

'Rightly regarded as one of the most engaging folk / acoustic duos on the circuit' Rock n’ Reel

'The couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence' fRoots

Studio
£18


Kathryn and Sean's website

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Tango Calor

A collective of wonderful musicians who share a love for Argentine tango.

Tango Calor was set up by bandoneon player Mirek Salmon (BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, RSC) in 2016.

For this concert Mirek will be joined by guitar virtuoso Daryl Kellie described by D’Addario Strings as ‘Truly stunning’ and sensational vocalist Indira Roman.

Together they will take you on a journey from the classic tango of 1930s Buenos Aires to the beloved music of Astor Piazzolla and may even include some surprise versions of more contemporary hits. Expect romance, passion and fireworks.

'A great punching combo that combines tradition with Nuevo flavours. One of the best tango trios you will hear in the UK without a doubt' Eduardo Bozzo, Tango Alchemy

​'As professional teachers and hosts, if you want dancers to be out of their seats and enjoy great music, Tango Calor really does that' Joanna & James Whitehead, Viva la dance

Studio
£16 | £14 conc

Tango Calor's website
@tangocalor1
@nordenfarm

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Buenos Klezmer

Buenos Klezmer perform uplifting and heart-warming authentic Jewish folk music of the Eastern European shtetl and Sephardic world.

Vocalist Maya Levy weaves a fascinating tale of these long ago worlds while clarinettist Livia Frankish wails, guitarist Eyal Pik serenades and cellist Mayda Narvey straddles the support of stand up bass and the interweaving melodies. With consistently sold-out performances, this is a foot-stomping, heart-warming band.

'Great gig - brilliant music especially Buenos Klezmer'
'A truly magical evening'
Audience reviews from Tsitsit Fringe Festival at Toulouse Lautrec, London

Buenos Klezmer debuted in 2019 at The Jazz Room, London. The quartet met while playing for Shabbat Shira (a participatory musical Friday night song service to mark the start of the Jewish Sabbath at West London Synagogue). Being all of Jewish background, both Sephardi and Ashkenazi, they decided to form an ensemble to play specifically secular Jewish songs and Klezmer instrumental music. They play Yiddish & Ladino songs and Klezmer, spanning the breadth of Jewish secular music and have performed to sell out audiences at venues including several returns to The Jazz Room, JW3, Green Note Camden and OSO Barnes.

Maya Levy - Soprano
Maya Levy was born in New York City. She is a professional singer, songwriter, actor and theatre deviser/ writer, with a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio, (in piano and voice), a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from Oberlin College as well as an MA from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting and Devised Theatre.

In addition to her work as a Cantorial Soloist at West London Synagogue, her focus of the last 15 years has been on composing pieces of music theatre, song writing and working as a professional performer. Some musical plays include The Adventures of Nellie Bly, about the 19th century reporter and daredevil Nellie Bly (funded by Arts Council England), and The Damsels Most Daring Present The Bravery of Miss Anne and Other Tales of Splendorous Adventures, a piece of comedic, musical, storytelling theatre. Other work ranges from recording NPC voices for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (video game) at Pinewood Studios to performing as a guest soloist with The London International Orchestra. Maya’s grandparents were Sephardi Jews from Bulgaria who spoke Ladino (Judeo Espagnol) at home. She grew up around Yiddish speakers in New York City and loves the traditions of both the Sephardi and Ashkenazi world.

Mayda Narvey - Cello
After some years performing and touring with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Mayda Narvey relocated to the UK where she established Ismena Collective, a group of musicians and wordsmiths who create performances that integrate words with music. She has composed and arranged for Ismena and performed with them in venues across London and beyond, including King’s Place, St. Martin in the Fields, The Forge Camden, and many others. Over the years she has enjoyed playing her cello in many contexts including solo and chamber recitals, spoken word events, cabarets in the West End of London, and of course, as the string member of Buenos Klezmer. The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants to Canada, Mayda grew up in a Yiddish-speaking home.

'What a breath of artistic fresh air! I was completely bowled over by the standard of musicianship, the elegance of the programming and the relaxed joyously friendly atmosphere.' Audience reviews, Ismena Collective

Eyal Pik -Guitar
A multi-talented guitarist and singer-songwriter with an MA in commercial music production, Eyal was trained by and has worked with top artists and producers such as Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush), Sister Bliss (Faithless), Aviv Geffen (Blackfield), ELK (Rita, Mosaic Project) and many more. Being an active professional musician since the age of 14, he has played countless recording sessions, radio and television shows in many countries as well as numerous shows in top venues including the Royal Albert Hall
(playing for members of the Royal family) and City Hall (for the Mayor of London), Camden Assembly, and Tel Aviv’s famous Barby Club. Originally from Tel Aviv (8th generation born in Israel), Eyal comes from an Ashkenazi-Jewish family with origins in Poland, Austria and Jerusalem, growing up surrounded by Jewish tradition, hearing songs and stories in Yiddish, Polish, German and Hebrew.

Livia Frankish - Clarinet
Livia Frankish gained her Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Michael White. Having performed with a number of orchestras and chamber groups, she found her love of Klezmer whilst studying and discovering her identity, spirituality and connection with Judaism. She was fortunate enough to study with Merlin Shepherd, one of the world's leading exponents of traditional klezmer clarinet style and has performed with internationally celebrated cantor, Shulem Lemmer. As well as performing with Buenos Klezmer and other chamber groups, Livia teaches class music in a busy East London secondary school.

Studio
£16

Buenos Klezmer website
@nordenfarm

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Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

'The most feel-good show in town' ★★★★ (The Daily Mail) has spread nostalgia and laughter throughout the UK and has the seal of approval from Victoria’s very own school chums and colleagues.

Featuring the star of BBC1’s All Together Now, Paulus The Cabaret Geek 'King of Cabaret' (The Stage) with Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aïda) on piano, it is an evening of pure joy filled with Victoria’s best-loved songs, including the iconic Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let’s Do It) and the classic It Would Never Have Worked.

This show is for fans of Victoria and for those yet to discover her, to come together and relish her breathtaking wizardry with words.

In telling Victoria’s story, Paulus unfolds his own. A relatable story of a 1970s childhood and what it really means to find your tribe.

So, pair your stilettos with an oven glove, zip up your cocktail slacks and get booking!

'Vic would have loved this' Sue Devaney, dinnerladies

'We loved it!' Fascinating Aïda

'Poignancy and heart' ★★★★ The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£18

The Cabaret Geek's website
@thecabaretgeek
@nordenfarm

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The Lost Trades

An exciting Folk and Roots Trio who recently released their second album Petrichor.

The Lost Trades are a vocal harmony trio with a cool Laurel Canyon vibe. Three Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) were brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music, and joined forces in late 2019 for a three part harmony, modern folk adventure.

With a sound that is reminiscent of the California folk scene of the late 60s/early 70s, their vocal harmonies have been described as flawless, spine tingling and magical.

After a global pandemic cut short their first tour after just a single sold out gig, the band retreated to their songwriting rooms to work on their debut album, 'The Bird, The Book & The Barrel'. The album was released in June 2021 and was well received, spending 8 months in the Official UK Folk Albums Chart.

The follow up 'Petrichor' was released in March 2023 and immediately followed suit, entering the chart at #31.

A live performance involves easy interchanging of instruments, with each of the three playing guitar, bass and percussion at different points. There's always a fun intimacy to the show, with the three engaging in comfortable repartee with each other and the audience like a group of old friends.

£15
Studio

The Lost Trades website
@thelosttrades
@nordenfarm

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! put on fabulous, feelgood 70s and 80s disco nights for grown-ups at venues across London and the South East - and we’re delighted to welcome them back again after a funk-tastic sell out night here last year.

HSDY nights are recommended by everyone from Time Out and The Guardian to Stylist and Radio 4 and they have been described as 'Abba collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash up'.

DJ Lady G will be on the decks playing all your favourite soul, funk and disco tunes and dancer Andrea Rose will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and Vogue, to the 1979 Gonzales hit, Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, after which HSDY take their name.

If you fancy dressing up (it’s not obligatory, but lots do) there are prizes for the best retro outfits, and free sweets and ice pops too.

In the words of Shalamar, it’s going to be 'a night to remember!'

10% profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK

Party the night away until 12am - with our Cafe Bar also open serving drinks until then!

Courtyard Theatre
£18
This is a standing/dancing event with some unallocated seating

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website
@HSDY
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Jim Maving

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 very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.


Spring
Tues 16 Jan - 6 Feb (4 weeks)
Tues 20 Feb - 19 Mar (5 weeks)
Tues 26 Mar - 23 Apr (5 weeks)
7.45pm - 8.45pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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