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Don Vappie and Jazz Creole

Creole-influenced New Orleans music from the 'Jimi Hendrix Of The Banjo'.

Led by Don Vappie, the award-winning Creole banjoist/vocalist from New Orleans. Vappie is a living embodiment of 300 years of New Orleans music embodying all aspects of the unique melting pot of cultures that is New Orleans. Known for being banjoist/guitarist in Winton Marsalis’ Jazz at the Lincoln Centre band, but more importantly his nurturing approach to Creole culture and its preservation. He is widely considered to be one of the best banjoists in the history of New Orleans.

Honouring the tradition of his predecessor, banjoist Danny Barker, Vappie has singlehandedly kept alive Créole songs of New Orleans and has been honoured with awards from Créole society for preserving this cultural treasure.

This US/European project combines all genres of New Orleans from traditional to modern day funk with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is 'Jazz Créole'.

Don is winner of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize 2021 and was inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame 2022.

Features UK clarinetist David Horniblow of formally the Chris Barber band and recently The Dime Notes, guitarist Dave Kelbie of The Dime Notes, Django a la Creole and accompanist to many musicians worldwide, and from Paris bass player Sebastien Girardot of Django a la Creole fame.

Nominated for 'The best of the beat' in Offbeat magazine and The Sunday Times Jazz Album of the Year 2020! 

'He can start the party with his banjo, he sure can!' Iggy Pop

'A sure taste and a remarkable technique' Swing Fr

'it’s about time someone showed the jazz world what the banjo really can do' The Observer

'Mr Vappie is a born storyteller ' Jazz Da Gama, Canada

'Jazz virtuosity with buoyant blues riffs and a splash of Caribbean rhythms' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Don Vappie's Website.
@donvappie
@nordenfarm

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National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

A production from Empire Street Productions.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Shackleton Trio

Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo.

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. This is a band that loves playing together, and not to be missed.

Touring their brand new album Mousehold, The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

Featured on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and BBC Radio 4, with five-star reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.

‘Beguiling. Holds your attention and isn’t afraid to make you think’ ★★★★★ Northern Sky

‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots

'Excellent' ★★★★ R2 Magazine

‘A voice entirely of their own’ Mike Harding

Studio
£15

The Shackleton Trio's website

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Flamenco Dance Rebeca Ortega - RAÍCES from Spain

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this show is born from the tradition of flamenco culture shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto, the rhythms of the tangos or the jondura of the soleá.

Like the newly germinated seed that is nourished by the dewdrops, this work is the path that blossoms from the lament of the traces of the past towards the uncertain and unburdened future.

Passion, strength and blood in perfect harmony with the elegance and the sensuality, is delighted by the most authentic flamenco dance... The flight of her hands brings freedom and her feet tapping connects us with the earth, with the root.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rebeca Ortega's Website.

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The Café Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

Sat 2 Jul stallholders include: Firefairyart, Como en Casa, Rhi Design Crafts, Marmalove, RedpathCreations111, KaNa Homecooked, Teddy Knits and Kits, Human Five, Happy Leaf, Esther Madden Glass, U. Bakery, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Rocks and Key, Amora Candles UK, Get Whisked Away, iindi.be, Ali-Oops Handbags, ReRe's Soap & Scents, Pixie Pottery and It's All About Tiger Photography.

Sat 2 Jul and 6 Aug 12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE

  •   6 Aug FREE

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