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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. Fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring

Absolute Beginners
22 Mar - 3 May (excl 5 & 12 Apr)
7pm - 8pm


Summer

Absolute Beginners
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
7pm – 8pm


£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Rackhouse Pilfer

A fiery and exciting 6 ­piece Irish-americana folk band treading the water between American bluegrass, Irish folk, alt-country and rock.

Formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, the band have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and have supported Imelda May on tour.

WHY? They were invited to perform with John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and as guests at the Grand Ole Opry

Studio
£14

@rackhousepilfer
@nordenfarm

Rackhouse Pilfer website

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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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Spring
22 Mar - 3 May (exc 5 and 12 April)
8.15pm - 9.15pm

23 Mar - 4 May (exclu 6 & 13 Apr)
7pm – 8pm

Summer
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
7pm – 8pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play an entire song and impress your friends? Then this is course for you. Rediscover your 6 string and why you took it up originally. Learn some classic songs and reignite your guitar skills.

Spring
Thur 23 Mar - 4 May (exc 6 and 13 April)
8.15pm - 9.15pm

Summer
Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of all the hits and classics by one of Britain's most legendary bands.

The Total Who Show features top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Peter Gabriel, The Small Faces, Bruce Springsteen, and Foo Fighters.

WHY? Celebrate 50 years of hits including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Substitute and Who Are You

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Total Who Show website

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Bon Jovi Experience

The only tribute band in the World to have shared the stage with the real McCoy.

This show includes all the hits, Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always, Bad Medicine, It’s My Life and many many more.

WHY? ‘The best tribute I have ever seen’ Jon Bon Jovi

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Bon Jovi Experience website

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Mix the City

An interactive musical experience.

Every city has a sound. Get involved in this unqiue, interactive, digital music experience that lets you create your own mix from a set of filmed tracks performed by musicians living in cities across the world.

Co-commissioned by The British Council and the public art site The Space.

Mix the City will be set up in our foyer and is free to use.

SOLD OUT
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The Noise Next Door - Uproar!

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.

Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.

WHY? ’Immaculately well executed’ The Times

Studio
£14

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

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Family Concertini: Music for Woodwind

Be prepared to be blown away by an inspiring concert of woodwind music for the whole family.

Following their sell out concert in January, Chamberhouse Wind are back with an inspiring concert of woodwind music including a performance of Prokofiev's classic tale Peter and the Wolf.

The purpose of each Concertini is to introduce children to different styles of live music and musical instruments, to prepare them for the enjoyment of more formal live music events, to nurture a love of music and to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to listen to live music with their children in a relaxed community setting.

Stay on after each concert for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.


Age Guidance 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Courtyard Theatre

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Family Concertini: Music for Brass

A fun, interactive concert for all the family to enjoy.

Chaconne Brass have been entertaining young audiences for over thirty years. Their children’s concert Oh Good Chips for Tea! has been performed to tens of thousands of children at theatres in Britain and abroad including London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall and the Philharmonie in Berlin. Highlights from the show have also been broadcast on BBC television and radio and it has formed the basis of two lottery funded projects for schools.

Oh Good Chips for Tea! is a highly interactive show, featuring well known classical favourites, such as Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Handel’s Water Music, alongside New Orleans Jazz. It reaches a climax with the performance of Que Pasa involving the whole audience in the re-creation of a Brazilian street carnival.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Age Guidance 3+ years.

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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A New Flame - The Songs of Simply Red

The exceptional 9-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience dancing and singing all night.

WHY? With all the hits including Stars, Money's Too Tight To Mention and Holding Back The Years

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

  •   9 Apr SOLD OUT
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Duende Jazz Trio

Duende is a London based Latin jazz trio.

The collaboration of electric piano, electric bass and congas/percussion give a unique sound to this line up influenced by Latin-American rhythms and grooves. Latin-Jazz is a highly energetic mixture of diverse Latin-American styles (folkloristic and popular) and jazz.

WHY? With a special guest appearance from guitarist Ant Law – ‘An innovator’ The Guardian

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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Give it a Go! Music - Sing & Strum Ukulele (Families)

An introduction to the ukulele for everyone (even beginners!) Play fun and quirky covers and take part in a big uke jam

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

  •  14 Apr SOLD OUT
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Give it a Go! Music - Sensational Samba Drumming (Families)

Play snare drums, agogo bells or the choalhols to make a sensational samba rhythm.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

  •  14 Apr SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
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Give it a Go! Music - Glitch Jam (8-10 years)

Make some electronic noises using our collection of iPad apps, Kaoss pads & noise toys. Plug in and play!

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

  •  14 Apr SOLD OUT
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The Jigantics - Seconds Out Tour

A fabulous fusion of blues, modern folk and Americana from a stellar band of musicians from Colvin Quarmby and Sons of the Delta, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, squeezebox and harmonica, touring their new album ‘seconds out’.

WHY? ‘Fantastic music from The Jigantics. A high quality, highlight act who are clearly destined for great things’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14

@TheJigantics
@nordenfarm

The Jigantics website

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Wednesdays (exc 31 May)
10am – 11am
£5 (£4 siblings)

Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months.

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Mark Nightingale (trombone)

A welcome return of this internationally renowned jazz artist.

He is a much in demand session musician. He plays regularly in bands led by Andy Panayi, Alan Barnes, Laurence Cottle and Stan Tracey. Supported by a young jazz great – Simon Marsh (sax). With the superb rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) this combination is quite magical!

WHY? Mark has recorded and played with artists including Cleo Laine, Charlie Watts and Frank Sinatra

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Myra DuBois - Self Admyra

Fresh from her appearance on BBC1's The John Bishop Show, Rotherham's least celebrated daughter comes to Maidenhead.

Expect acid-tongued conversation, razor sharp observation, songs and maybe even dance (if her hip's up to it) in this unapologetic hour of self-adoration.

WHY? 'Acid tongued and funny to the bone' Time Out

Studio
£12

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra DuBois website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Screamadelica by Primal Scream

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

The winner of the first Mercury prize in 1992 this LP was a defining moment in early 90s rave/baggy culture. Berkshire was the epicenter of the early 90s Balearic scene and this record was its beating heart.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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Tankus the Henge

Tankus the Henge are a London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day.

The band embody the sounds of great British acts like The Kinks, The Beatles, The Clash, Blur, SAHB, Small Faces and Led Zeppelin, and mixes it with their American counterparts such as The Doors, The Band and The Meters.

WHY? ‘Imagine Suggs, The Clash and Paolo Nutini mixing a musical Ska recipe’ Glasswerk Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@tankusthehenge
@nordenfarm

Tankus the Henge website

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 21 Mar (exc 14 Feb) | 7pm - 8.15pm

Summer
Tues 25 Apr – 4 Jul (exc 23 May, 30 May)

7pm – 8.15pm
£75 per 10 week course

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The Consone String Quartet

The Consone String Quartet won the 2016 Royal Over-seas League competition and focus on classical music.

They play period instruments bringing a new freshness and clarity to the music.

The concert will feature popular string quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

WHY? Come and enjoy chamber music with a new flavour

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS members £10 (£5 under 16s)

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The 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, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? This is a hugely popular event so register your interest early if you would like to perform!

Studio
£8

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Luke Daniels - Revolve & Rotate

The award-winning singer and composer brings his solo show which uses an original 19th century Polyphon machine as part of the performance.

Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully crafted into modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. a night of outstanding acoustic songs and music.

WHY? Luke’s work as a member of the Cara Dillon Band and Riverdance Orchestra sets his pedigree at the very highest level and promises

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@lukedanielsfolk
@nordenfarm

Luke Daniels website

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Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernardi

Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

Between them they play ukulele, washboard, kazoo, National resophonic guitars, mandolin and acoustic guitar. The duo reinterpret great songs by artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, and Bo Carter.

WHY? Winners of the 2013 European Blues Challenge

Studio
£14

@Movinmusicblues
@nordenfarm

Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernardi's website

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Waller

A celebration of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, one of the great jazz innovators, composer of standards including Ain't Misbehavin and Honeysuckle Rose.

Rising star bassist, Mark Lewandowski brings together two of the most highly respected musicians on the UK jazz scene - Liam Noble (piano, fender rhodes) and Paul Clarvis (drums) to explore the catalogue of this iconic composer/musician.

WHY? Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930s Harlem into the 21st century

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@MarkLBass
@nordenfarm

Mark Lewandowski - Waller Website

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Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix and Cream

A high energy show featuring all of your favourite Hendrix and Cream tunes.

Voodoo Room deliver an incredible performance in the true spirit of these legendary superstars, with a virtuosity that transcends tribute band status. Members of the band have played with the likes of Steve Winwood, Duran Duran and Ben E King.

‘Incredible Musicians!’ Neneh Cherry

’10/10 Superb!’ Classic Blues Mag

WHY? Enjoy classics tracks including Sunshine of Your Love, Purple Haze, I Feel Free and Hey Joe

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@VoodooRoom1
@nordenfarm

Voodoo Room's website

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Liza Sings Streisand

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her new show Liza Sings Streisand.

This is no Stars In Their Eyes, this is no Channel 5 biopic, this is sexy, sassy Liza weaving together history, humour and harmony as she celebrates the songs of the great Barbra Streisand with her six piece band, the Stardust Ensemble.

Alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza brings you glorious new arrangements and orchestrations of these now legendary songs.

WHY? Expect the much loved classics Evergreen, The Way We Were, New York State Of Mind, Second Hand Rose and many more in a full to bursting 90 minute show

Courtyard Theatre
£22 (£20 conc)

@lizapulman
<a target="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm">@nordenfarm

Liza Pulman's website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Charity Shop Vinyl

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd

12 volunteers have ventured out into the local charity shops and returned with vinyl for under £5. The audience chooses their favourite and the winning charity shop gets a cheque with the evenings profits.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2017

Jewel Tones, Taplow Children's Choir and Crosfields School Chamber Choir

Courtyard Theatre
£10

@nordenfarm

Jewel Tones website

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Jimmy Lee & The Edge of Chaos Orchestra

Jimmy Lee (guitar, banjo, vocals) cut his teeth alongside folk legends Ralph McTell, Cliff Aungier and Alex Campbell among others. His music is packed with emotion and played with a rare simplicity.

Jimmy Lee (guitar, banjo, vocals) cut his teeth alongside folk legends Ralph McTell, Cliff Aungier and Alex Campbell among others. His melodious traditional and folk rock music is packed with emotion and played with a rare simplicity.

Jimmy is joined by Jon Wigg (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), Clare Juliet (piano, accordion), Melanie Wells (cello) and Gary Holder (double bass).

WHY? A blend of traditional, contemporary, alternative and original material, performed with a wealth of experience and great sense of humour

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Jimmy Lee's website

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Nashville in the Round

A taste of Nashville returns to Norden Farm following their sell out show in Autumn 2016.

An evening in the style of the Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen come together.

Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads. She has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry over 80 times and recently supported Ward Thomas in the UK.

Jenn Bostic’s song Jealous of the Angels was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK.

Michael Logen is an established performer and songwriter with his songs having featured on the hit TV series Nashville.

WHY? An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@SarahDarling
<a target="
blank" href="https://www.sarahdarling.com/">Sarah Darling's website

@jennbostic
Jenn Bostic's website

@michaellogen
Michael Logen's website

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Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

British rock band Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity in the 1970s and influenced numerous successful bands.

Martin Turner is the founding member, lead vocalist and creative force of the band. He continues to perform their best loved
works.

His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic plus drummer Tim Brown.

WHY? Featuring a rare performance of Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 Argus album performed in its entirety

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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Belshazzar's Feast

Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) on oboe, violin, vocals and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) on accordion are Belshazzar’s Feast.

The duo start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off with wry humour for a unique live experience. They are breathtaking and wickedly inventive!

WHY? ‘A blend of serious musicianship and dedicated subversion - enjoy the danger’ Living Tradition

Belshazzar's Feast website
@feastie_boys
@Patakas1
@nordenfarm

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The Variety Show

BCA Performing Arts presents 'A Suitcase Full of Dreams', an evening of variety entertainment that will journey into the world of work, love and the unknown!

WHY? Join them for show tunes, pop music, sketches, physical theatre and dance including contemporary, jazz and street

Courtyard Theatre
£7.50

@BCA_Maidenhead
@nordenfarm

BCA's website

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Art Themen (saxes)

One of the most sought-after musicians on the UK jazz scene, acclaimed for his originality and individual style.

He is supported by the top rhythm section of Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums) - acclaimed at every gig.

WHY? Art fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for over 20 years and is winner of a British Jazz Award for tenor sax

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Sabbatage

Paying tribute to the music of iconic band Black Sabbath.

Sabbatage concentrate on the Ozzy line up but also play some of the Dio era too. Expect to hear all of the band’s greatest tracks including Black Sabbath, Iron Man, War Pigs, Children of the Sea, God is Dead? and, of course, Paranoid.

WHY? With over two hours of music, this is a must for all Black Sabbath fans!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Sabbatage's website
@nordenfarm

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Concertini - Music for Viola

Sit back and relax as viola player Melanie Martin takes us on a musical journey for the whole family to enjoy.

Melanie has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Halle, as well as with contemporary artists such as Take That, Leona Lewis and Il Divo.

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Concertini - Music for Piano

Join Concertini favourite Marissa Thornton Wood, for a fun interactive concert for the whole family.

Marisa has given recitals as an accompanist and soloist in France, Germany, Austria, the USA and UK. From Bach to Elton John this concert is guaranteed to suit all musical tastes

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they bring you the wit and wordplay of ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

The duo breathe new life into their much-loved music. Expect all the classics, from The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud) to The Gas Man Cometh – plus a few hidden gems along the way!

WHY? ‘Impressive, suave… a delight!’ The Times

At some performances Simon Townley or Jordan Clark will appear in place of Duncan Walsh Atkins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@flandersswann
<a target="
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Flanders and Swann's website

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Hailey Tuck

Jazz singer Hailey Tuck has been enchanting audiences across Europe.

Hailey was raised on a diet of black and white movies, 1930s jazz and vintage dresses. She has already reimagined the work of an eclectic line up of artists including Fats Waller, The Zombies and Maroon 5.

WHY? Enjoy Hailey’s uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald

Studio
£14

@Haileytuck
@nordenfarm

Hailey Tuck's website

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St John's Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Meng Yang Pan (piano), Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor (Scottish)

Following the acclaimed performances of The Magic Flute, St John’s Chamber Orchestra’s returns with a fine programme including Mendelssohn’s dramatic and tuneful symphony and a pastoral evocation by Delius.

WHY? Meng Yang Pan brings her sublime touch to one of the greatest of Mozart’s concertos

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Juan Martin Flamenco Trio - Arte Flamenco Puro

With singer Antonio Aparecida and dance from Raquel de Cádiz (Raquel Gonzalez).

Juan Martin is a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all encompassing musician. He returns to the UK for his latest tour featuring new dancer Raquel Gonzalez, from Cádiz. Her tremendous footwork and passion joined with extraordinary singer Antonio Aparecida and the poetry and emotion of one of the world’s leading guitarists make for a performance not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A giant of the flamenco tradition’ The Times

Studio
£15

Juan's website
Juan's Facebook page
@nordenfarm

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The Zoots: The Sounds of the Sixties

Experience the Sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford - with the spectacular sounds of The Zoots!

The Zoots are here to make your whole family bop to the '60s beats that everybody loves - with legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, the Beach Boys, and dozens more of your favourite artists.

'The Zoots are impossible not to like' The Stage

WHY? Expect legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, and dozens more of your favourite artists

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Zoot's website
@TheZoots
@nordenfarm

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Mary Alexander - Meet Me at the Waldorf

Popular lecturer Mary Alexander presents the extraordinary story of two iconic hotels built on Astor feuds, fortunes and art patronage. Mary will take the audience on a journey back to the glamour and intrigue of the Jazz Age.

WHY? This is a free taster event, presented by The Arts Society, who are hoping to launch permanently in Maidenhead later this year.

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity. They have a global network of local Societies which connects people to the arts and to each other. Their Societies arrange programmes of lectures given by world-class lecturers all of whom are experts in their fields. In addition, the Societies organise study days, visits and take part in a broad variety of heritage and arts based volunteer projects enabling our members to make a practical contribution to ensure the future of our artistic heritage.

Presented by The Arts Society

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Martin James Bartlett: Young Musician 2014 (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Martin James Bartlett bowled over the nation when he won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2014. Since then he has debuted at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.

As part of the Chinese State visit in 2015, Martin performed a private concert for the First Lady of China. He also played at Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday thanksgiving service in St. Paul's Cathedral.

Martin returns to Maidenhead for his third concert here when he will perform his latest programme.

WHY? Don’t miss this chance to hear Britain’s finest new pianist

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£5 under 16s)

@MJBartlettPiano
@nordenfarm

Martin James Bartlett's website

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Kyshona Armstrong and Robert Lane

Nashville resident Kyshona was recently named one of the Top 5 Roots Artists to watch by CMT Edge.

She is renowned for her songwriting skills and powerful, emotional voice. Robert Lane is a Birmingham based singer songwriter who has been receiving radio airplay and critical acclaim for his performances across the UK.

WHY? Kyshona Armstrong returns with rising star Robert Lane after a sell out show with Nashville in the Round last autumn

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@kyshona
@robertlanemusic
@nordenfarm

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Summer Ceilidh

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

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

£15 (£13 conc)

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Father's Day Concertini with the Andy Mears Octet

Bring the whole family for a fabulous 50 minutes of some of the best loved tunes of all time.

The Andy Mears Octet will perform a variety of music focusing on the sounds of Big Band Jazz and the rhythms and grooves of Africa and South America.

WHY? Be Inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst the kids dance and sing!

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Five Star Swing

The unique Five Star Swing Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. As seen on BBC's Children in Need, Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

'Swing and Song of the highest order' Telegraph

WHY? WHY? Swing along with songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Five Star Swing's website

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Alexandra Ridout (trumpet, flugel) and Sean Payne (saxes)

Jazz at the Farm present two winners of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award.

Alexandra Ridout was crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 at the age of 17. Sean Payne is London based saxophonist and composer who won the award in in 2014. They are supported by an acclaimed rhythm section headed by drummer Clarke Tracey, with Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? Fresh, new programmes from two recently awarded talents on the Jazz scene

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Alexandra Ridout's website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

50th Birthday – ON June 1st 1967 Sgt Pepper was released and changed popular music. Come and relive the magi of the summer of love and bring the patchouli oil.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Gimme ABBA - On and On and On

Relive the golden ABBA era with this superb show.

Expect all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with some additional tunes to please the most ardent fan. The many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel!

WHY? A jam-packed spectacular performance including even more songs and theatrical elements

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Gimme ABBA's website
@nordenfarm

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Martin Simpson

Martin is known as a singer and guitarist of formidable talent, often named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

Martin is equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions. His solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.

WHY? Nominated an astonishing 31 times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Studio
£16.50

Martin's website
@msimpsonian
@nordenfarm

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London Mozart Trio

The London Mozart Trio have gained a reputation as one of the leading chamber music ensembles through recordings, broadcasts on Radio 3 and recitals at major concert halls in London and continental Europe.

Haydn Trio in C Hoboken XV:27
Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque in G minor
Dvorak Trio in F minor

WHY? Featuring Krzysztof Smietana (violin), Lionel Handy (cello) and Colin Stone (piano)

Courtyard Theatre
£14, Supporters £12

London Mozart Trio's website

@nordenfarm

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Kast Off Kinks

Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

This great line up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bassvocals, Kinks 60s & 70s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80s and 90s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitarvocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).

Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. Not to be missed!

WHY? Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon, Lola and Waterloo Sunset

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Kast Off Kinks website

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Tunde Jegede

Tunde Jegede bridges African and European musical traditions.

He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer. His soul-stirring music blends traditional kora-playing with his own contemporary compositions. In this unique solo concert, Tunde brings his rich musical legacies to life, taking the listener on a journey to the heart of Malian griot culture.

WHY? With re-imagined cinematic imagery of ancient Africa, it is a meditative musical experience

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's website

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The Story of the MGM Musical

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the story and sings the songs from the magical MGM musicals.

The studio produced some of the greatest film musicals ever made including Singing in The Rain, An American in Paris, Kiss Me Kate and High Society.

WHY? Featuring over forty iconic songs from Over the Rainbow to The Trolley Song, and Show Business to Stranger in Paradise

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@nordenfarm

Robert Habermann's website

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Jim Moray

Singer and guitarist Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music.

His multi-award winning debut album changed the sound of folk song and his latest album Upcetera has been nominated for Best Album at the 2017 BBC Folk Awards. Expect Jim’s unmistakable soulful and yearning voice, singing old songs in a new way. He will be supported by Jackie Oates.

WHY? ★★★★★ fRoots | ★★★★★ R2 | ★★★★★ Mojo | ★★★★ The Observer


Studio
£15.50

Jim's website
@jimmoray
@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - Celebrity Recital by Joanna MacGregor (piano)

The first of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Schubert 4 Impromptus, D.899
Liszt Nuages Gris: La Lugubre Gondola 1
Wager/Liszt Liebestod from Tristan une Isolde
Schubert Sonata in B flat, D.960

Joanna MacGregor’s epic programme opens with one of Schubert exquisite Impromptus and ends with his last and greatest Sonata. In between, there’s one of Liszt’s most celebrated transcriptions.

WHY? We welcome back international virtuoso Joanna MacGregor to launch the summer series of recitals featuring the music of Schubert and Liszt

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.

The band have added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. They return with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet!

WHY? ‘If you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy’ Radio Times

Courtyard Theatre £16

@limehouselizzy
@nordenfarm

Limehouse Lizzy's website

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Laurie Holloway, his Trio and the Students of 2017

Presented by The Montgomery Holloway Music Trust.

After a week of intensive training at the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust Summer School, the students of 2017 showcase their talents at the Annual Students Concert.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2017

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

8 Contestants bring their three favourite singles on 45RPM and in knockout heats we find out who is the singles champion of 2017.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Emily Maguire

Emily is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist with two books and five albums to her name.

Her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances have won her fans across the globe. She has toured extensively with some of the world’s great singer-songwriters, including American legend Don McLean.

WHY? ‘A talent to be reckoned with’ R2 Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Emily's website
@emilymaguirehq
@nordenfarm

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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band

A very special family Concertini to round off the Summer Season. 

Join Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band on a journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 50s and beyond. It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

WHY? Be inspired by the sounds of the Beatles, the Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance and sing on the Courtyard stage

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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The Dime Notes

This hard swinging, old style jazz band bring a repertoire of stomps, blueses and forgotten gems.

The four piece band are fronted by David Hornblow (clarinet) and American pianist / composer / musicologist Andrew Oliver. Rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie and Tom Wheatley (bass) complete the line up.

WHY? Dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

The Dime Notes' website

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Hamilton Loomis

Award winning Texan guitarist Hamilton Loomis is at the forefront of bringing blues into the 21st century.

The Grammy nominated musician deftly balances his blues roots and penchant for experimentation and originality. He is the protégé of legendary blues artist Bo Diddley who has become a friend and mentor.

Hamilton is joined by a line up of top musicians including Grammy award winning saxophonist Fabian Hernandez.

WHY? ‘If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the centre of it’ Guitar Player Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Hamilton's website
@hamiltonloomis
@nordenfarm

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

A stunning, original and expansive ensemble returning to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

The line up features Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Piers Green (saxes), Trevor Mires (trombone), Sam Leak (piano), Tom Mason (bass), Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals. The band were even selected to play at the Church in Dublin as part of the U2 40th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016.

WHY? Expect all the hits from the band’s 40 years including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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Celebrating Schubert - Tamila Salimdjanova (piano)

The second of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Schubert Sonata in A, D.664
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op.6

The young virtuoso Tamila Salimdjanova comes from Uzbekistan and has been a prizewinner at several major competitions. Her programme features a radiant Schubert sonata and one of Schumann’s finest and most ambitious sets of pieces.

WHY? The programme includes the greatest of all Liszt’s piano works

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Never 42

The forerunning Level 42 tribute band in the UK return for a high impact night of funk driven tunes.

The five piece band features Howie Rogers (bass, vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards, vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums, vocals), Tom Wright (guitar, vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax).

WHY? Expect all the hits including Lessons In Love, Something About You and The Sun Goes Down

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42 website

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The Quo Experience

A tribute to the legendary duo.

The impressive line up features Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances. Joining them are superb keyboardist Graham Partridge, the drummer Alex Bayou and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass.

WHY? Join the band as they recreate the full live experience of one of Britain’s most iconic bands

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Quo Experience's website
@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

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Big Berkshire Beach Gig

A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre.

The evening wouldn't be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on our Hawaiian inspired beach!

WHY? If your band would like to preform email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

A thrilling night of authentic music and salsa, on our dance floor!

Son Yambu play Cuban son – the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15, Supporters £13 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating


@sonyambu
<a target="
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Son Yambu's website

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock

Silent film with live music presented by Cornford Music.

Dan and Marisa Cornford provide an original score and accompaniment to Hitchcock’s 1927 thriller, based on the story of Jack the Ripper. Fast-paced and packed with suspense, it has long been acclaimed as the first wholly Hitchcockian film.

WHY? Ivor Novello gives a chilling performance in the central role

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Cornford Music's website
@CornfordMusic
@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Robert Cheung (piano)

The third of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor
Schubert/Liszt 2 Song transcriptions
Schubert Duo in A for violin and piano, D.574
Liszt Liebestraume
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

No series celebrating Schubert would be complete without the Trout Quintet, one of the most entertaining chamber works ever composed. Liszt was a great admirer of Schubert, and made many elegant transcriptions of his songs for solo piano.

WHY? A rare chance to hear an early quartet movement by Mahler

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50) (£5 under 16s)

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, this three piece band are preaching country blues like you have never heard.

The line up features Jim Davies (guitar, vocals), Tom Davies (double bass, vocals) and Sam Roberts (guitar, vocals).

WHY? Expect a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon’s blues

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Goat Roper Rodeo Band's website
@TheGoatropers
@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Rebecca van den Berg (soprano)

The fourth and final classical recital that rounds off our summer concert series.

Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K.285
Schubert 5 Songs
Schumann Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano
Liszt Elegie for cor anglais
Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D.929

Regular collaborator Rebecca van den Berg contributes some Schubert Lieder, and Liszt is represented by a recently discovered fragment for cor anglais.

WHY? Our summer series featuring the music of Schubert and Liszt concludes with one of the greatest of all piano trios, Schubert’s majestic E flat

£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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An Evening with Nik Kershaw

Following the success of his 2014 Me, Myself and I tour, Nik Kershaw returns to Norden Farm.

An intimate evening of songs and stories in the company of one of the UK's most respected songwriters.

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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Oye Santana

The power… the passion… the perfection

Join Oye Santana for four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado – played with power, passion and perfection.

Prepare yourself for guitar wizardry, keyboard mastery, astonishing vocals and powerhouse brass and a rhythm section with more groove than you could shake a pair of maracas at.

You’ll be open mouthed, we promise. But there’s more to Oye Santana than that. Every date we play is a show and every track is a fiesta – come and listen, come and dance, come and party.

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