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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners (Wed)

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 7 Sept - 5 Oct, Wed 12 Oct - 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Wed 23 Nov - 21 Dec
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 7 Sept - 5 Oct, Wed 12 Oct - 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Wed 23 Nov - 21 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week 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 ages 18+ years.

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The Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal from the 42 piece Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry. Watch the band rehearse for upcoming engagements.

The Band of the Household Cavalry is a British Army band which ceremonially serves the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The HCMR Band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army.

This is a free event but donations to the Norden Farm Centre Trust are welcomed, these can be made during the basket process.

Thursday 6 October
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that this date is subject to change.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Thur 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Thur 3 Nov - 22 Dec
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 ages 18+ years.

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Sari Schorr - Back to LA tour

From her humble beginnings, working the music scene in the legendary fierce South Bronx of New York and on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, to live performances at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hal, alongside TV shows like Conan O’Brian.

New York based Sari Schorr initially gained prominence throughout the blues world after several years of touring the US and Europe with Blues legend, Joe Louis Walker and renowned guitarist, Popa Chubby. Schorr was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.

In Memphis in January 2015, a chance meeting with legendary record producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Peter Green) moved Sari’s career in a more exciting direction. Within 5 minutes of hear Sari sing he offered to produce Sari’s debut record. Through Mike’s connection Sari was immediately signed to the UK’s leading Rock/Blues label – Manhaton Records.

In the last four years Sari formed her own band, and toured extensively throughout the USA and Europe. She has been described by many music pundits as a modern-day hybrid of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner - a red-hot rock singer who radiates emotional intensity, connects with and inspires her audiences, and leaves a lasting impression that’s larger than life.

'Spellbinding' National Rock Review

'Games changing' Classic Rock Magazine

'Remarkable talent' Powerplay Magazine

'Sheer perfection' Fireworks Magazine

Supported by Eddy Smith. Eddy has been making his mark on the UK Americana scene. He plays a blend of various Americana styles, such as Blues, Folk, Country and Rock.

'A sure hand with southern-fried Soul' Blues In Britain

'The soul in Eddy’s voice is where I want music to be at' Huey Morgan, BBC 6 Music

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Sari's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

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.

Thur 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Thur 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Thur 3 Nov - 22 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week 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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Motherland Voices with Tsungai Tsikirai

Tsungai Tsikirai, a Zimbabwean born singer, songwriter and performing artist who has lived in Maidenhead for the past eighteen years.

Her show, Motherland Voices is all about sharing Southern African music and dance performances in an effort to promote her African heritage and encourage others to celebrate theirs.

In this performance which features artists and musicians she has worked with since relocating to England, Tsungai has promised to use music as a tool to break barriers, promote physical and mental wellness and inspire the future generation through high energy performances.

Tsungai says 'Motherland Voices, is a personal journey that she want to use to encourage individuals to celebrate their culture.'

This musical journey is inspired by the sounds of African queens that have graced international stages, on whose shoulders many, including Tsungai Tsikirai stand. The music brings back childhood memories, of summer nights in her ambuya's (grandmother's) hut with it's thatched roof, warm fire and the smell of peanut butter porridge. Lullabies were sung by ambuya at night, after a long day at the fields. These lullabies are the sounds of the motherland that have been and are still a part of her journey and ultimately her music.

As never seen before, Tsungai brings you the rich African music and dances from her childhood. This is her story.

You will enjoy the Zimbabwean cultural music and dance as prepared and performed by Tsungai Tsikirai and her live band.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £12 Under 16s

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song ANTHEM.

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to reflect on and give hope and understanding to us all, it is this line. This Concert begins with ANTHEM.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. Our World misses him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

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£18

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Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

As featured in the BBC TV documentary The Joy of the Guitar Riff, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

In a 'full on' show with costume changes, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically the best bits, all of the time, as Purple Zeppelin take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

The accent is firmly on entertainment with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo!

Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Purple Zeppelin's Website.
@PurpleZeppelin1
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier - The Whole Story by Kate Bush

Some artists were made for a Greatest Hits compilation and for the first time ever The Vinyl Frontier checks out an entire greatest hits album - in this case The Whole Story by Kate Bush.

From Wuthering Heights to Running up that Hill we’ll hear the stories and songs behind all of her biggest tunes 1977-1986.

Studio
£10

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Tues 6 Sept - 4 Oct, Tues 11 Oct - 15 Nov (exc 25 Oct), Tues 22 Nov - 20 Dec
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week 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 ages 18+ years.

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Royal Opera House Live: Aida

Sung in Italian with English subtitles | 205 mins

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi’s political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonising choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.

In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large-scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s glorious, monumental score.

£16

A co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Strictly Movie Musicals

The story of The Hollywood Musical.

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the incredible story from the magical moment in 1927  when film star Al Jolson uttered the immortal words; 'You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!' in the first talking picture - The Jazz Singer – to the kaleidoscopic Busby Berkeley musicals, starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.

The show also delves into songs from the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers musicals, the Judy Garland / Mickey Rooney MGM Musicals, Gene Kelly in the iconic Singin' In The Rain, plus the beloved songs from Walt Disney's Pinocchio and Mary Poppins.

Plus songs from movies starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Elvis Presley and many more.

Songs include, 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song, The Lady Is A Tramp and It's Magic - climaxing with a medley of 20 Oscar winning songs.

Studio
£15

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A Great Commemorative Night at the Opera

Local excellent and well-established Windsor and Eton Opera present a concert celebrating 60 glorious years with items from their popular opera and operatic productions.

Included are fun Gilbert and Sullivan excerpts and superb opera duets and arias from excellent soloists and an award-winning chorus.

They will be ones you know and love and will want to sing along to. It also remembers their highly valued late president John Handcock who did so much for the music scene in the Borough.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Windsor & Eton Opera's website
@nordenfarm

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Kate Bush-Ka

A celebration of the work of Kate Bush.

A stunning live performance of the sensational music of Kate Bush.

Kate Bush-Ka deliver an immersive performance of Kate’s alluring repertoire starting with the revolutionary first album The Kick Inside. The band will then take you on a journey throughout her career and across genres to deliver exciting live versions of her phenomenal hits as well as lesser known epic album tracks, such as Breathing.

Complete with authentic costumes and choreography, lead singer Kate Smith conveys a captivating rendition of this highly original and unique artist. An absolute must see for all Kate fans.

Featured on BBC Radio Berkshire, Kent and Wycombe Sound Radio, Interviewed by Debbie McGee, Victorious Festival and UK Tributes Festival.

'Kate has an uncanny resemblance to a young Kate Bush. A must-see show for all Kate Bush fans!' Debbie McGee, BBC Radio Berkshire

'A celebration of Kate’s music, is certainly was, with full costume changes and theatricality. This was as near possible to pure and honest Kate Bush' The Henley Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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Jo Harrop and Friends

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

Studio
£16

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Women in Rock

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Saltlines - The Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn

An inspiring and compelling collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn (The Salt Path) and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the biggest names on the folk scene.

Together they will celebrate the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path in old songs with their origins in the South-West, and new words… words which have been written by Raynor especially for this production.

Beginning life as a trio formed by legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight, the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - BBC Folk Awards Best Duo) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray.

'What a fabulous team they make, together producing a startlingly new musical form with few, if any, antecedents. The flights of musical fancy are staggering in their natural invention' Fatea Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£27.50

Saltlines website

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Royal Opera House Live: La bohème

Sung in Italian with English subtitles | 180 mins

Puccini's opera of passion, friendship and heartbreak features a star-studded cast, conducted by Kevin John Edusei.

Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì.

Richard Jones’s production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.

£16

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Echéa String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn String Quartet op 20 no 4
Bartok String Quartet no 6
Beethoven String Quartet op 59 no 1 ‘Razumovsky’

The Echéa String Quartet, formed 5 years ago, has quickly risen to become one of the foremost new quartets winning the prestigious ROSL prize last year.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £15 MMS members | £5 Under 18s or up to two free with adult

Maidenhead Music Society website

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Spooky Concertini with Johnny and the Raindrops

Looking for something Spooky to do over half term? Why not introduce your little one's to the magic of live music.

Johnny and the Raindrops play gigs for cool kids and their families. The band's jump-up-and-down-rocking-and-rolling-can’t-sit-down-best-time-ever music is brought to life with a whole heap of help from the audience.

Full of spooky songs to get you and the kids shakin' like a Skeleton, moanin' like a Zombie and stompin' like a Monster. Johnny and the Raindrops promise to get children and grown-ups dancing and moving, singing and grooving.

Meet the monster with 12 belly buttons, fall in love with the bat with the broken wing and wiggle along with the five Halloween worms.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Johnny and the Raindrops website

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 10th year, the band really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

They perform all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO Again provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless Mr Blue Sky returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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RSVP Bhangra

RSVP is spearheading the renaissance of live Bhangra in the UK, introducing Bhangra to mainstream audiences for the first time.

From massive stages at Glastonbury (8 years) and Womad (4 years), to concert venues across the UK and Europe, they're always guaranteed to get even the most reluctant on their feet, and leave audiences breathless with excitement.

Every show comes with an introduction to Bhangra dance - everyone's included with RSVP's emphasis on partying Punjabi style. With musicians wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Please note that this date is different to the one originally advertised

RSVP Bhangra's website
@nordenfarm

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The Dave O'Higgins Quartet

Dave O’Higgins’ tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure.

A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. He has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration and development with a deep respect for the tradition of the music.

Dave is a highly regarded educator at the London College of Contemporary Media, where he is the Jazz Pathway Leader.

He also runs a small specialist jazz recording studio (JVG), in search of the optimum way of recording jazz musicians through a combination of old techniques (á la Rudy Van Gelder) and newer innovations.

Dave has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians, including: Joey Calderazzo, Joe Locke, Dave Kikowski, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Max Ionata, Phil Dwyer, Adam Nussbaum, Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Kurt Elling, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Gomez, Billy Childs, Abdullah Ibrahim, Chico Chagas, Stephane Grappelli, Michel Legrand.

He has released 20 CDs as leader to date. He also wrote and produced the last Matt Bianco album, Gravity.

'O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out' The Observer

Studio
£16

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Mi Flamenco presents Echoes

A personal reflection of Spain through Mi Flamenco’s artistic lens. Lose yourself in an immersive, multi-media experience of flamenco sights and sounds.

Following a hugely successful performance here in 2016, Norden Farm welcomes back Mi Flamenco with their evocative new production, Echoes.

Everything we experience leaves an indelible imprint... A trace... An echo.

Blending personal reflections of Spain with the power and poise of flamenco, these skilled dancers and musicians give audiences a very particular vision through Mi Flamenco's artistic lens.

Echoes combines engaging imagery, emotive flamenco dance and soul-stirring music and voice.

Original music by Uri Tal, comprising his virtuoso guitar and the haunting sound of Nick Squires’ cello, alongside the raw vocal power and emotion of singer, Luis Vargas Monge, provide the amazing soundscape for this production.

Add the dance passion and sophisticated strength from Ester Tal and Tomas Arroquero and you have all the necessary ingredients to lose yourself in an immersive experience of flamenco sights and sounds

Echoes is indeed a compelling amalgam of extraordinary artists and emotion.

'Stunning flamenco dancing backed up by hugely talented guitar players and singers' Helen Potter (Docklands Review)

'Gut-wrenchingly beautiful dance.' Matthew Jenkin (News shopper Review)

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc

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The Carravick Sisters

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

Studio
£16

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duo b!z’art

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Talented pianists André Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste are favourites across Europe with their exciting and innovative piano duo programmes.

Tonight’s concert will feature music by Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, Copland, Ravel and Grieg among others.

£20 | £15 MMS members | £5 Under 18s or up to two free with adult

Maidenhead Music Society website

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Family Concertini with Cut a Shine

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.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Concertini website
@nordenfarm

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Dark Side Of The Wall

The award-winning Dark Side Of The Wall celebrate their heroes in well over 2 hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

This amazing 8-piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue, featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few… with unexpected ‘surprises’ thrown in along the way. This band clearly love what they do and that ‘fun’ factor is always a huge part of their shows - not to be missed!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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The Vinyl Frontier - Another Evening with…Martyn Ware (Heaven 17/Human League)

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Once more The Vinyl Frontier welcomes electronic music pioneer, Martyn Ware, to chat about and listen to some of his career highlights and also talk about his new autobiography, Electronically Yours Vol 1.

Martyn was a founding member of The Human League, after which he set up the B.E.F. a part of which was 80s synth pop legends Heaven 17 as well as producing superstars such as Tina Turner, Erasure and Terence Trent D’Arby.

We’ll talk about his life in music and play vinyl cuts from throughout his career.

Studio
£17

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Mitch Benn: It's About Time

'The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once' Albert Einstein (probably)

If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn’t what it used to be, then fear not!

Mitch Benn, comedian, songwriter and thinker of deep thoughts, (not to mention 'the country's leading musical satirist' The Times) is back, clock in one hand and guitar in the other, to help you look at time in a whole new way.

Studio
£15

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra with Joanna MacGregor (piano)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Overture The Impresario
Beethoven Symphony No.8
Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

We are thrilled to welcome back Joanna MacGregor to play one of the greatest of all piano concertos: an epic and thrilling journey. The concert also continues with Beethoven symphony cycle, with the brisk and witty number 8.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £5 under 18s

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The Vinyl Frontier - Your Favourite vs My Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

The most eagerly anticipated event in the Vinyl Frontier calendar is this one - where seven challengers take on Jeff in a battle of taste decided by you the audience. In three years he has yet to be beaten.

Surely it’s the turn of the audience? Come and cast your vote for the best songs played!

£10
Studio

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade is BACK!  

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday 10 December featuring live music and entertainment as we light up the night in Maidenhead. The Parade is a celebration of community and the arts and encourages local people to get together, creating fantastic artworks, dancing and parading their fabulous creations through Maidenhead town centre. This year the parade will take a new route to celebrate the new Riverside Quarter.

Norden Farm will once again team up with SameSky, an award-winning community arts charity who have been creating fantastic lanterns, costumes and community events since 1987.

Get involved at one of our Lantern Making Workshops, running throughout November and December. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process to create your own lantern to illuminate at the parade.  


Lantern Making Workshops

Our public workshops are held at Norden Farm. Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation. covering and decorating. Suitable for 6+ years, pre-booking essential.

Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person

Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person

There will be lantern making sessions at Maidenhead Library on 10 December, timings tbc.

Norden Farm are also working with local schools and community groups to ensure that the community as a whole is represented and involved in this fantastic event.

  •  10 Dec FREE
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Charity Concert in Aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A performance by Maidenhead Concert Band.

Songs from the shows, big band sounds as well as Christmas music.

A great evening for the whole family.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings MBE, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol join founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, on stage for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song and celebratory readings.

Kellie takes time out from working with her mum, Chris While, for which both the U.K. press and public alike have praised her. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song ‘Riverbed’ on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as one this country’s finest voices.

Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Banter, Tickled Pink and the Morris On Band.

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world, his voice is pretty special too!

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word and humorous readings. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a material chosen by our audience, it promises to be a fantastic set drawing on material from our extensive back catalogue.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

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Remembering Clifford Brown

Freddie Gavita (trumpet) is a fearless improviser and virtuoso trumpeter. He is one of the UK jazz scene’s brightest lights having just won the 2017 British Jazz Award for best trumpet.

His debut album “Transient” was very well received with a four star review in the Guardian as well as glowing reports from the online jazz community. The band has just completed a 12 date UK tour playing music from Transient Gavita is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra since 2007. He currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet.

Freddie has played with, among others including: Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.

Tonights concert will be focusing on the music of Clifford Brown, an iconic figure in the Bebop era. Clifford Brown left us with an amazingly varied and timeless collection of compositions.

“Bebop for the 21st Century” Patrick Hadfield, London Jazz

“A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters, the Guardian

Studio
£16

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Christmas Ceilidh

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

Long Barn
£15

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Hundred Watt Club - A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club’s glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous – enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. Perfect for a staff night out with a difference, festive party with friends or for helping get that love interest under the mistletoe!

THE LOWDOWN! Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity – not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you’re more comfy in jeans and sneakers – wear them! Over 18s Only – no refunds if it’s ‘Not to your taste’!

‘Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night’ Fringe Review

'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Crude and unpleasant...for crude and unpleasant people' Seetickets review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2022

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2023!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

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Burns Night Ceilidh

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!

Long Barn
£23 | £21 Supporters

Craigievar Band Website

Craigievar Band Facebook

Craigievar Band Instagram

Photo credit: Andrew Scotland

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The Searchers and Hollies Experience

The Searchers and Hollies Experience brings to the stage the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands.

This two-hour tribute show is guaranteed to have you in Needles and Pins with nostalgia as soon as you Walk in the Room. It is definitely worth Just One look and you will say Here I go Again I feel that I'm Alive when hearing these melodic hits.

So if you are thinking about booking tickets just say Yes I will. After all, you do not want to be saying I’m sorry Suzanne I missed it!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Searchers and Hollies Experience website

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra Acoustic Workshop

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
£60

Book tickets for the band's evening gig here.

Moonrakers website

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra

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).

Studio
£15

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.

Moonrakers website

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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 for another funk- tastic party.

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'.

Dapper DJ Lord Anthony will be on the decks playing all your favourite soul, funk and disco tunes and our wonderful HSDY dancer, Lady Boo will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, to the 1979 Gonzales hit, Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, after which they 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

Courtyard Theatre
£15
This is a dancing event

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website

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Fleetingwood Mac

Fleetingwood Mac are an exciting tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.

The band bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!

They create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound with a modern edge, doing justice to the classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.

The band do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead performing as five musicians who love the music and want to share it to a wider audience.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Click here to visit the Kingdom of Madness website.

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Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC ‘as close as it gets’.

Flash - A Tribute to Queen, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the decerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it’s been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time - but the band guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Supporters

Flash's Website.
@Flashtribute
@nordenfarm

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The George Harrison Project

The George Harrison Project is a live music celebration of George Harrison’s best-loved hits from his early Beatles songs, his solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.

Featuring My Sweet Lord, Got My Mind Set On You, Give Me Love, What Is Life, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Handle With Care, All Things Must Pass, Blow Away, Cheer Down and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The George Harrison Project website

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A Band Called Malice

A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam has been impressing audiences up and down the country with their tribute to The Jam.

A show full of high octane energy that takes the audience right back to those heady days when The Jam were most popular in the late 70s early 80s. Playing all the hits including Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Start, Eton Rifles, David Watts and many, many more. National Tribute Award Finalists in 2019, this band will not disappoint. Book your ticket(s) now for an unforgettable evening down memory lane!

Friday 22 September 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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