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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.

Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one 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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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Strange Face: Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording

In the 1970s, Michael Burdett found a recording in a skip. Twenty years later, he finally played the tape – an unknown version of one of Nick Drake’s greatest works. He offered people the chance to hear the recording in exchange for photographing them – including Noel Fielding, Danny Baker and Martin Freeman.

A celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

WHY? ‘Keeps us surprised and involved throughout. A gorgeous show’ The Times

Studio
£12

@thestrangeface
@nordenfarm

The Strange Face Project'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.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Swing into Spring with Art Themen (saxes)

Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists.

Art’s musicianship, originality, style and humour creates great jazz. He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years and has toured the world. Art heads his Rhythm Section of choice: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘One of the most adventurous and edgy saxophonists’ London Jazz News

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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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.

Summer
Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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West My Friend

Grassroots folk music from the West coast of Canada.

West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences.

WHY? ‘Canada’s modern folk elite’ Folk Radio UK

Studio
£14

@WestMyFriend
@nordenfarm

West My Friend's website

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Voodoo Room: A Night Of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Stunning power trio Voodoo Room make a welcome return to Norden Farm. The bring with them a high energy show featuring all of your favourite Hendrix, Clapton and Cream tunes.

The band deliver an incredible performance in the true spirit of these legendary superstars, with a virtuosity that transcends tribute band status.

The line up features some of the UK's finest musicians who have recorded and toured with the likes of Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish and Thunder.

WHY? Enjoy classics tracks including Watchtower, Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla

'Stunning!’ Time Out

‘Incredible Musicians!’ Neneh Cherry

’10/10 Superb!’ Classic Blues Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@VoodooRoom1
@nordenfarm

Voodoo Room's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: London 0 Hull 4 v Welcome to the Beautiful South

The Housemartins battle The Beautiful South.

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Hull vs Hull, Heaton vs Heaton. Throw in some frantic indie pop, wistful but sharp lyrics, a boy called Quentin, a singing drummer and a solitary girl and you have a cocktail for a heartwarming evening of musical magic. Happy Hour and Song for Whoever, Flag Day and You Keep it All In. Who wins out? Someone from Hull, that’s for certain.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on fabulous hi-fi!

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier's website

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Janine Johnson's Confessions of a Soul Diva

Norden Farm is excited to welcome soul diva Janine Johnson to Maidenhead, accompanied by pianist Emilio Merone.

Confessions of a Soul Diva is a witty, sassy yet thought provoking offering. It is a chance to experience this soulful songstress up close and personal.

What are the ingredients for the making of a Soul Diva? Let Janine enlighten you.

As well as being a rising solo artist on the jazz/soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars, the Cool Million Family and Urban Voices Collective. She also works regularly in the music industry as a session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and more.

Janine is adventurous and passionate about life in general. She lived and worked in Spain for 12 years before returning to London to further her music/acting career. She trained in Musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting and has played a number of roles in theatre and TV. Her most recent roles have been inThe Harder They Come, Blues Brothers and E4's Midnight Beast. As a singer/songwriter she has one album; Strength, Wisdom and Growth, a freshly released EP called Passion with the second album due for release in 2018.

Why? Expect music from divas past and present - including Shirley Bassey, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and more

Studio
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)


@Janninemusic
@nordenfarm

Janine Johnson's website

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Pons Aelius

The sextet’s expansive sound is a unique approach to the traditional music of Britain and beyond.

Expect fiery bagpipe jigs, tender mandolin fronted soundscapes and everything in between. The band’s double bass, guitar and bodhrán rhythm section provides a solid yet vibrant foundation for ambitious flute, whistle, bagpipe, mandolin and banjo lines.

WHY? ‘Newcastle-based, Scots-infused sextet Pons Aelius have made quite a name for themselves on the live circuit’ RnR Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ponsaeliusmusic
@nordenfarm

Pons Aelius's website

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, fiddle player and vocalist Peter Knight turns his full attention to Gigspanner.

They are one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene. The trio take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements.

WHY? ‘Gigspanner are reshaping tradition in fascinating ways’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£17

@Gigspanner
@nordenfarm

Peter Knight's Gigspanner website

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An American in Paris - The Musical

155 mins.

A live screening (Wed) of the Tony Award winning musical, direct from London's West End.

Set against the backdrop of postwar Paris, with the city recovering from Nazi occupation. An American GI has a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer. It leads to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.

WHY? Directed by Royal Ballet Associate, Christopher Wheeldon

'Truly ravishing' The Guardian

£15

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The Alter Eagles

Fans of the Eagles are in for a real treat. Expect over two hours of hits from one of the world's favourite bands.

With a setlist including Hotel California, Desperado, Take it Easy, Life in the Fast Lane, One of These Nights, Lyin' Eyes and many more. There’s also a selection of solo numbers from the likes of Joe Walsh and Don Henley.

WHY? Sweet country harmonies, rocking twin electric guitars, powerful ballads and down and dirty Californian rock

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@AlterEaglesUK
@nordenfarm

Alter Eagles website

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The Jigantics

The five piece band perform country, referencing folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues as their major influences.

Between them, they play squeezeboxes, mandolin, harmonica, mandocello, guitars, ukulele, flute, and drums. They are multi instrumentalists who frequently swop instruments on stage throughout their set and share lead vocals, as well as four part harmonies.

WHY? ‘A roots driven country band who were a high class, highlight act’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14

@TheJigantics
@nordenfarm

The Jigantic's website

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Andrea Valeri

The Italian acoustic guitarist is known for his thumbstyle, fingerstyle and flatpicking techniques.

He is an ambassador of acoustic music and is already a veteran of many of the biggest stages around the globe. Andrea has collaborated and shared the stage with many of the most important artists of the guitar and music world. Andrea is a YouTube sensation with videos of over 100,000 views.

WHY? ‘A guitar genius, one of the best guitar players in the world’ John Doan

Studio
£14

@AndreaValeri
@nordenfarm

Andrea Valeri's website

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Chris While and Julie Matthews

The duo’s musical partnership began when they were members and writers in legendary folk-rock group The Albion Band and now are also a key part of St Agnes Fountain.

Both are superb singers and multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion. Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion.

WHY? Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ten times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song and Best Live Act categories

Studio
£16.50

Presented by RM Promotions.

@whilematthews
@nordenfarm

Chris While and Julie Matthews' website

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Gilmore & Roberts

The contemporary folk/acoustic duo combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship.

Their trademark harmonies create a powerful wall of sound. Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) have been nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They have toured with Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

WHY? 'Hot property' fRoots

Studio
£15

@gilmoreroberts
@nordenfarm

Gilmore & Roberts website

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Spring into Summer with Stan Sulzmann (sax)

One of Europe and the UK's leading jazz artists.

Stan Sulzmann has a rich and varied career that has included playing with musicians as diverse as Kenny Wheeler, Larry Grenadier and Gwilym Simcock. Supported by his personal choice of rhythm sections – The Pendulum Trio: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘It simply doesn’t get any better than this’ All About Jazz

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Stan Sulzmann's website

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Found

Presented by Adesola Akinleye and Dancing Strong.

Dive into a magical world of connections and movement. Two dancers adrift on their own islands enter a magical world where connections become visible. Sound waves ripple through bodies and children are invited to play. Found is an engaging, exploratory dance performance, with an invitation to play and participate. It looks at what connects us to each other and to what surrounds us.

Age guidance: 4+ years.

WHY? An interactive dance and live music performance young audiences with inquiring minds

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Dancing Strong's website

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Concertini with Rob Castell

Local musician Rob Castell brings an entertaining 45 minutes of original songs, musical theatre tunes and family favourites.

Little people can dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and big kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Suitable for all ages.

Why? Rob is the resident songwriter and created the theme tune for CBBC’s BAFTA nominated Officially Amazing

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Bentley Caldwell

The Nashville resident is known for his crisp, soulful music and mysteriously suspenseful voice.

His captivating lyrics and honest sound are commanding attention from the folk-soul world. Bentley is influenced by artists such as Ray Charles and Teddy Pendergrass. His sincere tone resonates similarly with the singing style of John Legend or Amos Lee.

WHY? Named one of Nashville's artists to ‘Rule in 2018’ by the Nashville Scene

Studio
£12

@BentleyCaldwell
@nordenfarm

Bentley Caldwell's website

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Dark Side of the Wall

A tribute to Pink Floyd. The award winning band 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.

WHY? 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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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

Dark Side of the Wall's website

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Tunde Jegede Nomad Tour

Tunde Jegede bridges African and European musical traditions.

He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer. His soul-stirring music blends the ebb and flow of traditional kora-playing with his own dynamic contemporary compositions. In this solo concert listeners are taken on a journey Tunde’s sound worlds and rich musical legacies to life.

WHY? ‘Tunde’s virtuosity glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's website

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St John's Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Two young local soloists make welcome returns to Norden Farm.

Robert Cheung (piano)
James Gilbert (clarinet)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Britten Simple Symphony
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor
Mozart Symphony No.38 in D (Prague)

The summer orchestral concert features two scintillating concertos, including Shostakovich’s famous showpiece written for his son.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Willows

The six piece band brings together some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk and roots scene.

They blur the boundaries between contemporary song and folk traditions on either side of the Atlantic. Their sound is expansive, varied and rich in power. It is a band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers.

WHY? ‘A breath of fresh air to the folk music community’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14

@TheWillowsBand
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Willows website

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The Outside Track

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy.

The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. The five members hail from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. They are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.

WHY? Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@outsidetrack
@nordenfarm

The Outside Track website

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A Celebration of Life

Heartfelt poetry, words and sketches depicting life in all its wonders.

The performance by Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward will be engaging, emotive and funny. Clive has acted in theatre, TV, BBC Radio plays and films including A Bunch of Amateurs alongside Burt Reynolds. With topics such as growing-up, work, love, marriage, beauty and loss it will be a celebration of life.

WHY? Will make you think, furthermore you’ll be tickled pink...

Studio
£15

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The Jersey Guys - The Night!

After their sell out show in 2017, the Jersey Guys return to Norden Farm for one night as part of their UK tour.

This spectacular hit show features the very best music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

WHY? Featuring West End artists, the Jersey Guys take audiences on a nostalgic journey with classics such as Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Bye Bye Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£22 (£20 conc)

Jersey Guys website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The (Shaun) Ryder Cup - Liverpool v Manchester

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Twelve participants battle it out in head-to-head duels in a perfect Father’s Day vinyl treat!

Six contests pitching one band each from Liverpool against one each from Manchester. The audience decides who wins. The Beatles vs The Smiths? The Farm vs Oasis? Come and find out on the night!

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on fabulous hi-fi!

£8
Studio

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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This is Us

Join BCA as they present their ‘best of’ compilation of a year’s work that includes musical theatre, pop music, sketches and dance including contemporary, tap and jazz.

WHY? An evening of music, dance, song and drama showcasing the aspirations of our talented young performers

Courtyard Theatre
£8

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Red Priest in Gypsy Baroque Fantasy

The famed baroque ensemble explores the connections – real and imagined – between gypsy musicians and the master composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Were early baroque maestri inspired by the insane virtuosity of the travelling gypsies of the time? And how might the music of Handel or Vivaldi sound in the hands of a gypsy band?

Piers Adams (recorder)
Adam Summerhayes (violin)
Angela East (cello)
David Wright (harpsichord)

WHY? Red Priest combines its trademark baroque dynamism with true gypsy mayhem!

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@RedPriest4
@nordenfarm

Red Priest's website

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Jazz on a Summer's Night with Jeremy Price (trombone)

An outstanding solo jazz artist.

Jeremy is Director of Jazz Studies at The Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. He is a member of the London Jazz Orchestra and has worked for London Sinfonietta and the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Renga Ensemble.

Supported by brilliant young star Simon Marsh (saxes) and the a rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? Jeremy has played for Tony Bennett, Robbie Williams and Jessye Norman

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@jazztromboneuk
@nordenfarm

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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

Studio
£15

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Jonathan Byrd

Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, the North Caroline native writes new songs in an ancient style.

He has toured full time for ten years and released 7 albums. Accompanied by his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken.

WHY? ‘Displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image’ The Boston Globe

Studio
£12

@jonathanbyrd
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Byrd's website

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Swing'n'Sinatra with Five Star Swing

Join Five Star Swing for an evening of the famous songs spanning Sinatra’s career.

From the Tommy Dorsey band to Hollywood plus Vegas and the Rat Pack to recordings with the Count Basie band. This is a journey through the decades of an unforgettable genre, with the greatest singer of its time!

WHY? Five Star Swing’s singers and multi-instrumentalists have appeared at the Leicester Square Theatre, BBC2’s Military Wives, BBC1’s Children in Need and at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16 conc)

Five Star Swing's website

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice recreate hit after hit of The Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands in music history. With a wealth of experience, they are committed to giving a performance that is both energetic and authentic.

WHY? Expect to hear all the classics such as That's Entertainment, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and many more

Courtyard Theatre
£14


A Band Called Malice's website

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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 at this Summer's event, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

Studio
£8

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Clayson Sings Chanson

An enthralling evening dedicated to French ‘Chanson’ from Alan Clayson (Clayson and the Argonauts).

Exploring and performing songs in French and English by artists including Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour and Paul Verlaine. Alan connects their impact on contemporary songwriters, from Ray Davies to Jarvis Cocker, with their emphasis on dramatic story telling. Accompanied by Andy Lavery on keyboards.

WHY? ‘His delivery and performance style has led to a deserved cult status’ Time Out

‘A wonderful evening by a master raconteur at the top of his game’ Newbury Weekly News

‘Definitely more than a performance — an experience!’ New York Village Voice

‘Hugely entertaining. Jacques would have approved’ Rock ‘N’ Reel [RNR]

‘Everything here is equal to the doomed romanticism that was Brel’s trademark’ Record Collector

‘A complex emotional landscape of understated dynamics and dark aesthetics’ Folk on Tap

Studio
£14

Alan Clayson's website

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Silent Disco - 80s v 90s

Two DJs on two separate channels: Jeff plays the 80s and Dave plays the 90s.

Tune in on your wireless headphones to select the one you prefer. Dance like a legend in your own little bubble whilst you’re listening to one tune and your mates are listening to another!

WHY? This is Norden Farm’s first Silent Disco and is sure to be popular

Studio
£12

Presented by The Vinyl Frontier.

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Eduardo Niebla

A formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation.

Eduardo has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world and pop music. He has appeared in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Celtic Connections Glasgow, Jaipur Festival India, Tbilisi International Jazz Festival and Glastonbury. He is accompanied by guitarist Daniel Martinez Lopez.

WHY? ‘Beautiful melodies, great grooves, charming and self-effacing. He cast a deep, engrossing spell over the audience’ London Jazz News

Studio
£14

@eduardoniebla
@nordenfarm

Eduardo Niebla's website

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Summer Concert Series 1: Mozart Plus

George Harliono (piano)

Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata)
Chopin Ballade No.1
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.6: Harmonies du soir
Stravinsky 3 Dances from Petrushka

A thrilling programme takes us on a tour through the piano repertoire, beginning with Mozart’s heartfelt Fantasia, and ending with Stravinsky’s dazzling dances from Petrushka.

WHY? George Harliono is a rising star in the piano world

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

George's website

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

Brought back by public demand, the fresh, new programmes from two recently-awarded talents on the jazz scene.

Both Alexandra and Sean are BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year winners. Supported by an acclaimed rhythm section headed by drummer Clark Tracey with Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? If you saw them last time you'll want to hear them again – and
if you didn't catch them, you definitely shouldn't miss them again!

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Alexandra Ridout's website

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One Night of Ska

An homage to the music, bands and artists that influenced two generations of teenagers.

Taking the best of the original 1960s Jamaican scene as well as the 2 Tone English Revival of the late 1970s. The seven piece band perform songs made famous by Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Maytals and Tony Tribe.

WHY? With hits such as The Israelites, One Step Beyond, It Mek, My Girl, Ghost Town, Red Red Wine and more

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)

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Laurie Holloway in Concert with Students of 2018

Laurie Holloway and his Trio perform with the students of the 2018 Summer School.

WHY? The annual concert from the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust website

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The 2018 Vinyl Frontier Singles Championship

With Jeff Lloyd.

Eight contestants bring three 7” singles with them and four first round duels decide who goes through to the semi-finals. The audience chooses the winner of each battle.

After a semi final and final one person is crowned The Vinyl Frontier Singles Champion 2018!

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on fabulous hi-fi!

£8
Studio

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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Hat Fitz and Cara

The husband and wife’s musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara draws on her soul background while also playing drums, washboard, flute and tin whistle.

WHY ‘Soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo’ Rhythms Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@Hatfitzcara
@nordenfarm

Hat Fitz and Cara's website

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Mad About the Movies

The story of The Hollywood Musical as told by award winning singer Robert Habermann.

From the first talking picture The Jazz Singer to the musicals of Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, MGM and Walt Disney. With hits from movies starring Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and more.

WHY? Expect songs including 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song and a medley of Oscar winning songs

£15
Studio

@roberthaberman2
@nordenfarm

Robert Habermann's website

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Purple Zeppelin

The excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show.

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back.
In this new show, songs from both bands are played unplugged on acoustic instruments in the first set. In the second set, expect them to plug in and play all the classic hits!
Expect the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. Expect Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and a very special violin bow solo!

WHY? The two and a half hour show covers more than 30 classic songs

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@PurpleZeppelin
@nordenfarm

Purple Zeppelin's website

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

A journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 1950s and beyond.

Be inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Fellow Pynins

An American duo created from years of travelling, farming, childrearing and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra.

Fellow Pynins are storytellers and a contemporary rootsy folk band weaving banjo, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki beneath lilting vocal harmonies. Their repertoire consists of original songs and traditional European ballads collected during their travels.

WHY? ‘Will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies’ Lisa Dunn, BBC

Studio
£14

Fellow Pynins' website

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Holder and Smith - A tribute to Django and Stephane, The Swing Era

The music of guitar and violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of the style.

Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s. Ben (violin, vocals) and Stuart (gypsy guitar) are both members of Gypsy Fire.

WHY? This really was the Swing era, full of irresistible rhythms and all the musical indulgence there was to offer

Studio
£13

Holder and Smith's website

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The Quo Experience

Not just a tribute band – this is an experience with 50 years of hits.

Status Quo are Britian’s biggest singles chart band of all time. Stuart Michaels and Dave Crawte have spent years studying every detail of Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt’s playing styles and stage performances.

WHY? Including hits such as Rockin’ All Over the World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, In The Army Now, Burning Bridges, What You’re Proposing and more

The Quo Experience's website
@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

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Andre Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert

The King of Waltz returns with his legendary annual Maastricht concert.

Is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

The concert is set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown. It features the maestro in his element, along with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

This summer, the concert is a celebration of love! ‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’ is the renowned violinists tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years.

It follows on from the release of his album Amore last year, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

£15

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Summer Concert Series 2: Mozart Plus

Ashley Wass (piano)

Mozart Sonata in B flat, K.333
Schumann Scenes from Childhood
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

A programme including a rare outing for Elgar’s own transcription of his Enigma Variations, alongside familiar works by Mozart and Schumann.

WHY? Ashley is a former winner of the London International Piano Competition

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

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

Ashley's website

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Geoff Mason Quintet A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Bob Brookmeyer

Mick Foster (baritone and alto sax) and Geoff Mason (trombone) emulate the cool sounds of the 1950s.

The warm and swinging sounds of Mulligan’s sax and Brookmeyer’s valve trombone found a way into the public’s soul worldwide. The quintet’s set list includes many tunes associated with the two musicians. The line up is completed by John Horler (keyboard), Trevor Tomkins (drums), Tim Wells (bass) and acknowledged Gerry Mulligan expert Andy Panayi (sax).

WHY? ‘Foster’s light textured, bouncy playing emulated the Mulligan sound to a tee’ Coljazz

£14
Studio

Geoff Mason Quintet's website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

A brand new show which brings together all Alistair McGowan’s talents.

He plays tracks from the album and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Alistair McGowan's website

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The Dime Notes

Blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz combine with London's hard-swinging vintage jazz band.

It unearths a repertoire of hot swinging jazz, stomps, blueses and forgotten gems of the era by musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton and James P Johnson. The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial and wildly popular.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

The Dime Notes' website

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The Bon Jovi Experience

The greatest stadium rock band of all time is recreated by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience.

They are the only tribute band to have shared the stage with the real McCoy. Lead singer Tony Pearce is the world’s leading lookalike. With all the hits including Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always and more.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@JoviExperience
@nordenfarm

The Bon Jovi Experience website

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Klezmer-ish - The Music of Travellers

Four classically trained musicians let their hair down, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound.

The line up includes Tom Verity (clarinets, whistles), Rob Shepley (guitar, violin, vocals), Connie Del Vecchio (piano, accordion, violin) and Marcel Becker (double bass).

WHY? A musical journey through klezmer, tangos, gypsy jazz, Irish fiddle music, Italian folk music and much more

Studio
£14

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

Klezmer-ish website

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Summer Concert Series 3: Mozart Plus

St John’s Chamber Players

Dvorak 2 Romantic Pieces, Op.75
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K.407
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A

Brahms’ dramatic Clarinet Trio was one of his last works. Dvorak’s popular Quintet is one of the most tuneful and radiant works in the chamber repertoire

WHY? An opportunity to hear one of Mozart’s less familiar chamber work

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

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The Magic of Summer with Simon Allen (saxes)

A formidable young jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz.

With the renowned Pendulum Trio rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘He knows how to produce a luminous, floating tone on alto sax, has an impressive technique, and constructs his solos with maturity and confidence’ The Independent

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Simon Allen website

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U2Baby

For U2Baby the sound is important, the look is important, but ultimately they recreate the feeling of a live U2 gig.

The chills, the hairs standing up on the back of the neck. Everything that makes a U2 show so special. With hit after hit from the 1980s to the present day from A Sort of Homecoming to With or With Out You.

WHY? ‘The UK’s number one tribute to U2’ The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

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

WHY? The evening wouldn’t be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can
soak up the atmosphere on our beach!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

Appear on the line up!

We're looking for local bands and musicians to join our line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig.

During the gig your music will be recorded by professional technicians and sound engineers. You will then be invited back to remix the multi track recording and walk away with a professionally mastered live recording of your sound - for free!

To be in with a chance of playing, send a sample of your music and info about the band to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Big Band Concertini with the Blakes Heaven Big Band

An original and enjoyable live music experience designed for grown ups to enjoy with their children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Blake's Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble performing jazz, swing, pop and funk, TV themes, Latin and rock – all with a unique twist.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little one dance sing, wriggle or even sleep!

Courtyard Theatre
This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Son Yambu

Authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Son Yambu's website

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Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus

The summer recitals series highlighting works by Mozart concludes with the greatest of all works for wind ensemble, his grand Serenade.

St John’s Wind Ensemble
Jennifer Coleman (soprano)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op.7
Songs by Mozart and Richard Strauss
Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments, K.361

WHY? Jennifer Coleman provides some delectable songs by both composers.

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

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

Jennifer's website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace

A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe

Courtyard Theatre

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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythical world of Son of Town Hall.

They are musicians Ben Parker, from London, and David Berkeley, from New Mexico. They create a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. They have performed to packed audiences across America and Europe.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14


@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall's website

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Dan Walsh & Alistair Anderson

Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other with songs, Northumbrian rants, jazzy ballads and Old Time reels.

Alistair Anderson (Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes) and former BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year nominee, Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar and Vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage and their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship.

WHY? ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords
‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots

Studio
£16.50

@DanWalshBanjo
@nordenfarm

Alistair's website
Dan's website

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

Expect to hear Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night

Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern.

They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves. Christmas is one of Cara’s passions and her live show and album only go to prove it.

WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘An instant Christmas classic’ BBC
‘There’s enchantment aplenty’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent
‘A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational” The Daily Echo

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's website

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