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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 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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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 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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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level:

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 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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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Jim Maving

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play some notable songs and impress your friends? Then this is the course for you. Rediscover your 6-string and why you took it up originally.

Learn some classic songs as well as learning your pentationic scales, slide guitar and alternate tunings

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

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

Alternative classes include:

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

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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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Bring Baby Choir

Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.

Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!

It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.

These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Drop in sessions Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr
12.30pm - 1.30pm

3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
14 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

£10 per session | £48 for 6 weeks | £40 for 5 week course

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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan

Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.

Spring
Drop in: Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 4 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £60 for 6 week course | £50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.

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Steve Waterman's Latin Quartet

Presented by Norden Farm Jazz Club.

Steve Waterman (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Rob Statham (bass)
Marc Cecil (drums, percussion)

Salsa, Samba and Tango rhythms have always been a source of inspiration for Jazz musicians. Steve Watermans’ passion and knowledge of these art forms will take us on a journey through Latin America. An evening of rhythm and colour!

The concert will feature music from Cuba, Brazil and Argentina with pieces from composers Paquito D'Rivera, Astor Piazzolla, Antônio Carlos Jobin as well as Latin influenced pieces by jazz composers Horace Silver and Steve Swallow and many others.

Steve Waterman is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene.

He is a professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music And Drama. He has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK and in Spain, Finland, Latvia, South Africa, and Cuba.

Studio
£16

Steve's website
@nordenfarm

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Martin Turner and his band return to the stage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash’s seminal double live album Live Dates.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve
Upton. They were intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody. Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark. Guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert.

Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works. Their name is synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to delight audiences with performances of the band’s best loved works. His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Sonny Flint.

They capture the original Wishbone Ash line-up at its very best during the peak of its commercial success. Expect epic tracks such as The King Will Come, Warrior, Throw Down the Sword and Phoenix.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Martin's website
@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier - Battle of the Bedroom

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Battle of the Bedroom: don't get too excited! This is the Vinyl Frontier version of the marital gameshow where couples (in our version you don't have to be married!) play a record they love that that they know their partner hates.

The audience decides which is better. We start, and hope to finish, with six couples!

Studio
£10

Summer Vinyl Frontier events are now booking!
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 22 Jun: Forgotten Classics
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Summer
16 Apr - 23 Jul, exc 28 May (14 weeks)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £140 per 14 week term

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Jim Maving

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

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

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

These classes are split by skills level;

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.


Summer
Tues 30 Apr - 28 May (5 weeks)
Tues 11 Jun - 9 Jul (5 weeks)
Tues 16 Jul - 13 Aug (4 weeks, exc 23 Jul)
7.45pm - 8.45pm

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Song, Dance and Theatre with Lawrence Power (viola) and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

A fantastic opportunity to see international super-star viola player, Lawrence Power with renowned pianist, Simon Crawford-Phillips in what will be a truly memorable concert.

Shostakovich – Five Preludes
Falla – Seven Popular Spanish Folk Songs
Turnage – Powerplay
Berlioz arr. Power – Death of Ophelia
Prokofiev arr Borisovsky – Eight Pieces from Romeo and Juliet

‘Power is something more; a profound musical personality, his every phrase new and noteworthy’ Sunday Times

‘Simon has profound sensitivity and technical brilliance….making for compelling listening’ The Guardian

£20/£15 MMS members
(under-18s £5, or up to two FREE with an adult)

Maidenhead Music Society website

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

The Beethoven symphony cycle (21-25) continues with the titanic and stormy Fifth symphony.

Jianing Kong (piano)
Shree Rao (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.4
Romance No.1 in F
Symphony No.5

Jianing Kong, prizewinner at the Sydney International Piano Competition has previously played Mozart and Brahms concertos at Norden Farm.

He returns with his effortlessly refined and elegant playing to the most radiant of Beethoven’s piano concertos.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s free

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The Lost Trades

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

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

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

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

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

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

£15
Studio

The Lost Trades website
@thelosttrades
@nordenfarm

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Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

220 mins (including one interval)

Sung in French with English subtitles

Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the
title role.

Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan.

£16

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Showstopper Tots

Led by Mairi Cowieson

Musical Theatre themed music and movement classes for ages 2 -5 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Under 6 months free.

Join us for our fabulous Mary Poppins themed term, it promises to be Supercalifragilisticexialidocious!

So Let's Go Fly a Kite and Step in Time over the rooftops. The classes take the children on an adventure, exploring the music and story of Mary Poppins, learning a dance to help with their coordination, singing songs and playing drama games to help with their confidence and ending each class with our mini theatre and story song, written especially for ShowstopperUK, by fabulous West End composers.

This story song is added to each week to enhance their engagement and concentration skills. It's also fun for the parents/carers who attend with their little ones.

Age guidance 2-5 years.

Summer
Thur 2 May - 13 Jun, excludes 30 May (6 weeks)
1.30pm - 2.15pm

£48 (1 adult and 1 child) per 6 week course
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £28.80 per 6 week course
Siblings under 6 months free

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Magic Violin

Balkan Music from Danube Regions with Drops of Ottoman.

The Magic Violin Trio comprises of Gundula on lead vocals and violin, Jeremy Halliwell on guitar, and Fraser Perry on cello and backing vocals.

They evolved in 2020 from the string players of Gundula’s five-piece Balkan ensemble Tatcho Drom.

In a story told through music, The Magic Violin Trio transport the listener through countries and cultures performing Eastern European and Balkan folk and Gypsy music. Influenced by musical traditions of old, the trio of strings and singer bring a fresh and charismatic feel to their performances.

This performance features Eastern European and Balkan music from the Danube regions with influences of Ottoman culture. Starting at the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen, Germany, the musical journey of the evening will take us through Vienna and Budapest, all the way to the Black Sea in Ukraine and Romania. The band will focus on pieces with hints of Ottoman influence.

Band leader Gundula has been exploring the music of the Gypsy Romany people in Eastern European and Balkan regions for more than 20 years.

Studio
£16

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Born To Swing

Andrew Bourn returns to Norden Farm with his brand new show ‘BORN TO SWING’.

Featuring a collection of swing standards (Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Bobby Darin) alongside some superb arrangements of popular songs from different genres.

Andrew and his band ‘Party at Frank’s’ are the masters of delivering a performance with class, charisma and fun for every generation.

With a line up including a four-piece horn section, this is a show that lovers of live music and swing will not want to miss.

'It was wonderful! There was a standing ovation which was truly deserved. If you read this Andrew, you made an old lady feel young again!'Norden Farm audience member review

'A wonderful evening, thank you' HRH King Charles III

'An outstanding performance' Simon Cowell

Andrew Bourn's website

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Pianists at Norden Farm 1: Jung Eun Séverine Kim

The first pianist in our Summer Series.

Brahms 4 Ballades, Op.10
Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D.915; 3 Pieces, D.946
Schumann Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor

The South Korean Séverine Kim was the first prizewinner of the Mottram International Piano Competition held last December in Manchester, also winning the audience prize.

We are thrilled to welcome her to Norden Farm. She has played throughout the world as a soloist and in chamber music and her programme takes us through a sequence of dramatic 19th century masterworks.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

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Sam Braysher featuring Annie Majin: Kurt Weill and the American Songbook

Sam Braysher’s new project explores the work of Kurt Weill, a fascinating composer who lies at the intersection of European classical music, jazz, opera and American musical theatre.

The London based jazz saxophonist, a regular performer at jazz clubs across Europe, has received international acclaim for his warm, delicate sound and deep knowledge of the standard repertoire and American Songbook.

He is joined by two rising stars of London’s thriving jazz scene: Annie Majin, whose charming, powerful voice is inspired by Barbara Streisand and the sounds of classic Broadway shows, and Hungarian pianist Matyas Gayer, who has played accompanist to jazz legends Eddie Henderson, Jesse Davis and others.

Expect to hear classic songs such as Mack The Knife, My Ship and September Song in addition to hidden gems from the Weill catalogue and music by adjacent American Broadway composers like Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin and Harold Arlen.

Sam Braysher - alto saxophone
Annie Majin - vocals
Matyas Gayer - piano

'I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s' ★★★★ Dave Gelly, The Observer

'Braysher's cool, modernist twist on old songs is just superb' Simon Adams, Jazz Journal

'the warm-toned young London saxophonist Sam Braysher is a prize-winning investigator of the early recordings and published music of Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and many others, and imagines a new jazz closely attuned to an old world' John Fordham, The Guardian

Studio
£16

Sam's website
@SamBraysher
@nordenfarm

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The Kast Off Kinks

Not to be missed! The Kast off Kinks include former members of the legendary band The Kinks.

This great line-up features Mick Avory (founding member of The Kinks and original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Mark Haley (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1989-93, also played with The Rubettes), Mike Steed (bass/vocals, playing history with Love Affair, Chip Hawkes, Marmalade, The Rubettes and Mike Pender).

These high-class professionals are then fronted by the equally talented and charismatic Dave Clarke (guitar/main vocals). Dave made three albums with the Noel Redding band, two solo albums as Dave Carlsen and the Dream Machine, one with Jimmy McCulloch, and several others including Mick Avory, Dave Rowberry, Tim Rose and Keith Moon. Dave has been a member of the Kast Off Kinks since it was formed almost thirty years ago.

Expect all the hits, including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing and many more for a great night out!

‘A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate’ The Stables, Milton Keynes

‘Nothing short of superb. From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit' Mad Ferret, Preston

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Kast Off Kinks 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
£22

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Springtime 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!

Long Barn
£15

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The Searchers and Hollies Experience

It is easy for audiences to become entranced by the magical quality of this show.

The Searchers & Hollies Experience - The Best of Both Worlds brings to the stage the iconic magical hits of two of the biggest bands in the 60s and 70s era and features an incredible back catalogue of over 30 hit songs.

This show is performed by the Amazing FOD band. Hear hit after hit in this live action-packed show.

The FOD Band`s qualities were recognised by Tony Jackson, the original lead singer of The Searchers, who selected them to be The Tony Jackson Group and to back him on his Tony Jackson sings The Searchers Shows.

One of the biggest highlights of those days was when the guys backed Tony in front of 80,000 people who filled the street in front of a big stage erected just beside Mathew Street where the Cavern Club in Liverpool stands and where The Searchers and The Hollies appeared early in their musical careers.

This tribute show is packed with hits including Sweets for My Sweet, When You Walk in the Room, Sugar & Spice, Needles & Pins, Goodbye My Love, Stay, I Can`t Let Go, He Ain’t Heavy He`s My Brother, Air That I Breathe, Just One Look, Yes I Will and many more.

Let the haunting melodies transport you to that exciting era when millions of records were sold in the most influential, high energy decades in pop music history.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

In a change to previously advertised times, this event will start at 7.30pm.

The Searchers and Hollies Experience website
@nordenfarm

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Red Priest: Truly Madly Baroque

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Music by Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Couperin and Vivaldi presented with verve and panache, Red Priest really find the ‘rock’ in baroque.

‘For sheer technical wizardlry, charismatic showmanship and expressive devilment, Red Priest is in an exhilarating class of its own’ BBC Music Magazine

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

Red Priest's YouTube Channel
Maidenhead Music Society website

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Jazz Dynamos

Your favourite 70s and 80s hits but in a way you've never heard before!

This is a five-piece band who take well known songs, and transform them with a mix of jazz, bossa and samba.

Their unique set of exuberant, entertaining, original contemporary jazz arrangements includes hits by, amongst many others, Dolly Parton, Genesis, Madonna, U2, The Police, a-ha, Rainbow, Elton John and Britney Spears.

Fronted by world class vocalist Lucy Randell, Jazz Dynamos have performed sold out shows at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in London, festivals in UK, Italy, Sweden, France, Norway and Bulgaria, and at private events for British and Hollywood Royalty.

Lucy Randell – Vocals and Percussion
Mark Adelman – Keyboard
Anders Janes – Double Bass
Dominique Metz – Drums
Stewart Curtis – Saxes, Flute and Piccolo

'When I saw them play, they truly blew me away' Music editor of The Independent

'These are artistic re-imagining of songs, many of which are better than the originals and the breadth of the extensive repertoire is staggering' The Reviews Hub

Studio
£16

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The Neil Diamond Story

Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond.

Bob Drury has been astounding audiences with his vocal likeness throughout the UK, and the US for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville and Las Vegas.

The show tracks Neil’s journey from struggling songwriter to international mega-star with music from a career spanning five decades. All the favourites are included such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline. Bob's duet with Harriet on the Diamond/Streisand classic 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' is one of the best versions you'll ever hear.


Courtyard Theatre
£22

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The Vinyl Frontier: Legend - Bob Marley and The Wailers

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the best selling reggae album of all time by reggae's defining superstar.

Hear all the hits, with all the videos, photos, stories and facts.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 22 Jun: Forgotten Classics
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024

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Pianists at Norden Farm 2: Hao Zi Yoh

The second pianist in our Summer Series.

in association with Kirckman Concerts

Albeniz Rondena
Haydn Sonata in D, Hob.XVI 42
Schumann Fantasy in C
Chopin 3 Mazurkas, Op.59; Ballade No.4
Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli

The Malaysian pianist Hao Zi Yoh trained in Germany and London and has won many prizes and awards around the world: she is particularly noted for the beauty of her playing.

Her programme includes perhaps Schumann’s greatest keyboard work, Chopin’s titanic Fourth Ballade, and Rachmaninov’s last solo keyboard work.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

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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 the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin together on the same bill for the very first time!

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a full on two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically the best bits of all time!

Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete 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
£21

Purple Zeppelin's Website.
@PurpleZeppelin1
@nordenfarm

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Suntou Susso

Multi instrumentalist, Kora Master, producer, composer, teacher and song-writer.

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in the 700-year old tradition of the kora-a harp-lute with 22 strings unique to the Mandinka people. As part of this incredible musical tradition Suntou has a unique societal role as oral historian whilst transmitting and preserving a people's culture through the generations in song, music and poetry.

Suntou's family includes some of the world's most highly respected West African musicians. His musical abilities are outstanding, perhaps unique for his generation. An in-demand and charismatic performer, he attracted attention as soon as he arrived on the UK music scene.

As well as sell-out tours with his full band, Suntou is much in demand for his incredible solo shows which have included The Nest Collective Campfire Club, How the Light Gets In, Greenbelt Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Sofar Sounds.

His debut album, Kanèfonyo (Never Give Up) has been a massive hit, clocking up tens of thousands of plays on Spotify and receiving rave reviews.

In The Gambia, Suntou has a huge fan base and has released successful singles and music videos. These continue to receive daily exposure on national TV and radio.

Suntou also runs fun and engaging drumming and kora workshops in schools, colleges and universities to pass his rich culture and knowledge on to the next generation, for example Project African Experience for Black History Month.

‘Suntou Susso’s music brings nothing but good vibes as it combines the rich, traditional sound of his West-African Mandinka culture with Afro funk and soul’ Songlines ★★★★

‘Extraordinary…enjoyable…mesmerised by the shimmering sounds’ The Live Room, Saltaire

Studio
£16

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Rob Tognoni

Rob has opened for the greats - Roy Buchanan, Stevie Ray Vaughan's mentor Lonnie Mack and Joe Walsh from the Eagles. He has also shared stages with Sting, ZZ Top and Bo Diddley.

Rob is originally from Tasmania, Australia and goes under the pseudonym of The Tasmanian Devil.

His style is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive. His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock but also adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness.

Rob is and energetic and physical performer on stage - not just a musician. Echos of Cream, Hendrix, BB King, AC/DC can be heard woven through his musical fabric.

With 20 albums over the past 22 years to his credit through labels such as Provogue, Dixiefrog, Blues Boulevard coupled with countless, tireless tours.

Rob has represented Australia at the Royal Wedding celebrations of Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark, performed for FIFA World Cup Football in Kaiserslautern, played from maximum security prisons in Australia to Mozart's House in Vienna plus countless other experiences that have honed his skills.

Rob's shows are a true experience not to be missed.

'You have to admire Rob Tognoni's stamina. He is able to sustain a ferocious pace, few could manage it... Perhaps his stamina is the consequence of 30 years conditioning. Perhaps it's natural selection...' Blues In Britain Magazine

Rob Tognoni’s website

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Royal Opera House Live: Andrea Chénier

195 minutes (including one interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

£16

Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.

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The New Radio Ballads - In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.

A concert of songs and spoken word.

In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service covering a variety of subjects and using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and about their recorded interviews.

Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians, singers and songwriters from the folk/acoustic/roots music scene under the guiding hands and watchful eyes of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams.

Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 new Radio Ballads for a concert performance In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl. All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring throughout UK, Europe, Canada, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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Coldplace

Coldplace - The World's Leading Tribute to Coldplay is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of the most successful bands of all time.

The only tribute to have worked for Coldplay, this outstanding band leads you through all your favourite Coldplay hits from the last 20+ years including Yellow, Paradise and A Sky Full of Stars, right through to Higher Power and My Universe from their latest album, Music of the Spheres.

This world class show faithfully recreates the magic of Coldplay's record breaking live tours - featuring lasers, confetti, video screen and the Xyloband LED wristbands that have become synonymous with Coldplay concerts, and truly make the audience part of the show.

'Coldplace are pure quality. Thanks for flying the Coldplay flag' Phil Harvey (Coldplay creative director)

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Coldplace website
@nordenfarm

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra – Concert for Midsummer’s Day

Join us for this special concert featuring two of the most popular of all concertos, played by outstanding soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.

Olwen Miles (violin)
Khrystyna Mykhailichenko (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Grieg Piano Concerto

Sicilian-born violinist Olwen Miles plays the Bruch, while the Grieg will be performed by Khrystyna Mykkailichenko, a Ukrainian refugee studying with Joanna MacGregor.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s Free

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I’m Every Whitney

Kieshia and her fantastic million dollar band bring an incredible tribute to the late, great, Whitney Houston.

Her number one show is shared up and down the country, and brings Whitney’s greatest hits. From I Wanna Dance with Somebody and So Emotional to Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You.

Described as a stunning impersonator of the legendary Whitney Houston…Kieshia is up there with the very best!

Join Kieshia for an evening of fun, laughter and nostalgia as I’m Every Whitney takes you on an unmissable ride to remember the Queen of the Divas.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Please note that the start time is 8pm, not 7.30pm as advertised on the promotional flyers.

I'm Every Whitney website
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Forgotten Classics

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

You know when you're asked if you can remember a song by an act you've never heard of and reply 'No'. Then it's played and your reaction is 'Oh, yes THAT one!'.

That's our definition of a forgotten classic. 10 participants will present their forgotten classic and the audience decides it's favourite.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024

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Summer Recital Series - Elmore String Quartet

Summer Recital Series (1/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts

Puccini I Crisantemi
Mozart Quartet in C, K.465 (Dissonance)
Ravel Quartet in F

We are delighted to welcome this young, acclaimed quartet to Norden Farm. They were formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music, and have been the recipients of various awards, with performances at major venues throughout the UK.

Their unmissable programme opens with a beautiful movement by Puccini, and closes with one of the most magical and thrilling quartets in the repertoire.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Raíces - Rebeca Ortega

An unmissable evening of live authentic flamenco dance and music from Spain.

Flamenco dancer, Rebeca Ortega will be joined on stage by singers, Natalia Marín and África Granados also from Seville, and Ramón Ruiz Flamenco, a guitarist from Granada / London.

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this theatrically spun dance show tribute to women, is born from the tradition of flamenco culture, shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto, the rhythms of the tangos and bulerías and the jondura of the soleá and the farruca.

On stage the cantaoras intermingle their lyrics representing the voices of the dancer's conscience - one expressing victimisation and melancholy - and the other the power to overcome and courage. In other words, this work shows a path of a woman, looking from the regret of the past, towards the uncertain and hopeful future.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who.

Including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

Performed by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band features a line up of top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself.

They have worked also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Total Who Show's website
@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Some printed publicity has the incorrect start time - this show starts at 8pm

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Oasiz

Oasiz are one of the UK's most authentic tribute band.

A point proved in 2023 when a short clip of front man Steve performing as Liam went viral on social media with over half a million views. Many fans were convinced the clip was actually of Liam Gallagher himself which led to the story being covered in the national press as well as a high profile TV appearance later that year.

To celebrate 30 years since Oasis burst onto the scene Oasiz are embarking on a 2024 UK tour and this is your chance to see them in top form.

The setlist will contain all the big hitting career spanning anthems that you would associate with a greatest hits tour. One not to miss!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@nordenfarm

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Forever Billy Joel

Selling over 150 million records, Billy Joel is considered one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world, with 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations.

Forever Billy Joel - brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed Forever Elton. Covering decades of iconic hits including Uptown Girl, My Life, It’s Still Rock and Roll, Just The Way You Are, Moving Out, Honesty, New York State Of Mind, River Of Dreams, Allentown, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and Piano Man.

The five-piece multitalented band is led by award winning composer and musician, Phil Mountford, so prepare yourself for an authentic, musically outstanding, live set of so many of Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Sergio Marciano's Latin Bridge

A vocal and instrumental Cuban quartet.

Studio
£16

@nordenfarm

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Summer Recital Series - St John’s Ensemble

Summer Recital Series (2/4)

Ron Colyer (violin)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Kate Addis (double bass)
Jay Wilkinson (flute)
Rachel Porter (oboe)
Caroline Owen (clarinet)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Schubert Sonatina in D for violin and piano
Mozart Adagio and Rondo, K.617
Beethoven Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, Op.11
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

Schubert’s great Quintet is one of the happiest and enchanting chamber works ever composed. This delightful summery programme also includes an early Beethoven trio, and Mozart’s final chamber work, originally intended to include glass harmonica.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Lost Communications 失絡之聲

Created by electronic musician, An-Ting, and creative technologist, Ian Gallagher, Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is a live audio-visual performance immersing the audience deeply into the light and darkness of nature.

A fundamental property of the natural world is interaction and communication. Every species in an ecosystem contributes to the harmonious symphony that it is a part of. We chose a long time ago to shut ourselves off from this, slowly at first, but with ever increasing speed, we have closed our hearts. We no longer hear the natural music around us. Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is an exploration of art, nature, and technology.

Travelling from the UK, through Mongolia, Sichuan and Hong Kong, Ian and An-Ting have recorded the songs of birds as the musical expression of the environments they found themselves in. What might they tell us if we were able to hear?

Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is co-commissioned by Videotage (Hong Kong) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taiwan).

Studio
£16 | £14 conc

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Voodoo Room

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream.

Paying tribute to these legends of rock are Voodoo Room. A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians! Featuring classics such as Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla.

Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is Voodoo Room are not to be missed!

‘STUNNING!’ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Voodoo Room's Website.
@VoodooRoom1s
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Singles Championship 2024

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Eight challengers play off into find out who will be 2024's Singles Champion. The audience decides the result of each duel to see who progresses.

A regular sold out event, so please book early!

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 22 Jun: Forgotten Classics

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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
£22

Flash's website
@Flashtribute
@nordenfarm

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The Ultimate Swift & Styles Tribute Experience

Get ready for a show like no other with The Ultimate SWIFT & STYLES Tribute Experience!

Prepare for an unforgettable evening dedicated to and based around the music of pop icons Taylor Swift and Harry Styles!

This is not your average tribute night – it's a fully immersive experience that goes beyond a live performance.

We will make your 'Wildest Dreams' come true as we give you:

Live Tribute Acts
Witness incredible live tribute performances that will transport you into the world of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. Feel the magic as our talented acts bring their iconic songs to life, making you feel like you're at a real concert.

DJ and Host
It's non-stop Taylor and Harry from start to finish (and a little touch of One Direction, of course) with our DJ and host! Expect to hear all the anthems, extended songs, artist's versions, special album tracks and couple of cheeky mashups.

Lip Sync Battles – Will YOU be the Chosen Ones?
Think you've got what it takes to rock the stage? Step up and compete in our Lip Sync Battles with your bestie for a chance to show off your Taylor or Harry moves and win some amazing prizes!

Audience Props and Giveaways
Get ready to be part of the action with our fun audience props and exciting giveaways throughout the night!

Dress Up and Win
Dress to impress in your best Taylor or Harry outfit and stand a chance to win a fabulous prize for your stunning look. Its time to show off your creativity and passion for these iconic artists!

So Swifties and Stylers, it's time to stop 'Daydreaming' and join other like-minded fans for an interactive night of fun that promises to be unlike any other live Taylor and Harry experience you've ever had!

We can't wait to 'Meet you in the Hallway' beforehand and welcome you into our special world of unforgettable fun. Are you... Ready For It?

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Under 16s
Family and friends (4 people) £72

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The JJ Cale Story

The JJ Cale Story is performed by five piece band JJ’s Escondidos.

They play his classic hits Magnolia, After Midnight, Cocaine and many more which established his reputation as the master of laid back rhythm and blues. They also feature songs from his collaboration album with Eric Clapton, Road to Escondido.

Having recently played to sell out shows at the Watford Fringe Festival and the Henderson Hub JJ’s Escondidos are thrilled to be making their debut at Norden Farm.

Studio
£16

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Come and Sing - ABBA

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each Tuesday evening two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Wednesday 7 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Summer Recital Series - Diana Cooper (piano)

Summer Recital Series (3/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts.

Mozart Sonata in C, K.330
Chopin 4 Mazurkas, Op.30; Bolero, Op.19;
6 Preludes; Scherzo No.1; Ballade No.2
Ravel Oiseaux tristes; Alborado del gracioso (Miroirs)

The French-born pianist Diana Cooper studied in Paris and in London at the Royal College of Music. She is a laureate of many international competitions, and is particularly noted for her Chopin playing. Chopin is the focus for this recital with a sequence of famous works, framed by a Mozart sonata and some dazzling Ravel.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to be coming back to Norden Farm for a very special show.

Featuring their friends the Spectre String Quartet.

The addition of a string quartet allows the band to perform faithful renditions of some of the Eagles most memorable ballads like Wasted Time, and The Last Resort - along with powerful solo numbers like New York Minute.

They've also re-worked some Eagles' classics to incorporate a string section as a way of celebrating their 21st year of touring. Since their debut gig in 2003, the Alter Eagles have established themselves as one of the country's top tribute acts, headlining at theatres all over the country, playing a mix of old and new Eagles' songs.

Expect all the classics - including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin' Eyes and Life In The Fast Lane - as well as Henley, Frey and Walsh solo numbers like Boys of Summer, The Heat is On and Rocky Mountain Way, along with some deep cuts and plenty of sweet country harmonies and rocking twin guitars.

The band members are Steve McCormack (vocals, guitars), Alan Tomkins (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Rob Beattie (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Mike Bradley (guitars, vocals) and Ollie Green (drums and percussion).

The Spectre String Quartet are Caroline Stead, Dalma Gebe, Annie Pullar and Jenny Maslin.

'World class' Lemonrock Gig Guide

'Pitch perfect harmonies' Brighton Evening Argus

'A joy to watch' East Anglian Daily Times

'One of the best tribute bands I can remember seeing' Windsor Observer

'The Alter Eagles brought more than a little American West Coast harmony to a warm English West Coast St Ives - they were perfect' St Ives Times and Echo

Courtyard Theatre
£22

The Alter Eagles website

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No Jacket Required

Against All Odds - The 21st Anniversary Tour

Join the UK’s leading Phil Collins tribute as they return on their 21st Anniversary UK Tour. Celebrating 40 years since the release of the classic ballad Against All Odds, this show features Phil’s many hits from different film scores, including songs from Buster, Tarzan and Brother Bear – alongside chart-topping songs from his solo career and his time with Genesis.

Expect to be transported back to the 1980s to relive those hit-packed concerts in a spectacular two hour show, by this acclaimed 11 piece band making its 8th appearance at Norden Farm!

From Sussudio to Another Day In Paradise, Invisible Touch to the iconic In The Air Tonight – there’s something for everyone.

'Awesome, as always'
'You lifted my spirits'
'Absolutely brilliant night!'

A No Jacket Required show is not to be missed and always sells out quickly – book early!

Courtyard Theatre
£24

No Jacket Required website
@pctribute
@nordenfarm

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Summer Recital Series - St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Summer Recital Series (4/4)

Ron Colyer and Rachel Colbourne (violins)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Mozart Piano Trio in C, K.548
Dvorak 3 Songs
Dvorak Sonatina in G for violin and piano
Schumann 3 Songs
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The summer recital series ends with Schumann’s great Quintet, full of heart-warming melodies. Soprano Poppy Shotts makes a welcome return to the Norden Farm with songs to complement the main works.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Joni Reimagined

An homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell.

We are delighted to see the return of this homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell by an ensemble of world class singers and musicians with CV's to match! Following a sell-out run of two shows in the main room at Ronnie Scotts, a show at Norden Farm and other prestigious venues internationally.

Great songs are made for re-interpretation by great artists and each of these artists and musicians bring something of themselves in this show for a reimagining of favourites from Joni Mitchell‘s peerless song catalogue, featuring such songs as 'Woodstock', 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'A Case Of You', 'The River' and many more.

Ring-mastered by bandleader, arranger and bassist Stefan Redtenbacher, the project features a world class band of international musicians who have played with the likes of Bowie, Elton and Herbie Hancock, REDTENBACHER’S FUNKESTRA, a multi-million streaming band in their own right.

Both the shows and the CD feature elite vocalists who are both artists in their own right and who also share deep love for Joni’s music; vocalists such a Mim Grey (McCartney, Tom Jones, Dave Stewart), multi-million streaming, Radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman (who has duetted with Michael McDonald and Lamont Dozier) and highly regarded 'emerging artist' award nominee, Jana Varga.

Even the official Joni Mitchell website is on record as reporting ‘This collection of interpretations is REALLY good folks, and well worth a listen.’

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Joni Reimagined's website
@RBFunkestra
@nordenfarm

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The Amy Winehouse Experience Tour

From the creators of Lioness, The Amy Winehouse Experience provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring Caroline Lowe as Amy Winehouse plus a full backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance.

The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain the accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star that so tragically burned out in 2011. The crafted show focuses on the vocal talent and soul of Amy, unhindered by the dark side to her addictions to alcohol and substances. The Amy Winehouse Experience provide, without doubt, the most authentic recreation of Amy Winehouse, designed to entertain and deliver the experience of Amy at her very best.

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The George Harrison Project

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
@nordenfarm

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Oysterband - A Long Long Goodbye

From their earliest days as a noisy, politicised ceilidh band in the late Seventies, Oysterband have never stopped evolving or providing soundtrack to the changing times.

The Oyster Ceilidh Band (as they were known then), were a band on a simple mission to get dancefloors bouncing. But with a chemistry between its members and music that made a profound connection with its audiences, greater things soon beckoned as the times became more complicated.

Emerging in the early 80s from their ceilidh band days they infused both the traditional and their own songs with a passion and energy that was electrifyingly fresh for the time.

Oysterband have been a constant and uplifting presence in music throughout the decades and have ratcheted-up dozens of studio releases throughout their career.

Their collaboration with June Tabor in 1990 produced the cult favourite album Freedom & Rain, and it was renewed 21 years later for ‘Ragged Kingdom’, one of the best-selling folk-rock albums of the new millennium.

Winners of several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including Best Band twice, Oysterband’s song-writing has never stood still, and hits such as The Oxford Girl, When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down (Best Song at the Canadian East Coast Music Awards, performed by Great Big Sea), Everywhere I Go and Put Out The Lights are now renowned staples of the folk canon.

The creative heart of Oysterband is still here after 45 years: John Jones (vocals, melodeon), Alan Prosser (guitars) and Ian Telfer (violin), with Al Scott, their longtime producer, on bass, Adrian Oxaal (cello and guitar) and newest member Sean Randle on drums.

They’ve travelled the world but they still play with the fire of that dance band back in Kent.

Courtyard Theatre
£27

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The Ed Sheeran Songbook

For one night only the incredible Jack Bowater presents an amazing night of Ed Sheeran magic!

Jack is totally interactive with his audience. He uses the Ed Sheeran limited edition guitar and his now world famous loop pedal. Jack builds, produces and performs, with unerring accuracy, the hits that have placed Ed Sheeran as one of the most relevant songwriters of our time.

Jack takes us through Ed's back catalogue from his humble beginnings to superstar status. Expect songs like Bad Habits, Shape Of You, Thinking Out Loud, Sing and Perfect, plus a busking session mash-up with audience participation.

After the show join Jack at the bar for general Ed Sheeran craic and a photo op, to make the perfect night!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@edsheeransongbook
@nordenfarm

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none -powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of Twist and Shout and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like The Upbeat Beatles!

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation. If you love The Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love The Beatles you’ll love this show!

Courtyard Theatre
£22

The Upbeat Beatles website
@UpbeatBeatles
@nordenfarm

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

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

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

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

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

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

10% profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK

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

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

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

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