'Folk at Norden Farm'

A series presenting some of the very best acoustic folk and roots acts in the country.

Sunday September 30

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 & Northumbrian Pipes) & BBC Musician of the Year nominee, Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar and Vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage & they combine high energy with world class musicianship. ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords - ‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots

Friday October 5

CEILIDH with NEDRON’S JIG - You'll be in safe hands with the expert calling & playing from our band - Nedron's Jig. They'll guide you through dances like Muffin Man's Jig and Cumberland Square Eight with familiar tunes such as Atholl Highlanders & The Dashing White Sergeant, so no experience is necessary. Enjoy a great night of dance in our 18th century Long Barn.

Thursday October 11

FAIRPORT CONVENTION. - The band has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, they retain a passion for live performance so an evening with Fairport is sure to surprise and delight you. ‘Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... they take chances and clearly enjoy themselves’ The Guardian

Sunday November 25

FAUSTUS. - Three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Steeleye Span, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) & Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Deeply rooted in the English tradition - a virtuosic display of strong vocals, musicianship & testosterone! ‘One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Tuesday December 18

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. ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times

Saturday December 22

CHRISTMAS CEILIDH with NEDRON’S JIG. - Enjoy a festive fling at the Christmas Ceilidh! The 18th century Long Barn makes this particularly atmospheric at this time of year. This is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas party, so groups are welcome too.




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