'Folk at Norden Farm'

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

Sun Jan 28

JOHN SPIERS with JACKIE OATES - John Spiers has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. A key part of the multi award winning Bellowhead and also a member of Eliza Carthy’s band for five years. Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice, plaintive fiddle and tantalizing approach to traditional songs gained her several BBC Folk Awards. An evening of enthralling music and humorous banter

Sun Feb 25

SAM KELLY & JAMIE FRANCIS. - Multi-award winning folk singers & musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis share a common interest in roots music. They are two of the most well respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene. The duo are also the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. Expect inventive interpretations of songs and tunes in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures

Sat Mar 10

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.

Sun Mar 11

EDGELARKS – PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN. - BBC award-winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are now Edgelarks. They are firmly established on the roots and acoustic scene. The duo blend British traditional & original songs with Indian classical slide guitar, stomping beatbox, harmonica & fiddle to blistering effect. Their new album takes the idea that thresholds, despite often being places of marginalisation, are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. ‘Bravely original’ - The Guardian

Fri Apr 6

SHOW OF HANDS – Where We’re Bound. - Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Show of Hands weave story & melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. They are multi-award winning, with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts. Tonight will be an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Their special guest is Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

Sun Apr 8

FAMILY CEILIDH with NEDRON’S JIG. - Easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon. Bring the family and join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn from 2pm. No experience is necessary.




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