'Folk at Norden Farm'

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

Wed May 9

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.
‘Gigspanner are reshaping tradition in fascinating ways’ fRoots Magazine

Tues May 22

CHRIS WHILE & 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 & multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion. Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. 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 & Best Live Act categories.

Sat July 14

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 Sep 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) 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.
‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords - ‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots




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