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Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, usually at Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch pub, at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)

Coming up at TwickFolk:

1 July: Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Tickets £3 on the door or £3 (+30p booking fee) if booked online

TwickFolk volunteer Peter O'Dowd

TwickFolk volunteer Peter O’Dowd

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: “All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story.

“If you just want to sit back and listen, that’s also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about.

“Taking part in a singaround isn’t at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won’t be a microphone.

“We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old – and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses.”

Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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8 July: Benji Kirkpatrick performs ‘Hendrix Songs’

Tickets £12 on the door or £12 + £1.20 booking fee if booked online

Benji Kirkpatrick (founder member of big band folk behemoth ‘Bellowhead’ and power folk trio ‘Faustus’) is a massive fan of Jimi Hendrix, his first musical icon.

Though immersed in folk tradition and a stalwart of the folk scene, Benji now takes the songs of Jimi Hendrix and re-interprets them; stripping back the layers of guitar, the psychedelia, the era and bringing them out in their pure form.

For behind the axe-wielding antics there’s also great writing which Benji reveals in lean acoustic visions of Hendrix as song-smith. Leaving behind the guitar altogether (Hendrix did that rather well…), Benji tackles the songs on bouzouki, banjo and mandolin, creating a unique approach and sound for this material.

Always respectful of the originals, whilst always looking for a new angle Benji performs the songs of Hendrix like you’ve never heard them before.

Incidentally, this will be the only ‘Hendrix Songs’ show Benji will perform this year.

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