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John CrookJohn Crook June 2016

The TwickFolk Committee and volunteers past and present are sad to report the passing of John Crook on Tuesday 16th May. John was a gentle man who brought calm and good humour to TwickFolk. As well as being TwickFolk’s secretary, he set up the room for gig nights, was chief lighting operative and, when a firm hand was required, he was the nicest bouncer you could ever hope to meet.

His children, Nell and Jack wrote to us that “We know that you and the rest of the TwickFolk family had known our dad as a regular attendee and volunteer for many years. He got so much joy from the music and being involved with what you all do. Music really was such a huge passion for him and we will ensure that we make it a big part of his final send off – it really couldn’t be any other way.”

Funeral:
Mortlake Crematorium
Thursday the 1st of June
10.40am
Reception:
Cabbage Patch Pub in Twickenham
From 11.45am onwards

 

Coming up at TwickFolk:

4 June: CHAPIN-WICKWAR: Singers, songwriters and storytellers launching their new album

Tickets £10 on the door or £10 + £1 booking fee if booked online

Chapin-Wickwar first played at TwickFolk 11 months ago. After supporting Morrigan in late June they returned in October for a feature spot on a singers’ night. This June we welcome Lisa and Sue back for a full concert and the launch of their new album, “No Heaven . . .” We heard a couple of […]

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11 June: 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

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 […]

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