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

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TwickFolk is a registered charity, no 1159059, and is affiliated to Folk21, a loose affiliation of folk clubs who are trying new avenues of gaining audiences

Tickets for all our concerts are cheaper if you buy in advance  – in person, at a previous gig, or online at WeGotTickets

You can now download our January-March 2015 programme. And if you also download this cover page you will then have a complete copy of our current publicity flyer.

See our YouTube playlist of highlights from previous TwickFolk events

Coming up this week and next

8 February: JEZ LOWE Award-winning singer-songwriter from Co Durham + na-mara

Tickets £11 on the door or £9 + 90p booking fee if booked online

North East England songwriter Jez Lowe has performed, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, at concerts and festivals in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.Jez-Lowe-by-Wayne-Mead-200x300

His songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners,  Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and many other musicians.

In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folk Singer of the Year in the BBC Folk Awards, following the success of Jack Commons’ Anthem (2007). His CD Wotcheor! (2010) surpassed that success,  becoming his most popular album yet.

Jez has contributed songs to BBC’s award-winning The Radio Ballads, including The Ballad of the Great War, broadcast in 2014. With other special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, this has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles.

Here’s Jez singing “Another Man’s Wife”:

na-mara Described by Folk London as “elegant and skilled musicians”, na-mara perform traditional songs and music from across the British Isles alongside their own songs and tunes, traditional songs from France and Quebec, and a wide variety of tunes from Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France. They’ve performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at events commemorating the commitment of Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s.

Here they perform “The Bite” at Cambridge Folk Club:

 

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15 February: Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Tickets £3 on the door or if booked online

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Bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Sue_graves_completeSue 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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